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Flagellates from the caeca of a diseased hen and a diseased goose were transmitted to 35 specific pathogen-free (SPF) chickens. The flagellates of chicken origin were identified asChilomastix gallinarum, Tritrichomonas eberthi, andTetratrichomonas gallinarum. T. eberthi was not detected in the material of goose origin. Morphologic studies did not reveal any(More)
A considerable number of cancer patients use complementary medicine therapies in order to alleviate different symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and depression, occurring in connection with cancer. This paper explores the question to what extent massage therapies are able to reduce the amount of pain, anxiety, and depression. For this purpose, a systematic(More)
In palliative care between 13.9 and 25 percent of all patients suffering from cancer show signs of anxiety disorders. Up to 75 percent of these patients suffer from non-pathologic anxiety, which has a negative impact on the patients' quality of life. Therefore it is important to provide interventions that are able to reduce anxiety of cancer patients.(More)
Actions of the central angiotensin system on brain cAMP concentrations were studied after intraventricular injection of renin. Biosynthesis of endogenous brain angiotensin II was stimulated by 0.1 U renin and the blood pressure was elevated 40 min after the application. Stimulation of the brain angiotensin system affected cAMP metabolism in several brain(More)
Both sirolimus and cyclosporine are immunosuppressants used in a combined regimen after organ transplantation. When coadministered with the innovator formulation of cyclosporine, sirolimus blood levels increase 3.3-fold due to a pharmacokinetic interaction. We assessed this drug interaction for potential differences when the innovator formulation is(More)
The molecular causes for enhanced radiosensitivity of Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome cells are unclear, especially as repair of DNA damage is hardly impeded in these cells. We clearly demonstrate that radiation hypersensitivity is accompanied by enhanced γ-radiation-induced apoptosis in NBS1 deficient lymphoblastoid cell lines. Differences in the apoptotic(More)
PURPOSE Radiation-induced chromosome aberrations are routinely used in biologic dosimetry to monitor radiation exposure. Translocations are considered stable aberrations with time after exposure. This study was performed to determine the temporal persistence of radiation-induced translocations during a 36-month period in therapeutically irradiated(More)
In higher plants, the redox-active tripeptide glutathione (GSH) fulfills a plethora of functions. These include its pivotal role for maintaining the cellular redox poise and its involvement in detoxification of heavy metals and xenobiotics. Intimately linked to these functions, GSH also acts as a cellular signal, mediating control of enzyme and/or(More)
Increased levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) have been observed in patients with acute myocarditis and are associated with poor prognosis. This study was designed to examine whether treatment with anti-IL-6 receptor antibody improves cardiac dysfunction and left ventricular (LV) remodeling in experimental Coxsackie virus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis. C57BL6/J(More)
: Cardiac-derived adherent proliferating cells (CardAPs) are cells derived from human endomyocardial biopsy specimens; they share several properties with mesenchymal stromal cells. The aims of this study were to evaluate whether intramyocardial injection of CardAPs modulates cardiac fibrosis and hypertrophy in a mouse model of angiotensin II (Ang(More)