Marc-Oliver Baur

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Specific inhibition of thrombin is a new method for the prevention of postoperative deep-vein thrombosis. The objective of this multicenter, randomized, double-blind study was to compare the efficacy and safety of desirudin (Revasc, CGP 39393; fifteen milligrams two times a day) with that of unfractionated heparin (5000 international units three times a(More)
BACKGROUND Lung-protective mechanical ventilation during general surgery including the application of PEEP can reduce postoperative pulmonary complications. In a prospective clinical observation study, we evaluated volume-dependent respiratory system compliance in adult patients undergoing ear-nose-throat surgery with ventilation settings chosen empirically(More)
Symptomatic intramedullary arachnoid cysts are rare, especially in children; these lesions are rarely described as a cause of spinal cord compression in this age group. The authors report on an 18-month-old boy who experienced a sudden loss of his ability to stand and walk due to a paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine exhibited a cystic(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who undergo total hip replacement have a high risk of thromboembolic complications. Recombinant hirudin (desirudin), a specific inhibitor of thrombin, represents a new development in antithrombotic therapy. We compared the efficacy and safety of desirudin with those of a low-molecular-weight heparin (enoxaparin) for the prevention of(More)
A total of 501 elderly patients with essential hypertension were randomized to receive valsartan or lisinopril in this one year multi-center, double-blind, parallel group trial. Patients received valsartan 40 mg (n = 334) or lisinopril 2.5 mg (n = 167) daily for 2 weeks with subsequent titration (alone or in combination with hydroclorothiazide), depending(More)
Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is a recently described autoimmune disorder mediated by antibodies to the NR1 subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor. It was first recognized as a paraneoplastic syndrome in young women with ovarian teratoma [1]. Further studies have shown that about 40% of the patients with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis do not have a(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of a fructose-restricted diet in otherwise healthy children with abdominal pain and pathologic fructose hydrogen breath test. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 75 children (aging 3-14 years) with recurrent abdominal pain without gastrointestinal disease and fructose malabsorption followed a fructose(More)
infiltration in papillary dermis and around dermal vessels. His serum was positive for antinuclear antibodies (1:640, speckled), anti-SSA ⁄Ro (325 AU ⁄mL) and anti-SSB ⁄La (600 AU ⁄mL). Other serological tests, including anti-RNP antibody, anti-Sm antibody, IgM and IgG class antiphospholipid antibodies and rheumatoid factors, were all negative. Elevated(More)
The efficacy and tolerability of Ceruletide and Neostigmin were compared in patients with postoperative intestinal atonia after extensive gynecological surgical operations. Patients treated with Ceruletide (n = 30, dosage of Ceruletide 2 ng/kg/min. i.v.) showed earlier defecation than the Neostigmin-group (n = 30, dosage of neostigmin 3 x 0,5 mg/die). The(More)