Thomas M. Albers

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the reversibility of adverse cardiovascular effects after chronic abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in athletes. METHODS Doppler echocardiography and cycle ergometry including measurements of blood pressure at rest and during exercise were undertaken in 32 bodybuilders or powerlifters, including 15 athletes who had not(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Color-coded perfusion maps can be calculated from ultrasound harmonic gray-scale imaging data after ultrasound contrast agent bolus injection to analyze brain tissue perfusion. First reports indicate that this method can display cerebral perfusion deficits in acute ischemic stroke. We performed a prospective patient study to evaluate(More)
Initial reports indicate that cerebral perfusion deficits in acute ischemic stroke might be detectable by means of transcranial harmonic imaging after an ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) bolus injection. Twenty-four patients with acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction were investigated twice with perfusion harmonic imaging (PHI) after Levovist(More)
Anabolic steroids cause a variety of side effects, among them a slight concentric left ventricular hypertrophy. The objective of the present study was to clarify if they also induce alterations in left ventricular function. 14 male body builders with substantial intake of anabolic steroids (users) were examined by standard echocardiography and cardiac(More)
Perfusion harmonic imaging of the brain is a new ultrasound technique for assessing cerebral perfusion. In a patient with acute middle cerebral artery infarction, this method detected a cerebral perfusion deficit corresponding to the area of delayed perfusion as displayed by perfusion magnetic resonance imaging.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous studies indicate the potential of transcranial sonography (TCS) to detect cerebrovascular disease. The authors conducted this patient study to evaluate the diagnostic potential of gray-scale TCS in depicting hemorrhagic transformation (HT) in the early phase of middle cerebral artery infarction. METHODS TCS was performed in(More)
Nine-membered 1,4,7-triphospha- and triarsamacrocycles with unsaturated benzo-backbones have been prepared using the [Cp(R)Fe](+) unit as a template. The cyclisation involves the attack of a coordinated phosphide (or arsenide) nucleophile at an activated, electrophilic ortho-fluorophenyl substituent on a neighbouring pnictide donor. The macrocycle assembly(More)
Objective: To investigate the reversibility of adverse cardiovascular effects after chronic abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in athletes. Methods: Doppler echocardiography and cycle ergometry including measurements of blood pressure at rest and during exercise were undertaken in 32 bodybuilders or powerlifters, including 15 athletes who had not(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We conducted this prospective study to evaluate the time course of hemorrhagic transformation (HT) and arterial recanalization in the early phase of ischemic stroke using transcranial sonography (TCS). METHODS Fifty-five patients with acute ischemic hemispheric stroke <32 hours after symptom onset were studied. A 2-MHz sector probe(More)