Werner A. Poppe

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of the presence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) DNA (HR-HPV DNA test) postconisation as prediction of recurrent or residual cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) after treatment of high-grade cervical intraepithelial lesions (CIN2+) in a prospective study and to compare this with(More)
A 25-year-old woman with a congenital uterine arteriovenous malformation had a long history of repeated excessive vaginal bleeding. She was successfully treated with transarterial embolization. She had normal menstrual periods for 6 months and subsequently conceived. She was delivered of a normally grown baby at 35 weeks. To the best of our knowledge, this(More)
A test kit (Iso-ALP, Boehringer Mannheim) for measuring human bone alkaline phosphatase activity in serum or plasma was evaluated in five laboratories in three countries. The assay is based on the principle described by Rosalki and Foo (Clin Chem 1984;30:1182-6) and uses wheat germ lectin to precipitate bone alkaline phosphatase. Residual ALP in the(More)
The determination of alpha-amylase activity using an ethylidene-blocked 4-nitrophenyl-maltoheptaoside (EPS) has been evaluated in five laboratories on eight different analysers at 25 degrees C, 30 degrees C and 37 degrees C. The protecting ethylidene group inhibits hydrolysis at the non-reducing end of the substrate molecule by the auxiliary enzyme,(More)
Previous reports have supported an association between tobacco smoking and cervical neoplasia. Our observations show an association between smoking and a reduction of the numerical densities of Langerhans cells and of helper/inducer T lymphocytes in the squamous epithelia of the transformation zone of the uterine cervix. This suggests a local impairment of(More)
OBJECTIVE Assessment of the appearance, distribution and numerical density of immune cell populations in the normal human uterine cervix. STUDY DESIGN SETTING University Hospital Gasthuisberg. SUBJECTS 29 healthy women undergoing total hysterectomy for non-cervical benign uterine disease. ANALYSIS Immunohistochemistry and morphometrical analysis on(More)
Tests in five laboratories on pooled sera in three concentration ranges demonstrated good reproducibility of urea concentration with the Reflotest-Urea, at a variation coefficient from 2.4% to 5.0%. Comparison with the urease/GLDH, Berthelot and diacetylmonoxim tests on sera from routine samples indicated good agreement of results even for pathological(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of preoperative clinical, ultrasonographic, intraoperative findings and pre-postoperative serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels to predict persistent ectopic pregnancy (EP). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohorts study. SETTING Tertiary care, university hospital. In all, 61 women with EP treated with laparoscopic(More)
The selective multitest Boehringer Mannheim/Hitachi 704 analysis system was examined according to the ECCLS guidelines in a multicentre evaluation involving four laboratories. Ten routine parameters, covering most of the application settings of the instrument, were measured in the respective laboratory at temperatures 25, 30 or 37 degrees C. The trial(More)
Preventive human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 vaccines are safe and efficient to prevent infection and lesions of vaccine- specific HPV types in women from 15 to 26 years, but also in older age groups. Clearly, public health funds are to be spent to organize programs for vaccination of young adolescents. Immunobridging studies and clinical trials have shown that(More)