Benjamin Ondruschka

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Postmortem analysis of relevant biomarkers might aid in characterizing causes of death and survival times in legal medicine. However, there are still no sufficiently established results of practical postmortem biochemical investigations in cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The two biomarkers--S100 protein subunit B (S100B) and neuronal specific enolase(More)
Gene expression of specific brain biomarkers offers the possibility of shedding light on the difficult molecular pathways of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may be useful to estimate the age of trauma. Gene expression rates of cerebellar injuries are not yet sufficiently established. In 12 cases (mean age 42 years) of TBI including a pathological change in(More)
The availability of markers able to provide insight into protein changes in the central nervous system after fatal traumatic brain injury (TBI) is limited. The present study reports on the semi-quantitative assessments of the immunopositive neuroglial cells (both astrocytes and oligodendrocytes) and neurons for S100 protein (S100), as well as neuronal(More)
Amyloidosis is a multisystem disease, which is characterized by the extracellular deposition of insoluble abnormal fibrils. Histological and subsequent immunohistochemical examinations are necessary for the determination of the diagnosis and the classification of the amyloid type. The most common systemic variant is immunoglobulin-derived light chain (AL)(More)
Decellularized scaffolds present promising biomimetic approaches in various fields of tissue engineering. Different tissues have been selected for decellularization, among them extracellular matrix (ECM)-rich tissues such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The dense ECM of ligaments is particularly challenging to achieve a completely non-immunogenic ECM(More)
The response to traumatic brain injury (TBI) is complex and induces various biological pathways in all brain regions that contribute to bad outcomes. The cerebellar hypoxia after a frontal cortex injury may potentiate the pathophysiological impacts of TBI. Therefore, a gene expression analysis was conducted to determine the influence of hypoxia on TBIs.(More)
Suicides committed by intraorally placed firecrackers are rare events. Given to the use of more powerful components such as flash powder recently, some firecrackers may cause massive life-threatening injuries in case of such misuse. Innocuous black powder firecrackers are subject to national explosives legislation and only have the potential to cause(More)
An atypical traffic accident scenario should be investigated directly at the crash site from all concerned professions, especially police men, forensic pathologists and technical experts, to get a personal overview and impression of the situation and the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion. We present the rare case of a fatal traffic accident on a(More)
Körpermodifikationen erfreuen sich zunehmender Beliebtheit und sozialer Akzeptanz und sind Bestandteil der heutigen Gesellschaft geworden. Sie werden immer offener getragen, und neben dem Tätowieren und Piercen haben sich weitere Formen entwickelt, die den Trägern den Wunsch nach Aufmerksamkeit und Individualisierung erfüllen sollen. Im vorliegenden Beitrag(More)
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is a routinely performed method to reduce the risk of stroke in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, when an oral anticoagulation is no longer indicated due to relevant bleeding complications. Currently, the Amplatzer Amulet and the Watchman system are two equally used systems. While there is an acute(More)