Peter Lazarus

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare recombinant hirudin and heparin as adjuncts to streptokinase thrombolysis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND Experimental studies and previous small clinical trials suggest that specific thrombin inhibition improves early patency rates and clinical outcome in patients treated(More)
BACKGROUND Septic shock (SS) has recently been identified as stimulus of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) release. We tested whether SS mediates NT-proBNP release through cardiomyocyte necrosis. Moreover, the discriminative value of NT-proBNP for the distinction between SS and non-septic shock (NSS) was assessed. METHODS The study(More)