Dorothee Friedrich

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Background. The study was performed to elucidate the impact of tumour volume and surgical resection on the long-term outcome of patients with supratentorial, diffuse, World Health Organization (WHO) grade II astrocytomas and oligo-astrocytomas. Method. After analysing 79 adult patients consecutively diagnosed between 1991 and 2000, we selected a group of 42(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of both waiting periods between acid exposure and tooth brushing and fluoride applications in preventing toothbrush abrasion of acid-softened enamel surfaces. The study, on 5 subjects, had an in situ crossover design with experimental periods of 5 days each. Human enamel samples were recessed in(More)
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is a risk factor for HIV-1 infection. We characterized HSV-2 serology assay performance in HIV-positive and HIV-negative Africans. Serostatus for HSV-2 and HIV-1 was determined in 493 serum specimens stored from a community HSV-2 prevalence survey in Kampala, Uganda. HSV-2 serology by Focus HerpeSelect ELISA, Biokit HSV-2(More)
Novel tests (BioPlex) for herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) and HSV-2 IgG were compared with HerpeSelect HSV-1 and HSV-2 ELISAs for type-specific IgG. The sensitivity and specificity of BioPlex HSV-1 IgG were 94% (84/89) and 96% (119/124), respectively, with unselected sera, while the sensitivity and specificity of BioPlex HSV-2 IgG were 92% (109/118) and 98%(More)
BACKGROUND The microvessel density (MVD) is often used as a quantitative parameter for angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the three most commonly used endothelial markers of microvessels, CD31, CD34 and vWF, in benign and malignant prostatic tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen benign hyperplastic prostate and 54 prostate cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroendocrine differentiated tumor cells (NETC) can be found in a large portion of prostate carcinoma (PCa) specimens. This is the first study to systematically quantify and analyze the influence of the NETC distribution and of their secretory products, serotonin, bombesin, and gastrin, on angiogenesis and in the clinical follow-up of PCa(More)
BACKGROUND During a period of 12 months 7 newborns with a partially severe fetopathy caused most probably by maternal sartan-intake in pregnancy were treated in 5 German teaching hospitals. Sartans antagonize the effect of angiotensin II at the AT1-receptor and are used to treat arterial hypertension. METHOD We presented 2 cases at the yearly GNPI meeting(More)
The predisposition of preterm neonates to invasive infection is, as yet, incompletely understood. Regulatory T cells (Tregs ) are potential candidates for the ontogenetic control of immune activation and tissue damage in preterm infants. It was the aim of our study to characterize lymphocyte subsets and in particular CD4(+) CD25(+) forkhead box protein 3(More)