Christine Sailer

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Disappearance of gallbladder stones after shock-wave lithotripsy combined with bile acid therapy depends on mechanical evacuation and dissolution of fragments. Many patients with gallstones have impaired gallbladder emptying and may show delayed stone clearance after lithotripsy. METHODS The effect of gallbladder emptying on gallstone(More)
The frequency of individual genetic mutations conferring drug resistance (DR) to Mycobacterium tuberculosis has not been studied previously in Central America, the place of origin of many immigrants to the United States. The current gold standard for detecting multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is phenotypic drug susceptibility testing (DST), which(More)
BACKGROUND Although it has been shown that chronic administration of ursodeoxycholic acid increases gallbladder fasting and residual volume, it is unknown whether ursodeoxycholic acid exerts an acute effect on gallbladder volume. We therefore evaluated the effect of a single oral dose of ursodeoxycholic acid on gallbladder volume in healthy volunteers. (More)
Solche Probleme sind hinlänglich bekannt. Dagegen ist vielen jungen Kollegen kaum bewusst, was ihnen anschließend blüht: Wer endlich Facharzt für Innere Medizin geworden ist und sich niederlassen möchte, sieht sich zunehmend mit Restriktionen konfrontiert, die einem partiellen Berufsverbot gleichkommen. Deswegen sollte jeder Kollege über aktuelle(More)
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