Christian Schatten

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The mechanisms that ultimately regulate cervical ripening during parturition remain largely unknown. A possible role for nitric oxide (NO) has recently emerged; however, the expression of NO synthase (NOS) within the human cervix in the ripening process has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to identify cell types in the human cervix that(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness and late postoperative morbidity of the Burch procedure and the sling procedure for the treatment of recurrent urinary stress incontinence after vaginal hysterectomy and anterior repair. METHODS Clinical, urodynamic, and sonographic examinations were done on 77 women suffering with recurrent urinary stress(More)
Clinically, it is difficult to differentiate between nipple duct adenomas (NDAs) and Paget's disease of the nipple. These lesions share similar morphological and histological characteristics. Clear cell types present in NDA, epidermal clear cells (ECC) and Toker cells (TC), share immunoreactive similarities to Paget cells which can lead to confusion in(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence and association of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the cervix of pregnant women without visible signs of genital HPV infection undergoing cesarean delivery in the third trimester and to investigate a possible HPV transmission to the fetus. METHODS All women underwent cesarean delivery between 37 and 40 weeks of(More)
In this study, the diagnostic accuracy and practicability of different hybridization techniques for the detection of human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA were tested. Cervical cell scrapes (n = 67) were analysed for HPV-DNAs 6/11 and 16, in order to compare a commercially available in situ DNA hybridization-assay with the conventional Southern-blot analysis. The(More)
A new strategy for tumor detection using immunoscintigraphic techniques was used in an attempt to improve the diagnostic potential of conventional external immunoscintigraphy. Twelve patients who were strongly suspected to either suffer from primary or recurrent ovarian cancer were investigated as follows: radioimmuno-scintigraphy (RIS) by means of(More)
AIMS To investigate whether the neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is different in children born to women maintained on slow-release morphine, compared with those maintained on methadone, and to compare additional drug consumption in these groups of women. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS An open, randomized trial was conducted in an established clinic.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate placental expression and serum cytokeratin-18 in women with preeclampsia. METHODS Serum cytokeratin-18 was evaluated in 44 women with preeclampsia and 44 healthy pregnant women using an immunoradiometric assay. Placental expression of cytokeratin-18 was investigated in specimens from 23 women with preeclampsia and 20 healthy pregnant(More)
In a matched pair study, we investigated the serum levels of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), platelet endothelial cell adhesion moleculae-1 (PECAM-1) and P-selectin in 40 nulliparous patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and in 40 normotensive pregnant controls by using an enzyme-linked(More)