Andre Löffler

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PURPOSE To determine the impact of decentration and tilt on the imaging quality of aspheric intraocular lens (IOL) designs in a schematic model eye. SETTING Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. METHOD A model eye was used to calculate the impact of misalignment on the imaging quality of 6 IOL designs. The(More)
Although lipids are essential to brain function, almost nothing is known of lipid transfer proteins in the brain. Early reports indicates cross-reactivity of brain proteins with antisera against two native liver sterol transfer proteins, sterol carrier protein-2 (SCP-2) and the liver form of fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP). Herein, polyclonal antibodies(More)
Case report of two intraluminal diverticula of the duodenum. It is a rare congenital lesion characterized by a double layered mucosal sac lying in the duodenal lumen near the ampulla of Vater. Clinical features and laboratory findings are uncharacteristic. X-ray examination is the diagnostic method of choice, endoscopy will give further information about(More)
In the period between 1.7.1985 and 30.6. 1986 283 patients with Crohn's disease were recorded prospectively in the city of Cologne, which has a total of 922,552 inhabitants. This corresponds to a prevalence of 30.67 per 100,000 inhabitants (women 35.97, men 24.90). During this one-year survey period, 47 new cases of the disease occurred, i.e. the incidence(More)
HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS A 58-year-old man was hospitalized because of acute dull upper abdominal pain, radiating into the right flank and lower abdomen. The past history was unremarkable expect for thyroidectomy, performed 30 years previously for thyroid carcinoma. There was painful resistance on palpation of the right upper abdomen. The patient had(More)
This study compared the effect of Glimepiride versus Vildagliptin on β-cell function and the release of intact proinsulin (PI) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients on metformin monotherapy were randomized to add on treatment with Vildagliptin or Glimepiride. A standardized test meal was given at baseline, after 12 and 24 weeks of treatment.(More)
In 1991 a 64-year old woman underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstones. The follow-up was uneventful. Two years later a painless obstructive jaundice appeared. Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography revealed a freely floating surgical clip within the common bile duct. It was a FILSHIE-Clip, commonly used to ligate the cystic(More)