André Klassen

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OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN Pain and peripheral neuropathy are frequent complications of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Because drug treatment is associated with numerous side effects and is largely ineffective in many maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, nonpharmacologic strategies such as electrotherapy are a potential recourse. Among various forms of(More)
Excess body weight may be associated with various functional/structural lesions of the kidney. The spectrum ranges from glomerulomegaly with or without focal or segmental glomerulosclerosis, to diabetic nephropathy, to carcinoma of the kidney and nephrolithiasis. The first sign of renal injury is microalbuminuria or frank proteinuria, in particular in the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal failure, whether on conservative or haemodialysis therapy, have a high incidence of DNA damage. It is not known if improved control of the uraemic state by daily haemodialysis (DHD) reduces DNA lesions. METHODS DNA damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) was evaluated in a cross-sectional study of 13 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In end-stage renal failure the incidence of cancer is increased. With regard to frequency and pattern of distribution of the tumors, there are substantial regional differences. Since this topic has to date received only minimal attention in Germany, we undertook a multi-centric analysis (8 dialysis centres) in North Bavaria in order(More)
In patients with chronic renal failure, genomic damage has been shown by numerous biomarkers, such as micronuclei frequency and comet assay (single-cell gel electrophoresis) in peripheral lymphocytes, 8-hydroxy 2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) content in leukocytes, mitochondrial DNA deletions in skeletal muscle tissue and hair follicles, as well as in DNA(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse circulating concentrations of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in patients with severe congestive heart failure (CHF) and after heart transplantation; to identify the potential contribution of kidney function to plasma AGE concentrations; and to determine whether AGE concentrations and parameters of oxidative stress are(More)
Thromboxane A(2) (TxA(2)) is assumed to contribute to the development of diabetes complications, including nephropathy. We investigated whether the selective thromboxane-prostanoid endoperoxide receptor antagonist, S18886, ameliorates renal damage in uninephrectomized (UNX) obese Zucker rats (OZR). S18886, at doses of 10 (S18886-10) and 30 (S18886-30) mg x(More)
In end-stage renal failure, genomic damage is enhanced. This has been shown both in the predialysis and dialysis phase by various biomarkers, such as micronuclei frequency and single cell gel electrophoresis in lymphocytes as well as with 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine in leukocytes. There are also data about mitochondrial DNA deletions and chromosomal(More)
Application of electricity for pain treatment dates back to thousands of years BC. The Ancient Egyptians and later the Greeks and Romans recognized that electrical fishes are capable of generating electric shocks for relief of pain. In the 18th and 19th centuries these natural producers of electricity were replaced by man-made electrical devices. This(More)
The effect of experimentally induced acute renal failure (ARF) on neuronal cell activation was investigated by immunohistochemistry for Fos and Fra-2 in the rat brain. ARF in rats was induced by bilateral nephrectomy (BNX), bilateral ureter ligature (BUL) and uranyl acetate injection with proper controls (sham-operation or saline injections, respectively).(More)