Hans Gregersen

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Morphometric and passive biomechanical properties were studied in the duodenum, jejunum and ileum in 10 non-diabetic and 40 streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The diabetic rats were divided into groups living 4 days, 1, 2, and 4 weeks after diabetes was induced (n=10 for each groups). The mechanical test was done as a ramp distension experiment. The(More)
Biomedical science and its allied disciplines are entering a new era in which computational methods and technologies are poised to play a prevalent role in supporting collaborative investigation of the human body. Within Europe, this has its focus in the virtual physiological human (VPH), which is an evolving entity that has emerged from the EuroPhysiome(More)
The thin afferent nerves were tested quantitatively by determining the thresholds of warmth and pricking pain to argon laser stimulation and by measuring the brain potentials related to pricking pain. In 27 patients with electrophysiologically verified carpal tunnel syndrome these parameters were measured from fingers 3 and 5 on both hands. All patients had(More)
BACKGROUND A number of mechanisms, other than acid reflux, may be responsible for the symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. AIM To assess the importance of non-acid reflux mechanisms. METHODS This review is based on presentations and discussion at a workshop, where specialists in the field analysed data relating to these mechanisms. RESULTS(More)
Changes in small intestinal geometry, residual strain and stress-strain properties during physiological growth were studied in rats ranging from 1 to 32 weeks of age. Small intestinal mass and dimensions increased many-fold with age, e.g. the weight per unit length increased five-fold with age and the wall cross-sectional area increased four-fold. The(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate gastric antral geometry and stress-strain properties by using transabdominal ultrasound scanning during volume-controlled distensions in the human gastric antrum. Seven healthy volunteers underwent stepwise inflation of a bag located in the antrum with volumes up to 60 ml. The stretch ratio and Cauchy stress and(More)
As the function of the gastrointestinal tract is to a large degree mechanical, it has become increasingly popular to acquire distensibility data in motility research based on various parameters. Hence it is important to know on which geometrical and mechanical assumptions the various parameters are based. Currently, compliance and tone derived from(More)
Proinflammatory cytokines are suspected to play a role in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma (MM). Therefore, it is possible that inborn genetic variations leading to a modified expression of these cytokines will influence the outcome for these patients. We investigated 348 MM patients undergoing high-dose melphalan treatment followed by Auto-SCT and(More)
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) have critical functions in vascular diseases. Haemodynamic factors are important regulators of VSMC functions in vascular pathophysiology. VSMCs are physiologically active in the three-dimensional matrix and interact with the shear stress sensor of endothelial cells (ECs). The purpose of this review is to illustrate how(More)