Kathleen Schorn

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The pathogenesis of sudden hearing loss (SHL) is still not well understood. Possible causes include increased blood viscosity, microthrombosis or altered blood flow. Hypercholesterolemia, hyperfibrinogenemia and increased platelet aggregation are frequently observed in patients with SHL. The aim of this study was to investigate whether drastic lowering of(More)
Low-level-laser-therapy (LLLT) targeting the inner ear has been discussed as a therapeutic procedure for cochlear dysfunction such as chronic cochlear tinnitus or sensorineural hearing loss. Former studies demonstrate dose-dependent biological and physiological effects of LLLT such as enhanced recovery of peripheral nerve injuries, which could be of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to define risk factors for early degeneration of allografts in pulmonary circulation and to recommend some guidelines to minimize them. METHODS Between January 1988 and March 1995, 202 patients with various types of congenital heart disease received cryopreserved allograft conduits for reconstruction of their right(More)
OBJECTIVES Imiquimod is an immune response modifier that has demonstrated a good efficacy and relatively low recurrence rates in comparison to other genital wart treatment modalities. The primary objective of this open-label study was to evaluate the effect on sustained clearance of treated lesions and the safety of patient-applied topical imiquimod after(More)
A 44-year-old man with headache, sweating, subfebrile temperature and profound fatigue was found to have hypercalcaemic crisis with renal failure. Despite standard therapy, calcium levels remained high, he became anuric and developed multi-organ failure with acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring high ventilatory support, norepinephrine, dobutamine(More)
Between January 1988 and May 1994, 53 of 159 patients have received cryopreserved aortic and pulmonary allografts for reconstruction of the pulmonary circuit in the first 2 years of life with body weight ranging from 2.2 to 18 kg (mean, 8.2 +/- 3.4 kg). The implanted allografts ranged in internal diameter from 9 to 23 mm (mean, 16.3 +/- 3.5 mm). Of the 38(More)
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