Jorn Lohmann

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) is intestinotrophic, antisecretory, and transit-modulating in rodents, and it is mainly secreted from the intestinal mucosa of the terminal ileum and colon after food ingestion. We assessed the effect of GLP-2 on the gastrointestinal function in patients without a terminal ileum and colon who have functional(More)
Plasma fibronectin concentrations were determined in 16 patients with sepsis and shock. In all patients a definite decrease was observed during the course of the disease which did not correlate with coagulative function. Fibronectin in plasma rose to normal levels with improvement in the clinical picture. It is possible that plasma fibronectin indicates the(More)
Since there are now several ways to treatsymptomatic gallstone disease, one is able to selecttreatment on the basis of the patient's comfort, thepracticability, effectiveness, and side effects of the technique, and the relative costs. In order toassess the present status of contact dissolution withmethyl tert-butyl ether with regard to these aspects,the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the interobserver variability of CT based diameter and volumetric measurements of artificial pulmonary nodules. A special interest was the consideration of different measurement methods, observer experience and training levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS For this purpose 46 artificial small solid nodules were(More)
The concentration of granulocyte elastase-alpha-1-protease inhibitor (E-AT) complex in plasma is enhanced in inflammatory processes, e.g. in septicaemia and rheumatoid arthritis, being an expression of granulocyte activation during inflammatory response. In the present study we measured E-AT and fibronectin in the plasma of 46 patients with various(More)
Fibronectin is a cell surface glycoprotein and belongs to the opsonic system. It can be easily determined in human plasma by laser nephelometry. Patients in shock or with septicemia have extremely low concentrations of fibronectin in plasma which seems to correlate with a depression of the reticuloendothelial system (RES). Determination of fibronectin in(More)
1. 24 h after application of 900 mg D-galactosamine/kg body weight, an increase of total lipids, triglycerides, phosphatidyl-choline and phosphatidic acid concentrations, and also a decrease of total phospholipids and phosphatidylethanolamine can be determined in the whole rat liver. After administration of [1-14C]-palmitate, specific radioactivity of(More)
Ingestion of paraquat results in an extremely dangerous poisoning. The first aim is to clear the gastrointestinal tract by inducing emesis and performing gastric/gut lavage; as much activated charcoal as possible should be administered per os and as quickly as possible. The best measure to eliminate paraquat from blood and tissue is hemoperfusion with(More)
Chronic hepatic porphyrias (CHP) are associated with different degrees of liver damage. They range from minimal histological changes to cirrhosis and primary liver carcinomas. Forty patients with early stages of porphyrias were compared to 85 patients with clinically manifest porphyrias, Porphyria cutanea tarda. This comparison resulted in the fact that(More)