Michael M. Klein

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Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites, living in red blood cells, express proteins of the erythrocyte membrane protein-1 (PfEMP1) family on the red blood cell surface. The binding of PfEMP1 molecules to human cell surface receptors mediates the adherence of infected red blood cells to human tissues. The sequences of the 60 PfEMP1 genes in each parasite(More)
In sixteen adolescent anorectic inpatients with secondary amenorrhea pelvic ultrasound examination of the ovaries was performed at lowest weight and after weight recovery. The outcome was assessed six months later at follow-up, assigning the patients to the categories of good, intermediate and poor outcome according to the modified Morgan and Russell(More)
Eating disorder (ED) variants characterized by "binge-eating/purging" symptoms differ from "restricting-only" variants along diverse clinical dimensions, but few studies have compared people with these different eating-disorder phenotypes on measures of neurocognitive function and brain activation. We tested the performances of 19 women with(More)
The bioimpedance spectroscopic (BIS) analytical algorithm described in this report allows for the non-invasive measurement of intravascular, interstitial, and intracellular volume changes during various fluid management procedures. The purpose of this study was to test clinical use feasibility and to demonstrate the validity of the BIS algorithm in(More)
Bioimpedance analysis was used for weekly assessments of body fat content in 20 adolescents with anorexia nervosa (mean BMI 15.6 kg/m2; mean age, 14 years 5 months) until the desired weight had been achieved, but for a minimum of 12 weeks. As expected, body fat content increased with BMI. Total body fat increased faster than fat-free body mass, the relative(More)
Wilson's disease is a hereditary autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism. The corresponding gene locus has been localized on the long arm of chromosome 13. Three different clinical variants of the disease can be distinguished: hepato-cerebral, abdominal/hepatic, and central nervous type. The heterogeneity of symptoms can cause problems in(More)
The term Munchausen syndrome by proxy is used to diagnose children presenting symptoms of an organic disorder resulting from manipulations initiated by their caretakers. Even in early infancy it happens that injuries are induced, and that drugs, poisons or medicine are administered in order to provoke and feign clinical symptoms of severe diseases. Exact(More)
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