Maria Schneider

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The normal microbial flora of the vagina plays an important role in preventing genital and urinary tract infections in women. Thus an accurate understanding of the composition and ecology of the ecosystem is important to understanding the aetiology of these diseases. Common wisdom is that lactobacilli dominate the normal vaginal microflora of post-pubertal(More)
Hypoxic preconditioning was shown to improve the therapeutic efficacy of bone marrow-derived multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) upon transplantation in ischemic tissue. Given the interest in clinical applications of umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs, we developed a specific hypoxic preconditioning protocol and investigated its anti-apoptotic and(More)
Die Trikuspidalklappenendokarditis ist eine seltene Form der Herzklappenendokarditis und in der überwiegenden Zahl der Fälle auf Risikogruppen begrenzt. Die drei Fallberichte zeigen drei junge Patienten (Alter 30 bis 37 Jahre, zwei Frauen und ein Mann), die eine typische Risikokonstellation aufwiesen. Bei den beiden Patientinnen bestand ein intravenöser(More)
It has been shown previously that cryopreservation, using an ice-free cryopreservation method with the cryoprotectant formulation VS83, beneficially modulated immune reactions in vivo and in vitro when compared with conventionally frozen tissues. In this study, we assessed the impact of a VS83 post-treatment of previously conventionally frozen human tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Undesirable processes of inflammation, calcification, or immune-mediated reactions are limiting factors in long-term survival of heart valves in patients. In this study, we target the modulatory effects of ice-free cryopreservation (IFC) of xenogeneic heart valve leaflet matrices, without decellularization, on the adaptive human immune responses(More)
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