Johanna Horstmann

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Multiple pulmonary nodular densities simulating metastastic cancer were discovered in a routine chest roentgenogram of a 30-year-old pregnant woman. Lung biopsy revealed nodules composed of smooth muscle and collagenous tissue containing entrapped glandular elements. The lesions were initially interpreted as multiple pulmonary fibroleiomyomatous hamartomas(More)
Hematogenous tumor-cell dissemination during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in patients with colorectal cancer has been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of disseminated tumor cells in blood samples of rectal cancer patients after endorectal ultrasound and to determine its prognostic relevance. Peripheral venous blood(More)
At the University of Minnesota under the supervision of one staff surgeon both jejunoileal bypass (JIB) and gastric bypass (GIB) operations have been performed for weight reduction in morbidly obese individuals. During the last 14 years 727 patients underwent end-to-end (40 to 4 cm) JIB and more than 570 patients underwent GIB. This report is based on a(More)
After a major trauma, IL-1β-producing capacity of monocytes is reduced. Generation of IL-1β is important for appropriate immune response after trauma and requires not only synthesis and transcription of inflammasome components but also their activation. Altered IL-1β-processing due to deregulated NLRP inflammasomes assembly is associated with several(More)
At the University of Minnesota, under the supervision of one staff surgeon, both the jejunoileal bypass (JIB) and gastric bypass (GIB) operations have been done for weight reduction in morbidly obese individuals. Over the past 11 years, end-to-end (40 to 4 cm) JIB performed for 727 patients. In addition, antecolic GIB was performed for 364 patients over the(More)
Activation of melanocytic nevi from patients with malignant melanoma is documented microscopically. Features of activation include marked junctional activity, lack of lateral margination of junctional melanocytic activity, and--to a lesser degree--increased pigment production, inflammation, mitotic activity, and cytologic atypia. The changes are most(More)
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