Steffen Kling

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Anemia is a recognized feature of chronic disease and severe acute infection in hospitalized children. The purpose of this study was to determine the association of anemia with manifestations of infection in an unselected group of children seen as outpatients. The group consisted of 1347 children between the ages of 0.5 and 12 years that were seen over a(More)
The Simplate II-R and the Simplate Paediatric, are two new Simplate bleeding time devices with retractable blades. In this study we compared the Simplate II-R with the Simplate II bleeding time and found a good correlation when performed by the same technician both in 30 healthy volunteers and in 7 patients with prolonged bleeding time. The same normal(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to determine the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in and the outcome of neonates ventilated for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). The study was conducted in a developing country prior to the use of surfactant replacement therapy and the results are compared to published reports from the developed world.(More)
Vagotomy alters regional blood flow distribution by interrupting the tonic central inhibitory effect of cardiopulmonary vagal afferent nerves on sympathetic outflow predominantly to the renal, splanchnic, and cutaneous circulations. We hypothesized that the alteration of blood flow distribution by vagotomy would lead to disruption of the oxygen(More)
INTRODUCTION Right ventricular failure remains a major cause of mortality during acute pulmonary embolism. Right ventricular function can be assessed with transesophageal echocardiography. However, due to the complex right ventricular anatomy, only a few echocardiographic parameters are reliable and easily obtainable intraoperatively. Tricuspid annular(More)
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