Affiliation: University Hospital
- [Changes in partner relationship after organ transplantation: comparison between heart, liver, and kidney transplantation]Kurt Laederach-Hofmann
Psychosomatik und Psychosoziale Medizin Inselspital, Universitat Bern, Schweiz
Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 52:5-15. 2002..This study was conducted to delineate partnership-relation functioning over time and specifically matched to various organs such as heart, liver, and kidney...
- Imipramine and diet counseling with psychological support in the treatment of obese binge eaters: a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind studyK Laederach-Hofmann
Unit for Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
Int J Eat Disord 26:231-44. 1999..This was followed by an open medication-free phase of 6 months of continuous diet counseling with psychological support...
- Pathological baroreceptor sensitivity in patients suffering from somatization disorders: do they correlate with symptoms?Kurt Laederach-Hofmann
Psychobiology and Psychosomatic Center, Department of Behavioural Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Trier, St Franziska Stift Psychosomatic Hospital, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Biol Psychol 79:243-9. 2008..We conducted a study to investigate whether patients with somatization disorders (ICD-10, F45.0) show abnormal values in autonomic testing...
- Comprehensive rehabilitation in chronic heart failure--better psycho-emotional status related to quality of life, brain natriuretic peptide concentrations, and clinical severity of diseaseKurt Laederach-Hofmann
Department of General Internal Medicine, Psychiatric Out Patient Clinic, Autonomic Laboratory, Inselspital, University of Berne, Switzerland
Clin Invest Med 30:E54-62. 2007..To evaluate the effects of a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program in chronic heart failure (CHF) on quality of life (QoL) in relation to emotional status and clinical severity of disease...
- Links between body mass index, total body fat, cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, and insulin sensitivity in patients with obesity related to depression, anger, and anxietyKurt Laederach-Hofmann
Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic University of Berne, Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Int J Eat Disord 32:58-71. 2002..Define links between psychosocial parameters and metabolic variables in obese females before and after a low-calorie diet...
- [Autonomic neuropathy in somatization disorders]Kurt Laederach-Hofmann
Zentrum für Psychobiologie und Psychosomatik der Universität Trier, Psychosomatische Fachklinik St Franziska Stift, Bad Kreuznach
Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 52:166-72. 2002..We conducted a study to investigate whether patients with somatization disorder show abnormal values in autonomic testing, especially in the central baroreceptor sensitivity...
- Patients with erythrophobia (fear of blushing) show abnormal autonomic regulation in mental stress conditionsKurt Laederach-Hofmann
Psychosomatics and Psychosocial Medicine, Psychiatric Out Patient Department, University of Berne, CH 3010 Berne Inselspital, Switzerland
Psychosom Med 64:358-65. 2002..The objective of this study was to analyze the autonomic functions of patients with erythrophobia...
- [Integration process and organ-related fantasies in patients undergoing organ transplantation]Kurt Laederach-Hofmann
Einheit Psychosomatik und Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitat Bern, Schweiz
Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 52:32-40. 2002..Moreover, the good resolving of all these issues evokes the "good practice" patients develop towards the new situation. This will bring up issues as compliance, infections, rejection episodes and - most important - also organ survival...
- Autonomic cardiovascular regulation in obesityK Laederach-Hofmann
Unit of Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland
J Endocrinol 164:59-66. 2000..34, P=0.05). With increasing weight, no overstimulation was found but a depression in sympathetic and parasympathetic activity together with a significant reduction in baroreflex functioning and in salivary cortisol levels...
- Autonomic and cardiovascular effects of acute high altitude exposure after myocardial infarction and in normal volunteersNadine Messerli-Bürgy
Autonomic Laboratory Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Circ J 73:1485-91. 2009..High sympathetic tone creates a significant risk for ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death, which can especially affect patients after a myocardial infarction (MI) when exercising in a hypoxic environment...
- Nutrition with 'light and water'? In strict isolation for 10 days without food - a critical case studyPeter Heusser
Institute for Complementary Medicine KIKOM, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
Forsch Komplementmed 15:203-9. 2008..The subject agreed on these terms and the study was approved by the local ethics committee...
- Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to heart transplantation: what remains? Long-term emotional sequelae in patients and spousesBrigitta Bunzel
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
J Heart Lung Transplant 26:384-9. 2007..This study was conducted to analyze the long-time emotional consequences of VAD implantation, followed by heart transplantation in patients and spouses...
- Effects of a comprehensive rehabilitation program on quality of life in patients with chronic heart failureKatharina Meyer
Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern, Switzerland
Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 18:169-76. 2003..05). In patients with stable chronic heart failure, significant improvements in both generic and disease-specific quality of life related to improved exercise tolerance can be achieved within 12 weeks of comprehensive rehabilitation...