K Kusterer

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The effect of B2 receptor bradykinin antagonist icatibant on postcapillary leukostasis, microcirculatory stasis, and tissue necrosis was studied in acute pancreatitis. In rats, pancreatitis was induced by intraductal injection of sodium taurocholate (ST), intravenous caerulein and intraductal infusion of glucodeoxycholic acid (GDOC), or intravenous(More)
The sensitive detection of circulating tumour cells in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer may precede the detection of relapse by other diagnostic studies--such as serum thyroglobulin-and thus may have important therapeutic and prognostic implications. We performed reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on blood samples from(More)
OBJECTIVE/METHODS In order to investigate whether selective hypertriglyceridemia impairs endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in the rat hindlimb, rats were selectively bred to establish two strains, one with a pronounced hypertriglyceridemia (HT) and the other with normal plasma levels of triglycerides (LT). RESULTS Carotid arteries and aortae removed(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate thyroid peroxidase (TPO) mRNA expression in peripheral blood of patients with benign and malignant thyroid disease. Included were 120 thyroid cancer patients, 85 patients with goitre or Graves' disease (GD) and 54 healthy volunteers. TPO mRNA expression was analysed in peripheral blood by nested RT-PCR. In cancer(More)
The interaction between intravenously transferred lymphocytes derived from spleens of multiple low-dose streptozotocin-diabetic mice with islet, exocrine pancreatic, and gastric mucosal endothelium of nondiabetic recipient mice was investigated by in vivo microscopy. Donor lymphocytes were stained with acridine red in vitro. The adoptive transfer of these(More)
OBJECTIVES Levofloxacin has a high bioavailability and a broad antibacterial spectrum which covers the common pathogens found in acute and chronic diabetic foot infections. The purpose of our study was to determine the serum and tissue concentrations of levofloxacin when administered orally in patients with infected diabetic foot ulcers and to compare these(More)
Natural somatostatin and two synthetic derivatives (octreotide, 008) were tested for their ability to prevent hypoxic ischemic cell injury of the isolated perfused rat liver. The cyclic octapeptide octreotide is known to have endocrine and cytoprotective activities, whereas the cyclic hexapeptide 008 exerts protective actions without any endocrine effects.(More)
Detection of local relapse or metastasis in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) continue to pose a major diagnostic challenge. Besides established diagnostic studies such as serum calcitonin (CT) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), molecular detection of circulating tumour cells may be an additional diagnostic tool for the early detection of disease(More)
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