Lotta Gärtner

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The programming of CIs is essential for good performance. However, no Good Clinical Practice guidelines exist. This paper reports on the results of an inventory of the current practice worldwide. A questionnaire was distributed to 47 CI centers. They follow 47600 recipients in 17 countries and 5 continents. The results were discussed during a debate.(More)
Three cases of Hantaan virus infection (Korean haemorrhagic fever) leading to acute renal failure are described. All three had mild haemorrhagic fever with a renal syndrome. It had started with acute fever followed by oliguria, proteinuria and microhaematuria (in two patients) in the further course of the disease, as well as urea and creatinine retention.(More)
Using indirect immunofluorescence, o-antibodies against the homologous causative organism were determined in 119 adults with chronic pyelonephritis, during a one to two-and-a-half year period. Humoral antibodies were determined in the same group of patients with the Widal reaction and indirect haemagglutination. The results were compared with those in a(More)
IgM and IgG antibodies against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) capsid antigen and antibodies against EBV nuclear antigen and heterophil antibodies were investigated in 115 paired sera of children with acute infections and in 100 sera of healthy controls of the same age and sex. EBV-specific IgM antibodies could be recognized in 13.7% of the patients and in 7% of(More)
Serological grouping with 44 anti-O-sera was performed on 215 E. coli strains isolated from urine of patients with significant bacteriuria. 95 strains (44.2%) were typable, 34 strains (15.8%) proved to be rough strains, and 86 strains (40%) were untypbale. The O-groups 2, 6, 9 and 75 were found to be more frequent in patients with chronic pyelonephritis.(More)
There are two serological types of herpes simplex virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2. The types can be differentiated by different methods. After a primary infection HSV reaches the sensory ganglions by the way of peripheral nervous tracts. The virus remains for life in the ganglion as virus genome. After activation and return movement a new infection can appear. A lot(More)