Birke Schneider

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Cholecystokinin octapeptide-like (CCK-OP-like) immunoreactivity was localized in the rat brain by using the indirect immunofluorescence method. Specificity in immunohistochemical studies was demonstrated by the virtual elimination of staining with either preimmune sera or sera preadsorbed with CCK-OP and by the achievement of similar fluorescent patterns(More)
Takotsubo syndrome is an acute reversible heart failure syndrome that is increasingly recognized in modern cardiology practice. This Position Statement from the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association provides a comprehensive review of the various clinical and pathophysiological facets of Takotsubo syndrome, including nomenclature,(More)
The results of clinical, radiological, three phase bone scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations in 17 patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) are reported. Characteristic clinical symptoms, positive radiographic and scintigraphic findings were compared with the MRI. Soft tissue and bone signal intensity changes in MRI as well as bone(More)
BACKGROUND Closure of the fibrillating left atrial appendage (LAA) has been recommended during valve surgery to decrease the risk of arterial embolism. However, patients undergoing surgical LAA closure have not systematically been reevaluated for complete LAA obliteration. METHODS AND RESULTS During a 12-month period, we studied 6 consecutive patients(More)
This epidemiological study was performed to evaluate the influence of postoperative complementary treatment with lectin-standardized mistletoe extract (sME) on breast cancer patients. The design (retrolective cohort analysis with parallel groups) and conduct of the study were in agreement with current standards for prospectively randomized clinical trials.(More)
Tako-tsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction phenomenon (TTP) is characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning associated with symptoms, electrocardiographic changes and minimal cardiac enzyme release in the absence of coronary artery disease. Initially described in Japan, TTP occurs worldwide, predominantly in women and frequently after(More)
The localization of carcinoids in the gastrointestinal tract is frequently difficult if not impossible with the imaging procedures used to date. It is reported on a patient with metastasizing carcinoid in whom various imaging procedures were not successful in detecting the primary tumor. Due to the importance of primary tumor proof for potential curative(More)
BACKGROUND The regulation of contractility of the transplanted heart depends on circulating catecholamines resulting from cardiac denervation. Supersensitivity to circulating catecholamines may result from loss of presynaptic neuronal uptake or upregulation of postsynaptic beta-adrenergic receptors. METHODS AND RESULTS Dose-response curves using the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the safety and efficacy of complementary treatment of breast cancer patients with the standardized mistletoe extract (sME) HELIXOR in routine practice during aftercare through a multicenter comparative epidemiological cohort study with 53 randomly selected hospitals/practices representatively distributed in Germany, including(More)
To test the hypothesis that classical Chinese acupuncture provides an additional benefit subjectively as well as objectively in patients suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a double-blind, placebo-controlled prospective trial was performed. Fourteen patients suffering clinically and scintigraphically from acute CRPS of the upper limb lasting of(More)