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Hyperthermia, the procedure of raising the temperature of tumour-loaded tissue to 40–43°C, is applied as an adjunctive therapy with various established cancer treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The potential to control power distributions in vivo has been significantly improved lately by the development of planning systems and other modelling(More)
BACKGROUND The time course and relationship between circulating and local cytokine concentrations, pancreatic inflammation, and organ dysfunction in acute pancreatitis are largely unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective clinical study, we measured the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-8, the anti-inflammatory cytokine(More)
Genomic analyses aimed at the detection of high-level DNA amplifications were performed on 13 widely used pancreatic cancer cell lines and 6 pancreatic tumor specimens. For these analyses, array-based comparative genomic hybridization (Matrix-CGH) onto dedicated microarrays was used. In comparison with chromosomal CGH (eight amplifications), a >3-fold(More)
Recent identification of ion channel gene mutations in Mendelian epilepsies suggests that genetically driven neuronal hyperexcitability plays an important role in epileptogenesis. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that genetic variation in the human SCN2B gene confers liability to common subtypes of idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE). A(More)
Idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) comprises a heterogeneous group of disorders, in which a high genetic predisposition and a complex mode of inheritance have been suggested. Recent identification of ion channel gene mutations in Mendelian epileptic disorders suggests genetically driven neuronal hyperexcitability as one important factor in(More)
We tested the hypothesis that genetic variation in the human sodium channel gene SCN2A confers liability to idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE). We performed a systematic search for mutations in 46 familial IGE cases and detected three novel polymorphisms, however, allele frequencies did not differ significantly between patients and controls. A rare(More)
PURPOSE Malignant tumors of the pancreas are frequently indistinguishable from inflammatory tumors arising in the context of a chronic pancreatitis with the use of conventional imaging techniques. Thus, cytologic analysis of cells obtained by abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography, or endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy is required(More)
Background. Breast cancer liver metastasis is a hematogenous spread of the primary tumour. It can, however, be the expression of an isolated recurrence. Surgical resection is often possible but controversial. Methods. We report on 29 female patients treated operatively due to isolated breast cancer liver metastasis over a period of six years. Prior to(More)
Neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy has been proven superior to adjuvant treatment in reducing the rate of local recurrence without impairing cancer related survival or the incidence of distant metastases in standard protocols of neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy. The present study aimed at addressing the effects of an intensified neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy on(More)