Hans Christoph Ludwig

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This article focuses on human Borna disease virus (BDV) infections, most notably on the development of valid diagnostic systems, which have arisen as a major research issue in the past decade. The significance of a novel modular triple enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay that is capable of specifically measuring anti-BDV antibodies as well as major structural(More)
OBJECT The goal of this report was to describe the authors' initial experiences with an adjustable gravity-assisted valve (GAV) called the ProGAV in treating childhood hydrocephalus. METHODS The ProGAV was implanted in 53 children (29 boys and 24 girls, median age 7.3 years) with hydrocephalus of various origins. The ProGAV consists of a(More)
By means of the screen scan electron microscope, the structure of a web-like extravasal fibrin “wallpaper” in the placental bed of the uterine wall can be clarified in more detail. In earlier examinations within the range of light microscopy, findings were made which offer indications for the formation of an extravasal fibrin “wall-paper” after the removal(More)
In occlusive hydrocephalus, cysts and some ventricular tumours, neuroendoscopy has replaced shunt operations and microsurgery. There is an ongoing discussion if neuronavigation should routinely accompany neuroendoscopy or if its use should be limited to selected cases. In this prospective clinical series, the role of neuronavigation during intracranial(More)
The chairmen of the university departments in Leipzig (Karl Credé, Fig. 1) and Breslau (Otto Spiegelberg, Fig. 2) cooperated on the editorship for this journal. Credé’s name is still familiar to obstetricians for his recommendation of prophylactic instillations in the conjunctive sac of newborns against blennorrhoea. He also devised a method of forcing(More)
The DNA repair ability of unstimulated lymphocytes damaged by ultraviolet irradiation was measured in a group of 15 breast cancer patients before surgery, and 3 to 5 years later a) after surgery alone (n=6), or b) after surgery with additional chemo- and/or radiotherapy (n=9). In group a) 3 out of 6 patients had reduced repair before and 2 out of 6 after(More)
OBJECTIVE Piezoelectric surgery represents an innovative, ultrasonic surgery technique for performing a safe and effective osteotomy or osteoplasty that contrasts with the traditional hard and soft tissue management methods with rotating instruments. METHODS Because of its physical and mechanical properties, the definitive clinical advantage of(More)