Jan Hüther

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Malakoplakia, from the Greek term meaning "soft plaque," is a rare granulomatous disease first documented by Michaelis and Gutmann in 1902, and is most commonly found in association with systemic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, sarcoidosis or neoplasm. We present a case report of malakoplakia in a 55-year-old(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgical ventricular reconstruction is a treatment option for patients with apical akinesia or dyskinesia. The Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure trial recently demonstrated its safety but no added benefit to bypass surgery, although the trial's inclusion criteria did not contain shape or viability parameters. However, we evaluated(More)
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