Philipp Merk

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the regulation of the cerebral renin-angiotensin system and the effect of angiotensin II receptor type 1 inhibition on secondary brain damage, cerebral inflammation, and neurologic outcome after head trauma. DESIGN The expression of renin-angiotensin system components was determined at 15 mins, 3 hrs, 6 hrs, 12 hrs, and 24 hrs(More)
OBJECTIVE Limited data are available on the influence of sedation for critical care therapy with the widely used anesthetic propofol on recovery from acute traumatic brain injury. To establish the influence of propofol on endogenous neurogenesis and functional recovery after traumatic brain injury, rats were sedated with propofol either during or 2 hours(More)
Caput succedaneum is a common birth injury attributed to cervical, uterine, or vaginal pressure on the fetal presenting part. It usually consists of diffuse soft tissue swelling and bruising, which resolve in a few days without sequelae. We have seen two patients who had an unusual alopecic "halo" ring on the scalp associated with a caput succedaneum.
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