Stephan F. Simon

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Acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) may be mediated by vasoactive peptides. We studied eight conscious, chronically tracheostomized dogs kept on a standardized dietary sodium intake. Normoxia (40 min) was followed by hypoxia (40 min, breathing 10% oxygen, arterial oxygen pressures 36 +/- 1 Torr) during both control (Con) and losartan experiments(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to analyze the cellular immune response and histopathological changes in secondary brain tumors after gamma knife surgery (GKS). METHODS Two hundred ten patients with cerebral metastases underwent GKS. Seven patients underwent subsequent craniotomy for tumor removal between 1 and 33 months after GKS. Four of these patients(More)
Voronoi cells for vector quantization subject to an entropy constraint are considered. It is shown that the constraint on the output entropy leads to a weaker and even vanishing dependency of the Voronoi cell's volume on the probability density function. Using some simplifying assumptions like linearization of a small part of the r-dimensional input space(More)