BACKGROUND Difficulties in prediction and early identification of (acute kidney injury) AKI have hindered the ability to develop preventive and therapeutic measures for this syndrome. We tested the hypothesis that a urine test measuring insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2), both inducers… (More)
A number of different methods have been developed in order to detect the spreading of neuronal currents by means of noninvasive imaging techniques. However, all of these are subjected to limitations in the temporal or spatial resolution. A new approach of neuronal current detection is based on the use of low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (LF-NMR) that… (More)
Although the visual system has been extensively investigated, an integrated account of the spatiotemporal dynamics of long-range signal propagation along the human visual pathways is not completely known or validated. In this work, we used dynamic causal modeling approach to provide insights into the underlying neural circuit dynamics of pattern reversal… (More)
It is not well established whether seizures and epilepsy after an ischaemic stroke increase the disability of patients. Seventy-two patients with delayed seizures after a hemispheric infarct (37 with a single seizure and 35 with epilepsy) were included in the study. The modified Rankin scale was used to compare disability of the patients at 1 month after… (More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to investigate the image quality of coronary artery bypass graft visualization in 4- and 16-row multidetector CT using multiple imaging reformations. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred sixteen patients underwent CT examination of the heart after receiving CABG. Group A (n=58) received 4-row MDCT; group B (n=58)… (More)
We report the case of a 56-year-old female patient with biatrial recurrence of cardiac myxoma and extensive comorbidities. In the literature, only few cases of biatrial myxoma can be found and they generally describe a single tumor reaching both atria. We found two independently growing cardiac myxomas of both atria.
Background Giant coronary artery aneurysms (GCAA) are extremely rare, but they can cause life-threatening complications. Indications for surgical intervention are the occurrence of complications such as fistulas, compression, embolization, or rapid enlargement. The optimal therapeutic approach is still under debate. Until now, there are no publications… (More)
We present a case of radiotherapy for a 66-year-old patient with squamous cell carcinoma on the left main bronchus undergoing implantation of pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) as well as cardiopulmonary support (CPS) device. The radiation area was determined according to 4D List Mode positron emission tomography-computed tomography… (More)