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Entamoeba histolytica and E. dispar detected in fecal samples of German travelers and residents of tropical and subtropical countries were cultured and differentiated by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and hexokinase isoenzyme typing. Twenty-one of 60 isolates were identified as E. histolytica. It was shown that 13 of 18 German short-term travelers were(More)
In 1978, Gass and Scelfo [7] described a peculiar clinical syndrome which they called diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN). This syndrome is characterized by progressive unilateral visual loss, vitritis, papillitis, recurrent gray-white retinal lesions, and later diffuse retinalpigment epithelial degeneration. Subretinal nematodes that were(More)
Octreotide (SMS 201-995), a long-acting somatostatin analogue, has been shown to decelerate growth of human pancreatic cancer in vitro and in vivo. We analyzed the efficacy of octreotide treatment in 22 patients (14 men, 8 women) with histologically verified ductal pancreatic cancer. All patients had advanced tumor stages (stage III: 13 patients; stage IV:(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxipurinol has been shown to be sufficiently absorbed after oral administration as a rapid release preparation of oxipurinol sodium. We compared the uric acid lowering affect of allopurinol and oxipurinol. METHODS In a multicenter, randomized, double blind crossover trial in 99 hyperuricemic patients with normal renal function we investigated(More)
In a prospective study the preoperative ultrasonography of 54 cases of carcinoma of the breast was able to predict the pTNM staging precisely in 83.3% for tumor size and in 72.3% for lymphnode metastases. Multicentric-multifocal carcinomas were diagnosed by ultrasonography in 10 of 13 patients, better than by mammography (6 of 13). The CAT scan is indicated(More)
Listeria (L.) monocytogenes was isolated from 33.3% fecal samples of 138 cattle (29 strains serovar 1/2b, 10 strains serovar 1/2a, 7 strains serovar 4ab), from 8% fecal samples of 100 hens (5 strains serovar 1/2b, 1 strain serovar 1/2a, 4ab and 4b each), from 8% fecal samples of 100 sheep (6 strains serovar 1/2a, 1 strain serovar 1/2b and 4ab each), from(More)
In 59 patients with ductal pancreatic cancer the monoclonal antibody (MAb) BW 494, which detects the CA 494 glycoprotein antigen, was analyzed in comparison with the reference tumor markers CA 19-9 and CEA. Eighty-one patients with non-pancreatic malignancies of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, 95 with chronic pancreatitis, 124 with benign non-pancreatic GI(More)
Listeria spp. were isolated from faeces samples from 12 (3.4%) of 350 pigeons examined. Three isolates were identified as L. monocytogenes (1x serovar 1/2a, 1/2b, and 4ab), eight isolates were L. innocua (2x serovar 6a, 6x serovar 6b), and two isolates L. seeligeri (serovar 6b). One fecal sample yielded a mixed culture of L. monocytogenes and L. innocua.(More)
127 cases of breast carcinoma were examined in a prospective study. By means of preoperative ultrasonography the staging following the pTNM-system validates the tumor size in 85.5% and the lymph node involvement in 77.2%. Multicentric-multifocal carcinomas were diagnosed by ultrasonography in 20 of 29 cases, merely 9 of 29 by mammography. Ultrasonography of(More)
In a prospective study of 119 patients with breast carcinoma the value of ultrasonography for surgical therapy was compared with the value of clinical results and mammography. The tumor localization (in 96.8%) and the exact preoperative staging following the pTNM-system (tumor size in 85.8%, lymph node involvement in 77.2%) were better predicted by(More)