A Pospischil

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Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Adhesive properties of Enterobacter sakazakii to human epithelial and brain microvascular endothelial cells
    Jean Philippe Mange
    Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Microbiol 6:58. 2006
  2. pmc Tissue MicroArray (TMA) analysis of normal and persistent Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection
    Nicole Borel
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 6:152. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint [Abortion in humans caused by Chlamydophila abortus (Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1)]
    A Pospischil
    Institut für Veterinärpathologie der Universität Zürich
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 144:463-6. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Abortion in woman caused by caprine Chlamydophila abortus (Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1)
    A Pospischil
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology of the University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 132:64-6. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Chlamydiae in porcine abortion
    R Thoma
    , Switzerland
    Vet Pathol 34:467-9. 1997
  6. ncbi request reprint Feline infectious pneumonia: a short literature review and a retrospective immunohistological study on the involvement of Chlamydia spp. and distemper virus
    M Bart
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet J 159:220-30. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Ovine enzootic abortion (OEA): antibody response in vaccinated sheep compared to naturally infected sheep
    N Borel
    I Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res Commun 29:151-6. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint PMWS: an emerging disease identified in archived porcine tissues
    S Staebler
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet J 170:132-4. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalences for ovine enzootic abortion in Switzerland
    N Borel
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 65:205-16. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint A comparison of biopsy and post-mortem findings in the lungs of healthy cows
    T Sydler
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med 51:184-7. 2004

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Publications43

  1. pmc Adhesive properties of Enterobacter sakazakii to human epithelial and brain microvascular endothelial cells
    Jean Philippe Mange
    Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Microbiol 6:58. 2006
    ..Furthermore, the effects of bacterial culture conditions on the adherence behaviour were investigated. An attempt was made to characterize the factors involved in adherence...
  2. pmc Tissue MicroArray (TMA) analysis of normal and persistent Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection
    Nicole Borel
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 6:152. 2006
    ..Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection has been implicated as a potential risk factor for atherosclerosis, however the mechanism leading to persistent infection and its role in the disease process remains to be elucidated...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Abortion in humans caused by Chlamydophila abortus (Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1)]
    A Pospischil
    Institut für Veterinärpathologie der Universität Zürich
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 144:463-6. 2002
    ..The placenta contained Chlamydophila abortus shown by immunohistochemistry and PCR. Aim of the present case report is to alert veterinarians about the potential zoonotic risk of ovine/caprine abortions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Abortion in woman caused by caprine Chlamydophila abortus (Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1)
    A Pospischil
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology of the University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 132:64-6. 2002
    ..The placenta contained Chlamydophila abortus shown by immunohistochemistry and PCR. The aim of the present case report is to alert medical doctors about the potential zoonotic risk of ovine/caprine abortions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Chlamydiae in porcine abortion
    R Thoma
    , Switzerland
    Vet Pathol 34:467-9. 1997
    ..Porcine abortigenic strains identified in this study differed immunologically from intestinal strains (known to be mainly C. trachomatis) but shared similarities with abortigenic chlamydiae of ruminants...
  6. ncbi request reprint Feline infectious pneumonia: a short literature review and a retrospective immunohistological study on the involvement of Chlamydia spp. and distemper virus
    M Bart
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet J 159:220-30. 2000
    ..The aims of the retrospective study were to determine the occurrence of chlamydia in 245 cases of feline pneumonia or conjunctivitis/rhinitis, and to investigate the presence of CDV in these lungs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ovine enzootic abortion (OEA): antibody response in vaccinated sheep compared to naturally infected sheep
    N Borel
    I Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res Commun 29:151-6. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint PMWS: an emerging disease identified in archived porcine tissues
    S Staebler
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet J 170:132-4. 2005
    ..After 1989, positive pigs were found almost every year among the 20-40 cases investigated annually. These results indicate that PCV-2 has been present in Switzerland for some time, and at least since 1986...
  9. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalences for ovine enzootic abortion in Switzerland
    N Borel
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 65:205-16. 2004
    ..The cELISA in combination with testing pooled sera and statistical methods for true prevalence estimation provided a good survey tool at lower costs and time when compared to other approaches...
  10. ncbi request reprint A comparison of biopsy and post-mortem findings in the lungs of healthy cows
    T Sydler
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med 51:184-7. 2004
    ..The results of this study concur and indicate that local complications in the animal were minimal to absent...
