G Steinhoff

Summary

Affiliation: University of Rostock
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Validating intramyocardial bone marrow stem cell therapy in combination with coronary artery bypass grafting, the PERFECT Phase III randomized multicenter trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Peter Donndorf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Reference and Translation Centre for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, Rostock, 18057 Germany
    Trials 13:99. 2012
  2. pmc Innovative Strategy for MicroRNA Delivery in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells via Magnetic Nanoparticles
    Anna Schade
    Reference and Translation Center for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy RTC, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057 Rostock, Germany
    Int J Mol Sci 14:10710-26. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Stem cell therapy for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction and chronic ischemic heart disease
    Peter Donndorf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Curr Pharm Biotechnol 14:12-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint [From basic research to the clinic. Regulations for preclinical and clinical studies with stem cells]
    G Steinhoff
    Medizinische Fakultat, Klinik und Poliklinik für Herzchirurgie, Universitat Rostock, Rostock, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:973-9. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint [Stem cell therapy for the regeneration of heart muscle]
    G Steinhoff
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Herzchirurgie, Medizinische Fakultat, Universitat Rostock
    Internist (Berl) 47:479-80, 482-4, 486-7. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac tissue engineering]
    Christof Stamm
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Herzchirurgie, Universitat Rostock
    Herz 27:445-52. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint [The regenerating heart -- hope for children with congenital heart defects]
    Gustav Steinhoff
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Herzchirurgie, Medizinische Fakultat, Universitat Rostock
    Kinderkrankenschwester 25:47-50. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative left ventricular function and time from infarction on the long-term benefits after intramyocardial CD133(+) bone marrow stem cell transplant
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1530-9.e3. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Cell sources for cardiovascular tissue regeneration and engineering
    M Ugurlucan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Rostock University Medical Faculty, Rostock, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 57:63-73. 2009
  10. doi request reprint [Cell sources for cardiovascular tissue engineering]
    C Klopsch
    Referenz und Translationszentrum für kardiale Stammzelltherapie, Universitat Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Chirurg 82:295-302. 2011

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Publications55

  1. pmc Validating intramyocardial bone marrow stem cell therapy in combination with coronary artery bypass grafting, the PERFECT Phase III randomized multicenter trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Peter Donndorf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Reference and Translation Centre for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, Rostock, 18057 Germany
    Trials 13:99. 2012
    ..gov Identifier: NCT00950274), in order to evaluate the efficacy of surgical cardiac cell therapy on left ventricular function...
  2. pmc Innovative Strategy for MicroRNA Delivery in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells via Magnetic Nanoparticles
    Anna Schade
    Reference and Translation Center for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy RTC, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057 Rostock, Germany
    Int J Mol Sci 14:10710-26. 2013
    ..We conclude that MNP-mediated transfection provides a long term effect beneficial for successful genetic modification of stem cells. Hence, our findings may become of great importance for future in vivo applications...
  3. ncbi request reprint Stem cell therapy for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction and chronic ischemic heart disease
    Peter Donndorf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Curr Pharm Biotechnol 14:12-9. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint [From basic research to the clinic. Regulations for preclinical and clinical studies with stem cells]
    G Steinhoff
    Medizinische Fakultat, Klinik und Poliklinik für Herzchirurgie, Universitat Rostock, Rostock, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:973-9. 2008
    ..Time, know how and money for planning, request for authorization and conduction of a clinical trial should not be underestimated. For clinical application of stem cell products authorization by the proper authorities is mandatory...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Stem cell therapy for the regeneration of heart muscle]
    G Steinhoff
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Herzchirurgie, Medizinische Fakultat, Universitat Rostock
    Internist (Berl) 47:479-80, 482-4, 486-7. 2006
    ..In the light of stem cell research, the vision of regrowth of the heart in analogy to the Prometheus saga is obtaining a scientific explanation and may lead to new cardiac therapies...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac tissue engineering]
    Christof Stamm
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Herzchirurgie, Universitat Rostock
    Herz 27:445-52. 2002
    ..Cardiac tissue engineering is a relatively new interdisciplinary approach to replace diseased cardiovascular tissues with vital structures based on autologous cells...
