Rolf-Hasso Boedeker

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BACKGROUND Dimethylarginines are inhibitors of NO synthesis and are involved in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases. In this study, we ask the question if asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) levels change during fatal and reversible acute rejection, and contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic vasculopathy. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Flexible dosing of anticholinergics used for overactive bladder (OAB) treatment is a useful strategy in clinical practice for achieving a maximum effective and maximum tolerated level of therapeutic benefit. In this post hoc analysis we evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of trospium chloride treatment for urinary urge incontinence (UUI) with(More)
• CSU often lasts for years, the underlying cause remains unidentified, and the disease affects both objective functioning and subjective well-being of patients. • Non-sedating, second generation H 1-antihistamines, like rupatadine, are the first line treatment of CSU and have been shown to be effective and safe in clinical trials, but data from routine(More)
While the neuroprotective benefits of estrogen and progesterone in critical illness are well established, the data regarding the effects of androgens are conflicting. Surgical repair of congenital heart disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, but there are scant data regarding the postoperative metabolism of sex steroids in this(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the role of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor signal transduction in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS We performed a cross-sectional analysis of the gene expression of TRAF2 (TNF receptor-associated factor 2) and RIP (receptor-interacting protein) in peripheral blood leukocytes of 23 relapsing-remitting (RR), 19 secondary(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the role of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor signal transduction in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS We performed a cross-sectional analysis of the gene expression of TNF receptor-associated death domain protein (TRADD) and Fas-associated death domain protein (FADD) in peripheral blood leukocytes of 23 relapsing remitting (RR),(More)
Little is known about interactions between immune and neuro-endocrine systems in patients with septic shock. We therefore evaluated whether the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and/or proopiomelanocortin (POMC) derivatives [ACTH, β-endorphin (β-END), β-lipotropin (β-LPH), α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) or N-acetyl-β-END (Nac-β-END)] have any(More)
Levels of beta-endorphin immunoreactive material (IRM) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have been reported to correlate inversely with postoperative morphine requirement. Considering proopiomelanocortin (POMC) derivatives as predictors for sensitivity to postoperative pain, we determined authentic beta-endorphin (beta-endorphin(1-31)), beta-lipotropin IRM,(More)
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