Christof-Matthias Sommer

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Similar to Dr Hagen and colleagues [1] in The Journal of Headache and Pain, we were intrigued by the observation that genetic variants influence pain sensitivity in humans [2]. The enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) degrades catecholamines including dopamine. The functional variant of COMT, Val158Met, determines COMT enzyme activity, with the Met(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate accuracy of estimated graft size for living-related liver transplantation using a semi-automated interactive software for CT-volumetry. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen donors for living-related liver transplantation (11 male; mean age: 38.2±9.6 years) underwent contrast-enhanced CT prior to graft removal. CT-volumetry was performed(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT) followed by 125 I seed brachytherapy for VX2 liver cancer in rabbits. Eighty New Zealand rabbits were injected with suspen-sions of VX2 tumor cells to create an animal model. The rabbits were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=20); the control,(More)
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