Oliver Gottschalk

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Poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) and its composites are recognized as alternative bearing materials for use in arthroplasty because of their mechanical properties. The objective of this project was to evaluate the biological response of two different kinds of carbon fiber-reinforced (CFR) PEEK compared with ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)(More)
OBJECTIVES Growing evidence supports the substantial pathophysiological impact of platelets on the development of rheumatoid arthritis. At present there are no methods for studying these cellular mechanisms in vivo. The aim of this study was to visualize and investigate platelet-endothelial cell interaction in the knee joint of mice with antigen-induced(More)
Wear of polyethylene causes loosening of joint prostheses because of the particle mediated activity of the host tissue. It was hypothesized that conventional and crosslinked polyethylene particles lead to similar biological effects around the knee joint in vivo as well as to a similar particle distribution in the surrounding tissues. To verify these(More)
The aim of this study was to show that the multipinhole technique (high-resolution single-photon emission computed tomography [HiSPECT]) is suitable for dynamic imaging of both biodistribution and temporal uptake behavior of radiolabeled cationic liposomes in Balb/c-mice. HiSPECT uses multipinhole collimators adapted to a clinical SPECT scanner, together(More)
Since an increase of platelet-endothelial cell interactions has been observed in mice with Antigen- induced-Arthritis (AiA) as well as an increase of NO expression, the aim of our study was to investigate in vivo the influence of NO, especially the platelet and endothelial inducible NO Synthase, on the platelet- and leukocyte endothelial cell interaction.(More)
Autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC) has gained popularity in the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus. Previous studies have presented promising short-term results for AMIC talar osteochondral lesion repair, a 1-step technique using a collagen type I/III bilayer matrix. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mid-term(More)
OBJECTIVE Platelets are thought to participate in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We showed recently an in vivo increase in platelet-endothelial cell interactions in mice with antigen-induced arthritis (AiA). The underlying mechanisms are not yet clear. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate the free groin flap in the rat transplanted to the neck as a tool for extending microsurgical skills and to assess its suitability as a model for microvascular perfusion studies following secondary venous ischaemia. An analysis of 60 consecutive groin flap transplantations was performed in male Sprague Dawley rats with(More)
OBJECTIVES The use of statins in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases is well established. Their use as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has also been investigated, with several clinical and experimental studies indicating an anti-inflammatory effect of statins for RA, but other(More)
Inflammation is associated with the invasion of leukocytes into affected tissues and with the up-regulation of platelet activation and adhesion. Assuming that leukocyte accumulation is linked to platelet aggregation, the aim of our study was to examine the effects of selective platelet inhibition by the glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist(More)