Andreas Baron

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Adult Still's disease is a well-characterized rheumatic disorder of unknown origin, which may affect multiple organs and may have a fatal course. However, liver failure has rarely been described in adult Still's disease. We present the case of a 25-year-old woman who was admitted with acute liver failure 2 years after the start of symptoms (arthritis,(More)
PURPOSE Enteroceles are in part difficult to detect but a frequent finding in pelvic floor disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate magnetic resonance colpocystorectography in the diagnosis of enteroceles. METHODS In this prospective study 11 volunteers and 55 patients with pelvic floor descent were examined. In addition to magnetic resonance(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether functional cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a reliable method for verifying postoperative anatomy and function in women after abdominal sacrocolpopexy. METHODS We did postoperative functional cine MRI in 25 women who had sacrocolpopexies. Visibility of grafts and vaginal and sacral fixation points were assessed and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The generation of reactive oxygen species by activated Kupffer cells (KC) may contribute to reperfusion injury of the liver during liver transplantation or resection. The aim of our present studies was to investigate (1) prevention of hepatic reperfusion injury after warm ischemia by administration of the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) and (2)(More)
Kupffer cells (KCs), the resident macrophages of the liver, contribute prominently to liver injury by inflammatory mediators. Pre-conditioning with the atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), known also as a regulator of macrophage functions, attenuates hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the presence of(More)
AIM Introduction of a new method for the dynamic evaluation of genital prolapse by using fast magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS Dynamic fast magnetic resonance imaging with pelvic floor contraction, relaxation and straining manoeuvres were performed with volunteers and patients presenting with pelvic descent. The urethra, bladder, vagina and rectum were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt (TIPS) has been established as a new effective treatment for portal hypertension in advanced liver disease. Impairment of liver function due to reduced portal venous perfusion is considered to be a major risk of TIPS, and the shunt leads to an increase in the incidence of hepatic(More)
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is a new immunosuppressive agent which has been used successfully after kidney and heart transplantation. Experience with MMF after liver transplantation is still limited. In particular, there is no information about influence on ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Therefore, the aim of this investigation was to assess the effects(More)
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