Stephen Wilhelm

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CASE PRESENTATION 42-year-old African American man presented with a 6-month history of gross hematuria, Amarked abdominal pain, and urinary retention. His symptoms began 3 years earlier, when he experienced gross hematuria; work-up and treatment at an outside institution at that time included a computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrating a congenital(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to test the hypothesis, that pregnancy-related diseases are going along with changes in cytokine mRNA-expression at the placental site, either as a part of a pathological process or in connection with regulatory mechanisms induced by disturbances at the feto-maternal interface resulting from previous pathological changes--in the(More)
Eight placenta samples derived from normal term human placenta were examined for the expression levels of Il-1 alpha+, TNF-alpha+, PDGF-A+, PDGF-B+, and PDGF-receptor+ using a semiquantitative PCR protocol. The expressional level of beta-actin was proven to be constant, therefore beta-actin could serve to equilibrate sample size in our procedure.(More)
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