Arne Fischmann

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The aim of the study was to characterize the interendothelial junctions in tumor microvessels of five cases of human glioblastoma multiforme. In addition to morphological analysis, tumors were screened for the expression of junctional proteins, such as occludin, claudin-1, ZO-1 and catenins. The expression of the tight junction protein claudin-1 was lost in(More)
The quality of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), represented mainly by endothelial tight junctions (TJ), is now believed to be dependent on the brain microenvironment and influenced by the basal lamina of the microvessels. In the highly vascularized glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a dramatic increase in the permeability of blood vessels is observed but the(More)
The objective of this study is to compare image quality and lesion detection for full field digital mammography (FFDM) and film-screen mammography (FSM). In 200 women we performed digital mammography of one breast and film-screen mammography of the other breast. Imaging parameters were set automatically. Image quality, visualization of calcifications and(More)
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a rare autosomal dominant muscular dystrophy with late onset and slow progression. The aim of this study was to compare different methods of quantitative MRI in the follow-up of OPMD to semiquantitative evaluation of MRI images and to functional parameters. We examined 8 patients with genetically confirmed OPMD(More)
The purpose of this ethics approved trial was to correlate quantitative MRI with functional abilities in both ambulant and non-ambulant Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Twenty patients with genetically confirmed DMD were recruited. Physical assessment was performed using the motor function measurement (MFM) scale. Axial 3T MRI scans of the thighs were(More)
BACKGROUND A substantial impediment to progress in trials of new therapies in neuromuscular disorders is the absence of responsive outcome measures that correlate with patient functional deficits and are sensitive to early disease processes. Irrespective of the primary molecular defect, neuromuscular disorder pathological processes include disturbance of(More)
PURPOSE To analyze and compare three quantitative MRI methods to determine the degree of muscle involvement in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Muscle fat content (MFC) was determined based on water-fat quantification using a 2-point Dixon (2PD) method and on a histogram analysis of the free induction decay (FID) signal of(More)
Mycosis fungoides is a T-cell lymphoma that arises in the skin and progresses at highly variable rates. Nonradomized studies have suggested that early aggressive therapy may improve the prognosis in this usually fatal disease. We studied 103 patients with mycosis fungoides, who, after complete staging, were randomly assigned to receive either combination(More)
Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can potentially meet the pressing need for objective, sensitive, reproducible outcome measures in neuromuscular disease trials. We tested, in healthy volunteers, the consistency, reliability and sensitivity to normal inter-subject variation of MRI methods targeted to lower limb muscle pathology to inform the(More)
We assessed the presence, frequency and pattern of MRI abnormalities in non-dystrophic myotonia patients. We reviewed T1-weighted and STIR (short-tau-inversion-recovery) 3T MRI sequences of lower limb muscles at thigh and calf level in 21 patients with genetically confirmed non-dystrophic myotonia: 11 with CLCN1 mutations and 10 with SCN4A mutations, and 19(More)