Rainer Thell

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BACKGROUND Accurate measurement of core temperature is a standard component of perioperative and intensive care patient management. However, core temperature measurements are difficult to obtain in awake patients. A new non-invasive thermometer has been developed, combining two sensors separated by a known thermal resistance ('double-sensor' thermometer).(More)
This prospective randomised study was performed to compare the use of the Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube(R) (ETC; Tyco Healthcare, Mansfield, MA; http://www.combitube.org) with a conventional tracheal airway (ETA) for airway management by experienced physicians of the Emergency Medical Services System of the City of Vienna in the prehospital setting. Access(More)
Forty-two cases of bacterial endocarditis with pathologic confirmation are reviewed. Infection was restricted to one or both left-sided valves in 31 cases, right-sided valves in five cases, and valves in both sides of the heart in six cases. In those specimens available for review, underlying valvular disease was identifiable in 24 of 38 cases (63%). The(More)
INTRODUCTION Tracheal intubation causes a haemodynamic response that might be harmful for patients. The Airtraq® laryngoscope has been shown to decrease the haemodynamic response to single-lumen tube intubation. We hypothesised that double-lumen bronchial tube placement with the Double-lumen Airtraq® laryngoscope would cause a reduced haemodynamic response(More)
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