Sebastian Haller

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BACKGROUND Surfactant is usually given to mechanically ventilated preterm infants via an endotracheal tube to treat respiratory distress syndrome. We tested a new method of surfactant application to spontaneously breathing preterm infants to avoid mechanical ventilation. METHOD In a parallel-group, randomised controlled trial, 220 preterm infants with a(More)
BACKGROUND The FTO gene, located on chromosome 16q12.2, and the MAF gene, located on chromosome 16q22-23, were identified as genes harboring common variants with an impact on obesity predisposition. We studied the association of common variants with birth weight, gain of body weight, body mass index (BMI), Ponderal index and relevant neonatal outcomes in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if the incidence of breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum differs for a mother who had a (usual) 48-hour length of hospital stay versus a mother with a (shortened) 24-hour length of stay and what factors influenced the change from breastfeeding to bottle feeding. DESIGN A descriptive two-group survey. PARTICIPANTS A convenience(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of patients' preoperative nutritional status on their clinical outcome has already been proven. Therefore, patients with malnutrition are in need of additional therapeutic efforts. However, for pancreatic surgery, evidence suggesting the adequacy of existing nutritional assessment scores to estimate malnutrition associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative nutritional status has an impact on patients' clinical outcome. For pancreatic surgery, however, it is unclear which nutritional assessment scores adequately assess malnutrition associated with postoperative outcome. METHODS Patients scheduled for elective pancreatic surgery at the University of Heidelberg were screened for(More)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is accompanied by resting-state alterations, including abnormal activity, connectivity and asymmetry of the default-mode network (DMN). Concurrently, recent studies suggested a link between ADHD and the presence of polymorphisms within the gene BAIAP2 (i.e., brain-specific angiogenesis inhibitor 1-associated(More)
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