Gerhard Graf

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INTRODUCTION Having in mind the promising results of lymphoscintigraphy and intraoperative gamma probe application for the detection of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) in malignant melanoma, breast and penis cancer, we tried to identify the SLN in prostate cancer by applying a comparable technique. MATERIALS AND METHOD 350 patients with prostate cancer were(More)
Blueberry scorch virus, a commercially important Carlavirus in highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum L., is vectored by aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). We surveyed the aphids, primary parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae, Braconidae), and associated secondary parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Charipidae, Megaspilidae, Pteromalidae) on highbush blueberry and(More)
The exact regional correlation of findings of facial bone scans, planar or SPECT, to dental orthopan X-ray films (OPT) is difficult because of the very different projection techniques. To improve correlative imaging in this regard a projection algorithm was developed that uses SPECT data of the skull for reconstructing an orthopan tomoscintigraphic(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the effects of an intervention on rates of skin cancer prevention counseling by pharmacists. METHODS Fifty-four pharmacies were randomly assigned to intervention or control conditions. Intervention consisted of training, feedback, and prompts. Counseling rates before and after the intervention were obtained from study(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an intervention on pharmacists' behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes related to skin cancer prevention counseling. Fifty-four pharmacy sites (N = 178 pharmacists) were randomly assigned to the intervention or control condition. Intervention consisted of video-based training, prompts installed in the(More)
A continuously recording multiple redox sensor was used to measure oxygenation effects in otherwise anoxic sediments. The sensor reacted within three minutes (increase > 50 mV) to oxygen penetrating into the sediment. Different patterns of oxidation/reduction were observed along burrows of sediment-dwelling infauna. Examples of an increase of more than 600(More)
Adnexal torsion, although infrequent, may have a devastating effect on the future reproductive performance of adolescents and young women. However, clear variables predicting a favorable operative outcome have not yet been identified. In this retrospective study the authors analyzed the charts of 72 adolescent girls hospitalized for acute lower abdominal(More)