Christian Schauer

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Aerosol filter samples collected at a major urban traffic junction (LKP) and at a suburban residential location (IWC) in the metropolitan area of Munich (Germany) throughout the years 2001 and 2002 have been analyzed for 12 of the 16 EPA priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) pollutants by liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. The mean(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and their nitrated derivatives (nitro-PAH) are environmental pollutants which pose a threat to human health even at low concentration levels. In this study, efficient analytical methods for the analysis of nitro-PAH and PAH (extraction, clean-up, chromatographic separation, and spectrometric detection) have been(More)
The reconstruction of destroyed paper documents became of more interest during the last years. On the one hand it (often) occurs that documents are destroyed by mistake while on the other hand this type of application is relevant in the fields of forensics and archeology, e.g., for evidence or restoring ancient documents. Within this paper, we present a new(More)
Development of the pros and cons of intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy in the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer based on the most prominent data published on the evolution of IP chemotherapy and on experience with this therapeutic strategy in clinical routine. The literature published on IP chemotherapy in ovarian cancer between 1970 and 2008 was(More)
Environmental pollutants can influence the expression of immunoregulatory molecules and, in this way, promote allergies. The local synthesis of proinflammatory chemokines is an important aspect in the development of allergic airway inflammation. We have characterized the influence of pyrene, a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contained, for example, in(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of secondary cytoreductive surgery (SCR) in platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC) remains controversial. The overall survival (OS) benefits for surgery reported in observational studies may be due to the selection of patients with better prognosis. METHODS Using data from the CALYPSO trial, OS of patients who had SCR was(More)
We introduce the Three-Layer Hierarchical Ring Network Design Problem, which arises especially in the design of large telecommunication networks. The aim is to connect nodes that are assigned to three different layers using rings of bounded length. We present tailored Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS) and GRASP approaches to solve large instances of this(More)
In Austria, 700 women are diagnosed every year with ovarian carcinoma. Approximately 15 % of the patients with epithelial ovarian cancer have a germline mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The increased incidence of breast and/or ovarian cancer in genetically related family members has given rise to the term “hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome”(More)
The reconstruction of shredded documents is of high interest not only in forensic science but also when documents are destroyed unintentionally. Reconstructing cross-cut shredded documents (RCCSTD) is particularly difficult since the documents are cut into rectangular pieces of equal size. Since shape information along the edges—in contrast to hand torn(More)
In this work the concept of a trie-based complete solution archive in combination with a genetic algorithm is applied to the Reconstruction of Cross-Cut Shredded Text Documents (RCCSTD) problem. This archive is able to detect and subsequently convert duplicates into new yet unvisited solutions. Cross-cut shredded documents are documents that are cut into(More)