Alexander Beck

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PURPOSE To assess the safety and efficacy of CT-guided brachytherapy alone or in combination with laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) in patients with liver malignancies. METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty-seven patients presented with 36 liver metastases and two primary liver carcinomas. Twenty-one patients were treated with CT-guided high-dose-rate(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate computed tomography (CT)-guided brachytherapy in patients with very large liver malignancies or with liver tumors located adjacent to the liver hilum. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective nonrandomized phase II trial, we treated 20 patients (19 liver metastases and one cholangiocarcinoma) with CT-guided high-dose-rate (HDR)(More)
OBJECTIVE The effect of varying mineral intakes on total body bone mass accretion during the first year of life in healthy full-term infants is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine whether total body bone mass accretion during the first year of life was influenced by the calcium and phosphorus intake of an infant and whether early differences(More)
BACKGROUND Estimation of trauma severity currently relies on clinical diagnoses and scoring systems. However, the early estimation of the severity of chest trauma and overall soft tissue trauma (STT) remains insufficient. Traditional trauma scoring systems fail to reflect the individual trauma pattern and severity, neglecting the different outcomes after(More)
We tested the hypothesis whether the number of applied load cycles and the frequency of uniaxial strain have an effect on proliferation of human bone derived osteoblast-like cells. A new approach was developed in order to differentiate between the effects of frequency and the effects of cycle number and strain duration. Monolayers of subconfluently grown(More)
Noninvasive thermal ablation using magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) has been shown to be clinically effective in uterine fibroids, and is being evaluated for ablation of breast, liver, and brain lesions. Recently MRgFUS has been evaluated for palliation of pain caused by bone metastases. We present the clinical results of a(More)
Serine residues of the human insulin receptor (HIR) may be phosphorylated and negatively regulate the insulin signal. We studied the impact of 16 serine residues in HIR by mutation to alanine and co-overexpression in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells together with the docking proteins insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1, IRS-2, or (SHC) Src homologous(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/CT on diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN). MATERIALS AND METHODS We did 28 Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/CT in 21 MEN patients (10 female, 11 men; mean age 41.3 years). 109 lesions detected were classified into MEN-associated lesions [i.e., neuroendocrine tumors(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive thermal ablation technique, shown to be clinically effective in the treatment of uterine fibroids and is being evaluated as a method of thermal ablation of benign and malignant breast tumors. To evaluate the safety and initial efficacy of MRgFUS for the palliation of(More)
Potential adverse effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on bone metabolism and fracture healing are contradictive to their wide application in post-traumatic treatment. Our objective was to investigate changes to periosteal callus formation with respect to NSAID and central analgesic drug application. Our hypothesis was that callus(More)