Katrin Hauck

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Current interferon alfa (IFN) treatment of chronic hepatitis B has limited efficacy. The role of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes for response to IFN was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS HBV genotype was determined by direct sequencing of the HBV X gene in 165 consecutive patients with chronic replicative hepatitis B treated with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The diagnosis and quantification of microangiopathy in dementia is difficult. The assessment of small-vessel disease requires expensive and sophisticated nuclear medicine techniques. This study was performed to identify microangiopathy related to the integrity of cerebral microcirculation by sonographic measurements (arteriovenous(More)
PURPOSE To prevent damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve during thyroid or parathyroid surgery, spontaneous and evoked electromyography (EMG) can be used to locate the recurrent laryngeal nerve or determine when the nerve is being disturbed. Two commercial electrodes have been introduced to receive laryngeal EMG. This study compares the clinical(More)
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