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Polymorphisms in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene have been suggested to be associated with schizophrenia. In a replication attempt, Swedish patients with schizophrenia (n=187) and control subjects (n=275) were assessed for four BDNF gene polymorphisms. There were no significantly different allele, genotype or haplotype frequencies between(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernia underwent a change from conventional techniques to mesh implantation. The relevance of different factors, like operative technique, mesh material, and patient-related parameters concerning the outcome following mesh repair, are still under debate. METHODS In a comparative retrospective study of 421 incisional hernia operations(More)
The objective was to investigate putative associations between brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene (BDNF) polymorphisms and brain morphology in patients with schizophrenia and healthy control subjects. Four BDNF polymorphisms were genotyped and analyzed versus 39 brain volume measures in 96 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and 104(More)
The Interleukin 10 (IL-10) gene is highly polymorphic, and the IL-10(-1087AG) (rs1800896) gene variation is the only so far studied intensively in association with certain diseases. Conflicting data have been published about an association of IL-10(-1087AG) gene variation with lower rates of complete remission and lower overall survival (OS) in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases and primary high-grade gliomas, including glioblastomas multiforme (GBM) and anaplastic astrocytomas (AA), may be indistinguishable by conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Identification of these tumors may have therapeutic consequences. PURPOSE To assess the value of MR spectroscopy (MRS) using short and intermediate(More)
BACKGROUND We tested whether adjuvant radioimmunotherapy (RAIT) given after R0 resection of liver metastases (LM) of colorectal cancer is safe and can improve survival. Resection of LM from colorectal cancer is the standard of care in this setting, yet two thirds will eventually relapse, and adjuvant systemic chemotherapy has failed to improve survival. (More)
Prognostic predictions in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) at early clinical stage are based on biological disease parameters, such as ZAP-70 and CD38 protein levels, genomic aberrations as well as immunoglobulin variable heavy chain gene (IgV(H)) mutation status. In the current study, ZAP-70 and CD38 expressions were examined by flow cytometry(More)
PURPOSE Although complete resection (R0) of liver metastases (LM) remains the treatment of choice for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients amenable to curative therapy, only approximately one third survive for 5 years. The objective of this phase II study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of radioimmunotherapy (RAIT) after salvage resection of LM. (More)
BACKGROUND Several aspects of neurocognitive function have high heritability, but the molecular genetic mechanisms underlying neurocognition are not known. We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify genes associated with neurocognition. METHODS 700 Subjects (schizophrenia spectrum disorder, n=190, bipolar disorder n=157 and healthy(More)
PURPOSE Tumor grading is very important both in treatment decision and evaluation of prognosis. While tissue samples are obtained as part of most therapeutic approaches, factors that may result in inaccurate grading due to sampling error (namely, heterogeneity in tissue sampling, as well as tumor-grade heterogeneity within the same tumor specimen), have led(More)