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BACKGROUND It is suggested that the vacuum technique is a promising new method for the therapy of mediastinitis, but reliable investigations are currently almost completely lacking. We therefore(More)
OBJECTIVES Continuous low-dose infusion of human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) inhibits the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone(More)
OBJECTIVE Controversy continues about the treatment of patients with a concomitant occlusive disease of the coronary and carotid arteries. Our operative strategy in these patients is to do(More)
AIM The goal of this study was to analyze differences in risk factors, including the level of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the distribution of lesions, between cases of critical limb ischemia(More)