Stefan Kuhnert

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INTRODUCTION Sepsis leads to microcirculatory dysfunction and therefore a disturbed neurovascular coupling in the brain. To investigate if the dysfunction is also present in less severe inflammatory diseases we studied the neurovascular coupling in patients suffering from community acquired pneumonia. METHODS Patients were investigated in the acute phase(More)
OBJECTIVES To reduce the shortage of organs for transplantation by expanding organ selection criteria as a means to increase the pool of potential lung donors. In this study, we sought to investigate the impact of using lungs from very old donors aged >70 years on outcomes after lung transplantation. METHODS Between January 2010 and November 2016, 96(More)
Methods: Severity of the COPD disease was classified according to the BODE score. Besides body plethysmography and capillary blood gas analysis, vascular risk factors, medication, CRP, and nitric oxide levels were obtained. Using a visual stimulation paradigm evoked potential amplitudes over the occipital cortex as well as hemodynamic responses in the(More)
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