Tim Riemenschneider

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Renal biopsies from 40 patients with hypokalemia and hyponatremia of an average of 10 years' duration due to abuse of laxatives or diuretics, anorexia nervosa, or chronic vomiting were examined with morphometric methods. Light microscopy revealed the following alterations in the renal cortex as compared with 36 normal kidney: JGC were sometimes slightly and(More)
At the Institute of Pathology of Tübingen University 12 members of the staff (nine doctors, one secretary, one cleaner, and one autopsy assistant) fell ill with an influenza-like disease with high fever. In 11 instances there was positive serological evidence of Q-fever. The post-mortem room assistant was not tested serologically, but the disease followed a(More)
Compression syndrome of the celiac trunk or Dunbar's syndrome is usually caused by an overly large medial arcuate ligament of the diaphragm. Symptoms are postprandial periumbilical pain, the pathogenesis of which, in spite of abundant collateralization of the celiac trunk, has not yet been clarified. The diagnosis should be established by elimination via(More)
Glutaraldehyde-treated porcine aortic valve prostheses have been in clinical use for ten years. The long-term durability of these valves remains unknown although they have functioned well in most large clinical series for more than five years. At the present time, several manufacturers produce bioprostheses mounted on flexible stents. This report concerns(More)
External compression and kinking of the celiac axis is caused by the enlarged and fibrous median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm. The pathogenetic cause may be a functional ischemia or an irritation of the squeezed celiac ganglion. This painful syndrome is an unusual condition, which occurs at a maximum age of about 40 years and mostly in women. The(More)
Methods allowing study of human colonic drug and carcinogen metabolism in intact epithelial preparations in vitro are needed. We describe an isolation method yielding intact colonic crypts with well-maintained ultrastructural integrity and good viability parameters. The crypt preparations obtained with this method were used to study phase I and II drug(More)