Matthias Pollhammer

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INTRODUCTION Although the chemical mechanism of the triphenyltetrazolium (TTC) reaction, for macroscopic detection of myocardial infarction, has been described previously, literature reports on correct tissue preparation and the use of this technique in intact large animals are lacking. METHODS We investigated the special requirements for TTC staining in(More)
We report a case of bacterial keratitis 3 days after corneal crosslinking for keratoconus. The patient complained of increasing pain and redness combined with blurred vision in the treated eye starting on the first postoperative day. Clinical examination showed multiple stromal infiltrations and moderate anterior chamber inflammation. Corneal scraping(More)
Calpains, a family of Ca2+-dependent cysteine proteases, are activated during myocardial ischemia and reperfusion. This study investigates the cardioprotective effects of calpain inhibition on infarct size and global hemodynamics in an ischemia/reperfusion model in pigs, using the calpain inhibitor A-705253. The left anterior descending coronary artery was(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of the laser photolysis system (LPS) (A.R.C. Laser GmbH) in removing lens epithelial cells (LECs) to prevent posterior capsule opacification (PCO) in an in situ model. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany. METHODS Twelve enucleated porcine eyes fixed in(More)
Die Mammahypertrophie ist gekennzeichnet durch einen charakteristischen Symptomenkomplex bestehend aus körperlichen Beschwerden (Kopf-, Schulter-, Nackenschmerzen usw.) und psychischer Beeinträchtigung. Die Veränderungen der Wirbelsäule treten bei betroffenen Patientinnen oftmals schon in jungen Jahren auf. Nach Angaben der American Society of Plastic(More)
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