Moritz Peiseler

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BACKGROUND & AIMS The pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is not understood, but it was suggested that AIH may be related to a numerical or functional impairment of CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Treg), which are important mediators of immune tolerance to self-antigens. However, the role of Treg in AIH is not clear, since earlier studies(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are at increased risk for developing cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Patients with PSC also can have inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) or features of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), and therefore are treated with azathioprine. Azathioprine has been associated with an increased risk for malignancy,(More)
The diagnosis of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) was made in a 67 year old patient with a ten year course of the disease, which was characterized by non-ulcerous dyspeptic symptoms in its early phase. The patient was treated successfully by antrectomy. The morphologic findings in the biopsy material ten to eight years before the operation(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Recently, genome wide association studies in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) revealed associations with gene polymorphisms that potentially could affect the function of regulatory T cells (Treg). The aim of this study was to investigate Treg in patients with PSC and to associate their numbers with relevant gene polymorphisms. (More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Many patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) develop steroid-specific side effects or require doses of steroids that are unacceptable for long-term treatment. We investigated the efficacy of budesonide as an alternative steroid for patients previously treated with prednisolone who developed side effects or were unable to reduce their dose(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS There is an unmet need for the non-invasive monitoring of fibrosis progression in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic performance of transient elastography in patients with AIH and to investigate the impact of disease activity on its diagnostic accuracy. METHODS Optimal cut-offs(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) develop progressive liver fibrosis and end-stage liver disease. Non-invasive and widely available parameters are urgently needed to assess disease stage and the risk of clinical progression. Transient elastography (TE) has been reported to predict fibrosis stage and disease progression. However,(More)
Background The prevalence of chronic liver diseases is high in developed countries, and the leading causes are amenable to prevention. The German Lebertag is to increase awareness of the burden of chronic liver diseases in the general public. We performed a pilot study using transient elastography with liver stiffness measurement (LSM) and the controlled(More)
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