Thomas Koerber

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INTRODUCTION For the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after coronary angiography, hydration by 0.9% sodium chloride solution and N-acetylcysteine is currently recommended. However, it is unclear whether volume supplementation with sodium bicarbonate is better than with sodium chloride when used in conjunction with nonionic, low-osmolar(More)
BACKGROUND Considering experimental evidence that stem cells enhance myocardial regeneration and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) mediates mobilization of CD34+ mononuclear blood stem cells (MNCCD34+), we tested the impact of G-CSF integrated into primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) management of acute myocardial infarction in man.(More)
A survey of 15 families in the USA with Baltic myoclonus epilepsy showed that the 27 individuals who were affected had the following clinical picture from about the age of 10: photosensitive, occasionally violent, myoclonus, usually worse upon waking; generalised tonic-clonic seizures, sometimes associated with absence attacks; and light-sensitive,(More)
Cardiac manifestation is the major cause of morbidity in patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). Clinical features range from heart failure to arterial embolism, which are caused by thickening of the endocardium and mural left ventricular thrombosis. Modern magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography are able to detect fibrosis, eosinophilic(More)
A crucial building block for quantum information processing with trapped ions is a controlled-NOT quantum gate. In this Letter, two different sequences of laser pulses implementing such a gate operation are analyzed using quantum process tomography. Fidelities of up to 92.6(6)% are achieved for single-gate operations and up to 83.4(8)% for two concatenated(More)
Neurofibromatosis includes the common "peripheral" form and a recently documented "central" form. We describe the central form in 130 cases from 9 kindreds personally studied and 15 reported kindreds. Central neurofibromatosis with bilateral acoustic neuroma is an autosomal dominant disorder beginning about 20 years of age, accompanied by mild skin changes.(More)
BACKGROUND Formation of aortic aneurysm late after surgical repair of coarctation carries a significant risk of rupture and lethal outcome, and repeat surgery is associated with a 14% in-hospital mortality rate and morbidity from paraplegia, injury to the central nervous system, or from bleeding. The potential of nonsurgical endovascular repair by the use(More)
■ Summary A 19-year-old, otherwise asymptomatic man presented to the hospital of orthopaedic surgery with acute severe pain like lumbago. Symptomatic treatment was performed after extensive orthopaedic diagnostic procedures. On the third day after admission he showed clinical signs of deep vein thrombosis with painful swelling and livid discoloration of(More)
Management of acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) demands rapid and complete reperfusion of the infarct-related artery (IRA). With postinfarction prognosis depending on time delay from onset of symptoms to complete reperfusion (TIMI 3 flow) of the IRA, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) performed by an experienced team has been(More)