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Recent studies suggest that leukocytapheresis with Cellsorba is a valuable therapy for ulcerative colitis after failure of conventional treatment. In this study the potential of leukocytapheresis to induce remission in refractory chronic colitis under the conditions of European treatment guidelines was investigated. The therapeutic benefit of(More)
The present study demonstrates the prevalence of footpad lesions in turkeys and their level of expression in both live birds and in carcasses. In clinical investigations of 11,860 turkeys (5,740 males, 6,120 females) of the strain British United Turkeys Big 6, individuals of all the observed flocks showed alterations to the plantar skin. In general, the(More)
This project involves the prevalence of breast skin alterations (breast buttons, blisters, purulent bursitis) in male and female fattened turkeys (British United Turkeys Big 6) from conventional intensive farming. In this case, 24 turkey farms across Germany and 11,860 turkeys (5,740 toms, 6,120 hens) were clinically examined, and 16,200 birds (8,400 hens,(More)
BACKGROUND Dendritic cells (DCs) play a key role in the host defence against inhaled pathogens. However, the phenotype of blood DCs in patients with acute respiratory infections is unknown. OBJECTIVE To investigate the number and the expression of function-associated molecules of blood DCs in patients with acute infectious pneumonia. METHODS Sixteen(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of acute hepatitis B in intrapartum patients and to describe the birth-to-administration interval of the hepatitis B vaccine and immune globulin in hepatitis B surface antigen-positive patients detected by intrapartum screening. STUDY DESIGN Hepatitis B screening was performed on 8712(More)
BACKGROUND Modulation of T-cell differentiation, which is controlled by dendritic cells (DCs), plays a crucial role in specific immunotherapy (SIT). However, the number and the characteristics of blood DCs before and during immunotherapy are unknown. OBJECTIVE To analyze the number and the characteristics of blood DC subsets in patients with Hymenoptera(More)
PURPOSE To report four patients with isolated comitant esotropia and Chiari I malformation and discuss the most appropriate management. METHODS Case reports and literature review. RESULTS All four patients (5, 14, 16, and 37 years of age) presented with an isolated comitant esotropia that led to the diagnosis of Chiari I malformation. The first two(More)
PURPOSE To describe an unusual ophthalmic manifestation of a pituitary adenoma. METHODS Case report. RESULTS A 32-year-old man had left supraorbital and frontal headaches and new-onset vertical diplopia. Examination showed a left fourth nerve palsy and increased vertical fusional amplitudes. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed a sellar mass consistent(More)
The influence of the granulocyte/monocyte apheresis (GMCAP) on cell populations participating in mechanisms of tolerance, e.g. dendritic cells (DCs), is still not very clear. In a first step, we aimed to investigate changes in the DC population of patients suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC) (n = 13) compared to healthy subjects (n = 9). In a second(More)
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