Margret Worm

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OBJECTIVE Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare, heterogeneous disease, which affects different organs and therefore requires interdisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic management. To improve the detection and follow-up of patients presenting with different disease manifestations, an interdisciplinary registry was founded with contributions from different(More)
OBJECTIVES Orthognathic surgery leads to changed jaw position and force vector of mastication to which the muscles must adapt. The aim of the present study was to determine the relative expression of myosin heavy chain (MyHC) messenger RNA (mRNA) isoforms in different types of human masseter muscle fiber under consideration of change in the number of(More)
In order to assess the potential of interleukin 7 (IL-7) as an immunotherapeutic agent in human melanoma, we have evaluated the in vitro activity of IL-7-induced lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells from patients with advanced melanoma against allogeneic and autologous melanoma cells. Peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) from 14 patients with stage III(More)
Insufficient metabolic control in diabetes mellitus is associated with a reversible reduction in nerve conduction velocity, but the mechanism behind this phenomenon is unknown. To examine the effect of acute hyperglycaemia on nerve conduction eight non-diabetic men (20–49 years of age) with no signs of peripheral neuropathy were studied before and after 3 h(More)
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