Jens Christian Möller

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Chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis (CNO) is an auto-inflammatory disorder that affects the skeletal system. Interleukin (IL-)10 is an immune-modulatory cytokine that controls inflammation, and limits inflammatory cytokine responses. Dysregulation of IL-10 expression has been shown to result in autoimmune and infectious diseases. We investigated IL-10(More)
BACKGROUND Surfactant is usually given to mechanically ventilated preterm infants via an endotracheal tube to treat respiratory distress syndrome. We tested a new method of surfactant application to spontaneously breathing preterm infants to avoid mechanical ventilation. METHOD In a parallel-group, randomised controlled trial, 220 preterm infants with a(More)
There is growing evidence that sepsis-related complications in neonates are crucially mediated by the action of proinflammatory cytokines. It has previously been demonstrated that elevated IL-6 and IL-8 levels can predict brain damage and chronic lung disease in preterm infants. However, it is the current view that neonates have a reduced capability to(More)
Mutations of genes involved in the innate immune system have been reported to be associated with an increased sepsis rate in adults. We determined the -159T mutation of the CD14 gene, the 896G mutation of the toll-like receptor 4 gene, the 3020insC mutation of the NOD2 gene (NOD2-3020insC), the IL-6 174G/C promoter polymorphism (IL6-174G/C), and the(More)
Objective. To determine whether bovine surfactant given in cases of severe pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) improves oxygenation. Design. Single-center study with 19 patients, followed by a multicenter randomized comparison of surfactant with a standardized treatment algorithm. Primary endpoint PaO2/FIO2 at 48 h, secondary endpoints:(More)
The factor-V-Leiden mutation is seen in high frequencies in white people, despite its contribution to second-trimester abortion, preterm birth, and deep-vein thrombosis. The reason for its high frequency is not known. We investigated 102 mother-child pairs who had had successful in-vitro fertilisation by intracytoplasmic sperm injection as a model for human(More)
Neonatal asphyxia is a major topic of neonatal research. However, no clear-cut physiologic parameters exist which enable an early identification of neonatal infants who are either at risk to develop brain damage or posthypoxic heart failure. Parameters indicating dysfunction of the heart and kidneys as creatinine and creatinine kinase have been evaluated.(More)
Background: Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is still a condition associated with a high mortality, and many patients require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as rescue therapy. Beneficial effects of surfactant and perflubron lavage have been reported. However, pure surfactant supplementation has not been proven to be beneficial in the most(More)
Whether and when to transfuse in anemia of prematurity is highly controversial. Some authors suggest transfusions simply if the hemoglobin (Hb) level is below a defined normal range. Others propose the use of clinical or laboratory parameters in anemic patients to decide whether to transfuse or not. A decreasing amount of circulating Hb should cause a(More)