Christoph Harter

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Human CD317 is an intrinsic immunity factor that restricts the release of enveloped viruses, including the major pathogens HIV and Lassa virus, from infected cells in culture. Its importance for infection control in humans is unclear, due in part to its incompletely defined in vivo expression pattern. CD317 also has been proposed as a selective target for(More)
Systemic delivery of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a noninvasive approach for myocardial repair. We aimed to test this strategy in a pig model of myocardial infarction. Pigs (n = 8) received autologous MSCs (1 x 10(6)/kg body weight) labeled with fluorescent dye 48 h post proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) occlusion.(More)
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are essential for the intensive care of patients with haematological illness. Catheter-related infections (CRI) are an important problem in modern medicine, which may lead to life-threatening situations, to prolonged hospitalisation and increased cost. In immunocompromised patients suffering from haemato-oncological diseases,(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter-related venous thrombosis is one of the most frequent complications of central venous catheters (CVCs). This complication occurs in 4- 40% of patients with hematologic malignancies receiving conventional chemotherapy after placement of CVCs. METHODS The objective of this prospective study was to assess whether a silver-coated CVC poses(More)
Cytokine-induced killer cells (CIK cells), coexpressing CD3 and CD56, can be expanded from peripheral blood mononuclear cells by the timed addition of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), IL-2 and OKT3. The effects of CIK cells on primary, autologous CLL cells are described. We used MACS to separate CD3(+) cells for expansion of CIK cell effectors and CD19(+)(More)
Piperacillin/tazobactam was compared with ceftazidime for the empirical treatment of febrile neutropenia in patients with acute leukemia or following autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Owing to inclusion criteria, it was possible for the same patient to be randomized several times. A total of 219 individual patients were admitted to a(More)
In contrast to the high risk of haemorrhage associated with the implantation of a central venous catheter (CVC) via the internal jugular or subclavian access, the use of a peripherally inserted catheter (PICC) offers the advantage of a lower risk of bleeding complications. However, the rate of phlebitis is higher with the PICC and its use has been(More)
This prospective study was performed to examine the safety and efficacy of a continuous infusion of ceftazidime in patients who developed febrile neutropenia after high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) and to determine if the underlying disease represents a risk factor for infectious complications.(More)
Progressive motility was induced in hamster caput epididymal spermatozoa incubated in Tyrodes medium containing 50 mM theophylline, 1.0% Fraction V bovine serum albumin, and 15% (v/v) heat-treated human seminal plasma. Under these induction conditions, however, the maximum percent of caput spermatozoa exhibiting progressive motility (21%) and the time(More)