Ulrike Kämmerer

Ulrike Kämmerer
University Hospital Würzburg · OB/Gyn

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Fatty acids, such as medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) and short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), both important components of a normal diet, have been reported to play a role in bone-related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the role of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) has not been investigated in RA to date. The aim of this study was...
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Franchi and Tomsic (2023) correctly note that our review (Kämmerer et al., 2023) “has a clear focus on the technical aspect of RT-PCR, which is only one piece of the COVID-19 puzzle” and they ask for a more comprehensive discussion beyond our focus on the laboratory assay. They point to the lack of a specific definition of COVID-19 disease and conc...
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Increased intestinal permeability and inflammation, both fueled by dysbiosis, appear to contribute to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. This single-center pilot study aimed to investigate zonulin, a marker of intestinal permeability, and calprotectin, a marker of intestinal inflammation, measured in serum and fecal samples of RA patients usin...
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For the first time in medical history, the result of a laboratory assay (RT-qPCR) was used as the sole criterion to diagnose a disease (Covid-19) without any rating of clinical symptoms and to justify the implementation of population-wide non-pharmaceutical interventions during virus season. The aim of this study is (1) to evaluate a robust RT-qPCR...
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Background & aims Body composition plays a crucial role in therapy adherence and the prognosis of cancer patients. The aim of this work was to compare four measurement methods for determining body composition regarding their validity, reliability and practicability in order to be able to draft a practical recommendation as to which method is most...
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Dietary factors probably play a role in the pathogenesis and clinical course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is a paucity of specific dietary guidelines for RA patients and little information on their implementation in daily life. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the nutritional status and provision of nutritional education among outpat...
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Background: The onset of mental illness such as depression and anxiety disorders in pregnancy and postpartum period is common. The coronavirus induced disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting public policy responses represent an exceptional situation worldwide and there are hints for adverse psychosocial impact, hence, the study of psych...
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The performance of diagnostic tests crucially depends on the disease prevalence, test sensitivity, and test specificity. However, these quantities are often not well known when tests are performed outside defined routine lab procedures which make the rating of the test results somewhat problematic. A current example is the mass testing taking place...
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Background The majority of breast cancer patients are severely psychologically affected by breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent therapeutic procedures. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions on public life have additionally caused significant psychological distress for much of the population. It is therefore plausible that breast cance...
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Zusammenfassung Es gibt bislang nur wenige Studien, die den Einfluss einer streng kohlenhydratreduzierten, sehr fettreichen, sog. „ketogenen“ Kost auf den Verlauf einer Krebserkrankung untersuchten. Da eine solche Kostform längerfristig Schwierigkeiten bei der Compliance zu Hause bereitet, ist ein supportiver Therapieansatz evtl. sinnvoller, weil e...
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Background The onset of mental illness such as depression and anxiety disorders in pregnancy and postpartum period is common. The coronavirus induced disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting public policy responses represent an exceptional situation worldwide and there are hints for adverse psychosocial impact, hence, the study of psychol...
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The performance of diagnostic tests crucially depends on the disease prevalence, test sensitivity, and test specificity. However, these quantities are often not well known when tests are performed outside defined routine lab procedures which make the rating of the test results somewhat problematic. A current example is the mass testing taking place...
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The performance of diagnostic tests crucially depends on the disease prevalence, test sensitivity, and test specificity. However, these quantities are often not well known when tests are performed outside defined routine lab procedures which make the rating of the test results somewhat problematic. A current example is the mass testing taking place...
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Breast cancer (BC) patients often ask for a healthy diet. Here, we investigated a healthy standard diet (SD), a low carb diet (LCD), and a ketogenic diet (KD) for BC patients during the rehabilitation phase. KOLIBRI was an open-label non-randomized one-site nutritional intervention trial, combining inpatient and outpatient phases for 20 weeks. Fema...
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Es gibt bislang nur wenige Studien, die den Einfluss einer streng kohlenhydratreduzierten, sehr fettreichen, sog. „ketogenen“ Kost auf den Verlauf einer Krebserkrankung untersuchten. Da eine solche Kostform längerfristig Schwierigkeiten bei der Compliance zu Hause bereitet, ist ein supportiver Therapieansatz evtl. sinnvoller, weil er in Anlehnung a...
