Gregor J. Förster

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For the internal radiotherapy of neuroendocrine tumours, the somatostatin analogue DOTATOC labelled with 90Y is frequently used [90Y-DOTA-Phe1-Tyr3-octreotide (SMT487-OctreoTher)]. Radiation exposure to the kidneys is critical in this therapy as it may result in renal failure. The aim of this study was to compare cumulative organ and tumour doses based upon(More)
The somatostatin analogue 90Y-DOTATOC (yttrium-90 DOTA-D-Phe1-Tyr3-octreotide) is used for treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumours. Accurate pretherapeutic dosimetry would allow for individual planning of the optimal therapeutic strategy. In this study, the biodistribution and resulting dosimetric calculation for therapeutic exposure of critical(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (PAS), is characterized by the coexistence of several autoimmune diseases, affecting predominantly the endocrine glands. The juvenile form (PAS type I) is distinguished from the adult type II in which autoimmune thyroiditis, adrenal cortical insufficiency and diabetes mellitus type I predominate.(More)
BACKGROUND Ophthalmopathy is the most common extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease, also called thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy. CLINICS This autoimmune disorder is characterized by a lymphocyte infiltration of the retrobulbar space. Activated T cells react with the target organ and secrete cytokines, leading to accumulation of(More)
It is a major challenge to preoperatively identify patients who will profit from surgery of advanced oral cancer. In multimodality therapy, response to neoadjuvant radiation correlates to treatment success. Hence, for preoperative decisions, assessment of treatment response is required. Therefore, we analysed the prognostic significance of glucose(More)
Quantitative imaging with the positron emitter 86Y is the method of choice to determine the uptake and dosimetry of 90Y-labelled radiopharmaceuticals. To examine the quantitative accuracy of positron emission tomography findings with 86Y, this non-pure positron emitter was evaluated in a cylindrical phantom with rods of Teflon, water and air and measured(More)
UNLABELLED Multistep immune targeting holds great promise for radioimmunodiagnosis and therapy of cancer. Pretargeting of the tetrameric single-chain, variable-fragment streptavidin construct of the tetrameric monoclonal antibody CC49 with subsequent administration of radiolabeled 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid (DOTA)-biotin(More)
Alterations in the metabolism of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) may play a role in the pathogenesis of diabetic-associated microangiopathy. Consequently, the relationship between diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy and urinary GAG distribution was assessed in 96 IDDM patients in comparison to 103 healthy controls. GAG concentration in 24h urine samples was(More)
Somatostatin-receptor (SSTR) scintigraphy using the single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) technique allows the assessment of orbital inflammation in patients with Graves' disease. Previous studies showed differences in orbital octreotide uptake already 4 hr after injection. In this study, analysis of inter-/intra-observer variance and(More)
OBJECTIVE The human thyrotropin receptor (hTSHR) is a potential common antigen in endocrine autoimmunity. Recently, some studies demonstrated transcripts for hTSHR or its components in the extrathyroidal tissue of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD), although others were unable to confirm these findings. In the present study we investigated(More)