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BACKGROUND A systemic and intraventricular polychemotherapy regimen (the Bonn protocol) without radiotherapy resulted in durable responses in 75% of patients <60 years with primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL), but was complicated by a high rate of Ommaya reservoir infections. Here, the efficacy and toxicity of this regimen without intraventricular treatment was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate long-term progression-free survival and overall survival, quality of life, and cognitive function in primary central nervous system lymphoma after systemic and intraventricular chemotherapy without radiotherapy. METHODS A long-term follow-up was conducted on surviving primary central nervous system lymphoma patients having been(More)
Between February 1996 and December 2004, the German Leukemia Study Initiative registered 1766 consecutive patients for the acute myeloid leukemia (AML) 96 study, all of whom were diagnosed by central cytomorphology according to the French-American-British (FAB) and the new World Health Organization (WHO) classification. We focused our analysis on the(More)
In primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), 2 international prognostic scores have been developed to estimate the outcome according to certain "prognostic groups". However, these scores do not predict the individual course of a single patient under therapy. In this analysis, we addressed the question of whether early tumor remission in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophageal varices and gastrointestinal bleeding are common complications of liver cirrhosis. More rarely, oesophageal varices occur in patients with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension that results from thromboses of portal or splanchnic veins. CASE REPORT We describe 2 young men who initially presented with varices as a result of portal vein(More)
BACKGROUND Dose escalation and modification of CHOP has improved the prognosis of patients with aggressive lymphoma; even in the rituximab era, dose escalation for high-risk patients is exploited and frequently limited by drug toxicity. Idarubicin (Id) is a 4-demethoxy anthracycline analogue of daunorubicin with activity against lymphoma and has been(More)
We investigated cup-like nuclear morphology of acute myeloid leukemia blasts in 266 randomly selected patients and its association with hematologic findings, disease markers and outcome data. Cup-like acute myeloid leukemia was diagnosed in 55 patients (21%). It was associated with female sex, high white blood cell and blast cell counts, normal karyotype,(More)
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