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OBJECTIVES The present study investigated whether systemic, low-grade inflammation of metabolic risk contributed to diastolic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and heart failure with preseved ejection fraction (HFpEF) through coronary microvascular endothelial activation, which alters paracrine signalling to cardiomyocytes and predisposes them to(More)
OBJECTIVE Wound age determination in living subjects is important in routine diagnostics in forensic medicine. Macroscopical description of a wound to determine wound age however is inadequate. The aim of this study was to assess whether it would be feasible to determine wound age via analysis of morphological characteristics and extracellular matrix(More)
Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, partly through reduced insulin-induced microvascular vasodilation, which causes impairment of glucose delivery and uptake. We studied whether perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) controls insulin-induced vasodilation in human muscle, and whether altered properties of PVAT relate to(More)
Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) embedded flight controllers provides more realistic test environments for pre-flight tests. The HIL test system which is described in this paper combines a detailed and sophisticated flight simulation software with a moving hardware platform in the pitch and roll axis with actual(More)
OBJECTIVE In forensic medicine it is important to determine the age of skin wounds in living subjects. The aim of this study was to assess whether analysis of inflammatory cells and inflammatory mediators in skin biopsies of wounds from living subjects could improve wound age determination. METHODS Biopsies (n=101), representing the superficial border(More)
Rationale Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, at least partly through its association with microvascular dysfunction and insulin resistance. In the skeletal muscle microcirculation of obese subjects, insulin’s vasodilator effects are impaired, reducing insulin-induced glucose delivery and uptake. Here, we studied(More)
In patients with burns, a massive inflammatory response is induced which negatively affects the healing process of the burn wound and additionally exerts systemic effects. An important factor herein is the complement system. Here we analyzed the effects of burns on complement and inflammatory cells both locally and systemically after burn in time in a pig(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In forensic autopsies it is important to determine the age of early vital skin wounds as accurate as possible. In addition to inflammation, coagulation is also induced in vital wounds. Analysis of blood coagulation markers in wound hemorrhage could therefore be an important additional discriminating factor in wound age determination.(More)
Severe burns induce a complex systemic inflammatory response characterized by a typical prolonged acute phase response (APR) that starts approximately 4-8h after-burn and persists for months up to a year after the initial burn trauma. During this APR, acute phase proteins (APPs), including C-reactive protein (CRP) and complement (e.g. C3, C4 and C5) are(More)