Franziska Hess

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Vidarabine is the first drug to become generally available in the USA for parenteral treatment of life-threatening or debilitating herpes simplex virus infections of man. For the past decade laboratory and clinical studies have been in progress to assess the pharmacology of the compound, its mechanism of action and its potential usefulness in clinical(More)
The kallikrein-kinin system regulates water and sodium excretion and thus plays a role in blood pressure (BP) homeostasis. We tested the hypothesis that mice lacking the gene encoding for the bradykinin B2 receptor (B2-KO) have a greater hypertensive response to chronic high Na+ intake (salt sensitivity) compared to controls. We also obtained dose-response(More)
The historical development of vascular surgery is reviewed from ancient times (Ruphus of Ephesus, Aëtius of Amida) to recent developments (sutured anastomosis by Carrel). Attempts to anastomose blood vessels by means of nonsuturing technique, using a ring or short tube of diverse materials called prostheses, were undertaken at the start of this century and(More)
Amsacrine is an antileukemia drug being widely used in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. In the initial clinical trials, patients treated with amsacrine developed occasional instances of acute cardiac arrhythmias and cardiomyopathy. We review and analyze the features of cardiac abnormalities associated with amsacrine in 82 patients, 27 of(More)
Two types of portasystemic shunts were investigated in the rat; low pressure shunts (portacaval shunt, PCS, and portacaval transposition, PCT) and a high pressure shunts (Portasystemic shunt by ligation of the portal vein after splenic transposition, PSSL). liver atrophy was seen in all groups but PCT. Simplification of intestinal villi was observed in all(More)
The endothelialization process of a fibrous microvascular polyurethane prosthesis (inner diameter 1.6 mm) was studied by scanning electron microscopy. Forty-seven prostheses (1 cm) were implanted into the abdominal aorta of rats between the left renal artery and the bifurcation. Specimens were taken on day 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21 and 25, as well as 6 and(More)
Amputation of the penis is by no means the quickest and least invasive of the surgical methods of treating penis carcinoma. Radiation therapy has the advantage of preserving the integrity of the penis and does not render a later operation of the penis impossible. Regional lymph node metastases should be removed surgically whenever possible; their radical(More)
Two types of fibrous polyurethane prostheses with different compliances were implanted into the rat aorta with interrupted sutures and a running suture line. Excluding two technical failures, one unexplained death, and three infected prostheses, both groups (n = 21) showed a patency rate of 100%, up to 6 months after implantation. Rapid reendothelialisation(More)
BACKGROUND Chemo- and radiotherapeutic responses of leukemia cells are modified by integrin-mediated adhesion to extracellular matrix. To further characterize the molecular mechanisms by which beta1 integrins confer radiation and chemoresistance, HL60 human acute promyelocytic leukemia cells stably transfected with beta1 integrin and A3 Jurkat T-lymphoma(More)
We have tested the vasoactive effects of kinins in addition to various other endothelium-dependent or independent agonists in the arterial and venous perfused mesenteric circuits of the mouse. Bradykinin (0.1 pmol-100 nmol), but not des-Arg9-bradykinin (10 nmol) induced a dose-dependent vasodilation of the precontracted arterial and venous mesenteric(More)