Eckhard Wellens

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BACKGROUND The source of infection with Helicobacter heilmannii (formerly Gastrospirillum hominis), a relatively rare causative agent of gastritis in humans, is not clear. It has long been known that this organism occurs in the stomach of domestic animals and pets. METHODS By performing an epidemiologic investigation on possible contact of patients with(More)
The cell cycle is controlled by cyclin-dependent protein kinases (CDKs). The activity of these enzymes is directed by inhibitors of CDKs. The 21-kD protein product (P21) of the WAF1/CIP1 gene, which can be transactivated by the protein product of the tumor suppressor gene p53, acts as an inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases. To assess whether both P21 and(More)
Epidermal nevus syndrome (ENS) is a congenital neurocutaneous disorder characterized by linear nevus with a significant involvement of the nervous, ophthalmological and skeletal systems. Clinical manifestations of ENS include neurological features such as mental retardation, seizures, and movement disorders which are caused by a wide range of(More)
INTRODUCTION The successful use of cryopreserved tracheal allografts in canine models suggests their use in humans. The grade of genetic difference, the mechanism of revascularisation and the method of cryopreservation are not clearly defined. The purpose of our study was to investigate the rejection of tracheal transplants in a standardised heterotopic rat(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate polyethylene terephthalate and polyurethane as coatings of vascular endoprostheses in the treatment of experimental arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen bilateral carotid artery-to-external jugular vein AVFs were created in 10 adult dogs. Fourteen polyethylene terephthalate-coated and five polyurethane-coated(More)
Intracerebral aneurysms are rare. However they are potentially life-threatening. Today by means of ultrasound investigations these malformations can occasionally be identified prenatally. In these cases questions of intrauterine therapy, mode and time of delivery and postnatal treatment have to be discussed with the parents. We describe two cases with(More)
The aims of this study were [1] to test the feasibility of autologous heterotopic transplantation of large ovarian tissue samples (approximately 2 cm in diameter and 2 or 3 mm thick) without vascular anastomosis and [2] to compare follicle count and microvessel density in fresh and grafted 2-mm vs. 3-mm tissue samples in an animal model. After(More)
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