Robert Berent

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Abuse of the drugs like amphetamine, cocaine and "Ecstasy" may be complicated by intracerebral, subdural or subarachnoid haemorrhage. Contrary to historical opinion, drug-related intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) is frequently related to an underlying vascular malformation. We report the case of an 18-year-old man with a history of Ecstasy abuse preceding the(More)
Primary and secondary prevention with cholesterol-lowering therapy, especially statins, decreases the morbidity and mortality of coronary heart disease (1). These drugs were designed to be antiatherosclerotic by affecting lipid metabolism. Recently, statins were reported to have other antiatherosclerotic effects, including endothelial function improvement(More)
Cardiac ischemia typically causes chest pain, variously radiating elsewhere. Convergence of cardiac nerve fibers on central pathways receiving somatic afferents from the head is likely to be responsible for the perception of cardiac ischemic pain as headache. A 47-year-old man was admitted to the emergency room of our hospital with a 2-hour history of(More)
Tumour markers (TM), including alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), cancer antigen (CA) 15-3 and prostate-specific antigen (PSA), are serum markers for malignant diseases. Previous studies investigating the effect of acute and chronic inflammation, cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on levels of TM(More)
Symptomatic mitral stenosis caused by a left atrial mass as the first sign of metastasis of a malignant tumor is extremely rare and frequently associated with poor prognosis. We report a case of a 59-year-old man with a history of grade 3 malignant fibrous histiocytoma on his left tigh treated by limb-sparing surgery 17 months earlier, who was admitted with(More)