Tobias Mönch

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BufferGel (ReProtect, LLC) is a vaginal gel with an acidic buffering action that was designed to prevent vaginal neutralization by semen. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of BufferGel (ReProtect, Limited Liability Company) applied vaginally either once or twice daily by 27 women who were at low risk for acquisition of(More)
The cellular and subcellular distributions of mRNAs encoding three myelin-specific proteins--myelin basic protein (MBP), proteolipid protein (PLP), and Po protein--were studied in tissue sections of developing rat nervous systems by in situ hybridization. The developmental appearance of these mRNAs closely paralleled the appearance of the proteins they(More)
Feline immunodeficiency virus, like human immunodeficiency virus type 1, is a retrolentivirus causing neurological disease and immune suppression. Primary neurological complications, including human immunodeficiency virus encephalopathy and peripheral neuropathy, and neuropathological changes, including gliosis, neuronal injury and multinucleated giant(More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of antibodies to toxins A and B of Clostridium difficile was developed. Serum samples from 340 patients were tested for determination of the age-related prevalence of antitoxin. Antibody to toxin A was present in 64% of patients more than two years old and antibody to toxin B in 66% of patients(More)
In functional MRI (fMRI) complex experiments and applications require increasingly complex parameter handling as the experimental setup usually consists of separated soft- and hardware systems. Advanced real-time applications such as neurofeedback-based training or brain computer interfaces (BCIs) may even require adaptive changes of the paradigms and(More)
We investigate intermediary asset pricing theories empirically and find strong support for intermediary book leverage as the relevant state variable. A parsimonious dynamic pricing model that uses detrended broker-dealer leverage as a price of risk variable, and innovations to broker-dealer leverage as pricing factor is shown to perform well in time series(More)
Surface models derived from medical image data often exhibit artifacts, such as noise and staircases, which can be reduced by applying mesh smoothing filters. Usually, an iterative adaption of smoothing parameters to the specific data and continuous re-evaluation of accuracy and curvature is required. Depending on the number of vertices and the filter(More)
We empirically investigate predictions from alternative intermediary asset pricing theories. The theories distinguish themselves in their use of intermediary equity or leverage as pricing factors or forecasting variables. We find strong support for a parsimonious dynamic pricing model based on broker-dealer leverage as the return forecasting variable and(More)
Infection of two human EBV-genome negative lymphoma lines with the EBV-variants P3HR-I and B95-8 converts the lines to permanent carriers of EBV-DNA and the EBV-determined nuclear antigen. This process is accompanied by a series of biologic changes similar to those in oncogenic transformation by known tumor viruses (e.g. polyoma, SV40, Rous SV). They(More)
Smoothing algorithms allow to reduce artifacts from mesh generation, but often degrade accuracy. Thus, we present a method that identifies staircase artifacts which result from image inhomogeneities and binary segmentation in medical image data for subsequent removal by adaptive mesh smoothing. This paper makes the following specific contributions: caps,(More)