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Background:: After submitting our review report on Corman et al. (referred hereinafter as CD-report) and republishing it on a scientific preprint server (http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4298004) and Researchgate.net we offered the report for public discussion at cormandrostenreview.com on 27th November 2020. The scientific community provided addition...
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After submitting our review report on Corman et al. (referred hereinafter as CD-report) andrepublishing it on a scientific preprint server [50] and Researchgate.net [51] we offered thereport for public discussion at cormandrostenreview.com on 27th November 2020. Thescientific community provided additional literature, references, and analyses concer...
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This extensive review report has been officially submitted to Eurosurveillance editorial board on 27th November 2020 via their submission-portal, enclosed to this review report is a retraction request letter, signed by all the main & co-authors. First and last listed names are the first and second main authors. All names in between are co-authors....
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Introduction: Expression of fibroblast activation protein (FAP) has been detected in activated fibroblasts participating in injury response, fibrotic and inflammatory conditions, and tumorigenesis. Human endometrium is equally characterized by rapid tissue remodeling events due to the reproductive tasks comprising the activity of proteolytic enzym...
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Background: Obesity and low muscle mass are associated with worse outcomes of breast cancer patients. We conducted a controlled trial to study the impact of a ketogenic diet (KD) based on natural foods versus an unspecified standard diet (SD) on body composition in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Methods: Patients with non-metast...
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Background: Breast Cancer (BC) patients often ask for a healthy diet. Here, we compared three different diets which could support BC patients during the rehabilitation process: a healthy standard diet (SD), a low carb diet (LCD) and a ketogenic diet (KD). Patients and Methods: KOLIBRI was a one-site nutritional intervention trial, combining inpatie...
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Objective: In proliferative retinopathies, complications derived from neovascularization cause blindness. During early disease, pericyte's apoptosis contributes to endothelial dysfunction and leakage. Hypoxia then drives VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) secretion and pathological neoangiogenesis. Cardiac ANP (atrial natriuretic peptide) c...
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Background/objectives: BRCA mutation carriers and women at high risk of breast/ovarian cancer are faced with the intricate question to opt for prophylactic surgeries and/or a periodic screening. The aim of this study was therefore to identify objective and emotional factors that have an impact on the decision-making process. Methods: Ninety-five...
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Wenige Ernährungsmodifikationen werden derzeit so kontrovers diskutiert wie die ketogene Diät (KD). Hier erörtern wir die wissenschaftlichen Hintergründe dafür, dass sich für klinisch tätige Gynäkologen eine intensive Auseinandersetzung mit dieser supportiven (Ernährungs‑)Therapie lohnt, und erläutern die korrekte Durchführung der KD, um Nebenwirku...
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Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), an aggressive neuroendocrine skin tumor, is a polyomavirus‐induced human cancer. To study the causal relationship of MCC carcinogenesis with the integrated Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) in detail, well‐characterized MCC cell lines are needed. Consequently, in the current study we established and characterized six MCP...
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Background: Ketogenic diets (KDs) or short-term fasting are popular trends amongst supportive approaches for cancer patients. Beta-hydroxybutyrate (3-OHB) is the main physiological ketone body, whose concentration can reach plasma levels of 2-6 mM during KDs or fasting. The impact of 3-OHB on the biology of tumor cells described so far is contradi...
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Eine ketogene Ernährung mit einem sehr hohen Fettanteil und einer Verknappung von Glukose zeigt tierexperimentell günstige Effekte auf Tumorwachstum und Überleben. In der humanen Krebstherapie deuten sich positive Wirkungen der ketogenen Diät in der Kombination mit Strahlen- und Chemotherapie an.
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Objective Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women, involving hyperandrogenaemia and insulin resistance. Treatment options include dexamethasone, as well as the off-label use of metformin. To evaluate the impact of those drugs on cyclic changes in endometrial development, we tested possible effects of metformi...
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Background Fermented wheat germ extract (FWGE) sold under the trade name Avemar exhibits anticancer activity in vitro and in vivo. Its mechanisms of action are divided into antiproliferative and antimetabolic effects. Its influcence on cancer cell metabolism needs further investigation. One objective of this study, therefore, was to further elucida...
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Background: Currently ketogenic diets (KDs) are hyped as an anti-tumor intervention aimed at exploiting the metabolic abnormalities of cancer cells. However, while data in humans is sparse, translation of murine tumor models to the clinic is further hampered by small sample sizes, heterogeneous settings and mixed results concerning tumor growth re...