Alexander Reinecke

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BACKGROUND Bacterial infection has been discussed as a potential etiologic factor in the pathophysiology of coronary heart disease (CHD). This study analyzes molecular phylogenies to systematically explore the presence, frequency, and diversity of bacteria in atherosclerotic lesions in patients with CHD. METHODS AND RESULTS We investigated 16S rDNA(More)
This study investigated the effects of accumulated copper, on digestive epithelium height and percentage area, and on oocyte numbers of the snail Helix aspersa, in a vineyard where copper oxychloride is sprayed. The ultimate aim was to determine the usefulness of these cellular responses as biomarkers. Results showed that snails collected 2 months after(More)
Colonization or infection with various pathogens is frequently found in patients listed for lung transplantation. We describe a case of a 50-year-old woman with α-1-antitrypsin deficiency, which was listed for double-lung transplantation, with multidrug-resistant gram-negative Acinetobacter baumannii (MRGN4-Ab) skin colonization. Transplantation was(More)
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