Marla Boehme

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BACKGROUND To improve our ability to identify physiologic deterioration caused by critical injury, we applied nonlinear analysis to the R-to-R interval (RRI) of the electrocardiogram of prehospital trauma patients. METHODS Ectopy-free, 800-beat sections of electrocardiogram from 31 patients were identified. Twenty patients survived (S) and 11 died (NonS)(More)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest that honey has less influence on serum glucose concentrations than monosaccharides and disaccharides. Previous studies, however, have only analysed glucose metabolism. METHODS This study investigated the influence of two types of honey (rapeseed and acacia) on the serum levels of glucose, fructose, insulin and C-peptide values(More)
Critical illness and hypovolemia are associated with loss of complexity of the R-to-R interval (RRI) of the electrocardiogram, whereas recovery is characterized by restoration thereof. Our goal was to investigate the dynamics of RRI complexity in burn patients. We hypothesized that the postburn period is associated with a state of low RRI complexity, and(More)
The concentrations of various cytokines were examined by ELISA in blood and in ascites from 14 patients with advanced ovarian cancer (stage IV). The control group consisted of 6 patients with benign gynaecological disorders. Compared with patients with benign gynaecological disorders, ascites and/or plasma of patients with ovarian cancer showed(More)
To determine the value of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1) as a measure of disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 25 patients with SLE were studied in an active and in a less active state. Disease activity was assessed according to the New York Hospital for Special Surgery System (NYHSS) score. The levels of(More)
PROBLEM Immunohistochemical investigations for the detection of lymphocyte subsets in the human oviduct have been performed. Knowledge about local immunity especially cell-mediated immunity, in the fallopian tube has been, up to now, limited. As an essential structure for the human reproduction process, the tubal mucous membrane is exposed to a variety of(More)
Ascites and peripheral blood of 12 patients with advanced ovarian cancer (stage IV) have been investigated by two-color flow cytometry for leukocytes and lymphocyte subsets with monoclonal antibodies, against CD3, CD4, CD8, CD14, CD16/56, CD19, CD25, CD45, CD57, and HLA-DR. Ascites compared with blood showed a significant raise of CD3-positive lymphocytes(More)
The presence of T-lymphocyte subsets in human endometrium and tubal mucosa in correlation to the menstrual cycle was investigated by the immunoperoxidase technique. The main cell populations were the pan T-cells (CD 3) and T-suppressor cells (CD 8). The T-helper cells (CD 4) and the B-lymphocytes (CD 22) were sparsely distributed. Significant differences(More)