Sebastian Noe

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INTRODUCTION Liver failure patients might be at risk for citrate accumulation during continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD) with regional citrate anticoagulation. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive capability of baseline liver function parameters regarding citrate accumulation, expressed as an increase in the calcium total/calcium(More)
Fatigue has often been confused with sleepiness and has received little study as an independent symptom of sleep disturbance. To investigate if fatigue is a common and severe symptom in sleep disordered individuals, the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) was administered to 206 patients over a 12-month period at a sleep disorder center. Our sample averaged 4.8 on(More)
The relationship between a new operational definition of sleep sounds and apnea was examined in a population of 69 patients referred for overnight evaluations in a sleep disorders center. The sample contained 18 women (mean age 53.6 years) and 51 men (mean age 48.4 years). Subjects underwent polysomnography (PSG) with concurrent graphical recording of sleep(More)
A sample of 32 obstructive sleep apnea patients (27 males, 5 females) was assessed with overnight polysomnography and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), an objective measure of daytime sleepiness. Patients also participated in a maximal exercise test, which served as an objective indicator of physical fatigue. The Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) was used(More)
We compared three measures of daytime sleepiness, sleep behavior (as measured by the multiple sleep latency test), a biological index of sleepiness (pupillometry) and subjective sleepiness (as measured by the Stanford Sleepiness Scale), in evaluating middle-aged individuals with psychophysiological insomnia (n = 20) or no sleep problem (n = 20). Subjects(More)
BACKGROUND The potential toxicity of long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) requires ongoing investigation of novel strategies for treatment of HIV-infected patients. Monotherapy with the integrase inhibitor (INSTI) dolutegravir (DTG) may offer a favourable safety profile. Additionally, DTG has a high barrier of resistance, crucial for successful(More)
Sinus rhythm (SR) and controlled mechanical ventilation (CV) are mandatory for the applicability of respiratory changes of the arterial curve such as stroke volume variation (SVV) to predict fluid-responsiveness. Furthermore, several secondary limitations including tidal volumes <8 mL/kg and SVV-values within the “gray zone” of 9–13% impair prediction of(More)
Purpose: To investigate the kinetics of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) following oral metyrapone administration and describe differences between ACTH-deficient and non-ACTH-deficient subjects. Methods: Patients from a tertiary endocrine center at a University Hospital in Munich, Germany, were tested for secondary adrenal insufficiency in a regular patient care(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the periodontal conditions in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus compared to metabolically healthy controls, and determined whether periodontal interleukin genotypes and microorganisms differed between participants with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS From April 2011 to July 2012, we prospectively enrolled healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance (IR) was one of the first reported complications in HIV-positive patients who were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). However, the metabolic effects of newer fixed-dose ART combinations are unclear. METHODS This Phase I prospective randomized open-label study evaluated the effects on IR in 30 healthy volunteers who were(More)