Karsten Reinhardt

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Patients with Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus are at increased risk of thrombosis and the premature development of atherosclerosis. This may be related to damage to the endothelium (which may be the primary target tissue for the disease process) resulting from a loss of normal glycaemic metabolic control. Thus changes in endothelial cell(More)
Increased concentrations of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-I (ICAM-1) have been reported in a number of diseases including cancer. This study was undertaken to evaluate soluble ICAM-1 in colorectal cancer and its relationship to an unspecific acute phase response. Fifty six patients (25 with advanced colorectal cancer and 31 out-patients after(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of ileal bladder substitutes with preservation of the ileocecal valve and distal 25 cm of ileum on nephrolithiasis. METHODS We reviewed a consecutive series of 518 patients (44 women and 474 men) with ileal orthotopic bladder substitution in whom 55 to 65 cm of ileum was resected but with preservation of the ileocecal valve(More)