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Serum concentrations of accumulated solutes, standard clinical biochemistry, and parameters of clinical neuropathy, were determined in hemodialyzed patients with chronic renal failure. Analyses by high-performance liquid chromatography included creatinine, pseudouridine, urate, p-hydroxyhippuric acid, hippuric acid, indoxylsulfate, tryptophan, tyrosine,(More)
Intracerebral infection with Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus produces chronic immune-mediated demyelination in susceptible strains of mice. We examined the role of Ig in the pathogenesis of demyelination. In susceptible SJL/J mice (H-2s), suppression of B cell responses with IgG fraction of goat anti-mu (anti-mu IgG) from birth resulted in(More)
Intracerebral inoculation of resistant mice (C57BL/10SNJ) with Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV) results in acute encephalitis followed by subsequent clearance of virus from the central nervous system (CNS). In contrast, infection of susceptible mice (SJL/J) results in virus persistence and chronic immune-mediated demyelination. Both(More)
The present study was performed to investigate the correlation between gastric H-ion-concentration and interdigestive motility (1) under basal conditions and (2) under the influence of pirenzepine, atropine and cimetidine. During the control period 6.5 (DZ1 5, DZ9 12) MMC's per 12-hour periods (69 +/- 7% gastrointestinal MMC's) were recorded. After(More)
Intracerebral infection of susceptible strains of mice with Theiler's virus, a picornavirus, results in central nervous system demyelination, which is similar to multiple sclerosis. Immunogenetic experiments indicate that the MHC (H-2) and, in particular, the D region that controls class I-restricted immune responses, is an important determinant to(More)
We used an in vivo technique to record spinal motor and somatosensory evoked potentials in SJL/J and B10 mice chronically (4-10 months) infected with Daniel's strain of Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV). SJL/J mice demonstrated primary spinal cord demyelination with chronic TMEV infection, whereas B10 mice were resistant to TMEV induced(More)
To estimate the costs of palliative care for colorectal cancer (CRC) from the perspective of German statutory health insurance and to measure the patients’ quality of life (QoL) for a 2-year time period. A prospective observational multicentre study was carried out to estimate the direct costs of care over a 2-year period. Case report forms, medical(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of care and interdisciplinary cooperation in the palliative treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC), including the associated costs. PATIENTS AND METHODS 103 patients were enrolled from 13 institutions to reflect the existing clinical treatment reality and costs of palliative CRC treatment. We present(More)
Chronic infection of SJL/J mice with the Daniel's strain of Theiler's virus develop primary demyelination, viral persistence but minimal central nervous system (CNS)-type remyelination. In contrast, treatment of virus-infected mice with sera or immunoglobulin G (IgG) from mice immunized with homogenized spinal cord (SCH) emulsified in incomplete Freund's(More)
To determine the role of TCR V beta genes in a model of multiple sclerosis (MS), we studied Theiler's virus infection in congenic mice with deletion of TCR V beta chromosome. Congenic mice expressing the V beta a [50% deletion of TCR V beta] or V beta c 70% deletion of TCR V beta] haplotype were generated in mice resistant [B10 (H-2b)], intermediate [B10.K(More)