Minka Schneider

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The histopathology of muscle in cerebral palsy has not been elucidated because correlated morphologic and biochemical data on normal pediatric muscles are insufficient to allow adequate correlation of pathologic findings. One hundred and eight muscle biopsies were taken during reconstructive operations on 85 patients. Normal values for pediatric muscles(More)
Objective: To evaluate the effect and safety of a low dose Filgrastim treatment in surgical intensive care patients. Design: Prospective, clinical study. Setting: Surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in a university hospital. Patients: Ten patients with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and ten patients with sepsis were included in the(More)
Twenty-four children with spastic equinovarus deformity due to cerebral palsy were treated by anterior transfer of the posterior tibial tendon and Achilles tendon lengthening. In five patients, the operation was performed on both sides, making a total of 29 feet available for evaluation after an average follow-up of five years. Only 38 per cent of the(More)
Early response to therapy is an independent prognostic factor in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although most patients have rapid early responses, as detected by morphology, 15% to 20% of patients have relapses. The authors evaluated residual disease by molecular methods on day 15 of minimal residual disease (MRD) therapy and compared these data(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal culture conditions are crucial for embryonic development and blastocyst formation after in vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). A prospective randomized trial was carried out to compare the effects of two different sequential media (Vitrolife and MediCult) on embryo development and implantation. (More)
Seventy-four bacterial counts were performed on tissue specimens taken from seven chronic decubitus ulcers and two infected postoperative wounds to evaluate the reliability of a single determination as an indicator of the degree of bacterial contamination of the wound. Two methods of tissue sampling were compared. In Group I, a single tissue sample was(More)
In order to test the hypothesis that the most immature T-cell receptor (TCR) rearrangements occur after the DJ joining of the immunoglobulin heavy chain genes (IgH), we analysed the TCR Vdelta2-Ddelta3 rearrangements in precursor B-cell leukaemias (PBC ALL) from 25 children younger than 3 years at disease onset and found that most of the junctional regions(More)
To investigate the effects of antihypertensive treatment with the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor lisinopril on insulin sensitivity and related metabolic variables, the insulin sensitivity index (SI), determined with the Minimal Model Method of Bergman, fasting plasma insulin and glucose concentrations, serum total triglyceride and lipoprotein(More)