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Human pulmonary alveolar macrophages synthesized and secreted several characteristic high molecular weight proteins for at least 7 d in vitro. Immunoprecipitates of medium and cell lysates from metabolically labeled cultures with specific anti-human plasma fibronectin IgG contained one major labeled polypeptide of molecular weight 440,000 (unreduced) or(More)
PURPOSE To illustrate the conceptualization and development of a research institution from the comprehensive perspective based on the integrative model of functioning provided by the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The newly founded research institution Swiss Paraplegic Research(More)
Success of inpatient therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been assessed in a prospective study of 54 patients (mean age = 63.8y). During hospital stay (mean duration = 27.6d) FEV1% of predicted improved from 42.5% on admission to 51.9% on discharge (p < 0.001). Quality of Life (QoL) (p < 0.05) and Health Satisfaction (p(More)
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