  7. ncbi request reprint [The regenerating heart -- hope for children with congenital heart defects]
    Gustav Steinhoff
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Herzchirurgie, Medizinische Fakultat, Universitat Rostock
    Kinderkrankenschwester 25:47-50. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative left ventricular function and time from infarction on the long-term benefits after intramyocardial CD133(+) bone marrow stem cell transplant
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1530-9.e3. 2011
    ..Our objective was to elucidate long-term clinical and functional effects of intramyocardial stem cell transplant and to identify patients who will show sustained benefit...
  9. doi request reprint Cell sources for cardiovascular tissue regeneration and engineering
    M Ugurlucan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Rostock University Medical Faculty, Rostock, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 57:63-73. 2009
    ..In this brief review we try to give the answers to questions on certain aspects of myocardial tissue regeneration and engineering procedures...
  10. doi request reprint [Cell sources for cardiovascular tissue engineering]
    C Klopsch
    Referenz und Translationszentrum für kardiale Stammzelltherapie, Universitat Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Chirurg 82:295-302. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Endothelial nitric oxide synthase mediates protective effects of hypoxic preconditioning in lungs
    A Kaminski
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18055 Rostock, Germany
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 155:280-5. 2007
    ..We conclude that WHPC limits neutrophil sequestration via an eNOS-dependent mechanism, and that eNOS helps preserve endothelial permeability during hypoxia and I/R...
  12. ncbi request reprint Umbilical cord blood cell transplantation for myocardial regeneration
    N Ma
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Transplant Proc 38:771-3. 2006
    ..We conclude that human UCB cells facilitated neovascularization of ischemic myocardium, but their capacity for formation of contractile neotissue needs further investigation...
  13. ncbi request reprint CABG and bone marrow stem cell transplantation after myocardial infarction
    C Stamm
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 52:152-8. 2004
    ..Bone marrow-derived adult stem cells may be able to regenerate infarcted myocardium. We initiated a phase-I study of autologous stem cell transplantation in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
  14. ncbi request reprint Biomatrix/polymer composite material for heart valve tissue engineering
    Christof Stamm
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:2084-92; discussion 2092-3. 2004
    ..Matrix/polymer hybrid valves with improved biological and mechanical characteristics may be advantageous...
  15. doi request reprint Characterization of ion currents of murine CD117(pos) stem cells in vitro and their modulation under AT2 R stimulation
    M Ludwig
    Reference and Translation Centre for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy, University Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 208:274-87. 2013
    ..This study was designed to functionally characterize membrane currents of CD117(pos) cells under normal and AT2 R-stimulated conditions...
  16. doi request reprint Open heart surgery for a very-low-weight (660 g) premature infant
    Eugen Sandica
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Pediatr Cardiol 30:74-6. 2009
    ..Because the authors see increasing numbers of preterm neonates who need intensive care management, their experience may be helpful for those dealing with this group of patients...
  17. doi request reprint Aortic valve endocarditis due to abiotrophia defectiva: a rare etiology
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Wien Med Wochenschr 158:152-5. 2008
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a patient to have Down syndrome and Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis requiring aortic valve replacement...
  18. doi request reprint Papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic wall with partial occlusion of the right coronary ostium
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1953-4. 2009
    ..We present a very rare finding of an aortic wall papillary fibroelastoma with a resultant partial occlusion of the right coronary ostium...
  19. doi request reprint Pressure-volume loops: feasible for the evaluation of right ventricular function in an experimental model of acute pulmonary regurgitation?
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057 Rostock, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:163-8. 2009
    ..1+/-2.7% to 56.6+/-3.0% (P<0.01). Our results demonstrate that the conductance catheter method is feasible for the evaluation of acute right ventricular volume overload in this new model of PR with TAP augmentation of RVOT...