  11. ncbi request reprint Chlamydiales in guinea-pigs and their zoonotic potential
    L Lutz-Wohlgroth
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med 53:185-93. 2006
    ..caviae GPIC in human, cat and rabbit. Therefore, C. caviae GPIC could pose a zoonotic potential. We believe that the finding of C. caviae GPIC in species other than GP is probably not unique...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Case report: tenesmus in a cow with a liver abscess and nephritis]
    U Braun
    Departement für Nutztiere, Universitat Zurich
    Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr 111:42-6. 2004
    ..As well, there was severe, bilateral, multifocal, suppurative nephritis due to thromboembolism. Based on all the findings, a diagnosis of liver abscess caused by fascioliasis and bilateral suppurative nephritis was made...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mixed infections with porcine Chlamydia trachomatis/pecorum and infections with ruminant Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1 associated with abortions in swine
    I Schiller
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 58:251-60. 1997
    ..The results suggest that mixed infections with porcine C. trachomatis and C. pecorum dominate chlamydial infections associated with abortion in swine, but ruminant abortigenic C. psittaci are also found...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Ovine enzootic abortion: seroprevalence in Switzerland using a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA)]
    N Borel
    Institut für Veterinärpathologie der Universität Zürich
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 144:474-82. 2002
    ..Higher sensitivity (92.9%) and specificity (97.6%) than the complement fixation test (CFT) in combination with testing of pooled sera makes the cELISA to be an usuable tool for serological screening on flock level...
  15. pmc Immunohistochemical detection of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus compared to other methods
    F Guscetti
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 5:412-4. 1998
    ..The good reliability of ELISA for investigating clinical samples was confirmed, whereas the PCR method used was ineffective...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical and ultrasonographic findings, diagnosis and treatment of pyelonephritis in 17 cows
    U Braun
    Department of Farm Animals, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet J 175:240-8. 2008
    ..A follow-up via telephone 8-24 months later revealed that none had experienced complications and all were in full production. In cattle with severe unilateral pyelonephritis, unilateral nephrectomy is the treatment of choice...
  17. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia-related abortions in cattle from Graubunden, Switzerland
    N Borel
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Pathol 43:702-8. 2006
    ..The significance of chlamydia-like isolates other than Waddlia chondrophila remains an open question in abortion and needs further investigation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Experimental Chlamydia psittaci serotype 1 enteric infection in gnotobiotic piglets: histopathological, immunohistochemical and microbiological findings
    F Guscetti
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 62:251-63. 1998
    ..psittaci is not likely to cause enteric disease in conventionally reared pigs. Nevertheless, a potential role of swine in the epidemiology of this agent should be considered with regard to spread of Chlamydia to other species...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of chlamydiae in semen and genital tracts of bulls, rams and bucks
    K Teankum
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Theriogenology 67:303-10. 2007
    ..abortus in rams and bucks, respectively. There was no correlation between serology and PCR of semen. The presence of chlamydiae in semen suggests the possibility of venereal transmission, although risk may be low in Switzerland...
  20. ncbi request reprint Aetiology of bovine abortion in Switzerland from 1986 to 1995--a retrospective study with emphasis on detection of Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii by PCR
    K Reitt
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Winterthurerstr 268, Zuerich, Switzerland
    J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med 54:15-22. 2007
    ..In abortion material, PCR is considered to be more suitable for the detection of protozoa and Chlamydophila abortus, an adequate sampling presupposed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Dexmedetomidine-induced pulmonary alterations in sheep
    S B R Kästner
    Equine Hospital, Section of Veterinary Anaesthesia, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Res Vet Sci 83:217-26. 2007
    ..An IL-1beta signal occurred after morphological changes had occurred in lung tissue. These findings support hydrostatic stress as the underlying cause of alpha(2) agonist-induced pulmonary oedema in sheep...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Notifiable animal diseases diagnosed at the Institute of Veterinary Pathology of the University of Zurich between 1988 and 2004]
    S Kimpfler
    Institut für Veterinärpathologie der Universität Zürich
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 149:538-47. 2007
    ..1% of all farm animals) and 492 animals of other species (2.6% of all other animal species). These data illustrate the considerable value of pathological-anatomical examinations and compliment the figures from other databases...
  23. ncbi request reprint Detection of chlamydiae in boar semen and genital tracts
    K Teankum
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 116:149-57. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of chlamydial infection was low in group A animals indicating that venereal transmission may not be significant for Chlamydia-associated reproductive diseases in pigs, although rare cases may occur...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clinical findings and treatment of 30 cattle with botulism
    U Braun
    Department of Farm Animals, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Rec 156:438-41. 2005
    ..Follow-up by telephone several months later revealed that all 13 animals had recovered completely...
  25. ncbi request reprint Infectivity of Cryptosporidium parvum genotype I in conventionally reared piglets and lambs
    M Ebeid
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 266a, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitol Res 90:232-5. 2003
    ..The storage time of the inocula (< or =3 weeks in PBS at 4 degrees C) and the age of the animal (newborn) were important for the successful induction of infection...
  26. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic investigation into the role of Chlamydiae in cases of increased rates of return to oestrus in pigs
    U Camenisch
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Rec 155:593-6. 2004
    ..3 per cent) and group B (66.4 per cent). Chlamydia-like organisms were detected in 28.2 per cent of the swabs from group A and in 22 per cent of those from group B...
  27. ncbi request reprint Porcine circovirus as a possible cause of postweaning wasting in pigs in Switzerland
    S Staebler
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 146:461-8; discussion 469. 2004
    ..The results from the serological analyses indicate a wide distribution of PCV-2 in the Swiss pig population. However, confirmed cases of PMWS were rare in the investigated piglets...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Three cases of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) due to porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV 2) in Switzerland.]
