Nicoline Jochmann

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Differences in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and physiology contribute to the phenomenon that women and men frequently respond differently to cardiovascular drugs. Hormonal influences, in addition, can play an important role: for example, the menstrual cycle, menopause, and pregnancy--as a result of fluctuations in concentrations of sexual steroids,(More)
Consumption of tea has been shown to improve endothelial function. It is assumed that catechins are the tea components responsible for these beneficial effects. In black tea, catechin concentrations are significantly lower than in green tea. The present study was designed to compare green and black tea with regard to amelioration of endothelial function.(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and severe congestive heart failure, immunoadsorption (IA) and subsequent IgG substitution leads to an acute and prolonged hemodynamic improvement. Goal of this study was to investigate the long-term effect of immunoadsorption on morbidity. METHODS In a retrospective analysis of 34 patients (17(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the serum pattern of free leptin, bound leptin, and soluble leptin receptor throughout the physiological menstrual cycle. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Tertiary care center for gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine and a university research laboratory. PATIENT(S) Thirty regularly cycling(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon alpha2 is widely used in hepatitis and high-risk melanoma. Interferon-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension as a side effect is rare. CASE PRESENTATION We describe a melanoma patient who developed severe pulmonary arterial hypertension 30 months after initiation of adjuvant interferon alpha2b therapy. Discontinuation of interferon(More)
BACKGROUND Immunoadsorption capable of removing circulating autoantibodies represents an additional therapeutic approach in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The role played by autoantibodies belonging to the immunoglobulin (Ig) subclass G-3 in cardiac dysfunction remains to be elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients with DCM (left ventricular ejection(More)
BACKGROUND Decreased levels of circulating bone marrow-derived progenitor cells have been associated with risk factors and cardiovascular diseases. Smoking is the most important modifiable risk factor for atherosclerosis in young women. The aim of this pilot study was to assess in healthy premenopausal women without other risk factors for cardiovascular(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To summarize current knowledge of the protective effects of green tea and green tea constituents, particularly catechins, on the cardiovascular system. RECENT FINDINGS Consumption of green tea has been inversely associated with the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular risk factors. Mechanisms that(More)
Epidemiological studies suggest that consumption of tomato products reduces the risk of CVD via antioxidant, hypocholesterolaemic and anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Although experimental data also describe beneficial effects on endothelial function, clinical data in human subjects are lacking. To test the hypothesis that tomato ingestion ameliorates(More)