Harald D. Müller

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BACKGROUND Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) after focal cerebral ischemia reduces infarct size and improves outcome when applied early after stroke. Here, we evaluated effects of HBO on permanent focal cerebral ischemia and applied magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) monitoring to study lesion evolution. METHODS Rats underwent permanent middle cerebral artery(More)
PURPOSE In an experimental autoimmune animal model, retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss was induced through immunization with glaucoma-related antigens. The target of this study was to investigate the pathomechanism behind this decline and the serum antibody reactivity against ocular and neuronal tissues after immunization with glaucoma- and(More)
The endocannabinoids anandamide (AEA) and palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) act as endogenous protective factors of the brain, using different pathways of neuroprotection against neuronal damage. Although several in vivo and in vitro studies confirmed the neuroprotective efficacy of endocannabinoids, no experimental settings compare and explore the(More)
OBJECT Fibrinolysis therapy accomplished using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and aspiration is considered to be a viable alternative to microsurgery and medical therapy for the treatment of deep-seated spontaneous intracerebral hematomas (SICHs). Tissue plasminogen activator is a mediator of thrombin- and ischemia-related delayed edema. Because both(More)
Myofibrillar myopathies are caused by mutations in desmin, alphaB-crystallin, myotilin, ZASP, and filamin C genes. Since the vast majority of myofibrillar myopathy causing mutations are heterozygous single amino acid substitutions or small in-frame deletions, the pathogenic role of mutant versus wild-type protein cannot be assessed in human skeletal muscle(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Both application of neurotrophic factors like brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and constraint-induced movement therapy like forced arm use have been shown to potentially improve outcome after stroke. The aim of the present study was to check whether postischemic long-term outcome correlates to specific modifications in the(More)
Tubular aggregates (TAs) in skeletal muscle fibers have been observed as a nonspecific finding in a number of different conditions such as periodic paralysis, myotonic disorders, hyperaldosteronism, chronic use of drugs, and alcoholism. However, TAs were also found more specifically in well-defined muscle disorders, e.g., exercise-induced cramps, myasthenic(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether hypotony after filtration surgery has any influence on visual acuity and intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering. PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively investigated 43 eyes of 43 patients undergoing trabeculectomy without the use of antimetabolites for 12 months. RESULTS The lowest postoperative IOP valued 4.9 +/- 3.6 mm Hg(More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is defined as an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) of the peripheral nervous system. Reports on central nervous system involvement in patients with GBS are rare and the histopathological analysis was usually restricted to conventional staining techniques. We were able to investigate four cases with(More)
AIM To evaluate the in vitro and in vivo characteristics of [N-methyl-(11)C]2-(4'-(methylaminophenyl)-benzothiazole ([(11)C]BTA-1) as well as [N-methyl-(11)C]2-(3'-methyl-4'-(methylamino)phenyl)-benzothiazole ([(11)C]3'-Me-BTA-1) as diagnostic markers of amyloid-beta (Abeta) in Alzheimer's disease (AD). MATERIAL, METHODS Brain uptake and clearance was(More)