Daniela M. Piroth

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Timing and sequencing of radiotherapy in the context of allogenous breast reconstruction have not been standardized. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of adjuvant radiotherapy on morbidity and patient satisfaction after allogenous breast reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS 33 patients underwent mastectomy(More)
AIM Small for gestational age neonates (SGA) could be subdivided into two groups according to the underlying causes leading to low birth weight. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a pathologic condition with diminished growth velocity and fetal compromised well-being, while non-growth restricted SGA neonates are constitutionally (genetically(More)
The low yield of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) present in cord blood grafts limits their application in clinics. A reliable strategy for ex vivo expansion of functional HPC is a present goal in regenerative medicine. Here we evaluate the capacity of several two-dimensional polymers to support HPC proliferation. Basic compatibility was tested by(More)
Cord blood-derived haematopoietic stem cells (CB-HSCs) are an attractive source for transplantation in haematopoietic disorders. However, the yield of CB-HSCs per graft is limited and often insufficient, particularly for the treatment of adult patients. Here we compare the capacity of three cytokine cocktails to expand CB-CD34(+) cells. Cells were cultured(More)
Currently, ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) is still insufficient. Traditional approaches for HSC expansion include the use of stromal cultures, growth factors, and/or bioreactors. Biomaterial-based strategies provide new perspectives. We focus on identifying promising two-dimensional (2D) polymer candidates for HSC expansion. After a(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) are ligand-dependent transcription factors with a major impact on erythroid cell development. Here we investigated TR activity on red cell gene expression and identified TR target genes. The impact of the TR target gene GAR22 (growth arrest-specific 2 [GAS2]-related gene on chromosome 22) on red cell differentiation(More)
Regeneration after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) depends on enormous activation of the stem cell pool. So far, it is hardly understood how these cells are recruited into proliferation and self-renewal. In this study, we have addressed the question if systemically released factors are involved in activation of hematopoietic stem and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the oxidative state of lipoproteins in pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in comparison to preeclampsia (PE) and healthy pregnant control subjects (CN). METHODS Maternal serum of 20 PE, 29 IUGR, and 29 gestational age-matched CN were analyzed. Total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-bound(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate mammographic changes such as fat necroses and parenchymal scarring in the breast tissue within the first 3 years after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and whole-breast irradiation with an additional intraoperative electron boost (IO-B) versus fractionated percutaneous boost (FP-B). METHODS(More)