  20. doi request reprint Autologous umbilical cord blood mononuclear cell transplantation preserves right ventricular function in a novel model of chronic right ventricular volume overload
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Cell Transplant 18:855-68. 2009
    ..Our results indicate that the chronically volume-overloaded RV profits from autologous UCMNC implantation by enhanced diastolic properties with a probable underlying mechanism of increased angiogenesis...
  21. doi request reprint Acute and chronic response of the right ventricle to surgically induced pressure and volume overload--an analysis of pressure-volume relations
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057 Rostock, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:519-25. 2010
    ..The chronically pressure overloaded RV exposes more contractile and elastic reserves than the chronically volume overloaded RV under stress conditions...
  22. doi request reprint [Surgical intramyocardial stem cell therapy for chronic ischemic heart failure]
    Alexander Kaminski
    Klinik fur Herzchirurgie, Universitat Rostock, Schillingallee 35, Rostock, Germany
    Herz 35:324-33. 2010
    ..2% increase in LVEF (left ventricular ejection fraction) compared to controls. Randomized placebo-controlled trials, like the German trial PERFECT, are needed to obtain a more evidence-based assessment of this therapy...
  23. doi request reprint Transvalvular intramyocardial bone marrow stem cell transplantation in combination with videoscopic mitral valve repair
    Peter Donndorf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057 Rostock, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:806-8. 2010
    ..Here, we report the first case of a patient with ischemic mitral regurgitation treated by videoscopic, transvalvular, intramyocardial bone marrow stem cell injection, while undergoing minimally-invasive mitral valve repair...
  24. doi request reprint Autologous valve replacement-CD133+ stem cell-plus-fibrin composite-based sprayed cell seeding for intraoperative heart valve tissue engineering
    Alexander Kaminski
    Reference and Translation Center for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Tissue Eng Part C Methods 17:299-309. 2011
    ..We describe a new concept for autologous graft coating based on a CD133(+)-stem-cells-plus-fibrin (SC+F) complex processed from bone marrow and peripheral blood of a single patient...
  25. ncbi request reprint Endothelial NOS is required for SDF-1alpha/CXCR4-mediated peripheral endothelial adhesion of c-kit+ bone marrow stem cells
    Alexander Kaminski
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Lab Invest 88:58-69. 2008
    ..The presence of eNOS appears to be a crucial and specific factor for firm c-kit+-cell adhesion to the vascular endothelium...
  26. ncbi request reprint Stem cell therapy for ischemic heart disease: beginning or end of the road?
    Christof Stamm
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany
    Cell Transplant 15:S47-56. 2006
    ..This review is an attempt to describe the scientific basis for cardiac cell therapy from the point of view of the clinician, focusing on problems that arise with beginning translation into the clinical setting...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mechanical and structural properties of a novel hybrid heart valve scaffold for tissue engineering
    Niels Grabow
    Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Artif Organs 28:971-9. 2004
    ..Altogether this study demonstrates the feasibility and improved biomechanical function of a novel hybrid heart valve scaffold for an application in tissue engineering...
  28. doi request reprint Thrombocytopenia after aortic valve replacement with the Freedom Solo stentless bioprosthesis
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057 Rostock, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:616-20. 2008
    ..Attention should focus on the platelet count after implantation of the Freedom Solo bioprosthesis, especially in patients who are supposed to receive platelet inhibitors. However, the described phenomenon remains unexplained...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cytomegalovirus and proliferative signals in the vascular wall of CABG patients
    M Westphal
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:219-26. 2006
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Tissue-engineered devices in cardiovascular surgery
    C Klopsch
    Reference and Translation Center for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Eur Surg Res 49:44-52. 2012
    ..Rising evidence suggests that in vitro endothelialization might be the minimal requirement for improved long-term results of biological tissue-engineered CV grafts...
