Angelika Kern

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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To appraise the value of hydro-MRI in the assessment of activity in Crohn's disease. METHODS After bowel opacification with 1000 mL of an orally administered 2.5% mannitol solution was achieved, axial and coronal breath-hold sequences (T2-weighted half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo sequences with or without fat(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of MRI in radiotherapy of humeroscapular periarthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-seven patients with humeroscapular periarthritis prospectively underwent MRI before radiotherapy. RESULTS Six months after radiotherapy, 34% of the patients had achieved complete pain relief, 35% major pain relief. Twenty percent had only slight(More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of hydro-MRI in the assessment of the activity of Crohn's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS After an oral bowel opacification using 1000 ml of a 2.5% mannitol solution, axial and coronal breath-hold sequences (T2W HASTE +/- FS, contrast-enhanced T1W FLASH FS) were acquired in 63 patients with Crohn's disease at 1.0 T. The(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effect of a second diagnostic reading of breast imaging at a university department of radiology. MATERIAL AND METHODS The diagnostic reports of first readers from different private radiology practices and the reports of second readers from the university department of radiology were compared with the histological results (n = 214)(More)
OBJECTIVE Electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities in patients with cerebral tumors involving the limbic system without known organic heart disease. DESIGN Retrospective survey. SETTING A university hospital in Berlin, Germany. PATIENTS From among 169 consecutive patients with brain tumors, 57 patients were excluded on the basis of preexisting cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the influence of interferon (IFN) beta-1b on the serum levels of sTNF-R1, sTNF-R2 and TNF-beta in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in correlation with clinical and MRI activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum samples were obtained every 3 months from 24 patients treated with 8 x 10(6) U of IFN beta-lb every other day (treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE The intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is a member of the Ig supergene family. ICAM-1 is expressed on various cells like peripheral blood lymphocytes, endothelial cells or thymic cells and the cell surface form is supposed to be shed into a soluble form. The expression of ICAM-1 is induced by cytokines like Interleukin-1, TNF alpha or(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The use of the conventional temporal bone window for transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCS) often results in difficulties in obtaining angle-corrected flow velocity measurements of the A2 segment of the anterior cerebral artery, the posterior communicating artery, and the midline venous vasculature because of the(More)
Exergames are expected to induce desired health-related effects by incorporating a players' bodily movements into their gameplay. The effectiveness of these games is determined by the compliance to the training goals and by the frequency and the duration of playing. The latter is influenced by the player's motivation and increasing it is therefore essential(More)
PURPOSE To compare the value of hydro-MRI with that of barium studies in patients with Crohn's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS After an oral bowel opacification using 1000 ml of a 2.5% mannitol solution, axial and coronal breath-hold sequences (T2W HASTE +/- FS, contrast-enhanced T1W FLASH FS) were acquired in 46 patients with Crohn's disease at 1.0 T. The(More)