Matthias Bruegel

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BACKGROUND The aim of our present study was to establish new reference intervals for thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormones based on National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) criteria and regular thyroid ultrasonography. We also assessed the effect of potentially confounding factors to modulate the limits of these intervals. METHODS We investigated(More)
BACKGROUND Impairment of sleep-wake cycles and circadian rhythm are found in human narcolepsy which is characterized by deficiency of hypocretin (hcrt) or its receptors. A disturbed electroencephalography (EEG) based vigilance regulation is also found in affective disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD) and mania. For the first time, in the(More)
Depressive patients exhibit symptoms of impaired regulation of wakefulness with hyperarousal and agitation as well as difficulties to falling asleep and preserving sleep continuity. Changes in hypocretin (hcrt) levels as polypeptides with impact on arousal and sleep-wake-regulation have been discussed in affective disorders but have not been investigated in(More)
In a 14-years period (1970-1984) eight-three patients were operated on for primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) at the University Hospital of Erlangen. Special attention was paid to associated diseases, symptoms, preoperative diagnostic parameters were serum calcium, parathyroid hormone in venous blood, cyclic AMP in 24 h-urine. In 15.7% only borderline(More)
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