  31. doi request reprint Cardiac stem cell therapy. Registered trials and a pilot study in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    C Nesselmann
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057, Rostock, Deutschland
    Herz 36:121-34. 2011
    ..Furthermore, preliminary data on the additional intramyocardial administration of CD133+ stem cells in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery are presented...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of closed minimized cardiopulmonary bypass on cerebral tissue oxygenation and microembolization
    A Liebold
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:268-76. 2006
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Traumatic arteriovenous fistula of the internal mammary vessels
    C Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, 18057 Rostock, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 57:422-4. 2009
    ..Selective digital subtraction angiography revealed pseudoaneurysm formation with fistulous connection of the left internal mammary artery to the adjacent vein. The fistula was successfully occluded with coil embolization...
  34. doi request reprint Intracardiac erythropoietin injection reveals antiinflammatory potential and improved cardiac functions detected by Forced Swim Test
    D Furlani
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Transplant Proc 40:962-6. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the study demonstrated that intramyocardial Epo injection, following MI, reduced inflammation, enhanced angiogenesis and proliferation, improved myocardial functions, and did not lead to intramural thrombus formation...
  35. ncbi request reprint Predicting the risk of early atherosclerotic disease development in children after repair of aortic coarctation
    A A Meyer
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Rostock, Germany
    Eur Heart J 26:617-22. 2005
    ..This study investigated whether changes in arterial wall function and morphology are detectable in children after coarctation repair...
  36. ncbi request reprint When less is more: go slowly when repopulating a decellularized valve in vivo!
    Christof Stamm
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:735-7; author reply 737. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Intramyocardial delivery of CD133+ bone marrow cells and coronary artery bypass grafting for chronic ischemic heart disease: safety and efficacy studies
    Christof Stamm
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:717-25. 2007
    ..We then tested the hypothesis that CABG plus CD133+ cell injection would result in better contractile function than CABG alone...
  38. ncbi request reprint Safety of intramyocardial stem cell therapy for the ischemic myocardium: results of the Rostock trial after 5-year follow-up
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Cell Transplant 16:935-40. 2007
    ..Here we present for the first time the long-term follow-up safety results of the Rostock trial after direct intramyocardial stem cell treatment in 32 patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Human cord blood cells induce angiogenesis following myocardial infarction in NOD/scid-mice
    Nan Ma
    Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Cardiovasc Res 66:45-54. 2005
    ..We tested the hypothesis that intravenously administered human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) cells contribute to repair processes following myocardial infarction...
  40. ncbi request reprint Bcl-2 engineered MSCs inhibited apoptosis and improved heart function
    Wenzhong Li
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Rostock, Schillingallee 69, Rostock, Germany
    Stem Cells 25:2118-27. 2007
    ..Our current findings support the premise that transplantation of antiapoptotic gene-modified MSCs may have values for mediating substantial functional recovery after acute myocardial infarction...
  41. ncbi request reprint Intramyocardial delivery of human CD133+ cells in a SCID mouse cryoinjury model: Bone marrow vs. cord blood-derived cells
    Nan Ma
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Cardiovasc Res 71:158-69. 2006
    ..This study was designed to compare the functional effects of CD133+ cells from human cord blood and bone marrow in a mouse model of myocardial injury...
  42. doi request reprint Current status of intramyocardial bone marrow stem cell transplantation
    Alexander Kaminski
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 20:119-25. 2008
    ..At present, the functional effects of this treatment are highly promising to become a standard treatment. Further clarification by prospective randomized clinical Phase III trials is necessary in this field...
  43. doi request reprint Autologous bone marrow stem cell therapy for the ischemic myocardium during coronary artery bypass grafting
    Can Yerebakan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock Germany
    Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 17:143-8. 2008
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Absence of PERV specific humoral immune response in baboons after transplantation of porcine cells or organs
    Ulrich Martin
    Leibniz Research Laboratories for Biotechnology and Artificial Organs, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Podbielskistrasse 380, 30659 Hannover, Germany
    Transpl Int 15:361-8. 2002
    ..Our data suggest that no productive PERV infection and no continuous PERV release takes place in the nonhuman primates analyzed in this study...
