Gerhard F. Huber

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Even when the procedures are successful, patients experience considerable physical, psychological and psychosocial stress before, during and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Physical exercise therapy constitutes a potentially promising intervention to reduce such stress within the framework of HSCT because of its multidimensional(More)
Before, during, and after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), patients experience considerable physical and psychologic distress. Besides graft-versus-host disease and infections, reduced physical performance and high levels of fatigue affect patients' quality of life. This multicenter randomized controlled trial examined the(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to link expression patterns of B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1 (Bmi-1) and p16 to patient outcome (recurrence and survival) in a cohort of 252 patients with oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OSCC). METHODS Expression levels of Bmi-1 and p16 in samples from 252 patients(More)
Prognostic factors in predicting occult lymph node metastasis in patients with head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are necessary to improve the results of the sentinel lymph node procedure in this tumour type. The E-Cadherin glycoprotein is an intercellular adhesion molecule in epithelial cells, which plays an important role in establishing and(More)
BACKGROUND Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has been proposed for staging of the cN0 neck in early oral/oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). Because SNB is a minimally invasive procedure, it is thought to be associated with less morbidity than elective neck dissection. METHODS Sixty-two consecutive patients were included from 2000 to 2009. Two groups(More)
BACKGROUND Analysis of the lymphatic drainage pattern, the reliability of a negative sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), as well as the impact of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastases on regional control and survival in patients with early stage oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS A prospective consecutive cohort analysis was(More)
In patients with early head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), occult lymph node metastasis is difficult to predict by clinical or pathological parameters. However, such parameters are necessary to select patients either for elective neck dissection or the sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure. The membrane glycoprotein podoplanin is normally expressed(More)
BACKGROUND Primary sinonasal malignant melanoma (SNMM) is a rare clinical entity. There is neither a classification nor a staging system nor an evidence-based treatment concept established. Our objective was to find potential risk factors predicting the outcome. METHODS Twenty-five patients with histologically confirmed SNMM were consecutively included(More)
UNLABELLED Considering PET/MR imaging as a whole-body staging tool, scan time restrictions in a single body area are mandatory for the cost-effective clinical operation of an integrated multimodality scanner setting. It has to be considered that (18)F-FDG already acts as a contrast agent and that under certain circumstances MR contrast may not yield(More)
Prion pathogenesis following oral exposure is thought to involve gut-associated lymphatic tissue, which includes Peyer's patches (PPs) and M cells. Recruitment of activated B lymphocytes to PPs requires alpha(4)beta(7) integrin; PPs of beta 7(-/-) mice are normal in number but are atrophic and almost entirely devoid of B cells. Here we report that minimal(More)