Affiliation: University of Mannheim
- Familial occurrence of systemic vasculitis and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritisR Nowack
V th Medical Clinic Nephrology, Endocrinology, University Clinic Mannheim, Zweibrücken, Germany
Am J Kidney Dis 34:364-73. 1999....
- Mycophenolate mofetil for maintenance therapy of Wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis: a pilot study in 11 patients with renal involvementR Nowack
5th Medical Clinic Nephrology, Endocrinology, University Clinic Mannheim, Faculty of Clinical Medicine of the University of Heidelberg, Germany
J Am Soc Nephrol 10:1965-71. 1999..Long-term treatment with MMF in these diseases is attractive because of its low toxicity. MMF will have to be studied further and compared with cyclophosphamide or azathioprine maintenance therapy in randomized trials...
- Upregulation of CD14 and CD18 on monocytes In vitro by antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodiesR Nowack
Vth Medical Clinic Nephrology, Endocrinology, University Clinic Mannheim, Germany
J Am Soc Nephrol 11:1639-46. 2000..Upregulation of CD14 and CD18 on monocytes by ANCA suggests a pathogenetic role of ANCA monocyte interactions in systemic vasculitis...
- ANCA titres, even of IgG subclasses, and soluble CD14 fail to predict relapses in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitisR Nowack
Fifth Medical Clinic (Nephrology, Endocrinology, University-Clinic Mannheim, Faculty of Clinical Medicine of the University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
Nephrol Dial Transplant 16:1631-7. 2001..CONCLUSIONS: There is no rationale for serial measurements of ANCA in AASV. For changes of therapy, the ANCA parameters should only be used in conjunction with clinical information...