Bertold Schmitt

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The efficacy and toxicity of a combination of fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FC) was evaluated in patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Between April 1997 and July 1998, 36 patients with CLL (median age 59 years) received a regimen that consisted of fludarabine 30 mg/m(2) in a 30-min IV infusion, d 1-3, and cyclophosphamide 250(More)
A critical review of published literature was performed to assess the impact of medication adherence on morbidity and mortality among patients with or at risk for coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Twenty-one original research articles that met our inclusion criteria and related medication adherence to morbidity and mortality are(More)
We sought to describe the relation between left ventricular systolic function and rates of hospital readmission and survival among consecutively hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure. Medical records were reviewed for these patients at an academic medical center between Jan. 1, 1992, and Dec. 31, 1993. Left ventricular systolic function(More)
Since 1987, publications in widely circulated medical journals have reported improved survival and lower hospital readmission rates when patients with heart failure and systolic dysfunction are treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. We describe changes in ACE inhibitor use among patients hospitalized with heart failure between 1986 and(More)
0±9, 21.7 % in the age group 20 years or over). The highest odds ratio (OR) was found in patients aged 0±9 years, able to generate 4 heterodimers (OR 161.3, 95 % CI 39.3±662.7). Therefore, our study confirms on a well-defined population-based cohort an age-dependent gradient of DQA1 and DQB1 susceptibility genes. In addition we found a higher prevalence of(More)
CD30 is a transmembrane receptor of the nerve growth factor/tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily. Its expression associated with Hodgkin's lymphoma and a subset of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Recently, its ligand (CD30L) has been cloned. CD30L enhances the proliferation of peripheral T cells and the Hodgkin's cell line HDLM-2 but seems to exert(More)
INTRODUCTION Fifty-eight patients (mean age 27 years, range 17-44) with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) underwent resection of apical bullae and partial apical pleurectomy via mini-thoracotomy or thoracoscopy, in 12 cases bilaterally, between 1982 and 1999. METHOD After a mean follow-up period of 111 (16-212) months, 26 patients with 31 operated(More)