Christian Schacherer

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Laboratory diagnosis of 24 cases of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, renal transplant recipients and premature infants was achieved. These results were obtained by a rapid, sensitive and versatile HCMV-antigen detection method, which combined cell culture and immunoperoxidase staining with a(More)
Neutralizing antibodies to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) may play an important role during the course of an HCMV infection but yet detection with conventional methods remains difficult and time consuming. A new neutralization test has been developed basically corresponding to the known microtitre technique. A monoclonal antibody to an HCMV early nuclear(More)
Endothelial dysfunction is a common phenomenon after cardiac transplantation. However, qualitative differences in endothelial vasoregulation at different coronary segments and at different postoperative times have rarely been explored. To uncover the functional variations of endothelium responses we infused the endothelium-dependent vasodilator(More)
Endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent vasodilation of the epicardial conduit vessels and the microcirculatory coronary vessels was investigated with cumulative doses of acetylcholine (ACh 50 micrograms and 100 micrograms i.c.), nitroglycerin (0.3 mg i.c.) and dipyridamole (0.56 i.v.) in 17 patients (3 female/14 male; age: 47 +/- 3.6(More)
Following heart transplantation remodeling of the donor heart causes changes in the extracellular myocardial matrix. We investigated 20 right ventricular endomyocardial biopsies taken 17+/-4 days (group I, n=9) and 63+/-13 days (group II, n=11) after heart transplantation from 16 patients transplanted for end-stage cardiomyopathy (15 dilated/1 ischemic).(More)
In recent years, good progress has been made in improving the quality and quantity afforded by the manufacturing process for YBCO coated conductors. As a result, several programs have started to develop electrical power applications like motors, transformers, and fault current limiters (SCFCL) with these conductors. High voltage resistive type SCFCLs may(More)
HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION Six weeks before admission a 43-year old previously healthy woman got right-sided pharyngitis, accompanied with Herpes labialis and oral candidiasis. Two weeks later she travelled to a holiday in the Caribbean. During the first week of holiday she developed pharyngitis again, this time accompanied with fever and arthralgies.(More)
HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION A 39-year-old women was admitted for evaluation of dizziness and hypotension. During standing the blood pressure dropped from 130/80 to 80/40 mmHg. Ten weeks before admission she had recurrent cerebral convulsions. Neurological evaluation showed a slight left hemiparesis. Computed tomography of the brain revealed a 1.5 +/- 1(More)
In chronic coronary occlusions the rate of successful reopening seems to be improved with the help of new techniques; the chance of success can be judged by the age of occlusion. Frequently this age cannot be fixed exactly. The purpose of the study was therefore to find out, whether the chance of reopening can be judged by morphology. 60 patients in whom(More)