Georg Reimann

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Acute psychological stress in humans induces sudden alterations in catecholamine plasma levels and in the distribution of peripheral blood lymphocytes. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had an impact on the psychoneuroimmunologic axis. Twelve asymptomatic HIV-positive homo- or bisexual(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of fusidic acid therapy on the hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzyme system. METHODS Thirty HIV-seropositive L-methadone-substituted i.v. drug abusers (stage CDC/WHO B2 - 3 with CD4+-counts ranging from 65 to 293/microl) were randomized into 3 groups (A - C). Ten patients were treated with fusidic acid 500 mg/day(More)
OBJECTIVE Endocrine dysfunction is a common problem in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV). We therefore evaluated the endocrine function in 31 male homosexual HIV-1-infected men: mean age 37 +/- 7.2 years (range 24-52). METHODS AND MATERIALS Blood was obtained for baseline T3, T4, TSH, LH, FSH, prolactin, testosterone, ACTH and(More)
Mice with congenital severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID) failed to mount either a T cell-independent IgM or T cell-dependent IgG anti-vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) Indiana (IND) response. They did not generate cytotoxic T cells against lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) or vaccinia virus, but exhibited NK cell-like activities. When(More)
Anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) is a potential precursor of invasive anal carcinoma. Introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the treatment of HIV infection substantially reduced the incidence of some diseases associated with opportunistic viral infections. However, the incidence of AIN is reported to increase and HAART seems to(More)
Coronary thrombosis was induced in 14 miniature pigs by means of direct current. The induction electrode was introduced via the common carotid artery into the coronary artery. The intensity of current (1 mA) and the duration of current flow (60 min) were kept constant in all the experimental animals. 6 miniature pigs survived the period of observation (48(More)
Recent reports showed a positive therapeutic effect of foscarnet on Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in HIV-positive patients. We investigated the therapeutic effect of foscarnet on KS-derived cell lines. Three KS spindle cell cultures of HIV-positive patients as well three fibroblast cell cultures of HIV-positive as HIV-negative patients were established. The(More)
A method for inducing peripheric white thrombosis in the dog is described. Thrombogenesis was initiated by continuous current 10 mA for 15 minutes. In each case the intravascular electrode was inserted in the femoral artery, the intima lying close to the electrode. Electromagnetic flow measurements and angiography proved the thrombosis.
The thrombosis in dependence on the stream velocity in the electrically induced thrombosis was investigated by blood flow measurements in the femoral artery in 16 mongrel dogs. Thromboses were shown histologically in all 16 animals. 8 of them did not obturate. Obturating thromboses were produced with the application of anodic direct current of 1 mA during(More)