Siegfried Wagner

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Hepatic involvement in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is highly variable and may lead to severe clinical symptoms such as heart failure. This controlled, prospective study defined sonographic criteria for hepatic involvement in HHT. Color Doppler sonography and pulsed Doppler sonography were used to study 25 patients with HHT and liver(More)
At present there is no established therapy for treating patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and symptomatic hepatic involvement. We present the results of a prospective study with 15 consecutive patients who were treated with staged hepatic artery embolization (HAE). Branches of the hepatic artery were selectively catheterized and(More)
The molecular mechanisms of Helicobacter pylori associated tumor development are poorly understood. The spectra of genetic alterations in neoplasms may provide clues to the molecular carcinogenesis of a tumor and may be relevant for the prognosis of the patients. We investigated the p53 mutation pattern and the protein expression of p53, c-erbB2, and c-met(More)
In advanced stages of polycystic liver disease, often associated with polycystic kidney disease, a curative therapy is liver or combined liver-kidney transplantation. However, little is known about long-term outcome and quality of life. Between 1990 and 2003, 36 patients (32 female, 4 male) with polycystic liver or combined liver-kidney disease underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In the human stomach expression of TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) and its receptors and the modulatory role of Helicobacter pylori are not well described. Therefore, we investigated the effect of H. pylori on the expression of TRAIL, FasL and their receptors (TRAIL-R1-R4, Fas) in gastric epithelial cells and examined their(More)
Helicobacter pylori infection has been associated with stimulation of gastric mucosal reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and it was postulated that ROS production is due to neutrophil infiltration and activation. The aim of this study was to investigate the direct effect of H. pylori on ROS formation in gastric epithelial cells in vitro. The human(More)
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), or Osler-Rendu-Weber syndrome, is a heterogeneous inherited disorder characterized by multi-systemic vascular dysplasia and wide variation in its phenotypic expression. Hepatic manifestation is seen in about 8 to 30 % of the patients. The molecular basis for liver involvement is unknown. We screened the two known(More)
Current market research indicates high future demand for broadcast services such as Mobile TV. While underlying competing bearer technologies are being extensively tested and refined, the focus keeps shifting towards interactive services on top of mobile broadcast. In order to investigate the possibilities of interactive mobile TV, projects require testbeds(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The role of H. pylori in the pathogenesis of ulcer disease in cirrhotic patients is poorly defined. Therefore, we sought to investigate the prevalence of H. pylori infection and the occurrence of gastroduode-nal lesions in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS AND PATIENTS Seroprevalence of H. pylori was tested in 110 patients with liver(More)
BACKGROUND The hispid cotton rat has proven to be an excellent animal model for a variety of human infectious disease agents. This study was performed to evaluate the use of the cotton rat as a model of Helicobacter pylori infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-eight inbred cotton rats were orogastrically inoculated with a human strain of H. pylori.(More)