Jost Klawitter

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BACKGROUND The metacarpophalangeal joint is the most commonly involved joint when rheumatoid arthritis affects the hand. Many prosthetic implants have been designed for the replacement of this joint. Although studies of these implants have shown relief of pain, they have generally demonstrated a poor range of motion, progression of ulnar drift, and bone(More)
To evaluate organ-specific metabolic changes after in vivo cyclosporine (CyA) treatment, male Wistar rats were treated with 10 mg/kg per day CyA orally for 6 days. Blood, kidney, liver, and heart tissues were extracted and analyzed by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). CyA decreased the energy balance [adenosine triphosphate (ATP)/adenosine diphosphate(More)
AIMS Dilated cardiomyopathies from chronic ischaemia (ISCM) or idiopathic (IDCM) pathological mechanisms are accompanied by similar clinical symptoms but may differ in protein expression, cell metabolism, and signalling processes at the cellular level. Using a combination of proteomic and metabolomic profiling, we sought to decipher the relationships(More)
BACKGROUND Severe ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury is a risk factor for delayed graft function. Delayed graft function remains difficult to predict, and it currently relies primarily on serum creatinine (SCr), urine output, and occasionally on graft biopsy. (1)H-NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) based metabolomics was used to establish(More)
A complex biologic network regulates kidney perfusion under physiologic conditions. This system is profoundly perturbed following renal ischemia, a leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) - a life-threatening condition that frequently complicates the care of hospitalized patients. Therapeutic approaches to prevent and treat AKI are extremely limited.(More)
BACKGROUND Although increased levels of S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) and S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) have been implicated as markers for renal and vascular dysfunction, until now there have been no studies investigating their association with clinical post-transplant events such as organ rejection and immunosuppressant nephrotoxicity. METHODS A newly(More)
A three-dimensional finite element stress analysis has been used to investigate the influence that variations in the infrastructural geometry of a blade-type dental implant have on the stress distribution around LTI carbon and aluminum oxide implants. The finite element model was constructed based upon an analysis of serial sections of a retrieved implant(More)
The clinical performance of LTI carbon, carbon-coated aluminum oxide, and uncoated aluminum oxide blade-type dental implants was studied in baboons. The objective of the study was to determine the effect that implant material elastic modulus and surface composition have on implant performance. Clinical parameters of mobility, sulcus depth, soft tissue(More)
The use of computer-aided design techniques, such as finite element stress analysis, to evaluate implant designs requires that the mechanics at the interface between the implant and the bone be characterized. This problem is accentuated when implants designed to achieve stabilization by tissue growth into porous coatings are used. A model has been developed(More)
The basic mechanisms underlying calcineurin inhibitor (CI) nephrotoxicity and its enhancement by sirolimus are still largely unknown. We investigated the effects of CIs alone and in combination with sirolimus on the renal proteome and correlated these effects with urine metabolite pattern changes. Thirty-six male Wistar rats were assigned to six treatment(More)