  45. ncbi request reprint Autologous bone-marrow stem-cell transplantation for myocardial regeneration
    Christof Stamm
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, 18057, Rostock, Germany
    Lancet 361:45-6. 2003
    ..We believe that implantation of AC133+ stem cells to the heart is safe and might induce angiogenesis, thus improving perfusion of the infarcted myocardium. See Commentary page 11..
  46. ncbi request reprint Importance of bicarbonate transport for ischaemia-induced apoptosis of coronary endothelial cells
    Sanjeev Kumar
    Abteilung für Klinische Pharmakologie, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Universitatsstrasse 150, D 44801 Bochum, Germany
    J Cell Mol Med 11:798-809. 2007
    ..In conclusion, BT plays an important role in ischaemia-induced apoptosis of coronary EC by suppression of mitochondria-dependent apoptotic pathway...
  47. pmc Up-regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase inhibits pulmonary leukocyte migration following lung ischemia-reperfusion in mice
    Alexander Kaminski
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Am J Pathol 164:2241-9. 2004
    ..We conclude that eNOS attenuates post-ischemic inflammatory injury to the lung most probably via inhibition of endothelial adhesion molecule expression...
  48. ncbi request reprint Ischemic acidosis causes apoptosis in coronary endothelial cells through activation of caspase-12
    Sanjeev Kumar
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany
    Cardiovasc Res 73:172-80. 2007
    ..However, the mechanism of this endothelial injury is still poorly understood. To analyse the signaling pathway of ischemia-induced EC apoptosis was the aim of the present study...
  49. ncbi request reprint Minimizing cardiopulmonary bypass attenuates myocardial damage after cardiac surgery
    Christian A Skrabal
    University of Rostock, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Schillingallee 35, 18057 Rostock, Germany
    ASAIO J 53:32-5. 2007
    ..The MECC system may not only provide a less invasive solution to meet the requirements during cardiac surgery but also a more organ-preserving alternative to standard CPB...
  50. doi request reprint Enhanced thoracic gene delivery by magnetic nanobead-mediated vector
    Wenzhong Li
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    J Gene Med 10:897-909. 2008
    ..In the present study, a magnetic field was employed to guide magnetic nanobead (MNB)/polymer/DNA complexes after systemic administration to the left side of the mouse thorax in order to induce localized gene expression...
  51. ncbi request reprint Pericardial suction blood separation attenuates inflammatory response and hemolysis after cardiopulmonary bypass
    Christian A Skrabal
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057, Rostock, Germany
    Scand Cardiovasc J 40:219-23. 2006
    ..We investigated various indicators of inflammation and blood cell activation associated with CPB and re-transfusion of PSB during cardiac surgery...
  52. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of coated oxygenators in cardiopulmonary-bypass systems and their impact on neurocognitive function
    Amir Khosravi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Perfusion 20:249-54. 2005
    ..This study was designed to analyse the neurocognitive function of patients with coronary heart disease before and after CABG and to determine possible protective effects of oxygenator surface coating on neurological outcome...
  53. ncbi request reprint Circulating endothelial cells demonstrate an attenuation of endothelial damage by minimizing the extracorporeal circulation
    Christian A Skrabal
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:291-6. 2006
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Thoratec left ventricular assist device for bridging to recovery in fulminant acute myocarditis
    Masood S Joharchi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:234-5. 2002
    ..We report the case of a young patient with viral myocarditis who was successfully weaned from a Thoratec left ventricular assist device with full recovery of myocardial function...
  55. doi request reprint Calcium phosphate surfaces promote osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells
    Petra Muller
    Cell Biology Laboratory, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    J Cell Mol Med 12:281-91. 2008
    ..An altered dynamic behaviour of focal adhesions on calcium phosphate surfaces might be involved in the molecular mechanisms which promote osteogenic differentiation...