Katharina Hoffmann

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PURPOSE This paper visualizes the available data on vitamin D status on a global map, examines the existing heterogeneities in vitamin D status and identifies research gaps. METHODS A graphical illustration of global vitamin D status was developed based on a systematic review of the worldwide literature published between 1990 and 2011. Studies were(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative wound infection is a preventable risk. One potential postoperative complication is blistering, which leads to increased pain, delayed healing, and higher care costs. The incidence of wound blisters has been reported to be between 6 and 24%. The aim of this study is to assess whether the risks of postoperative blistering and wound(More)
The course of the disease of a berylliosis of the lungs is described with a patient, who had been working with berylliumoxide in the laboratory of a porcelain factory for about 21 months between his 16th and 20th year of life. At the age of 22 berylliosis was diagnosed radiologically and recognized as a occupational disease. At 32 years of age the patient(More)
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