Wolfgang C Korte

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Fragestellung. Sowohl die Childhood Group der International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) als auch die European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) empfehlen den Body-mass-Index als Beurteilungskriterium für Übergewicht und Adipositas bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Im Erwachsenenalter erfolgt die Definition von Übergewicht und Adipositas anhand fester Grenzwerte,(More)
Coagulation factor XIII (FXIII), a plasma transglutaminase, is best known as the final enzyme in the coagulation cascade, where it is responsible for cross-linking of fibrin. However, a growing body of evidence has demonstrated that FXIII targets a wide range of additional substrates that have important roles in health and disease. These include(More)
An increasing number of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, especially coronary artery disease (CAD), are treated with aspirin and/or clopidogrel for the prevention of major adverse events. Unfortunately, there are no specific, widely accepted recommendations for the perioperative management of patients receiving antiplatelet therapy. Therefore,(More)
INTRODUCTION Rivaroxaban (RXA) is licensed for prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism after major orthopaedic surgery of the lower limbs. Currently, no test to quantify RXA in plasma has been validated in an inter-laboratory setting. Our study had three aims: to assess i) the feasibility of RXA quantification with a commercial anti-FXa assay, ii) its(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is frequently observed in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. However, the mechanisms underlying cTnI release in these patients are still unknown. To date no data regarding coagulation disturbances as a possible mechanism for cTnI release during sepsis are available. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS(More)
We assessed the performance of three rapid D-dimer tests (Auto Dimertest, VIDAS and Tinaquant) in combination with a pretest clinical probability model for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in 106 consecutive outpatients with suspected DVT. Contrast venography or colour-coded duplex ultrasonography demonstrated the presence of DVT in 47 patients (14 distal DVT(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic renal failure leads to hyporegenerative anemia due to erythropoietin deficiency. The creatinine clearance and hemoglobin levels, at which anemia treatment with recombinant erythropoietin should be started, are unclear. Interpretation of serum erythropoietin levels in the context of renal insufficiency remains controversial and was(More)
Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) is increasingly used outside the labeled indications for treatment of life-threatening bleeding episodes after failure of the respective standard therapy. An interdisciplinary group of experts summarizes the state of knowledge of the use of rFVIIa in gastroenterology and hepatology, thrombocytopenia and -pathia, coagulation(More)
To explore relevant changes in unexplained intraoperative bleeding, we evaluated elements of the final steps of the coagulation cascade in 226 consecutive patients undergoing elective surgery. Patients were stratified for the occurrence of unexplained intraoperative bleeding according to predefined criteria. Twenty patients (8.8%) developed unexplained(More)
The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with cardiovascular abnormalities including left ventricular hypertrophy, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, and endothelial dysfunction. The present study evaluated whether N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and peak oxygen consumption (peak VO2), both integral markers of(More)