Peter Kujath

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RATIONALE Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is the most common cause for bacterial exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recent investigations suggest the participation of the inflammasome in the pathomechanism of airway inflammation. The inflammasome is a cytosolic protein complex important for early inflammatory responses,(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary aim of the RELIEF study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two sequential intravenous (iv)/oral regimens: moxifloxacin iv/oral versus piperacillin/tazobactam (TZP) iv followed by oral amoxicillin/clavulanate (AMC). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study had a prospective, randomized, double-dummy, double-blind, multicentre design.(More)
Tissue infections or skin, skin structure, and deep seated soft tissue infections are general terms for infections of the entire skin layer including the subcutaneous and muscle tissue layers and their respective fascia structures. Infections of the different mediastinal fascias (mediastinitis) and retroperitoneal fascia infections also belong to this(More)
RATIONALE Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cpn) infection may play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Few data are available comparing persistent and acute infection of this pathogen in the human respiratory tract. OBJECTIVES To study Cpn-induced innate immune responses in lung tissue from patients with COPD and control(More)
Resection of hepatic metastases of colorectal origin has gained wide acceptance, but when patients have synchronous or metachronous pulmonary metastases, they are often considered incurable and are offered systemic therapy only. We performed a retrospective review of the patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center who underwent resection of both(More)
Rationale: Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cpn) infection may play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Few data are available comparing persistent and acute infection of this pathogen in the human respiratory tract. Objectives: To study Cpn-induced innate immune responses in lung tissue from COPD patients and controls ex vivo(More)
OBJECTIVE Current criteria for performing relaparotomy for suspected peritonitis are non explicit and based on non-quantitative, subjective arguments or hospital practice. The aim of this study was to determine the value of routinely used clinical and diagnostic parameters in early detection of postoperative, diffuse peritonitis (PP). Furthermore, the(More)
BACKGROUND In contrast to laparoscopic left pancreatic resection, laparoscopic total duodenopancreatectomy is a procedure that has not been standardized until now. It is not only the complexity that limits such a procedure but also its rare indication. The following article demonstrates the technical aspects of laparoscopic pylorus- and spleen-preserving(More)
within community care. These studies have identified the cultural anthropological dimension of uncertainty avoidance (UA) as being particularly relevant in explaining why doctors in some European countries have a greater propensity to prescribe antibiotics for predominantly viral conditions, such as colds, flu, and sore throat, in the face of clear(More)