Michael Jessen

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by the American College of Cardiology Foundation American Heart Association Science Advisory and uly 2011, by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesioracic Surgeons in August 2011, and by the American ery in September 2011. Cardiology Foundation requests that this document D, Smith PK, Anderson JL, Bittl JA, Bridges CR, esa VJ, Hiratzka LF, Hutter AM Jr,(More)
BACKGROUND Failure to adequately evacuate blood from the pleural space after trauma may result in extended hospitalization and complications such as empyema. METHODS Patients with retained hemothoraces were prospectively randomized to either a second tube thoracostomy (group 1, n = 24) or video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) (group 2, n = 15). Group 1(More)
Voiced stops/clicks in Xhosa cause f depression in the following vowel. Some authors also claim that these sounds are followed by breathy phonation. An appropriate set of words with di!erent stop and click categories was read by eight speakers of Xhosa. Voice quality was measured as H* }H* and H* }A* . f and F were determined as well. Measurements were made(More)
The aim of this study was to differentiate myocardial reperfusion injury from that of ischemia. We assessed the role of the myocardial adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) catabolites, hypoxanthine and xanthine, generated during ischemia and the early phase of reperfusion, in reperfusion injury by modulating adenosine transport and metabolism with specific(More)
BACKGROUND Gene transfer can potentially alter vessel wall biology and intervene in the pathogenesis of human disease. Although several methods for vector delivery have been described, systematic comparisons of these methods are unavailable. Therefore, this study compared three catheter-based strategies and a surgical technique to assess efficient and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac output is often monitored after cardiac operations with a pulmonary artery catheter. A new method has been introduced that measures cardiac output by lithium dilution (LiDCO) and uses these data to calibrate a system (PulseCO) that calculates cardiac output continuously from the energy of the arterial pressure waveform. It is unknown(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the dual role of ATP as an energy substrate and as a major source of oxygen-derived free-radical-mediated reperfusion injury by using adenine nucleoside blocker, p-nitrobenzylthioinosine (NBMPR), and adenosine deaminase inhibitor, erythro-9-(2-hydroxy-3-nonyl)adenine (EHNA). In a randomized study, 16 dogs were(More)
BACKGROUND The decision to perform single-lung (SLT) or bilateral sequential lung (BSLT) transplantation in patients with pulmonary fibrosis is controversial. Some centers use recipient age (<50 years) as a criterion to select BSLT over SLT, but the rationale for this approach is not well established. METHODS Eight hundred twenty-one patients (636 SLT,(More)
This paper examines German Final Devoicing in OT and shows that a full account of the data requires not only an explanation for Final Devoicing itself, but also a model of the stratification of the lexicon. The point of departure of this study is the observation that although various recently proposed analyses of German Final Devoicing in OT seem to make(More)