Michael Schütze

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Mild depressive syndromes are highly prevalent among primary-care patients. Evidence-based treatment recommendations need to be derived directly from this diagnostically heterogeneous group. The primary aim was to assess the efficacy of sertraline and cognitive-behavioural group therapy for treatment of depressed primary-care patients, the secondary aim was(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to examine the potential use of ophthalmodynamometry in the noninvasive assessment of intracranial pressure (ICP). Under normal conditions, pressure within the central retinal vein is equal to or greater than ICP, because the central retinal vein basses through the optic nerve before it drains into the cavernous sinus. The(More)
Although canine mammary tumours (CMT) are the most common malignant tumours in bitches the pathogenesis is far from understood. To analyse the role of the transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) family in the carcinogenesis of CMT, relative mRNA and protein expression of TGFβ-1, -2 and -3, TGFβ receptor (TGFβR)-1 and -3, latent TGFβ-binding protein (LTBP)-1, -3(More)
Derlin-1 (Derl-1) is a transporter protein for the export of misfolded proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and an inhibitor of ER stress-induced apoptosis. There is greater expression of Derl-1 mRNA in laser microdissected lymph node metastases of mammary adenocarcinomas than in non-neoplastic mammary gland tissue from the same dog. The aim of the(More)
Under physiological conditions, the pressure in the central retinal vein is equal to or higher than the intracranial pressure (ICP) because the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) passes the sheath of the optic nerve before draining into the cavernous sinus. The optic nerve sheath is where the ICP affects the retinal venous pressure. Ophthalmodynamometry (ODM) is a(More)
RAD51 is a key enzyme of homologous recombination and repair of DNA double-strand breaks. RAD51 mRNA expression levels are significantly increased in laser-microdissected mammary simple carcinomas and their lymph node metastases when compared to adenomas or nonneoplastic mammary gland of the same dog. Here, RAD51 protein expression was analyzed by(More)
OBJECTIVE Depressive episodes can have a very fast onset (< 1 hour) or start very slowly (> 1 month). This interesting aspect, pointing to different neurophysiological pathomechanisms, has not been systematically evaluated so far. The aim of this study was to describe speed of onset of depressive episodes in a consecutive sample of patients with at least 1(More)
Image transfer by mobile phones with built-in cameras (1 Megapixel CCD digital camera, 7 stage digital zoom, max. picture size 858 x 1 144 pixels, display resolution 240 x 320 dots, 262 K colour system CGS LCD) was introduced into clinical practice in the author's department in July 2004 to improve communication between neurosurgeons. During the first 12(More)
The p27 gene is a member of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, which arrest G1- to S-phase transition of the cell cycle. We have previously shown a significant reduction of p27 mRNA expression level in laser-microdissected mammary carcinomas and their lymph node metastases when compared to non-neoplastic mammary gland of the same dog. Here, p27(More)
Starting in November, 1993, until January, 1994, we performed a survey among 127 Neurosurgical Departments in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland concerning the practice of antiepileptic prophylaxis in head injured patients. Seventy seven percent of the 12-item multiple choice questionnaires were completed and returned. They indicate a variety of attitudes(More)