Sabine Völkel

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AIM OF THE STUDY Death to trauma is caused by disastrous injuries on scene, bleeding shock or acute respiratory failure (ARDS) induced by trauma and massive blood transfusion. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be effective in severe cardiopulmonary failure, but preexisting bleeding is still a contraindication for its use. We report our first(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The present study investigated whether positioning of the heart during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting leads to changes in regional cerebral oxygen saturation measured by near infrared spectroscopy. METHODS In 35 consecutive patients undergoing elective off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, cerebral oxygen saturation(More)
Mature Brangus donor cows were superovulated with follicle stim-ulating hormone administered twice daily in intramuscular injections. On day 6.5 to 7 post-estrus, embryos were collected non-surgically using a phosphate-buffered saline medium. A total of 37 ova was collected, of which 28 were advanced morulae and early blastocysts. Twenty of these embryos(More)
Effects of testosterone propionate (TP) treatment on plasma concentrations of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) before and after an injection of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) were studied using ovariectomized cows and pony mares. An initial injection of GnRH (1 microgram/kg of body weight) was followed by either TP(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiocirculatory arrest during different types of interventions in the catheterization laboratory (cath-lab) requires mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to restore spontaneous circulation. However, mechanical chest compression leads to interruption of the procedure and can severely compromise the success of the percutaneous coronary(More)
The effect of two concentrations of oxygen on the development of bovine embryos was compared using two separate co-culture systems. In Experiment I, bovine oocytes were matured and fertilized in vitro and were then co-cultured for 7 days in 20 mul drops of M199 with 10% fetal calf serum containing oviduct cells. When cultures were performed in an atmosphere(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiogenic shock is associated with mortality rates up to 70%, even if patients are treated with intensive care support or thrombolytic therapy. Early coronary revascularisation can be life-saving but it is oftentimes not available at the hospital to which the patient was initially taken. Up to now, transferring patients in a state of severe(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the growth of micromanipulated bovine embryos in two in vitro culture systems. Sixty ova (day 7 from estrus) were collected in Dulbecco's phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), with 2% fetal calf serum, and transferred to a PBS holding medium containing 10% fetal calf serum to prepare for micromanipulation. Forty(More)
A non-surgical embryo collection was completed on a day 7 superovulated Chianina donor cow. Because all but two of the ova from the collection were unfertilised and a surplus of potential recipients was available, one embryo (an excellent quality late morula) was dissected into four equal portioned 'quarter' embryos using a simplified micromanipulation(More)