P. Achermann

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BACKGROUND The objective of the present investigation is to assess the baseline mortality-adjusted 10-year survival of rectal cancer patients. METHODS Ten-year survival was analyzed in 771 consecutive American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage I-IV rectal cancer patients undergoing open resection between 1991 and 2008 using risk-adjusted Cox(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of hyperammonaemia on the wake electroencephalogram (EEG) of patients with cirrhosis and healthy volunteers. METHODS Wake EEGs were recorded prior to and after the induction of controlled hyperammonaemia in 10 patients with cirrhosis and 10 matched healthy volunteers. RESULTS At baseline, patients had higher ammonaemia than(More)
Several investigators of EEG time series reported a rejection of the null hypothesis of linear stochastic dynamics for epochs longer than 10 s. We examine whether this rejection is related to nonlinearity or to nonstationarity. Our approach is a combination of autoregressive modeling and surrogate data testing. It is shown that the fraction of subsegments,(More)
A new algorithm for the detection of oscillatory events in the EEG is presented. By estimating autoregressive (AR) models on short segments the EEG is described as a superposition of harmonic oscillators with damping and frequencies varying in time. Oscillatory events are detected, whenever the damping of one or more frequencies falls below a predefined(More)
It has been shown previously in Djungarian hamsters that the initial electroencephalography (EEG) slow-wave activity (power in the 0.5-4.0 Hz band; SWA) in non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep following an episode of daily torpor is consistently enhanced, similar to the SWA increase after sleep deprivation (SD). However, it is unknown whether the network(More)
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