Daniel C Burger

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OBJECTIVE To assess the morbidity after sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy compared with SLN and completion level I and II axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in a prospective multicenter study. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA ALND after breast cancer surgery is associated with considerable morbidity. We hypothesized: 1) that the morbidity in patients undergoing(More)
Conventional therapies for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (CD) include aminosalicylates, corticosteroids, thiopurines, methotrexate, and anti-tumor necrosis factor agents. A time-structured approach is required for appropriate management. Traditional step-up therapy has been partly replaced during the last decade by potent drugs and top-down(More)
Adjuvant chemotherapy with fluorouracil (FU) and levamisole or FU/leucovorin (LV) has been established as effective adjuvant treatment for patients with stage III colon cancer. Among several other promising treatment strategies in resected colon cancer, intraperitoneal anti-cancer drug administration with its appealing rationale of counteracting microscopic(More)
Objective To assess the accuracy of sentinel lymph node (SLN) frozen section in a prospective multicenter study of early-stage breast cancer patients. Summary background data The decision to perform an immediate completion axillary node dissection (ALND) is based on results of SLN frozen section. However, SLN frozen sections are not routinely performed in(More)
A phase II trial was performed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of vinorelbine (VNB), mitomycin C (MMC), and recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in advanced breast cancer. Between October 1992 and July 1994, 55 patients entered this trial. Nine patients had locally advanced disease and 46 had distant metastases, including(More)
The overexpectation effect in Pavlovian conditioning is produced by pairing a compound of two conditioned stimuli (CSs) A and X with an unconditioned stimulus (US) following independent pairings of each CS alone with the US. The typical result is reduced responding to the target CS (X) following compound conditioning, relative to a control group that did(More)
This descriptive epidemiology study of 1,040 children with Wilms' tumor (WT) registered in the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) clinical trials confirms the findings reported by the National Wilms' Tumor Study. The male:female rate was 0.89:1. The mean age at diagnosis of the 43 bilateral cases was significantly younger than children with(More)
The International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) recommends preoperative treatment in the management of eligible patients with Wilms' tumor. Until 1980, children younger than 12 months of age (infants) at diagnosis had been excluded from the SIOP trials. SIOP 6, conducted from 1980 to 1987, was the first SIOP study to include infants older than 6(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic mucosal healing is an established treatment target for UC, yet the value of achieving histological remission remains unclear. AIMS To evaluate histological remission compared to endoscopic mucosal healing for predicting patient outcomes in UC. METHODS Blinded assessment of endoscopic and histological measures of disease activity(More)
Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is the standard of care for nodal staging of patients with invasive breast cancer. Due to significant somatic and psychological side effects, replacement of ALND with less invasive techniques is desirable. The goal of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of axillary lymph node (ALN) staging by means of(More)