Domitille Kauffmann

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PURPOSE To measure the levels of interleukins (IL) 1 beta, 6, and 8, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF alpha) in the vitreous of patients with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), vitreous hemorrhage, and macular pucker. METHODS Vitreous samples were collected, undiluted, from patients with PVR, PDR of(More)
Lyme disease is an emerging new spirochaetal disease in which ocular complications may arise. We have seen a 45-year-old woman who developed unilateral endophthalmitis leading to blindness during the course of this disease. Ocular tissue showed the characteristic spirochete. A literature review shows that the commonest ocular manifestation of Lyme disease(More)
We present a rare well-documented case of acquired toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis transmitted by platelet transfusion. A 52-year-old woman developed severe thrombocytopenia shortly after receiving a sulfamethoxazole-containing antibiotic. This episode was treated with platelet transfusions and a three-day course of corticosteroids. Thirteen days later, she(More)
Cereal Chem. 77(4):512–517 Sensory textural characteristics of cooked rice (61 samples) were predicted using a miniature extrusion cell and the novel data analysis method Spectral Stress Strain Analysis (SSSA). Thirteen sensory texture characteristics evaluated using a trained descriptive panel and stress values from an extrusion test were used in(More)
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