Wilfried Schneider

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This paper presents a new algorithm for enhancement of microcalcifications in mammograms. The main novelty is the application of techniques we have developed for construction of filterbanks derived from the continuous wavelet transform. These discrete wavelet decompositions, called integrated wavelets, are optimally designed for enhancement of multiscale(More)
Tissue factor (TF), a main initiator of clotting, is up-regulated in vasculopathy. We tested the hypothesis that chronic in vivo angiotensin (ANG) II receptor AT(1) receptor blockade inhibits TF expression in a model of ANG II-induced cardiac vasculopathy. Furthermore, we explored the mechanisms by examining transcription factor activation and analyzing the(More)
Eleven men with angiographic evidence of coronary heart disease and stable, exercise-induced angina pectoris were given placebo (P) or isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) in a daily dose of 30, 120, 240 or 480 mg, in a randomized single-blind trial. The daily doses were administered 6 times a day as single oral doses of 5, 20, 40 and 80 mg. Each dose or placebo was(More)
Reports on the effectiveness of endothelin receptor blockers in angiotensin (Ang) II-induced end-organ damage are conflicting, and the mechanisms involved are uncertain. We tested the hypothesis that endothelin (ET)(A/B) receptor blockade with bosentan (100 mg/kg by gavage after age 4 weeks) ameliorates cardiac and renal damage by decreasing inflammation in(More)
The epidemiology, management, and long-term survival of invasive aspergillosis was assessed in a prospective, 5-year observational study in 346 unselected paediatric cancer patients receiving dose-intensive chemotherapy for newly diagnosed or recurrent malignancies. Invasive aspergillosis occurred exclusively in the context of haematological malignancies,(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our experience with five cases of apparently isolated small-vessel vasculitis of the uterine cervix. METHODS Case study of five patients with necrotizing vasculitis discovered incidentally in surgical specimens of the female genital tract, and a review of the pertinent literature on this subject. RESULTS All patients lacked clinical(More)
The occurrence of autoimmune phenomena in 28 patients with thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) was determined. The following were sought: antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies against proteinase 3 (cANCA) and myeloperoxidase (pANCA), antinuclear antibodies, anti-Ro antibodies, anticardiolipin antibodies, and antiendothelial cell antibodies(More)
Isolated rat hepatocytes were used for the evaluation of nucleotide depletion and oxidative stress as two causal components of postischemic injury following oxygen deficiency. The ATP and GTP loss during anoxia was accompanied by temporary increases of nucleotide degradation products. The critical duration of anoxia for a complete ATP restoration during(More)
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a genetic, life-threatening, chronic disease that can affect patients of all ages. aHUS is caused by uncontrolled complement activation due to genetic defects of complement regulation. Plasma exchange or infusion has been used to manage aHUS and may transiently maintain hematologic variables in some patients, but(More)