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Objective: First, to evaluate the role of typical intensive care-related conditions like sepsis, prolonged ventilation, drug effects and metabolic disorders in the pathogenesis of critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP); second, to investigate the possible significance of patient serum neurotoxicity assessed by an in vitro cytotoxicity assay with respect to(More)
Two members of a consanguineous Italian family are described with the symptoms of aspartylglycosaminuria. Both patients exhibit mental retardation, some facial dysmorphism and discrete radiological abnormalities affecting the skull and vertebrae. Peripheral blood smears revealed multivacuolated lymphocytes. Enzyme studies in leucocytes and cultured(More)
We report the case of an 81-year-old women with a duodenal diverticular bleeding in the second portion of the duodenum. Various therapies are used to halt haemorrhaging in this tissue, including surgical or endoscopic intervention and transarterial embolisation. The lesion was identified and treated endoscopically with hypertonic saline solution and(More)
Acute pancreatitis can rarely be caused also by drugs. Several substances from different drug classes have been associated with the occurrence of acute pancreatitis. Regarding the class of the hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA-reductase-inhibitors (statins) case-reports have been published in the literature in association with each individual statin. We present a(More)
PURPOSE Enterobiasis is the most common parasitic disease of the temperate zones and infects the human intestinal tract. In rare cases extraintestinal infections with Enterobius vermicularis may occur and can affect the female genital tract and peritoneal cavity. In most cases the infection is asymptomatic, but there are also cases described in which(More)
Atypische Formen des Churg-Strauss-Syndroms können durch Infiltration der parenchymatösen Organe und Lymphknoten das klinische Erscheinungsbild einer lymphoproliferativen Erkrankung vortäuschen. Ein 54-jähriger Mann mit einem anamnestisch bekannten follikulären Lymphom zeigte progredient vergrößerte abdominelle Lymphknoten sowie Infiltrate im Bereich der(More)
Polymorphisms of the prion protein gene PRNP have been shown to influence the susceptibility/resistance to prion infections in human and sheep. In addition, the T174M polymorphism within the flanking prion doppel gene (PRND) was thought to be involved in susceptibility to sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease. To study a possible influence of DNA polymorphisms(More)
Lactic acidosis is a serious clinical situation associated with a high case fatality rate. Lactic acidosis is particularly found in conditions with an insufficient supply of oxigen in the tissue. Other causes for lactic acidosis can be hepatic or renal insufficiency. For the therapy of overweight patients with type 2 diabetes metformin is the first choice(More)
Atypical presentation of Churg-Strauss syndrome includes lymph-node and parenchymatous organ involvement which mimics the clinical presentation of lymphoproliferative disorders.A 54-year old man with a history of a low-grade follicular lymphoma presented with rapidly growing abdominal lymph-nodes and hepatic, renal and pulmonary infiltrations. CT guided(More)
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