Sebastian Weiterer

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WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Echinocandins are antifungal agents, routinely used in invasive candida infections in critically ill patients. Their excellent anticandidal activity and their low frequency of reported adverse events and drug interactions make them first-line guideline treatments of candidiasis especially in intensive care units (ICU). We report(More)
BACKGROUND Long-lasting impairment of the immune system is believed to be the underlying reason for delayed deaths after surviving sepsis. We tested the hypothesis of persisting changes to the immune system in survivors of sepsis for the first time. METHODS In our prospective, cross-sectional pilot study, eight former patients who survived(More)
Candida infections represent a relevant risk for patients in intensive care units resulting in increased mortality. Echinocandins have become the agents of choice for early and specific antifungal treatment in critically ill patients. Due to cardiac effects following echinocandin administration seen in intensive care unit (ICU) patients the in vitro effects(More)
Pathological hypoxia plays an important role in many diseases, such as atherosclerosis, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of different statins on hypoxia-induced endothelial cell signalling. Human umbilical cord vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were treated with NaCN (CN, 2.5 mmol/l) to simulate a(More)
The proliferation of endothelial cells is induced by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) and its major component, lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of statins on the proliferation of endothelial cells derived from human umbilical cord veins (HUVEC). Cerivastatin, simvastatin and fluvastatin caused a(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is a global burden and the primary cause of death in intensive care units worldwide. The pathophysiological changes induced by the host's systemic inflammatory response to infection are not yet fully understood. During sepsis, the immune system is confronted with a variety of factors, which are integrated within the individual cells and(More)
The tracheal epithelium prevents via its highly effective clearance mechanism the contamination of the lower airways by pathogens. This mechanism is driven by ciliary bearing cells which are not only in contact with the gas phase; in addition they are also influenced by inflammatory mediators. These mediators can alter the protective function of the(More)
BACKGROUND Life-threatening traumatic injuries lead to a complex inflammation-driven pathophysiology. Receptor of advanced glycation end product (RAGE) is a multiligand receptor of several endogenous alarmins, while cytokeratin 18 is a structural component of the filament of epithelial cells. Both proteins can be frequently found in plasma of patients with(More)
UNLABELLED Chromatin immunoprecipitation in combination with a genome-wide analysis via high-throughput sequencing is the state of the art method to gain genome-wide representation of histone modification or transcription factor binding profiles. However, chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis in the context of human experimental samples is limited,(More)