Christian von Buchwald

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BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs, which regulate mRNA translation/decay, and may serve as biomarkers. We characterised the expression of miRNAs in clinically sampled oral and pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC and PSCC) and described the influence of human papilloma virus (HPV). METHODS Biopsies obtained from 51 patients with(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The majority of inverted nasal papilloma are benign and treatment is by complete local surgical removal. There is an associated real, but small risk of malignancy, which may coexist at the time of presentation or develop at a later time. This article reviews some of the recent publications addressing the association of inverted papilloma(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients have a high mortality rate; thus, new clinical biomarkers and therapeutic options are needed. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding RNAs that regulate posttranscriptional gene expression and are commonly deregulated in OSCC and other cancers. MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) is the most consistently overexpressed miRNA in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictive value of sentinel node biopsy (SNB)-assisted neck dissection in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) stage T1 to 2N0M0 and to determine the incidence of subclinical metastases. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. METHODS Fifty-one patients with clinically N0 neck underwent SNB-assisted neck(More)
BACKGROUND We studied whether the sinuses might be foci for Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection. METHODS Endoscopic Sinus Surgery was performed in 78 CF patients; PFGE was used for bacterial genotyping. Material from sinuses and lungs were Gram-stained to detect biofilms. Immunoglobulins were measured in serum and saliva. RESULTS When P. aeruginosa(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the feasibility of endoscopic surgery with image guidance in the treatment of inverted papillomas. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING This prospective cohort study comprised 42 consecutive patients with biopsy-confirmed inverted papillomas that were diagnosed between 1998 and 2003. All patients were treated by the first author (C.B.). Image(More)
Management of the clinically N(0) neck in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is still under debate. Tumour spread to the neck is the most important prognostic factor in head and neck cancer patients. The sentinel node technique comprises the identification of the sentinel node by means of dye or isotope or a combination, and surgical removal followed by(More)
BACKGROUND Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells are present as biofilms in the paranasal sinuses and the lungs of chronically infected cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Since different inflammatory responses and selective antibiotic pressures are acting in the sinuses compared with the lungs, we compared the adaptive profiles of mucoid and non-mucoid isolates from the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP). METHODS All patients diagnosed with and treated for CUP between January 1, 2000, and June 1, 2011, at two Danish medical centers were included. All patients received a thorough(More)
AIMS This study summarises the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores and absenteeism caused by sinus problems in patients awaiting surgery with the diagnoses recurrent acute rhinosinusitis (RARS), chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRS+NP) or CRS without nasal polyps (CRS-NP), in a prospective multi-centre study. METHODOLOGY Two hundred and(More)