Gregor Stein

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In several studies on patients with rheumatoid arthritis, an association of bone loss with a persistently high disease activity has been found. The aim of our study was to investigate the relation between disease activity and serum levels of vitamin D metabolites, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and parameters of bone turnover in patients with rheumatoid(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the anatomical fit of different, precontoured palmar distal radius plates. The anatomical fit of seven different types of palmar distal radius plates [Königsee variable fixed-angle radius plate 7/3-hole, Königsee variable fixed-angle radius plate 5/3-hole (Allendorf, Germany), Medartis 2.5 Adaptive TriLock, Medartis(More)
Background: Asymmetrical dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an inhibitor of nitric-oxide synthase. It has been linked to atherosclerotic risk in the general population as well as in end-stage renal disease patients (ESRD), whereas symmetrical dimethylarginine (SDMA) is thought to be biological inactive. Prospective data concerning the role of both dimethylarginines(More)
Many patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) receive long-term treatment with azathioprine and prednisolone to control disease activity. In a retrospective study we evaluated the efficacy of combined treatment with azathioprine (2 mg/kg body weight/d) and low-dose prednisolone (7–12 mg/d) and the predictors of disease flares during this therapy(More)
Open surgical reconstruction of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament is the standard treatment for symptomatic posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow. It involves dissection and retraction of the lateral elbow muscles, which have been shown to be secondary stabilizers of the lateral elbow. We introduce a new muscle-protecting technique for(More)
BACKGROUND Results of knee replacement registries have shown that unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has a significantly higher revision and failure rate than current state-of-the-art TKA. The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate the long-term outcomes and to calculate the 10 year survival of knees with medial osteoarthritis treated with(More)
Precise assessment of motor deficits after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in rodents is crucial for understanding the mechanisms of functional recovery and testing therapeutic approaches. Here we analyzed the applicability to a rat SCI model of an objective approach, the single-frame motion analysis, created and used for functional analysis in mice.(More)
PURPOSE Based on several positive effects of whole-body-vibration (WBV) therapy on recovery after SCI, we looked for correlations between functional (analysis of locomotion), electrophysiological (H-reflex) and morphological (density of functioning capillaries) measurements after SCI and WBV-treatment. METHODS Severe compression SCI at low-thoracic level(More)
BACKGROUND Fusion of lumbar spine segments is a well-established therapy for many pathologies. The procedure changes the biomechanics of the spine. Initial clinical benefits may be outweighed by ensuing damage to the adjacent segments. Various surgical devices and techniques have been developed to prevent this deterioration. "Topping off" systems combine(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative arthropathy. Load-bearing joints such as knee and hip are more often affected than spine or hands. The prevalence of gonarthrosis is generally higher than that of coxarthrosis.Because no cure for OA exists, the main emphasis of therapy is analgesic treatment through either mobility or(More)