Stephen Schmitz

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To explore the association between exposure to acetaminophen (paracetamol) or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and risk of developing ovarian, breast, or colon cancer. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study SETTING General practice offices. SUBJECTS Four hundred eighty-three women with ovarian cancer and 1877 women matched(More)
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), a component of the high density lipoprotein (HDL), plays a central role in reverse cholesterol transport. We investigated the association of two putative functional CETP polymorphisms (C-629A and I405V) with the risk of vascular dementia (VD) and tested if this association is influenced by the presence of APOE4(More)
AIMS In the past few years an increasing number of bleeding disorders have been reported in association with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), including serious cases of intracranial haemorrhage, raising concerns about the safety of this class of drugs. The present study was performed to test the hypothesis of an increased risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Definity (perflutren lipid microsphere) is an ultrasound contrast agent approved for use in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms to opacify the left ventricular chamber and to improve the delineation of the left ventricular endocardial border. This prospective, open-label, nonrandomized, multicenter, phase 4 surveillance registry study was(More)
Shoulder luxations are common injuries in relation to sports. Isokinetic strength was evaluated in 24 patients on the average 1 year after performing arthroscopic stabilisation of an anterior shoulder luxation. Using the Merac (Universal Gym Equip., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA), test data were gathered on both shoulders in flexion-extension, abduction-adduction(More)
Knowledge of the incidence and significance of postoperative pain is essential for the establishment of effective pain treatment programmes. Detailed investigations on the incidence, severity and quality of postoperative pain from the surgeon's perspective are scarce in German hospitals. It was the aim of our study to investigate postoperative pain in(More)
This study used the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) to assess reading and spelling skills in a normal control group (n = 100) and in patients having cerebral damage in the left hemisphere (LH; n = 86) or right hemisphere (RH; n = 76). Relative to the normals, both brain-damaged groups were impaired on PIAT Reading Comprehension and Spelling. Only(More)
Methods Using a prospective, randomized, double-blind design, 20 healthy men (mean ± SD age, height, weight, % body fat: 22.9 ± 2.6 y, 178.4 ± 5.7 cm, 80.5 ± 6.6 kg, 16.6 ± 4.0 %) were matched for age, body weight, resistance training history, bench press strength, bench press endurance, and percent body fat and then randomly assigned via the ABBA procedure(More)
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