Christoph Berger

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BACKGROUND The ability to "read the mind" of other individuals, that is, to infer their mental state by interpreting subtle social cues, is indispensable in human social interaction. The neuropeptide oxytocin plays a central role in social approach behavior in nonhuman mammals. METHODS In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject design, 30(More)
The neuropeptide oxytocin (OXT) has previously been found to reduce amygdala reactivity to social and emotional stimuli in healthy men. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of intranasally administered OXT on brain activity in response to social emotional stimuli of varying valence in women. In a functional magnetic-resonance imaging study,(More)
Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) have been described as emotionally hyperresponsive, especially to anger and fear in social contexts. The aim was to investigate whether BPD patients are more sensitive but less accurate in terms of basic emotion recognition, and show a bias towards perceiving anger and fear when evaluating ambiguous facial(More)
BACKGROUND Borderline personality disorder has been characterized by enhanced emotional reactivity and deficient emotion regulation in behavioral and functional imaging studies. We aimed to validate patients' difficulties in the cognitive regulation of negative emotions and investigated if emotion regulation deficits are restricted to the decrease of(More)
This study evaluates the degree and relevance of persisting ototoxicity after cisplatin-based standard-dose chemotherapy for testicular cancer, with emphasis on identification of potential factors for an increased risk of this late sequel. Hearing thresholds of 86 patients with a median age of 31 years (range 21-53 years) and a median follow-up time of 58(More)
PURPOSE The current study evaluates the extent and reversibility of late sequelae after chemotherapy in longterm survivors of testicular cancer. The influence of therapy and patient characteristics and the relationship between different toxicities are assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety patients with a median age of 28 years (range, 19 to 53) and a(More)
In order to combine the effects of bone repair and eradication of infection, with both Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens, the behaviour of a compound of bone graft and antibiotics was investigated. Samples of human and bovine bone, cancellous and cortical, were processed and incubated with vancomycin and tobramycin, respectively. The compound was(More)
One of the most important goals in volume rendering is to be able to visually separate and selectively enable specific objects of interest contained in a single volumetric data set. Using explicit segmentation information is a very powerful way to approach this problem. We show how segmented volume data sets can be rendered interactively on current consumer(More)
Treatment with clarithromycin plus rifabutin in children with nontuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis was associated with resolution of chronic sinus formation and discharge after incomplete excision in five of five cases, and involution of the enlarged lymph nodes in two of three cases treated without surgery.
182 patients treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy for testicular cancer at Hannover University Medical School who were in complete remission (CR) for more than 1 year after therapy were randomly selected for the evaluation of late vascular toxicity. 90 patients with a mean age of 28 years (19-53) and a median follow-up of 57.9 months (15-159)(More)