Marius Scholz

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic ductal decompression therapy has become an established method of treating patients with painful obstructive chronic pancreatitis. Smaller series, mostly with a medium-term follow-up period, have reported encouraging results. The present analysis presents long-term follow-up data from a large multicenter patient cohort.(More)
OBJECTIVES B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a strong diagnostic predictor of left-ventricular (LV)-dysfunction. Recently, the aminoterminal portion of pro-BNP (NT-proBNP) has been introduced, which could be even more sensitive because of its longer half-life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the new marker NT-proBNP within a large, heterogeneous(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic quality of an open whole-body low-field MRI scanner compared to high-field scanners. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a period of 3 months, 401 patients with diseases of the kidney (n = 78), the shoulder (n = 122), the spine (n = 105) and the cerebrum (n = 96) were prospectively evaluated in four participating centers. They(More)
Complete ST-segment recovery (STR) is associated with favorable prognosis in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The optimal reperfusion strategy in patients presenting soon after symptom onset is still a matter of debate. STR for patients treated by prehospital combination fibrinolysis or prehospital initiated facilitated percutaneous coronary(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE An early detection of patients with left-ventricular (LV) dysfunction is essential for effective treatment of congestive heart failure. The B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) was described as a strong diagnostic parameter of LV-dysfunction. Aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of BNP and the aminoterminal part of(More)
BACKGROUND Although a relationship between elevated triglycerides (TG) and cardiovascular diseases is generally accepted, its extent is still discussed. This retrospective study analyzed the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVE) and pancreatitis as well as the therapeutic regimen in patients being treated for hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) at an outpatient(More)
We determined whether regional myocardial work efficiency (segment work/regional O2 consumption) would be elevated by surgically-augmented inflow. In 10 anesthetized open-chest dogs, shunt between the ascending aorta and the superior vena cava was used to increase cardiac output. Hetastarch (15 ml/kg) was infused before opening the shunt to maintain(More)
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