Oliver Hartmann

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AIMS Beyond erythropoiesis, iron is involved in numerous biological processes crucial for maintenance of homeostasis. Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) are prone to develop iron deficiency (ID), and iron supplementation improves their functional status and quality of life. We sought to examine the relationship between ID and survival in patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Our purpose was to assess the diagnostic utility of mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) for the diagnosis of acute heart failure (AHF) and the prognostic value of mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) in patients with AHF. BACKGROUND There are some caveats and limitations to natriuretic peptide testing in the acute(More)
RATIONALE Several new biomarkers are related to mortality in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). OBJECTIVES Aim of this study was to compare new biomarkers for the prediction of short- and long-term all-cause mortality in CAP. METHODS We enrolled 728 patients (59.0 ± 18.2 yr) with CAP. Midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM), midregional proatrial(More)
OBJECTIVES Early identification of myocardial infarction in chest pain patients is crucial to identify patients at risk and to maintain a fast treatment initiation. BACKGROUND The aim of the current investigation is to test whether determination of copeptin, an indirect marker for arginin-vasopressin, adds diagnostic information to cardiac troponin in(More)
Increasing worldwide development of antimicrobial resistance and the association of resistance development and antibiotic overuse make it necessary to seek strategies for safely reducing antibiotic use and selection pressure. In a first step, in a non-interventional study, the antibiotic prescription rates, initial procalcitonin (PCT) levels and outcome of(More)
Background In this study, we evaluated if PITX2 DNA methylation is a marker for disease recurrence in lymph node-negative (LNN), steroid hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer patients. In addition, we studied the association between PITX2 DNA methylation and PITX2 gene expression. Patients and methods PITX2 DNA-methylation was measured in tumor(More)
PURPOSE We recently reported DNA methylation of the paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 2 (PITX2) gene to be strongly correlated with increased risk of recurrence in node-negative, hormone receptor-positive, tamoxifen-treated breast cancer patients using fresh frozen specimens. Aims of the present study were to establish determination of PITX2(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to assess diagnostic and prognostic value of mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) for the evaluation of patients presenting to the emergency department with acute dyspnoea. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 560 patients from the pro-B type natriuretic peptide Investigation of(More)
Digital maps are becoming increasingly important for driver assistance systems: providing optimal lighting conditions in night scenarios, presenting the road geometry to the driver, or for usage in autonomous driving tasks. However, recorded digital maps own one drawback: due to road changes and inaccurate recordings, discrepancies between the map and the(More)
AIMS Biomarkers have proven their ability in the evaluation of cardiopulmonary diseases. We investigated the utility of concentrations of the biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) alone and with clinical variables for the diagnosis of pneumonia in patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)