Joerg Zielske

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Dysphagia is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients treated in intensive care units (ICUs). Structured otorhinolaryngological data on dysphagia in ICU survivors with severe sepsis are missing. In a prospective study, 30 ICU patients with severe sepsis and thirty without sepsis as control group were examined using bedside(More)
Incubation of normal human peripheral blood lymphoid cells in fetal calf serum-supplemented media initiates blastogenic and nonspecific cytotoxic responses. A panel of lymphocytes from 13 normal donors exhibited increased [3H]thymidine incorporation from 2 to 40 times that of control lymphocytes incubated in pooled human AB-supplemented media. Fetal calf(More)
Human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) were found to be highly cytotoxic to a human malignant melanoma target cell line after the PBL were cultured in medium supplemented with 20% fetal bovine serum (FBS). The effector cells had surface markers similar to those of non-cultured NK effectors against melanoma targets. Both NK (without culture) and the(More)
INTRODUCTION Muscle ultrasound is emerging as a promising tool in the diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases. The current observational study evaluates the usefulness of muscle ultrasound in patients with severe sepsis for assessment of critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy (CINM) in the intensive care unit. METHODS 28 patients with either septic(More)
Dysphagia is a severe complication in critically ill patients and affects more than half the patients in an intensive care unit. Dysphagia also has a strong impact on morbidity and mortality. Risk factors for the development of dysphagia are neurological diseases, age >55-70 years, intubation >7 days and sepsis. With increasing numbers of long-term(More)
The culture of human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) in fetal bovine serum (FBS) supplemented media results in the activation of an amplifier activity for mitogen or antigen induced proliferative responses. T cells are required for the generation of amplifier cells. In addition, this amplifier activity was shown to require a cell with Fc receptors for(More)
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