Albrecht Pfeiffer

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Drugs with anticonvulsive properties and different mechanisms of action were compared for their influence on long-term potentiation and pentylenetetrazol kindling in freely moving animals. Rats were chronically implanted with a stimulation electrode in the angular bundle and a recording electrode in the dentate gyrus. Field potentials in the dentate gyrus(More)
The aim of this double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study was to investigate the effect of trospium chloride on gall bladder contraction, gastric emptying of a liquid meal, gastrooesophageal reflux, and orocaecal transit time in healthy subjects. Gall bladder contraction was examined by ultrasonography before and after stimulation with two raw(More)
Radioimmunodetection of tumours with monoclonal antibodies is becoming an established procedure. Positron emission tomography (PET) shows better resolution than normal gamma camera single photon emission tomography and can provide more precise quantitative data. Thus, in the present study, these powerful methods have been combined to perform radioimmuno PET(More)
Following injury to the ankle or lower extremity, stretching of the gastrocnemius/soleus complex is commonly prescribed. Many authors recommend stretching the gastrocnemius/soleus complex with the foot placed in a supinated position. No research is available, however, that supports the efficacy of stretching in the supinated vs. the pronated position.(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated an increased gastroesophageal reflux after the ingestion of high-proof alcoholic beverages in normal subjects. Data on gastroesophageal reflux with usual amounts of low-proof alcoholic beverages are not available. The effect of white wine (7.5% v/v, pH 3.2) and beer (7.0% v/v, pH 4.5) was compared with water, a(More)
The influence of bile salts and lipids on the intestinal absorption of griseofulvin has been studied in 11 healthy male volunteers by the intestinal perfusion technique. The drug in a nutrient solution (Realmentyl) was perfused into the second part of duodenum at 5 ml/min. Intestinal samples were taken continuously at 1 ml/min, 20 cm (at the angle of(More)
We report a case of short bowel syndrome (60 cm of jejunum anastomosed to the left colon) with reversal of the distal 15 cm of jejunum in a 21-year-old man. The nutritional absorptive capacity and digestive motility was studied for 18 months postoperatively. His absorptive capacity reached subnormal values allowing him oral nutritive autonomy and normal(More)
Fourteen patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, 9 patients after amygdalohippocampectomy and 3 healthy volunteers were examined with the new benzodiazepine receptor marker 123I-Iomazenil and SPECT. For comparison perfusion SPECT studies with 99mTc-HMPAO were done and a quantitative ROI analysis of the data performed. This quantitative analysis consisted of(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic fistula (PF) is the most common postoperative complication after distal pancreatectomy (DP). Endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy and drainage have been shown to be an effective treatment for PF. Recently, preoperative endoscopic pancreatic stenting was proposed to prevent PF, but there are no controlled trials so far. OBJECTIVE We(More)
OBJECTIVES:White wine has been demonstrated to induce gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in healthy people and GER patients. This GER is characterized by reflux episodes of prolonged duration. Our aim was to explore the pathogenesis of the prolonged reflux duration.METHODS:Twelve healthy volunteers received in a randomized order 300 ml of white wine and tap(More)