Thomas Thaler

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INTRODUCTION Electrocardiographic (ECG) errors due to electrode cable reversal confuse physicians and provoke unnecessary diagnostic tests. They occur in approximately 4% of ECGs performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to investigate whether this frequency could be reduced by an appropriate intervention. METHODS All ECGs from consecutive(More)
Forty-four female nursing home residents completed the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) twice, using both oral and written administration formats. Presentation was counterbalanced. The Mini-Mental State Exam and the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale were administered to each participant between the GDS administrations. All testing was completed within one(More)
Dear Editor, The 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is essential for detection of arrhythmias and acute coronary syndromes. The precise placement of the 10 electrodes and faultless connection between the electrodes and the electrocardiograph are the basis for correct interpretation. However, ECG artifacts due to electrode cable misplacements do occur, and the(More)
A coevolutionary perspective is adopted to understand the dynamics of exposure to mountain hazards in the European Alps. A spatially explicit, object-based temporal assessment of elements at risk to mountain hazards (river floods, torrential floods, and debris flows) in Austria and Switzerland is presented for the period from 1919 to 2012. The assessment is(More)
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