Britta Berger

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Primary perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) of the liver is a very rare example of an emerging family of hepatic PEC tumors. Only few cases have been described so far. We report the case of a large but benign hepatic PEComa in a 53-year-old man without signs of tuberous sclerosis. In contrast to recently described PEC-derived liver tumors in(More)
This report documents the second case of an ovarian pregnancy with a Cu-7 intrauterine contraceptive device. All of Spiegelberg's criteria were satisfied. A summary of the literature is presented, revealing 33 ovarian pregnancies in users of an IUD. The overall frequency of primary ovarian pregnancy is 1:40,000 deliveries. There is a ratio of one ovarian(More)
Systemic immune response to Campylobacter pylori was detected by the immunoblot technique in serum samples from 200 patients, 129 blood donors, and 96 children. The results of the IgG immunoblot test showed excellent correlation with the detection of C pylori by culture and also with histopathological examination of the antrum, as well as with peptic ulcer(More)
While instituting a new program in fetoscopy, the authors explored the effects of sedation with meperidine (Demerol) and promethazine HCl (Phenergan) during fetoscopy conducted on 10 mothers at 14 to 18 weeks' gestation. Each received 100 mg of meperidine and 50 mg of promethazine HCl approximately 30 minutes before the procedure. In 3 instances, a repeat(More)
Elevated levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) and smoking have long been recognized as risk factors for atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease (CHD). However, the mechanisms by which these factors contribute to the disease have not been fully elucidated. It has been postulated from in vitro studies using serum and LDL from smokers that smoking(More)
In 51 patients with alcohol-induced liver injury glucose tolerance and insulin incretion were followed under alcohol abstinence over a period of 4 weeks. In 63% of the cases a pathologic glucose tolerance was found at the beginning. After 4 weeks, when the biochemical liver parameter had become normal, glucose tolerance also returned to normal. The serum(More)
Standardized postmortem samples of thoracic and abdominal aortas from traumatic death victims (aged 15-34 inclusive) were selected according to renal indices of estimated blood pressure. Half of the males had renal small-artery evidence of elevated blood pressure, and half did not. The group consisted of an approximately equal number of black and white(More)
Placental fatty acid transfer in humans in vivo was studied using stable isotopes. Four pregnant women undergoing cesarean section received 4 h before delivery an oral dose of [(13)C]palmitic acid (PA), [(13)C]oleic acid (OA), [(13)C]linoleic acid (LA), and [(13)C]docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Maternal blood samples were collected at -4 h (basal), -3 h, -2 h,(More)
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