Dorothea Nagel

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CONTEXT Plasma fibrinogen levels may be associated with the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. OBJECTIVE To assess the relationships of fibrinogen levels with risk of major vascular and with risk of nonvascular outcomes based on individual participant data. DATA SOURCES Relevant studies were identified by computer-assisted searches, hand(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS This prospective trial was designed to compare the performance characteristics of five different screening tests in parallel for the detection of advanced colonic neoplasia: CT colonography (CTC), colonoscopy (OC), flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), faecal immunochemical stool testing (FIT) and faecal occult blood testing (FOBT). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the prognostic value of a three-grade staging system of spinal involvement using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with multiple myeloma and determined its usefulness as an independent parameter in the staging system of Durie and Salmon. METHODS Seventy-seven previously untreated patients with multiple myeloma(More)
Based on pathophysiological findings Lp(a) is considered to be a cardiovascular risk factor. The Göttingen Risk Incidence and Prevalence Study (GRIPS) provides the possibility to evaluate this impact of Lp(a) on the basis of a large prospective cohort study. GRIPS included 6002 men, aged 40-59.9 years at baseline. Data of a 5 year follow-up period is now(More)
Besides the accepted major risk factors for myocardial infarction (MI), cholesterol, hypertension and smoking, several other variables such as lipoproteins, apolipoproteins, fibrinogen and family history of MI, have been considered, but their usefulness as predictors of MI is controversially discussed. The Göttingen Risk Incidence and Prevalence Study(More)
BACKGROUND HCC is diagnosed in approximately half a million people per year, worldwide. Staging is a more complex issue than in most other cancer entities and, mainly due to unique geographic characteristics of the disease, no universally accepted staging system exists to date. Focusing on survival rates we analyzed demographic, etiological, clinical,(More)
As transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) therapy is an effective locoregional treatment for patients with advanced liver cancer, prognostic biomarkers are highly needed for pretherapeutic stratification of patients to TACE therapy. Sera of 50 prospectively and consecutively included patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing TACE were taken(More)
The inadequate response of immune cells to circulating apoptotic products, such as nucleosomal DNA fragments, is assumed to be a potent stimulus for the production of autoantibodies during the pathogenesis and progression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here, we analyzed the levels of circulating nucleosomes, caspases, and C-reactive protein in sera(More)
In the nucleus of eukaryotic cells, DNA is associated with several protein components and forms complexes known as nucleosomes. During cell death, particularly during apoptosis, endonucleases are activated that cleave the chromatin into multiple oligo- and mononucleosomes. Subsequently, these nucleosomes are packed into apoptotic bodies and are engulfed by(More)