Gunther Neeck

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To study the hormonal perturbations in FMS patients we injected sixteen FMS patients and seventeen controls a cocktail of the hypothalamic releasing hormones: Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), and Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) and observed the hormonal(More)
In der vorliegenden Projektgruppenarbeit Strukturqualität werden die fünf vom Verband Rheumatologischer Akutkliniken e.V. (VRA) verabschiedeten Richtlinien zur Strukturqualität akut-internistischer Rheumakliniken aufgeführt. Die für deren Umsetzung notwendigen räumlichen und personellen Ressourcen sind hier entsprechend benannt.    Die Vorhaltung eines(More)
OBJECTIVE Based on a potential role for serotonin receptors in fibromyalgia, we investigated the efficacy and tolerability of treatment with tropisetron, a highly selective, competitive inhibitor of the 5-HT3 receptor. METHODS In this prospective, multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group, dose-finding study, 418 patients suffering from primary(More)
The physiology of nociception involves a complex interaction of peripheral and central nervous system (CNS) structures, extending from the skin, the viscera and the musculoskeletal tissues to the cerebral cortex. The pathophysiology of chronic pain shows alterations of normal physiological pathways, giving rise to hyperalgesia or allodynia. After(More)
Thyroid function was tested in 13 female patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) and 10 healthy age matched controls by intravenous injection of 400 micrograms thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). Basal thyroid hormone levels of both groups were in the normal range. However, patients with primary FS responded with a significantly lower secretion of(More)
  • G Neeck
  • Scandinavian journal of rheumatology. Supplement
  • 2000
The symptomatology of the fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) often resembles an alteration in central nervous set points at least in three systems. The patients suffer under chronic pain in the region of the locomotor system, presumably reflecting a disturbed central processing of pain. Anxiety and depression often characterizes the clinical picture. Almost all of(More)
In a comparative proteome analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), we analyzed 130 two-dimensional gels obtained from 33 healthy control individuals and 32 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We found 16 protein spots that are deregulated in patients with RA and, using peptide mass fingerprinting and Western blot analyses,(More)
We studied secretory activity of the adrenal gland by determining cortisol blood levels throughout a 24-h cycle at 2-h intervals in 26 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), not previously treated with glucocorticosteroids or disease modifying drugs. In patients with low erythrocyte sedimentation rates [(ESR) up to 40 mm/h] and medium disease activity(More)
OBJECTIVE Antibody subclasses reflect specific immunological processes and may be indicative of the underlying pathological pattern in an autoimmune disease like RA. We therefore quantified anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides (CCP) and anti- citrullinated vimentin (MCV) IgG subclass titres in RA patients and compared them with the respective titres of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare power Doppler sonography (PDS) findings inside the bicipital tendon sheath in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and degenerative disorders of the shoulder, in order to evaluate the diagnostic value of PDS in distinguishing between inflammatory and noninflammatory shoulder pain. METHODS The glenohumeral joints of 41 consecutive(More)