Peter W Schmidt

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BACKGROUND The efficacy and safety of inhaled long-acting β(2)-adrenergic agonists in asthmatic patients with the B16-Arg/Arg genotype has been questioned, and the use of antimuscarinics has been proposed as an alternative in patients whose symptoms are not controlled by inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). OBJECTIVE We compared the efficacy and safety of the(More)
Nitric oxide is implicated in modulation of memory and pharmacological as well as genetic inhibition of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) leads to impaired cognitive function. We therefore decided to study learning and memory functions and cognitive flexibility in the Morris water maze (MWM) in 1-month-old male mice lacking nNOS (nNOS KO). Hippocampal(More)
A widespread, severe outbreak of canine distemper encephalitis was observed in wildlife in Southern Bavaria in the spring and summer of 2008. The haemagglutinin (HA) genes of six representative canine distemper virus (CDV) samples originating from five red foxes and one badger during this outbreak had a Y549H amino acid substitution in the HA protein(More)
BACKGROUND Positive test reactions to epicutaneous application of aeroallergens served as a model of 'early' eczema in atopic dermatitis (AD) in a number of dermato-immunological studies. However, no quantitative evaluation has been performed so far comparing specific T-cell activation parameters in the peripheral blood of AD patients with positive or(More)
Voltage-gated potassium channel complex (VGKC-complex) antibody (Ab) encephalitis is a well-recognized form of limbic encephalitis in humans, usually occurring in the absence of an underlying tumor. The patients have a subacute onset of seizures, magnetic resonance imaging findings suggestive of hippocampal inflammation, and high serum titers of Abs against(More)
The correlation between parvovirus infections and lesions in the central nervous system other than cerebellar hypoplasia was studied in 100 cats. The animals were necropsied with a history of various diseases, one third showing typical clinical and pathomorphological signs of panleukopenia. In 18 cats polyclonal antiserum against canine parvovirus(More)
OBJECTIVE Devices for rapid induction of mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest are needed. We hypothesized that the Life Recovery Systems' ThermoSuit System provides effective core cooling by pumping ice water over the skin surface and improves neurologic outcome after prolonged cardiac arrest. DESIGN Prospective experimental study. SETTING University(More)
BACKGROUND Specific T-cell responses to food antigens have been described in children with atopic dermatitis (AD). However, a subgroup of adolescent and adult patients still experiences food-responsive AD. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate lymphocyte responses to bovine casein in adult patients with AD. METHODS The stimulatory capacity of(More)
A survey of 158 rodents caught in the Czech Republic identified Dobrava virus sequences closely related to that of the Dobrava virus type strain in Apodemus sylvaticus and Mus musculus rodents. The identity of A. sylvaticus was unequivocally confirmed by random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis. The data seem to indicate hantavirus spillover from Apodemus(More)