Juliane Pape

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OBJECTIVE The angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (sFlt)-1 and placental growth factor (PIGF) have been implicated in the mechanisms of disease responsible for preeclampsia (PE). Moreover, it has been proposed that the concentrations of these markers in maternal serum/plasma may have predictive value. This study evaluates(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a large, comprehensive evaluation of the CSF findings in patients with serologically confirmed West Nile virus (WNV), CNS disease, and their correlation with outcome. METHODS CSF samples from 334 WNV-infected hospitalized patients were analyzed. Information was available and extracted from the medical records of 250 of these patients,(More)
AIMS The sFlt-1/PlGF ratio has been evaluated as a diagnostic marker for preeclampsia (PE). The aim of this study was to explore the use of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio as an aid in prediction for PE. METHODS 150 patients with a high risk for PE were enrolled in this prospective study. Groups were compared according to the pregnancy outcome: controls (n=114),(More)
We showed earlier that activating autoantibodies against the angiotensin II type 1 (AT(1)) receptor (AT1-AA) circulate in preeclamptic women. They may be involved in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Protein alignment suggests that the binding site for AT1-AAs is highly homologous to the capsid protein VP2 of parvovirus B19. We performed a prospective,(More)
One hundred ninety-one consecutive living related transplants performed from 1969 to the end of 1978 have been analyzed for the effect of pretransplant blood transfusions. Superior graft survival was observed in transfused patients transplanted with a one HLA haplotype-disparate kidney, whereas no effect of blood transfusions could be observed on the(More)
OBJECTIVES The utility of angiogenic and antiangiogenic biomarkers as diagnostic tools in preeclampsia (PE) has been shown in previous studies. Our study's aim was to evaluate the use of automated measurement of sFlt1, PlGF and their ratio (sFlt1/PlGF) in differential diagnosis of hypertensive pregnancy disorders. PATIENTS/METHODS Sixty-four patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with preeclampsia (PE) exhibit different serum concentrations of sFlt-1 and PlGF. The sFlt-1/PlGF ratio can be used as an aid in the diagnosis of preeclampsia. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to explore the use of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio as an aid in the prediction of preeclampsia in women with a high risk of the condition.(More)
The influence of pre-transplant blood transfusions and haemodialysis has been analyzed in 191 consecutive living related first transplants. A significantly increased graft survival was seen among patients having received blood transfusions and transplanted with a 1 haplotype disparate kidney, while no effect could be observed in HLA-identical(More)
Three-hundred-and-ninety-five candidates registered for a first cadaveric renal transplant have been analyzed for the effect of pre-graft blood transfusions. Of these, 348 patients were transplanted, 45 died prior to transplantation and two patients have not yet received a transplant. Slightly less than half of the transplanted patients had been transfused,(More)