Anton Pfau

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Postoperative bladder distention, accompanied by serious difficulties in micturition, is not a rare occurrence in surgical patients. Two similar groups of patients undergoing surgical treatment were studied. In one group of 21 patients who received phenoxybenzamine prophylactically only one patient had urinary retention develop; nine of 22 patients in the(More)
Today's shampoo formulations are beyond the stage of pure cleansing of the hair. Additional benefits are expected, e.g. conditioning, smoothing of the hair surface, improvement of combability and lather creaminess. Cationic polymers play an important role in providing many of those features. Therefore, within the last few years their use in shampoos has(More)
Although there are a few isolated reports in the literature suggesting that sugar beet pollen is highly antigenic, hypersensitivity to components of sugar beet is not a common disease. We report a 29-year-old man with a history of atopic dermatitis who developed both contact dermatitis and allergic rhinitis from sugar beet pollen through his job in a seed(More)
To investigate the transfer of Iodine-129 along the feed-animal-milk-pig thyroid pathway under conditions of short- and long-term contamination, two feeding experiments with dairy cows were carried out. Pasture grass radiolabelled with I-129 via root uptake was used as labelled feed in both experiments. During the first experiment the transfer of I-129 from(More)
Bovine thyroid glands from different countries in Europe and human thyroid glands from Lower Saxony (Federal Republic of Germany) show isotopic 129I/127I ratios of 2.1 X 10(-9) to 8.2 X 10(-8) for cattle and 2.1 X 10(-9) to 8 X 10(-8) in humans. These values give information about the concentration of fallout 129I in Europe since most of these glands were(More)
The effect of two forms of Prussian blue, soluble K3 Fe[Fe(CN)6] and insoluble Fe4[Fe(CN)6]3, and of ammonium iron hexacyanoferrate (II) (NH4Fe[Fe(CN)6] on intestinal radiocesium absorption was investigated in rats, pigs, and humans. In rats 5 mg of antidote administered 2 min before 134Cs tracer reduced radiocesium absorption to 2.4-6.3% of the oral dose.(More)
Heat therapy of cutaneous diseases has been used for decades. During the last years several kinds of energy sources, including electromagnetic energy from radiofrequency, microwaves and sonic energy from ultrasound, have been used to produce local hyperthermia. The general principle of this treatment is based on the fact that disease tissue which is being(More)
We propose an optimization based algorithm for designing phase-shifting masks. Our approach is an extension of our previous work [1]-[3] in the sense that the intensity image is optimized at a number of optical planes rather than just the focus plane. In addition, our algorithm can be used to design masks with shifted focus plane and/or extended depth of(More)
Several reports more than ten years ago provided evidence that allopurinol may be effective for cutaneous sarcoidosis. We therefore treated two patients with histologically confirmed scar sarcoidosis and two with nodular sarcoidosis. A daily dosage of 300 mg allopurinol was given over a period of 4-7 months as single drug therapy. In both patients with scar(More)