Robert Eckstein

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1. Results of investigations of the immune function in affective disorders are conflicting. Some authors described an immune suppression, others an immune activation in major depression. The authors performed a study of cellular immunity in the MDD subtype endogenous depression. 23 patients suffering from endogenous depression were investigated during the(More)
If you've programmed with graphical user interface (GUI) libraries in the past 10 years or so, you have likely come across the model-view-controller (MVC) design. MVC was first introduced by Trygve Reenskaug, a Smalltalk developer at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1979, and helps to decouple data access and business logic from the manner in which it(More)
A possible connection between immunological alterations and schizophrenia has been discussed for many years. We studied 55 schizophrenic patients in an acute stage of illness before they began neuroleptic treatment. 35 patients who showed clinical improvement on neuroleptics, and 51 healthy controls. Our interest was focused on parameters of cellular(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Intraductal papillary mucinous tumours (IPMT) of the pancreas constitute a unique pathological entity with an overall incidence of associated invasive malignancy of 20%. The malignant potential of an individual IPMT cannot be accurately predicted. Preoperative estimation of the risk of associated invasive malignancy with IPMT would be of(More)
OBJECTIVE the object of this exploratory evaluation was to evaluate the "Bringing in the Bystander" sexual and intimate partner violence prevention program with a new sample of intercollegiate athletes. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS fifty-three male and female athletes participated in the program (experimental group), and 86 were in the control group. All(More)
We studied suppressor cell function in 10 patients who had congestive cardiomyopathy, 13 patients who had myocarditis and 98 healthy controls. Myocardial biopsy, coronary arteriography and left ventricular angiography were used to define and differentiate congestive cardiomyopathy and myocarditis. The suppressor component of the immune response was assessed(More)
Until recently, attention has been focused on the pathogenetic aspects of immunological findings in schizophrenic patients. There has been no mention of the relationship between such findings and schizophrenic symptoms. To study the probable relationship between T-cells and T-cell subgroups in the course and prognosis of schizophrenia, immunological and(More)
We found an increased lymphocyte proliferation after stimulation with an antigen "cocktail" in 49 schizophrenic patients and 37 patients suffering from affective psychosis, compared with 45 healthy control subjects. On the basis of this and other findings such as increased numbers of CD3+ and CD4+ cells, an increased ratio of CD4+/CD8+ cells, and a reduced(More)