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OBJECTIVES The present study aimed at the analysis of release patterns of neurobiochemical markers of brain damage (neuron specific enolase (NSE) and protein S-100B) in patients with traumatic brain injury and their predictive value with respect to the short and long term neuropsychological outcome. METHODS Serial NSE and S-100B concentrations were(More)
This study aimed at the investigation of release patterns of neuron specific enolase (NSE) and protein S-100B after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their association with intracranial pathologic changes as demonstrated in computerized tomography (CT). We analyzed NSE and S-100B concentrations in serial venous blood samples taken one to three days after TBI(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The study aimed to investigate the predictive value of neurobiochemical markers of brain damage (protein S-100B and neuron-specific enolase [NSE]) with respect to early neurobehavioral outcome after stroke. METHODS We investigated 58 patients with completed stroke who were admitted to the stroke unit of the Department of Neurology(More)
The present study aimed at the predictive value of early release patterns of protein S-100B and neuron specific enolase (NSE) in patients with traumatic brain injury. We investigated 69 patients who were admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery following traumatic brain injury. Both NSE and S-100B serum concentrations during the first three days after(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that thrombolysis in a feedback reaction may generate pro-coagulant activities. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-five patients were treated with urokinase-preactivated prourokinase (n = 35) or tissue-type plasminogen activator (n = 20) for acute myocardial infarction and underwent coronary angiography at 90 minutes and at 24-36(More)
In quantitative analysis of repeated coronary angiograms, a variable vasomotor tone of the epicardial coronary arteries may influence the accuracy of the results. Therefore, we evaluated the extent and reproducibility of coronary artery dilation with nitrocompounds. In 32 patients with coronary artery disease, the vasodilatory response of angiographically(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought to evaluate the diagnostic value of echo-enhanced transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCD) and the clinical relevance of vascular pathology assessed by sonography for early clinical outcome in acute ischemic stroke. METHODS We present 23 consecutive patients with an anterior circulation stroke in whom clinical(More)
Maximal, reproducible, and thus "standardized" dilation of epicardial coronary arteries can be easily achieved with intracoronary bolus administration of 0.1 mg nitroglycerin without considerable decrease in blood pressure. The addition of other nitrocompounds or calcium antagonists cannot increase coronary dilation after nitroglycerin, but may be hampered(More)
425 patients showing mild coronary artery disease (CAD) on arteriography were enrolled in a multicentre trial and randomised to treatment with nifedipine (80 mg/day) or placebo. The two groups were well matched for age, sex, and risk factors. 348 patients (82%) underwent repeat arteriography 3 years later; 282 (134 nifedipine, 148 placebo) had received(More)
The correlation between extent and severity of coronary artery disease as documented by quantitative coronary angiography and the incidence of cardiac events within 3 years was analyzed from a prospective study. In 73 out of 419 patients, 89 events occurred comprising 10 cardiac deaths, 15 non-fatal myocardial infarcts, 26 cases of unstable angina, and 38(More)