Katja Blouin

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Purpose The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of hyponatremia during 28 days of high volume rowing training. Methods 30 members of the German junior rowing team (21 males, 9 females) were studied during a training camp of four weeks duration. Serum sodium ([Na + ]) and osmolality were assessed at baseline before entering the training camp,(More)
BACKGROUND Sudden cardiac death is common and accounts largely for the excess mortality of patients on maintenance dialysis. It is unknown whether aldosterone and cortisol increase the incidence of sudden cardiac death in dialysis patients. METHODS AND RESULTS We analysed data from 1255 diabetic haemodialysis patients participating in the German Diabetes(More)
Patients with Fabry disease frequently develop left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and renal fibrosis. Due to heat intolerance and an inability to sweat, patients tend to avoid exposure to sunlight. We hypothesized that subsequent vitamin D deficiency may contribute to Fabry cardiomyopathy. This study investigated the vitamin D status and its association with(More)
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