Philipp Schuch

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More than half of the world's population now lives in cities, making the creation of a healthy urban environment a major policy priority. Cities have both health risks and benefits, but mental health is negatively affected: mood and anxiety disorders are more prevalent in city dwellers and the incidence of schizophrenia is strongly increased in people born(More)
BACKGROUND To objectively measure long-term neurocognitive deficit in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and compare the findings with nonsurgical controls. METHODS We prospectively measured neurocognitive function in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardiopulmonary bypass (n = 104; mean age 64.1 years old;(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical aortic valves are a possible source of microemboli potentially causing cerebral injury. Therefore, the long-term impact of mechanical aortic valve replacement on neurocognitive function is uncertain. METHODS In this prospective, contemporary study, we followed 32 consecutive patients (aged 51 +/- 8 years; range, 38 to 70; EuroSCORE(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the long-term effect of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) on cognitive brain function by means of P300 evoked potentials. METHODS Twenty-five consecutive patients (36% women) with a median age of 68 years underwent CEA with a median degree of stenosis of 90%. Cognitive brain function was objectively measured by means of P300(More)