Karsten Winter

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We sought to determine whether early nerve damage may be detected by corneal confocal microscopy (CCM), skin biopsy, and neurophysiological tests in 86 recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients compared with 48 control subjects. CCM analysis using novel algorithms to reconstruct nerve fiber images was performed for all fibers and major nerve fibers (MNF)(More)
BACKGROUND The alterations of subbasal nerve plexus (SBP) innervation and corneal sensation were estimated non-invasively and compared with the values in healthy volunteers. Additionally, this study addressed the relation of SBP changes to the retinal status, glycemic control and diabetes duration. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Eighteen eyes of diabetic(More)
A headholder system is described for use in the correlation of images obtained with positron computed tomography (PCT) and other neuroradiological imaging modalities. Methods are described for defining brain anatomy from PCT images by the use of projection schemes from tomographic data. Cross-correlation of images between positron CT and standard lateral(More)
UNLABELLED Serotonin-mediated mechanisms, in particular via the serotonin transporter (SERT), are thought to have an effect on food intake and play an important role in the pathophysiology of obesity. However, imaging studies that examined the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and SERT are sparse and provided contradictory results. The aim of this(More)
Kidney lesions similar to those in humans with hemolytic-uremic syndrome were observed histologically in 82 of 122 piglets inoculated intragastrically with Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli but not in 29 controls. The locations of lesions matched locations where Stx-2 binding and Gb3 (globotriasylceramide receptors for Stx) were identified(More)
PURPOSE The corneal subbasal nerve plexus (SNP) offers high potential for early diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Changes in subbasal nerve fibers can be assessed in vivo by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and quantified using specific parameters. While current study results agree regarding parameter tendency, there are considerable(More)
PURPOSE Mandible reconstruction with reconstruction plates requires bending the plates during the operation and fixation using the "standard method" (ST-method). The ST-method is limited when a pathological process has perforated the mandibular outer cortex. A transfer key method (TK-method) was developed where plates are pre-bent using a patient-specific(More)
PURPOSE Patient-specific mandible reconstruction plates may be pre-bent to facilitate the surgical procedure. A method using transfer keys (TK) for repositioning pre-bent plates was compared with the standard method on mandibular models to evaluate its feasibility. METHOD Ten mandible models were used to pre-bend reconstruction plates. After plate fixing(More)
BACKGROUND To quantify the development of radiation neuropathy in corneal subbasal nerve plexus (SNP) after plaque brachytherapy, and the subsequent regeneration of SNP micromorphology and corneal sensation. METHODS Nine eyes of 9 melanoma patients (ciliary body: 3, iris: 2, conjunctiva: 4) underwent brachytherapy (ruthenium-106 plaque, dose to tumour(More)
Background: The aim of this study was the evaluation of the clinical success and complication rates associated with autologous bone grafts harvested from the mandibular ramus for alveolar ridge augmentation and the identification of possible risk factors for graft failure. Methods: In a consecutive retrospective study 86 patients could be included. In these(More)