Stefan Lauer

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The goal of this work is to derive four-voice music pieces from given musical plans, which describe the harmonic flow and the intentions of a desired composition. We developed the experimentation platform COMPOzE for intention-based composition. COMPOzE is based on constraint programming over finite domains of integers. We argue that constraint programming(More)
INTRODUCTION Liver dysfunction is a common feature of severe sepsis and is associated with a poor outcome. Both liver perfusion and hepatic inflammatory response in sepsis might be affected by sympathetic nerve activity. However, the effects of thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA), which is associated with regional sympathetic block, on septic liver injury(More)
INTRODUCTION Increasing evidence indicates that epidural anesthesia improves postoperative pulmonary function. The underlying mechanisms, however, remain to be determined. Because pulmonary nitric oxide has been identified to play a critical role in pulmonary dysfunction in sepsis, we hypothesized that thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) modulates(More)
A is caused by autoantibodies to coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). Preoperative diagnosis is impaired by the lack of a personal or family history of bleeding episodes. Th erefore, surgical procedures can lead to life-threatening hemorrhage [1]. We present a case of a 72-year-old woman who had no history of coagulopathy and who was undergoing hys-tero scopy(More)
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