Oliver Mensch

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BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a serious complication in scleroderma and early diagnosis is warranted. PATIENTS AND METHODS 33 Scleroderma patients (mean age 54 [SD 11] years) with normal systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP), right and left ventricular parameters at rest were enrolled in this study. They were investigated by(More)
PURPOSE Immobilization of critically ill patients leads to muscle weakness, which translates to increased costs of care and long-term functional disability. We tested the validity of a German Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Optimal Mobilization Score (SOMS) in 2 different cohorts (neurocritical and nonneurocritical care patients). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND In hereditary haemorrhagic teleangiectasia (HHT) can be accompanied by pulmonary arteriovenous vascular malformations (PAVM). Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is regarded as a rare pulmonary manifestation. METHODS AND PATIENTS We non-invasively assessed the pulmonary circulation in 20 patients with HHT using standard resting echocardiography(More)
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