Carola Schwan

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The enzymatic activity of Helicobacter pylori's urease neutralises stomach acidity, thereby promoting infection by this pathogen. Urease protein has also been found to interact with host cells in vitro, although this property's possible functional importance has not been studied in vivo. To test for a role of the urease surface in the host/pathogen(More)
Highly reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in T-cell activation and in the defense against environmental pathogens. An imbalance of ROS generation and detoxifying scavenger enzymes could contribute to the increased susceptibility to cancer and infections in ataxia telangiectasia. We studied oxidative status, i.e. plasma total antioxidant capacity(More)
OBJECTIVE Rest- and stimulation frequency-dependent potentiation of contractile force is blunted in failing human myocardium. These alterations have been related to reduced sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+)-reuptake and enhanced transsarcolemmal Ca(2+)-elimination by Na+/Ca(2+)-exchange. We investigated whether inotropic interventions that enhance SR(More)
Der postpunktionelle Kopfschmerz gehört zu den häufigsten Komplikationen nach Durchführung einer Liquorpunktion oder Spinalanästhesie. Typisch ist ein bilateraler Kopfschmerz, der durch eine aufrechte Körperhaltung hervorgerufen oder verstärkt wird. Diese Komplikation kann den Patienten sehr belasten und mündet nicht selten in einer Ablehnung der nächsten(More)
Lumbar puncture (LP) is a routine technique performed for a variety of procedures, e.g. diagnosis, administration of drugs, myelography and spinal anaesthesia. Postdural puncture headache is a common complication (30-40% in diagnostic LP). Prevention can be accomplished by using small-gauge needles (< or = 25 G) or pencil-point needles (22 G). Therapy(More)
Highly reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in T-cell activation and in the defense against environmental pathogens. An imbalance of ROS generation, detoxifying scavenger enzymes, and molecules with antioxidant capacity could contribute to the increased susceptibility to cancer and infections in severe humoral immunodeficiency. We studied antioxidant(More)
We report on a patient intoxicated with ethanol, who was found unconscious with fixed dilated pupils, deviation of eyes, absent cough and corneal reflexes, with her arms in decerebrate posture. Because of an orbital haematoma a traumatic intracranial hemorrhage with elevated intracranial pressure and compression or concussion of the brain stem was(More)
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