Ralph H. Zwick

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To investigate the presence of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in Lambaréné, Gabon, 150 children with diarrhea were screened for enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), and enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) using polymerase chain reaction and an HEp-2 cell culture(More)
Levosimendan is a new calcium sensitizer that enhances the contractile force of the myocardium and exhibits additional vasodilating properties. The present study describes the hemodynamic effects of levosimendan in patients with acute predominant right heart failure in need of inotropic therapy. 18 patients (15 male, age 60 ± 17 years) with acute heart(More)
UNLABELLED Accurate and early diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) is problematic as current diagnostic methods show low sensitivity (acid-fast bacilli smears), are time-consuming (culture of biological samples) or show variable results [Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-specific PCR]. OBJECTIVES In the course of infection, MTB-specific T cells clonally(More)
BACKGROUND A test for diagnosis of active Tuberculosis (TB) from peripheral blood could tremendously improve clinical management of patients. METHODS Of 178 prospectively enrolled patients with possible TB, 60 patients were diagnosed with pulmonary and 27 patients with extrapulmonary TB. The frequencies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) specific CD4(+)(More)
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a complex intervention with growing evidence, effective and without side effects, which led to a wide acceptance in the last years. Its history is young, in the 1960s and 1970s clinicians started to establish a comprehensive program for pulmonary patients. This article is a very subjective and brief description of the history of(More)
Die pneumologische Rehabilitation (PR) ist eine für viele chronische Atemwegserkrankungen evidenzbasierte, in nationalen und internationalen Leitlinien und Empfehlungen verankerte, notwendige therapeutische Maßnahme. Die am besten untersuchte Erkrankung ist weiterhin die COPD, aber auch andere pneumologische Indikationen wie die pulmonale Hypertonie oder(More)
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