Sybille Bergmann

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Subclinical inflammation was shown to be a strong predictor of cardiovascular events and was suggested to be a part of the metabolic syndrome (MS). The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship of the inflammatory parameters-leukocyte count, C-reactive protein (CRP), and fibrinogen level-to insulin resistance and insulin secretion, as(More)
Serum selenium concentration was measured in middle-aged Dresden (East Germany) women in 1990 and 1996. In 1990, the serum concentration of selenium in middle-aged women was higher than in men living under the same environmental conditions (0.98 +/- 0.32 vs 0.82 +/- 0.19 micromol/l). In 1996, the serum concentration of selenium in middle-aged women was(More)
Erythropoiesis must be tightly balanced to guarantee adequate oxygen delivery to all tissues in the body. This process relies predominantly on the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) and its transcription factor hypoxia inducible factor (HIF). Accumulating evidence suggests that oxygen-sensitive prolyl hydroxylases (PHDs) are important regulators of this entire(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the Saxon Diabetes Management Program (SDMP), which is based on integrated practice guidelines, shared care, and integrated quality management. The SDMP was implemented into diabetes contracts between health insurance providers, general practitioners (GPs), and diabetes specialized practitioners (DSPs) unified(More)
AIMS Patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) often present with typical angina pectoris and mildly elevated levels of cardiac troponin (non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) during an arrhythmic event. However, in a large proportion of these patients, significant coronary artery disease is excluded by coronary angiography. Here we(More)
The generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was measured by chemiluminescence (CL) in whole blood and isolated polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) in 113 subjects. There were no differences in ROS production in males and females, smokers and non-smokers and no age dependency. A significant correlation was found between whole blood CL parameters and(More)
The goal of the present investigation was to examine effects of a cognitive-behavioral group intervention for pregnant women with subclinically elevated stress, anxiety and/or depression on perceived stress and salivary cortisol levels. Expectant mothers were recruited in gynaecologist practices. They participated in a screening, a standardized diagnostic(More)
After a 24-h exposure of mouse peritoneal macrophages to LDL, of which the phospholipids were reduced to 30% by phospholipase A2 (PLA2)-treatment, the cellular level of free and esterified cholesterol was elevated 1.9- and 5.0-fold, respectively. Furthermore, the activity of the cytosolic acyl-CoA cholesterol acyl-transferase (ACAT), which was calculated(More)
The therapeutic effect of a single sustained release tablet of bezafibrate (Cedur retard, 400 mg) in primary hypercholesterolemia type IIa and type IIb was investigated in a placebo-controlled randomised study comparing the efficacy of morning vs. evening intake. The decrease in total cholesterol with the morning intake was 18.5% vs. 16.5% for the evening(More)
The pattern of circulating monocyte subtypes and the concentration of the soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) were compared in middle-aged female moderate smokers and lifetime non-smokers. Total leukocyte and monocyte counts were higher in smokers. The pattern of circulating monocytes of smokers was changed toward lower absolute counts of(More)