Gabriele Braun

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Platelet aggregation studies generally are performed in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) by the turbidometric method. The authors compared this technic with the recently introduced impedance aggregometry in PRP and whole blood (WB). In healthy controls there was a good correlation between the two technics when aggregation was induced by ADP or collagen. As(More)
The objective of this GCP-compliant clinical field study was to evaluate the efficacy of the combination of moxidectin (minimum dose of 2.5 mg/kg body weight) and imidacloprid (minimum dose of 10.0 mg/kg body weight) spot-on (Advocate®) as a preventive and therapeutic treatment of natural infection by Dirofilaria repens in dogs in the Czech Republic. There(More)
Dirofilaria repens is the causative agent of subcutaneous dirofilariosis of dogs, other animals and humans. This nematode is transmitted by mosquitoes of Aedes, Anopheles and Culex genera. In dogs, the parasite may cause subclinical infection or cutaneous signs. Recently, D. repens has emerged and spread in different geographical areas, with an increase of(More)
Schistosoma mansoni-infected individuals who have low intensities of reinfection following treatment produce immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against a range of S. mansoni adult-worm antigens. One of the targets of the IgE response is an adult-worm sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis band of 22 kDa (Sm22), which contains an antigen(s)(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze retrospectively the effect of cryopreservation on donor's sperm. STUDY DESIGN Data were collected on 178 cryopreserved-thawed sperm specimens from 44 donors and 624 oocytes from 62 women, which underwent in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) treatments with donor's sperm. Data on fresh sperm, 175 sperm specimens from 76(More)
BACKGROUND Current risk calculations for trisomy 21, which are based on multiples of median (MoM), do not take into account possible differences between euploid and trisomy 21 pregnancies that may develop with gestational age. In order to optimize the predictive value of screening tests, we calculated the ratio between maternal serum concentration of(More)
BACKGROUND It is often difficult to select an appropriate workload increment for progressive cycle exercise tests in order to achieve optimal test duration (8-12 min). We hypothesize that baseline respiratory function can be systematically used to select appropriate workload increment to optimize test duration in patients referred to the clinical(More)
The nematode Capillaria aerophila (Trichuroidea, Trichuridae) affects the respiratory system of cats and other animals and occasionally of human beings. Infected cats may show bronchovesicular sounds, inflammation, sneezing, wheezing and, chronic cough and, sometimes, bronchopneumonia and respiratory failure. The present study evaluated the efficacy and(More)
THE EFFECT OF CHRONIC VERSUS ACUTE ADMINISTRATION ON THE ANABOLIC EFFECT OF PGE 2 ON BONE IN THE OVX RAT. W.J. Wechter, A.E. Bigornia, D. Kantoci, D.D. Quiggle, J. Lindeen, E.D. Murray, Jr., and R. Setterberg, Laboratory of Chemical Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. The extant literature (Desimone & Bell)" had(More)