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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of very early (< or = 1.5 h after symptom onset) and later (> 1.5 up to 4 h) thrombolytic therapy on infarct size, left ventricular function and early mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction. To start thrombolysis at the earliest possible moment, it was performed in the(More)
A morning increase in onset of acute myocardial infarction (MI) has been documented, but its association with wake time and possible triggering events is unclear. The community-based, ongoing Triggers and Mechanisms of Myocardial Infarction (TRIMM) study was designed to investigate the factors associated with the transition from chronic coronary artery(More)
Die lebensrettenden Basismaßnahmen (Basic Life Support, BLS) umfassen die Aufrechterhaltung freier Atemwege sowie die Unterstützung von Atmung und Kreislauf ohne Hilfsmittel, abgesehen von Infektionsschutzmaßnahmen. Die neueste Handlungsempfehlung der American Heart Association (AHA) vom 31.03.2008 beinhaltet die Forderung, dass Notfallzeugen eines(More)
420 patients were referred to our center for gallstone lithotripsy. 97 patients (23%) with radiolucent gallbladder stones (total diameter less than or equal to 3 cm) and intact gallbladder function were found suitable for extracorporal shock-wave lithotripsy. Disintegration of gallbladder stones was achieved in 92 of the 97 patients (95%). Chenodeoxycholic(More)
A patient with autoimmune hemolytic anemia of the warm antibody type developed a hyperacute hemolytic crisis with acute renal failure under conventional treatment with corticosteroids. Because of the life-threatening situation it was decided to start a combined treatment with immunosuppression and plasmapheresis. Already after the first plasma exchange the(More)