Christina Grosse-Thie

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BACKGROUND Central venous catheters (CVC) guarantee a reliable venous access and are an indispensable part of the therapy in patients with hematologic malignancies. On the other hand, they contribute significantly to the therapy-related morbidity in this group of patients. The most common complications are catheter-associated infections or thromboses. Here(More)
Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) have been associated with a protective role in the development of asthma while higher levels of endotoxin have been linked with more severe asthma. LPS recruit neutrophils and eosinophils and activate macrophages via the CD14 receptor. The soluble CD 14 receptor (sCD14) has been found in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in different(More)
Background Induction chemotherapy (ICT) with docetaxel, cisplatin and fluorouracil (TPF) followed by radiotherapy is an effective treatment option for locally advanced head and neck cancer. This phase II study investigated the effectivity of a split-dose TPF ICT before surgery for locally advanced resectable (stage III/IVA) oral and oropharyngeal cancer. (More)
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