Thorsten G Lehmann

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Para-aortic lymphadenectomy is part of staging in early epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and could be part of therapy in advanced EOC. However, only a minority of patients receive therapy according to guidelines or have attendance to a specialized unit. We analyzed pattern of lymphatic spread of EOC and evaluated if clinical factors and intraoperative(More)
Oxidative stress due to intratumoral hypoxia in solid cancer has been shown to be associated with increased mortality. Phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) is an enzyme of the glycolytic pathway, which is regulated by hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and has been described for its role in tumor progression and metastasis in several malignancies. We(More)
In this study we investigated the influence of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on the hepatic microcirculation after warm ischemia by intravital fluorescence microscopy. Clamping of the left liver lobe was performed in 20 male Wistar rats for 70 min. The treatment group (n = 10) received 400 mg NAC/kg body weight 20 min prior to clamping. After reperfusion, acinar(More)
Recent observations showed an improvement of hepatic macro- and microhemodynamics as well as survival rates after warm ischemia of the liver following treatment with N-acetylcysteine (NAC). In this study we assessed the influence of NAC on the hepatic microcirculation after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) using intravital fluorescence microscopy. OLT(More)
BACKGROUND Oxygen-derived free radicals play a central role in pathomechanisms of reperfusion injury after organ transplantation. Endogenous radical scavenger systems such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) degrade toxic radicals; however, SOD is degraded rapidly when given exogenously. Therefore, the hypothesis that treatment of the donor liver with an(More)
Complement plays a decisive role in postischemic tissue injury, a process responsible for severe damage after organ ischemia. Several pathophysiologic mechanisms initiated upon reperfusion are mediated by complement inducing microcirculatory disturbances. Here, we demonstrate the effects of complement inhibition using C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) on(More)
BACKGROUND Oxygen-derived free radicals play a central role in ischemia/reperfusion injury after organ transplantation and are degraded by endogenous radical scavengers such as superoxide dismutase (SOD). Overexpression of SOD by delivery of the cytosolic SOD gene with an adenovirus (Ad.SOD1) decreases organ injury and increases survival in a rat model of(More)
Oxygen-derived free radicals play a central role in reperfusion injury after organ transplantation, and fatty livers are particularly susceptible. Endogenous radical scavengers such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) degrade these radicals; however, SOD is destroyed rapidly when given exogenously. Therefore, an adenoviral vector encoding the Cu/Zn-SOD gene(More)
BACKGROUND Recent observations provide evidence that complement is involved in the pathophysiology of ischemia/reperfusion injury. In this study, we assessed the impact of complement inhibition on hepatic microcirculation and graft function using a rat model of liver transplantation. METHODS Arterialized orthotopic liver transplantation was performed in(More)
Recent observations provide evidence that complement is implicated as an important factor in the pathophysiology of ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). Here, we assessed the effects of complement inhibition on hepatic microcirculation by in vivo microscopy (IVM) using a rat model of warm hepatic ischemia clamping the left pedicle for 70 min. Ten animals(More)