Tanja Wlodkowski

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Isolates (657) representing 22 bacterial species were tested for susceptibility to silver sulfadiazine. All of the strains tested were inhibited by concentration levels of the drug which are easily achieved topically. It is suggested that silver sulfadiazine may be useful as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial substance for the prevention and treatment of(More)
Podocytes are specialized, highly differentiated epithelial cells in the kidney glomerulus that are exposed to glomerular capillary pressure and possible increases in mechanical load. The proteins sensing mechanical forces in podocytes are unconfirmed, but the classic transient receptor potential channel 6 (TRPC6) interacting with the MEC-2 homolog podocin(More)
Two silver sulfadiazine-resistant isolates of Enterobacter cloacae obtained in a burns unit where the drug was in use were studied. These strains were resistant to elevated levels of the drug, and they were cross-resistant to silver benzoate, but not to silver nitrate. Growth of the strains in nutritionally poor defined media sensitized them to the(More)
This prospective, randomized multicenter study in 62 patients was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of radioimmunodetection (RAID) with 123I-labeled fragments, F(ab')2 and Fab', of IMMU-4, an anti-CEA monoclonal antibody (Immu-RAID-CEA). It was found that ImmuRAID-CEA was safe and disclosed colorectal cancer sites at least 1 cm in size. The(More)
Povidone-iodine is capable of specifically altering the DNA of living cells. This alteration may result in the induction of mutations of the base-substitution type. Because of the known relationship between mutagenic potential and the ability to induce cancer in animals, the present findings raise serious questions concerning the safety of this topical(More)
Penicillin-resistant and -susceptible strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae were evaluated for the presence of enzymes capable of degrading penicillin by incubation of [(14)C]benzylpenicillin with resting-cell suspensions of N. gonorrhoeae followed by extraction and chromatography of the labeled antibiotic. No degradative activity was observed.