Martin Beiderlinden

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BACKGROUND Prolonged postoperative decrease in lung function is common after major upper abdominal surgery. Evidence suggests that ventilation with low tidal volumes may limit the damage during mechanical ventilation. We compared postoperative lung function of patients undergoing upper abdominal surgery, mechanically ventilated with high or low tidal(More)
To evaluate the effect of extracorporeal gas exchange (ECMO) on mortality of patients referred with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Prospective observational study in a university hospital ICU. 150 patients with severe ARDS. Multimodal treatment with and without ECMO. We treated 118 patients (78.7%) conservatively and 32 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Despite long-term use of argatroban in clinical practice, no dosing recommendations exist for critically ill patients with multiple organ dysfunction (MODS) and suspected or proven heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). OBJECTIVE To determine the suitability of argatroban use in critically ill patients with MODS and HIT. METHODS We conducted(More)
Objective. To assess the impact of bronchoscopically guided percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) on oxygenation in patients with severe respiratory failure ventilated with high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). Design. Prospective clinical study. Setting. Anaesthesiological ICU, referral centre for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)(More)
The intrapulmonary renin-angiotensin system via tissue concentration of angiotensin II or bradykinin may have multiple effects on pulmonary pathophysiology. Therefore, it was investigated whether the presence of the D allele of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism or the A allele of angiotensinogen (AGT) promoter(More)
BACKGROUND Protective mechanical ventilation strategies using low tidal volume or high levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) improve outcomes for patients who have had surgery. The role of the driving pressure, which is the difference between the plateau pressure and the level of positive end-expiratory pressure is not known. We investigated the(More)
We hypothesized that 20S proteasome is present and functional in the extracellular alveolar space in humans. Proteasomal activity was measured in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) supernatant from eight humans using specific proteasomal fluorogenic substrates and I(125)-albumin with and without specific proteasome inhibitors. Furthermore, gelfiltration, Western(More)
Objective: To assess the complication rate of bronchoscopically guided percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT), with tracheal tube suture fixation and no elective tracheostomy tube exchange, after experience had been gained. Design: Prospective clinical study. Setting: Anaesthesiological ICU with mixed surgical and medical patients in a university(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies show that intraoperative mechanical ventilation using low tidal volumes (VT) can prevent postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs). The aim of this individual patient data meta-analysis is to evaluate the individual associations between VT size and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) level and occurrence of PPC. METHODS(More)