Klaus Wielckens

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Anti-glycolipid antibodies are associated with immune-mediated neuropathies and screening is often performed as part of the diagnostic assessment for patients presenting with peripheral neuropathy. We report our experience in testing for immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM anti-glycolipid (GM1, GM2, GM3, GM4, GD1a, GD1b, GD2, GD3, GT1a, GT1b, GQ1b, sulfatides)(More)
AIMS Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with decreased levels of circulating progenitor cells (CPC). The aim of this study was to determine whether the number of CPC is an independent correlate of body mass index (BMI) and whether weight loss leads to an increase in CPC. METHODS AND RESULTS CD34 positive and KDR/CD34, CD133/CD34, and CD117/CD34(More)
The new selective access analysis system BM/Hitachi 917 was evaluated in an international multicentre study, mainly according to the ECCLS protocol for the evaluation of analysers in clinical chemistry. Forty-three different analytes, covering 56 different methods--enzymes, substrates, electrolytes, specific proteins, drugs and urine applications--were(More)
INTRODUCTION Heavy chain diseases (HCD) are neoplastic proliferations of B cells which secrete truncated immunoglobulin heavy chains without associated light chains. Being rare and probably underdiagnosed diseases the aim of this report is to show an additional case of gamma heavy chain disease in a 48 year old female patient with rheumatoid arthritis(More)
BACKGROUND A single point mutation in the factor V gene has been demonstrated to be the cause of factor Va resistance to proteolytic cleavage by activated protein C. Knowledge of the patient's genetic disposition is of great importance in situations such as pregnancy, surgery, use of oral contraceptives, and immobilization. METHODS We have developed a(More)
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