Gabriele Meyer

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The common ice plant is a facultative halophyte in which Crassulacean acid metabolism, a metabolic adaptation to arid environments, can be induced by irrigating plants with high levels of NaCl or by drought. This stress-induced metabolic transition is accompanied by up to a 50-fold increase in the activity of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPCase). To(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of an intervention programme designed to increase use of hip protectors in elderly people in nursing homes. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial with 18 months of follow up. SETTING Nursing homes in Hamburg (25 clusters in intervention group; 24 in control group). PARTICIPANTS Residents with a high risk of falling(More)
Among the translation products obtained in vitro with mRNAs isolated from etiolated grown pea, or after different times of illumination following the etiolation, a 24000-Mr protein has been observed in the very early phase of greening; its occurrence culminates at 2-4 h after the start of illumination. From these data it is concluded that the corresponding(More)
BACKGROUND Despite increasing knowledge about the limited effectiveness and severe adverse effects, the prescription rate of psychotropic medications in frail elderly persons remains high. Prescriptions are mainly made to control behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, although factors associated with prescriptions are rarely reported. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma occurring in noncirrhotic livers is rare. The purpose of this article was to evaluate the outcomes and prognostic factors after hepatectomy in this setting. STUDY DESIGN Between June 1998 and May 2005, 83 patients underwent liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in noncirrhotic livers at our institution.(More)
The synthesis, transport and localization of a nuclear coded 22-kd heat-shock protein (HSP) in the chloroplast membranes was studied in pea plants and Chlamydomonas reinhardi. HSPs were detected in both systems by in vivo labeling and in vitro translation of poly(A)RNA, using the wheat-germ and reticulocyte lysate systems. Heat-shock treatment of pea plants(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To investigate (1) the prevalence of physical restraints and psychoactive medication, (2) newly administered physical restraints, frequency of application of the devices and frequency of psychoactive medication on demand during 12-month follow-up and (3) characteristics associated with restraint use in nursing homes. BACKGROUND High(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) is a condition of obstruction, apneas and arousals while sleeping. It has been suggested that OSAS independently influences glucose metabolism. The main treatment for OSAS is continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP). OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of CPAP on insulin resistance and glucose(More)
AIM To aggregate, interpret and synthesize findings from qualitative studies of patients' experiences on being transferred/in transition from one hospital to another or from one ward to another. BACKGROUND Studies about patients' experiences of transfer focused on concepts such as transfer stress, transfer anxiety, and translocation syndrome; however, a(More)
2008 SOR guidelines for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis associated with central venous catheters in patients with cancer: report from the working group P. Debourdeau*, D. Kassab Chahmi, G. Le Gal, I. Kriegel, E. Desruennes, M.-C. Douard, I. Elalamy, G. Meyer, P. Mismetti, M. Pavic, M.-L. Scrobohaci, H. Lévesque, J. M. Renaudin and D. Farge on(More)