Case Report

Aortic dissection causing 2 myocardial infarctions

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of sudden onset of right-sided thoracic pain. The ECG showed inferior ST segment elevations. He has been treated with aspirin, clopidogrel, unfractionated heparin and tenecteplase, and his symptoms resol...

Case Report

Intracerebral Hemorrhage of Brainstem in triple pregnancy after in vitro fertilization by receiving Ovum Donation: A case report and review

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Deliveries prior to 28 weeks&rsquo; gestation (extreme preterm birth) pose a global health concern, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Extreme preterm birth is associated with several complications in the newborn and management in neonatal...

Research Article

Biodegradation of gold and platinum implants in rats studied by electron microscopy

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Biodegradation of implanted gold in human tissue. TEM images reveal markedly biodegradation of implanted gold and re-crystallization of dissolved gold as nanoparticle of different size, shape and crystallinity. Highly crystalline icosahedral Au nanoparticle ...

Research Article

Readjustment of antithrombotic therapy in stroke-patients owing to transesophageal echocardiography findings

<p><strong>Objectives:</strong> Cardioembolic etiology is a frequent source of ischemic stroke. Echocardiogram is the mainstay of cardioembolic source detection with regard to plan secondary stroke management, however it remains unclear how often clinically actionable findings are ...

Research Article

Blockade of the distal sciatic nerve with the patient in the supine position using a newly developed position aid with integrated ultrasound probe holder

Background: We have developed a femoral supporting pad with an integrated ultrasound probe holder and examined its practical usability on patients with lower limb surgery.

Objectives: To evaluate the function of this novel femoral supporting p...

Review Article

Cardiomyopathies - The special entity of myocarditis and infl ammatory cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disease with structural and functional myocardial abnormalities in the absence of coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular disease, and congenital heart disease. However, it has become clear that diverse etiologies and clinical manifestations (e.g. arrhy...

Case Report

Autoimmune encephalitis associated with an ovarian teratoma in a 29-year old woman

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>NMDA receptor encephalitis is a rare disease first described in 2007. Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis affects mostly young women as neoplasms, mostly ovarian teratomas, are the underlying cause. The disease is caused by antibodies binding to extracellular ep...

Opinion

Psychosocial care is necessary in supporting refugees

<h2>Opinion</h2> <p>Between 2013 and 2016 the main tasks for the German public health care<br /> departments were mainly related to medical support in terms of the management of outbreaks of infectious diseases, physical examinations of children and adults to exclude tube...

Research Article

“Iliosacral bridging” - A new alternative minimal invasive fixation of unstable pelvic ring fractures

Introduction: Fractures of both the anterior and posterior pelvic ring are common injuries in polytrauma and the elderly that extend beyond those of simple low-impact trauma. While conventional X-rays predominantly show the ventral aspect of the injury, computed tomography oft...

Case Report

Challenges in the diagnosis and management of severe Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a non-HIVinfected patient - A case report

A 64-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to progressive dypnoea for the past week, combined with fever and type 1 respiratory failure. White blood cell count and procalcitonin level were normal. The Chest X-ray showed bilateral disseminated pulmonary infiltrates. Within the next 24...

Research Article

Electrocardiographic criteria in founder mutations related to Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Founder mutations are rare causes in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy including TMEM43 und phospholamban mutations. The incidence is approximately 1%. P.S358L TMEM43 mutations cause aggressive, in most cases biventricular arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy [1], with the necessity of primary prophylact...

Mini Review

A decade of targeted therapy for non-small cell lung cancer

Chemotherapy is one of the main treatment options for cancer. However, chemotherapeutic agents usually suffer from poor pharmaceutical properties that restrict their use. Targeted therapy drugs have been developed to specifically target changes in cancer cells that help these cells to gro...

Case Report

Nicotinamide as a treatment option of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

<h2>Case Report</h2> <p>Age related macular degeneration is a severe disease of mainly elderly people and leads to central vision loss because of the degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium [1]. Genetic and environmental factors are responsible for the accumulation of ext...

Review Article

Anxiety and depression as an effect of birth order or being an only child: Results of an internet survey in Poland and Germany

Background: Various studies examined the effect of birth order. First born children show usually better cognitive performance than their later born siblings. Studies on emotional aspects yield heterogeneous results, sometimes in favour of first born, sometimes in favour of lat...

Research Article

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Can Detect Symptomatic Patients with Facet Joint Pain. A Retrospective Analysis

Background: Low back pain has recently been reported as the leading cause for disability worldwide. The diagnostic value of imaging has been estimated low. Led by own positive experience, however, we hypothesized that MRI can detect signs of facet joint pain.

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Letter to the Editor

Evaluation of ImageJ for Relative Bone Density Measurement and Clinical Application

The main method for evaluation of healing processes of the jaws in oral and maxillofacial surgery are radiological diagnostics. Quantitative description is possible by measuring the relative bone density, which puts the mean grey value of a certain area in relation to the surrounding bone tiss...

Research Article

New Approach for Analysing the Discrepancy of Pretherapeutic Tc-99m and Intra-therapeutic I-131 uptake in Scintigraphies of Thyroid Autonomies using a Parametric 3D Analysis Program

Introduction: Radioiodine therapy is a standard procedure in thyroid autonomy treatment. Discrepancies in the visual comparisons of the scintigraphies prepared for this purpose using Tc-99m-O4- and I-131 have been known for years.In this study a new method is used to calculate...