Joerg Haberstroh

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BACKGROUND Doxorubicin causes a chronic cardiomyopathy of unknown pathogenesis. We investigated whether acquired defects in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and interconnected respiratory chain dysfunction may represent a molecular mechanism for its late onset. METHODS AND RESULTS Rats were treated weekly with intravenous doxorubicin (1 mg/kg) for 7 weeks,(More)
BACKGROUND Desflurane depresses hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) in vitro. During one-lung ventilation (OLV), HPV may reduce venous admixture and ameliorate the decrease in arterial O2 tension by diverting blood from the non-ventilated to the ventilated lung. Accordingly, this study compares the effects of desflurane with those of propofol on(More)
Purpose: Polymer-coated, dexamethasone (DXM)-releasing stents were tested in order to assess the efficacy of DXM released locally for the prevention of stent restenosis due to intimal hyperplasia. Methods: Strecker stents coated with a biodegradable membrane containing DXM were implanted percutaneously into the femoral artery in 14 dogs. The contralateral(More)
Perioperative liver injury due to decreased perfusion may be an underlying mechanism behind the development of systemic inflammatory response syndrome. We designed this animal study to assess whether thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) impairs liver oxygenation due to induced hypotension. After ethical approval, 19 anesthetized and acutely instrumented pigs(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative intestinal hypoperfusion is a major contributing factor leading to organ dysfunction. It can be caused by stress as a result of surgical manipulation or hypoxia. Additionally, anaesthesia can affect intestinal oxygenation. This animal study was designed to assess the effects of reduced regional sympathetic nervous activity induced(More)
This study was designed to investigate the effects of desflurane on systemic and splanchnic hemodynamics, O2 delivery and O2 uptake, tissue oxygenation (as monitored by surface PO2 electrodes), and hepatic oxygen-dependent intermediary metabolism (hepatic lactate uptake, intestinal lactate production, ketone-body ratio) in the pig. We studied 11(More)
Uneven distribution of exogenous surfactant contributes to a poor clinical response in animal models of respiratory distress syndrome. Alveolar recruitment at the time of surfactant administration may lead to more homogeneous distribution within the lungs and result in a superior clinical response. To investigate the effects of three different volume(More)
BACKGROUND Subchondral fracture patterns and bone bruises have been described and some clinical studies have shown alterations in the initially healthy cartilage after such lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS After having performed cadaver studies, we created an animal model to produce pure subchondral damage without affecting the articular cartilage, under MRI(More)
Our aim was to compare the osteogenic potential of mononuclear cells harvested from the iliac crest combined with bovine bone mineral (BBM) (experimental group) with that of autogenous cancellous bone alone (control group). We studied bilateral augmentations of the sinus floor in 6 adult sheep. BBM and mononuclear cells (MNC) were mixed and placed into one(More)
OBJECTIVE In a previous experimental study on 60 freshly slaughtered pig trachea, a statistically significant better resistance to pressure was found after mechanical stapling compared to hand suture. The objective of this study was to determine the resistance to pressure of a bronchial stump depending upon the closure technique (manual vs. mechanical) used(More)