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AIMS Permanent junctional re-entry tachycardia is a relatively uncommon form of re-entry tachycardia with antegrade conduction occurring through the atrioventricular node and retrograde conduction over an accessory pathway usually located in the postero-septal region. It was the aim of the study to investigate the course of permanent junctional re-entry(More)
OBJECTIVE The beneficial effect of decompressive craniectomy in the treatment of head trauma patients is controversial. The aim of our study was to assess the value of unilateral decompressive craniectomy in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. METHODS We retrospectively investigated 49 patients who underwent decompressive craniectomy.(More)
The present study was performed in order to clarify controversies concerning the effect of thyroxine on lactase activity in young mammals. Lactase activity was determined in suckling rats with two reference systems (protein and DNA) after one and three thyroxine injections (0.2 mg/100 g body weight). In comparison with control animals lactase activity was(More)
AIM Minimally invasive approaches for repair of congenital heart defects have gained in popularity. Aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficiency of the partial inferior sternotomy approach to repair various congenital heart defects. METHODS Since 1998, 100 children (55 males; mean age: 3.8 ± 3.7; mean weight: 15.1 ± 8.7 kg) were operated on(More)
Schwannoma also known commonly as neurilemmoma and schwann cell tumor is a benign nerve sheath tumor. About 1/3(rd) cases of schwannoma arise from the head and neck region but rarely from the nasal and paranasal sinuses. The recurrence rate in these cases has reported to be very rare. We report a rare case of schwannoma in a 60-year-old woman arising from(More)
A case of porcine malignant hyperthermia (MH) is reported, which occurred during a cardiological animal experiment under general anaesthesia using isoflurane as inhalational anaesthetic. Initially, tachycardia (238 bpm) and a sudden increase of end-exspiratory pCO2 were noticed. Discontinuation of isoflurane followed by administration of dantrolene (7 mg/kg(More)
OBJECTIVE To check the hypothesis that cancer patients suffer from extended pulmonary embolism (PE) more frequently than patients without cancer we analysed PEs proved by computed tomography (CT)-imaging. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and fifty consecutive CT scans at the University Hospital of Essen from March 2002 until December 2004 which proved a(More)
We report on a 19-month-old boy with congenital single atrium. Cardiac catheterization preceding the surgical repair revealed an elevated pulmonary artery pressure of 60/15 mmHg (mean pressure 40 mmHg). Pulmonary flow was 8.4 l/min.m2 and systemic flow was 5.5 l/min.m2. Pulmonary arteriolar resistance was elevated to 4.2 U.m2 with 64% left-right shunt and(More)
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