    N Borel
    ,
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 143:249-55. 2001
    ..Circoviral DNA was detected in the lymphatic organs as well as in the liver. This case report is the first description of PCV 2 in Switzerland...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Abortion in cattle caused by Chlamydia psittaci]
    A Pospischil
    Institut für Veterinärpathologie der Universität Zürich
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 144:467-72. 2002
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint [Abortion in small ruminants in Switzerland: investigations during two lambing seasons (1996-1998) with special regard to chlamydial abortions]
    H Chanton-Greutmann
    Institut für Veterinärpathologie, Universitat Zurich
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 144:483-92. 2002
    ..Malformation occurred in sheep (2%) and goats (3%) and lesions suggestive for Vitamin E/Selenium deficiency were seen in goats only (2%)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis by ultrasonography of congestion of the caudal vena cava secondary to thrombosis in 12 cows
    U Braun
    Clinic of Veterinary Internal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Rec 150:209-13. 2002
    ..Three cows had liver abscesses that had not broken into the caudal vena cava. There was severe bronchopneumonia in 11 of the cows, some of which also had multiple pulmonary abscesses...
  32. ncbi request reprint Clinical and ultrasonographic findings in three cows with ruptured gall bladders
    U Braun
    Vet Rec 156:351-3. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Intensively kept pigs pre-disposed to chlamydial associated conjunctivitis
    A Becker
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterhurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med 54:307-13. 2007
    ..suis was able to cause serious ocular manifestations in half of the cases of intensively kept pigs being positive for these microorganisms...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Aspriation pneumonia in 40 cows after oral treatment]
    U Braun
    Departement für Nutztiere, Universitat Zurich
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 149:363-5. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint A comparative immunohistochemical study of pancreatic islets in laboratory animals (rats, dogs, minipigs, nonhuman primates)
    G Wieczorek
    Experimental Pathology, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
    Exp Toxicol Pathol 50:151-72. 1998
    ..The present comparative immunohistochemical study could be helpful for answering questions which are important for understanding some of the intricate mechanisms that govern the integrated function of the endocrine pancreas...
  36. ncbi request reprint Chlamydiae in free-ranging and captive frogs in Switzerland
    C Blumer
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 268, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Pathol 44:144-50. 2007
    ..Although there is a prevalence of Chlamydia in Swiss frogs, no connection to a mass mortality (1991/1992) could be established. For the first time, C suis S45 and Cp abortus S26/3 were detected in frog material...
  37. ncbi request reprint Herpes simplex encephalitis in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
    P Grest
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Zurich, 8057, Switzerland
    J Comp Pathol 126:308-11. 2002
    ..The agent was classified as HSV-1 by polymerase chain reaction analysis. This is only the second reported natural case of herpes simplex infection in a rabbit...
  38. ncbi request reprint Screening semen from koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) for Chlamydia species by PCR
    T J Bodetti
    School of Life Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Vet Rec 151:147-9. 2002
    ..Semen samples from 11 koalas, eight of them with clinical signs of cystitis, were examined for the presence of Chlamydia by an optimised PCR assay. Chlamydia was detected in semen from seven of the 11 animals...
  39. ncbi request reprint Mastitis caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in a cow
    U Bleul
    Departement für Fortpflanzungskunde, Universitat Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Rec 151:767-9. 2002
  40. ncbi request reprint Detection of mycobacteria and chlamydiae in granulomatous inflammation of reptiles: a retrospective study
    G Soldati
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Pathol 41:388-97. 2004
    ..In contrast, the significance of Chlamydia-like isolates remains completely open, and further studies are needed to evaluate their role...
  41. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical study about the Flt-1/VEGFR1 expression in the gastrointestinal tract of mouse, rat, dog, swine and monkey
    A Hagedorn
    Department of Pathology, Novartis Pharma AG, MUT 2881 4 07, 4002 Basle, Switzerland
    Exp Toxicol Pathol 57:149-59. 2005
    ..Additionally, intranuclear Flt-1/VEGFR1 antibody binding in Brunner's glands of rodents may suggest a nuclear translocation of the transmembrane VEGFR1 which has not previously been described...
  42. pmc Effects of a probiotic strain of Enterococcus faecium on the rate of natural chlamydia infection in swine
    M Pollmann
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Tierseuchen, Freie Universitat Berlin, Philippstrasse 13, 10115 Berlin, Germany
    Infect Immun 73:4346-53. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, these data show for the first time that a probiotic strain of E. faecium can reduce the rate of carryover infections of piglets by obligate intracellular pathogens...
  43. doi request reprint A case of equine abortion caused by Encephalitozoon sp
    L Szeredi
    Central Agricultural Office, Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate, H 1149 Budapest, Tdbomok u 2, Hungary
    Acta Vet Hung 55:525-32. 2007
    ..in Europe. Although abortion induced by Encephalitozoon is rare, microsporidia should be considered a differential diagnosis for intracellular organisms observed in the chorionic epithelial cells of horses...