Gunter Kohler

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BACKGROUND Inflammatory cytokines have been related to the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), shock, and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). We tested the hypothesis that unfavorable outcome in patients with ARDS is related to the presence of a persistent inflammatory response. For this purpose, we evaluated the behavior of(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory cytokines (ICs) are important modulators of injury and repair. ICs have been found to be elevated in the BAL of patients with both early and late ARDS. We tested the hypothesis that recurrent injury to the alveolocapillary barrier and amplification of intra-alveolar fibroproliferation observed in nonresolving ARDS is related to a(More)
AIM Children complaining of hip pain most likely suffer from Perthes' disease. Similar morphological changes are seen in the hereditary diseases of the epiphyseal dysplasias which have a prevalence of about 40 of 100 000 inhabitants. We now show the differentiation between bilateral Perthes' disease, epiphyseal dysplasia and skeletal disorders like(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of topical treatment of 12 episodes of severe life threatening haemoptysis from a pulmonary aspergilloma in 11 patients is reviewed. METHODS A retrospective review was performed on five white and six African-American patients of mean age 49 years. The underlying diseases were bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, or(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe performance of breast duct endoscopy and compare the method with conventional diagnostic techniques. DESIGN Canadian Task Force classification III. SETTING Interdisciplinary Breast Unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Consecutive and unselected series of 15 female patients including 20 breasts with nipple discharge. (More)
Amidarone (AMD) is an antiarrhythmic drug with side effects on the nervous system. Cerebellum is seldom involved: We describe the case of a 56 years old male patient with a history of 4 month of cerebellar involvement characterized by gait unsteadiness, ataxia, nistagmus and vertigo. He was on treatment with AMD because of ventricular arrythmia. The(More)
We reviewed 538 charts of patients hospitalized with acute ischemic strokes between 1983 and 1991. The inclusion criteria for cardioembolism were: 1) sudden onset and maximal neurological focal deficit from the beginning, 2) brain CT showing an ischemic infarct, hemorrhagic infarct, or multiple infarcts, 3) cardioembolic sources demonstrated by(More)
We report 10 HTLV-I virus seropositive subjects, eight of them with HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM), two of them also infected with HIV as well as two asymptomatic HTLV-I+ relatives of two unrelated patients. HTLV-I is endemic in several tropical areas, where it causes different neurological diseases. Only few patients have been reported in our country(More)