Marius Messner

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Two direct methods for hepatic iron assessment (liver iron concentration and stainable liver iron--judged by a new histologic grading) and three indirect methods (serum iron and transferrin saturation, deferoxamine-chelation test, and ferritinemia) were reevaluated in 271 patients. These patients consisted of: 103 with idiopathic hemochromatosis, 39 with(More)
alpha-L-fucosidase, a lysosomal enzyme which catabolizes fucoproteins, was studied in sera from 30 controls, 32 patients with primary hepatic carcinomas, 24 patients with secondary metastatic liver carcinomas and 36 patients with cirrhosis. Serum alpha-L-fucosidase was increased in primary hepatic carcinomas (145.5 +/- 12 nkat per liter) with a high(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation in patients with fulminant hepatic failure secondary to Lepiota helveola poisoning has not, to our knowledge, been reported. Our recent experience with liver transplantation in a 27-year-old woman with acute hepatic failure secondary to this poisoning is described. The indications for orthotopic liver transplantation are(More)
Four cases of severe Lepiota poisoning, including three which developed toxic fulminant hepatitis treated by orthotopic hepatic transplantation, are reported here. The toxicity of the Lepiota is discussed as well as the indications for hepatic transplantation in poisonings due to amatoxin-containing mushrooms.
Computed tomography (CT) scanning is not highly sensitive in the assessment of liver iron content and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appears to be more efficient. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of MRI in the evaluation of liver iron content using a standard spin-echo technique. The study included 23 patients with genetic(More)
To assess the efficacy of liver transplantation in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, we compared 2-year survival of 169 liver transplantation patients in 12 French centres with survival of two control groups treated conservatively. The matched group was 169 patients of similar age, cirrhosis severity, and bleeding history; the simulated group was 169(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the histologic pattern of iron distribution in end-stage cirrhosis due to various causes and to test the reliability of the hepatic iron index (equal to hepatic iron concentration divided by age) in excluding or confirming associated hemochromatosis in such a condition. Large slices of the resected livers of 30 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence is common after surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS The efficacy of, and tolerance to, preoperative intra-arterial injection of (131)I-labelled lipiodol was examined in 34 patients with HCC, including 29 with cirrhosis. Twenty-five patients had a single hepatic tumour and the mean(s.d.) tumour size was 5.2(3.7) (range(More)
Human object recognition in a physical 3-d environment is still far superior to that of any robotic vision system. We believe that one reason (out of many) for this—one that has not heretofore been significantly exploited in the artificial vision literature—is that humans use a fovea to fixate on, or near an object, thus obtaining a very high resolution(More)
Potential antiviral properties of cyclosporine against hepatitis C virus have been highlighted in several publications. Therefore, we investigated the effect of a switch from tacrolimus to cyclosporine in a liver transplant recipient with recurrent hepatitis C who did not respond to antiviral therapy. The patient received a liver transplant for hepatitis C(More)