E G Hahn

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Efficacy of chemotherapy in advanced stages of colorectal tumours is limited. The quinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin was recently shown to inhibit growth and to induce apoptosis in human bladder carcinomas cells. We investigated the effect of ciprofloxacin on colon carcinoma lines in vitro. CC-531, SW-403 and HT-29 colon carcinoma and HepG2 hepatoma cells(More)
BACKGROUND 'Functional relaxation' (FR) according to Marianne Fuchs is a body-oriented psychotherapy that involves teaching the patient a type of relaxation techniques aimed at maintaining equilibrium of the nervous system. METHODS In order to determine whether the practice of elementary parts of this therapy has an immediate beneficial effect on(More)
BACKGROUND 'Functional relaxation' (German: 'Funktionelle Entspannung') has been developed since 1944 by the German physiotherapist M. Fuchs. It is based on concentrating on body perception while moving the joints of the skeleton smoothly and at the same time breathing out. This procedure induces a physical and emotional relaxation in many cases. The aim of(More)
Connective tissue turnover plays a prominent role in tumour growth and metastasis. We followed serum levels of seven connective tissue parameters in 37 patients with colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver prior to and during chemotherapy. Serum samples with episodes of tumour control (n=112) showed an increase of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2)(More)