Annemarie Ulrike Schratter-Sehn

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In this prospective study the performance of transrectal or transvaginal endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) was compared with that of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of perirectal fistulae, abscesses and diffuse inflammatory changes in the lower pelvis in 25 patients with Crohn's disease. Results were verified by surgery in eight patients and by(More)
BACKGROUND The planned MedAustron hadron therapy facility is designed to compare proton and carbon ion beam therapy under the same technical conditions. For the calculation of the number of potential patients for hadron therapy so far, only epidemiological estimations on cancer incidence are available without inclusion of the percentage of patients(More)
Combined modality therapy, consisting of radiation, chemotherapy and surgery are used to treat primary tumours aiming to preserve function and increase tumour control. In the present prospective trial 112 patients underwent combined preoperative radio-chemotherapy, 35 patients were treated with combined radio-chemotherapy as only treatment. At a median(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a combined treatment modality including systemic chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil (FU), leucovorin, cisplatin and external beam radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Systemic chemotherapy consisted of FU 400 mg m(-2) and leucovorin 20 mg m(-2) both given as(More)
Fifty-five breast cancer patients underwent high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lungs before, 8-12 weeks, 6, 9 and 12 months after adjuvant radiotherapy. During the follow-up time, 17 of them (30%) were found to develop minimal parenchymal alterations in the irradiated lung volume by HRCT evidence. The parenchymal alterations were classified(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of the incidence of a midline sternal foramen, as a developmental anomaly, in order to avoid fatal complications following sternal puncture of sternal acupuncture treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS 100 chest computed tomograms were evaluated in reference to the incidence of this anomaly and its various features. RESULTS The variety of CT(More)
BACKGROUND The limited therapeutic value of available chemotherapeutic drug combinations in patients with advanced esophageal carcinoma, the documented synergistic activity of etoposide and cisplatin, which might be further enhanced by simultaneous radiotherapy, and promising though only preliminary therapeutic results with this combination regimen have(More)
The aim of this study was to document the grading-related response of carcinoma of the prostate to radiotherapy, especially in views of the fact that the PSA values of hormonal therapy are not evaluable if hormonal therapy is done prior to radiotherapy or in patients with high likelihood of metastatic spread. Controls were done on 55 patients before, during(More)
Anorectal complications in long-term Crohn's disease are frequent and evaluation of inflammatory changes in the lower pelvic region is difficult. Abnormalities are fistulas and abscesses which can be demonstrated rapidly and easily by endosonographic measures. Further topographical localization of the abnormalities is possible. Over a period of 2 yr, 55(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this Phase II study was to assess the clinical activity and toxicity of docetaxel (D) and cisplatin (P) in patients with locally advanced unresectable, metastatic, or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). PATIENTS Of 34 patients, 30 were eligible for treatment with D 80 mg/m(2) on Day 1 and P 70(More)