Klaus Volkmer

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Six patients with acute trichinellosis were studied. Three patients were treated with mebendazole and the other three with thiabendazole. Both drugs were given at a daily dose of 50 mg per kg body weight for seven consecutive days. No substantial differences were evident in the efficacy of the two drugs when symptoms, clinical findings, and laboratory data(More)
The effect of high dosage therapy with Mebendazole was studied in 5 patients with cystic echinococcosis and 2 patients with alveolar echinococcosis involving several organs. Follow-up studies at regular intervals from 7 to 20 months indicated an improvement of the pathological findings initially observed. This could clearly be demonstrated by the(More)
An immature female Dirofilaria was found in the subcutaneous tissue of a patient under diethylcarbamazine-provocation. The worm demonstrates a characteristic cuticular pattern on the head and longitudinal ridges in the midbody region; it could therefore be characterized as a Dirofilaria of the subgenus Nochtiella.
BACKGROUND Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) accompanied by physical symptoms may be less responsive to antidepressant treatment. Quetiapine has been evaluated in the treatment of bipolar depression and has been recently approved as an add-on therapy for unipolar depression. Less is known about the efficacy of combination therapies in patients(More)
Menichlopholan, biphenyl compound, in a single dose of 2 mg/kg body weight, gave a 73%-90% cure rate in the treatment of pulmonary infections due to Paragonimus uterobilateralis at two centers in Nigeria. Ninety-five patients were followed up for 4 months, and 58 for 1 year. Side effects of the drug included sweating and body pains, but there was no(More)
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most frequent medical emergencies. The most common causes are inflammations, ulcers, neoplasms and angiodysplasias. They can usually be diagnosed and treated via endoscopy, but less frequent causes, which require increased diagnostic and therapeutic efforts, must also be considered. We present the case of a(More)
Nearly 40 million journeys abroad were recorded from the Federal Republic of Germany last year. 60-70% of travellers going to southern countries seek medical advice for preventive measures, particularly in Public Health centres. Inquiries for vaccinations are prevalent. Current aspects of immunization against yellow fever, cholera, tetanus, polio, typhoid(More)