Torsten Schmitz

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Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) has proven useful in the differentiation of various tumour entities, including breast cancer. In patients with primary breast cancer we performed a 3-h imaging protocol to examine possible improvements in tumour detectability and image contrast. Twenty-nine patients with primary breast(More)
BACKGROUND A clinically useful temperature measurement method should correlate well with the body's core temperature. Although previous investigators have studied temperature readings from different sites in hypothermic and normothermic patients, none have compared methods specifically in febrile patients. OBJECTIVE To compare temperature measurement(More)
We report on a measurement procedure to separate ferroelectric switching current and dielectric displacement current from the leakage current in leaky ferroelectric thin-film capacitor structures. The ac current response is determined for two adjacent frequencies. Taking advantage of the different frequency dependencies of the ferroelectric switching(More)
Elimination of a volatile anesthetic agent administered prior to the start of bypass through the oxygenator has not been previously described. The purpose of this study was to determine the contamination risk from enflurane used before but not during cardiopulmonary bypass. Enflurane concentration was measured from the gas outlet port of a membrane(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the epidemiology and spectrum of infections of admitted pediatric refugees and asylum seekers in a tertiary referral hospital in a high-income country in Europe. We identified recent refugees and asylum seekers < 18 years of age admitted to the University Children’s Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, in 2015.(More)
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