Leopold Stiebellehner

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PURPOSE beyond the pure morphological visual representation, MR imaging offers the possibility to quantify parameters in the healthy, as well as, in pathologic lung parenchyma. Gas exchange is the primary function of the lung and the transport of oxygen plays a key role in pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology. The purpose of this review is to present a(More)
The T(1) values of lung parenchyma of 25 patients with fibrosis and emphysema were measured in the entire lung, and the effect of inspiration and expiration was investigated. T(1) map acquisition was based on a snapshot-fast low-angle shot (FLASH) sequence. Lung function and blood gas tests were measured. The study documents reverse respiratory phase(More)
AIMS The local pulmonary inflammatory response has a different temporal and qualitative profile compared with the systemic inflammatory response. Although glucocorticoids substantially downregulate the systemic release of acute-phase mediators, it is not clear whether they have comparable inhibitory effects in the human lung compartment. Therefore, we(More)
Essentials Glucocorticoids are associated with an increased risk of thrombosis. Healthy volunteers received dexamethasone or placebo in an endotoxin lung instillation model. Dexamethasone suppressed thrombin generation in bronchoalveolar lavage. Glucocorticoids inhibit endotoxin induced pulmonary coagulopathy. SUMMARY Background Activation of local and(More)
An 83-yr-old female presented with a history of worsening dyspnoea. In 1952, the patient had undergone surgical treatment for progressive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) of the left-upper lobe. Treatment had consisted of an artificial pneumothorax and a cavernostomy via incision and drainage of a tuberculous cavity. Since surgery, the patient had cared for the(More)
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