Klaus Thuermel

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Inflammatory reactions in the graft have a pivotal influence on acute as well as long-term graft function. The main reasons for an inflammatory reaction of the graft tissue are rejection episodes, infections as well as ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The latter is of particular interest as it affects every solid organ during the process of(More)
A B S T R AC T The coagulation system has gained much interest again as new anticoagulatory substances have been introduced into clinical practice. Especially patients with renal failure are likely candidates for such a therapy as they often experience significant co-morbidity including cardiovascular diseases that require anticoagulation. Patients with(More)
A 54-year-old patient presented to his general practitioner because of strong muscle pain in both thighs. Inflammatory parameters (CRP 16.3 mg/dL) and white blood cells (15 g/L) were elevated. The patient reported a weight loss of 10 kg in 4 weeks. There was no fever or any other specific symptoms. Urine dipstick examination and computed tomography of the(More)
Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal-deposits (CPPD) at the spine are rare but the lesions detected with CT scans or MRI are often interpreted as a spondylodiscitis or osteitis. CPPD is a disease of the elderly without major sex predominance. The diagnosis of CPPD requires typical manifestations on a radiograph and/or detection of positively birefringent(More)
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is usually a disease of young adults. In elderly stroke patients APS was not associated with progressive intracerebral stenosis in the past. Here, we report a 65-year-old patient who presented with recurrent ischemic strokes associated with progressive stenosis of the right middle cerebral artery. Antiphospholipid(More)
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