High prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in critically ill patients.

  title={High prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in critically ill patients.},
  author={Kathrin Schindler and Christian Zauner and Heidi Buchmayer and Manuela F{\"o}dinger and Gabriele W{\"o}lfl and Ch Bieglmayer and Gottfried Heinz and Astrid Wilfing and Walter Hermann H{\"o}rl and Gere Sunder-Plassmann},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={28 4},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia is increased in critically ill patients and correlates with disease severity and mortality in these patients. DESIGN A prospective study. SETTING Three medical intensive care units at the University of vienna Medical School serving both medical and surgical patients. PATIENTS All consecutive admissions (n = 56) during a period of 4 wks. A total of 112 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals constituted the… CONTINUE READING


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