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A model for the operationalization of empirical research of defense mechanisms is presented. Measures for operationalized defense diagnoses are discussed against the background of a cognitive model of different coding of information channels (linguistic and perceptual coding). Studies for the operationalized diagnoses in the clinical assessment of defense(More)
The following study examines the correlation of psychosocial stress and disease activity in patients suffering from chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. 70 patients with Crohn's disease and 44 patients with ulcerative colitis took part in this study. Using an inventory for the registration of life-changing events, psychosocial life-events of the last 24(More)
1. The action of tetanus toxin on the sympathetic postganglionic discharge was studied in cats. Local tetanus was produced, cutaneous afferents were electrically stimulated en bloc (whole nerve) and mass action potentials were recorded from the renal nerves. 2. The pulse modulation of the spontaneous discharge was more pronounced on the tetanus side than on(More)
Results of an analysis are presented, concerning the situation of animal welfare in keeping and housing of calves, pigs and laying hens. It is observed, that stockholders are making great efforts to follow the animal welfare regulations. Remaining problems of animal welfare in farms are described.
In the last 7 years we treated six patients with Munchhausen's syndrome who had selfinduced disturbances of postoperative wound healing. Three presented with fistulas of the abdominal wall, one of the thoracic wall and one of the buttock. One patient produced subcutaneous emphysema of the tigh, two died: one from chronic empyema of the pleura, another from(More)