Hansjoerg Heep

Learn More
BACKGROUND Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a recently recognized, poorly differentiated variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which is located predominantly in the upper aerodigestive tract. METHODS In this study, clinical and pathologic parameters of 17 BSCCs and 133 typical SCCs of the esophagus that underwent potentially curative(More)
In 40 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty with the Mayo femoral stem we studied how preoperative digital templating corresponded to the actual intraoperative choice of implant size, position, offset and restoration of leg length. The preoperatively planned sizes of the components showed a high rate of coincidence with the sizes used intraoperatively(More)
EGFR expression in 150 potentially curative resected squamous cell carcinomas of the oesophagus was analyzed immunohistochemically and correlated with survival. Altogether, 124 of 150 (82.7%) tumours expressed different levels of EGFR. The percentage of tumour cells expressing EGFR varied greatly between the different tumours (median: 70%). 62 (50.0%)(More)
In the present study, the expression of cyclin D1, as detected by immunohistochemistry, was compared with other prognostic variables and its prognostic impact was evaluated in a group of 172 patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the esophagus who underwent potentially curative resection therapy and in a second group of 38 patients with SCC of the(More)
Plain radiography, bone scintigraphy, digital subtraction arthrography and various other techniques can be used to evaluate loosening of hip replacements. These methods are associated with radiation exposure and some of them have an increased morbidity. Furthermore, in some cases the results are not conclusive. The osteoclast biomarkers tartrate-resistant(More)
The effectiveness of neoadjuvant treatment (NT) prior to resection of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (SCCE) in terms of prolonged survival has not been proven by randomized trials. Facing considerable financial expenses and with concerns regarding the consumption of the patient's remaining survival time, this study aims to provide rationales for(More)
Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) of the esophagus is a rare, poorly differentiated variant of typical esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) characterized by high proliferative activity and frequent spontaneous apoptoses. In the present study, we investigated the expression of the apoptosis-suppressing protein Bcl-2 in 23 BSCC of the esophagus and(More)
STUDY AIM Preoperative planning is regarded as an important requirement for successful implantation of a hip replacement. One of the crucial aspects of planning is the restoration of the normal anatomy of the hip as this increases the chances for good clinical function and reduces wear debris. Various systems for restoration of the hip are available(More)
Barrett esophagus (BE) is a condition in which the normal squamous epithelium of the esophagus is replaced by a metaplastic columnar epithelium. BE is a premalignant lesion that represents the initial step in a metaplasia-dysplasia-carcinoma sequence. In the present study, amplification of the proto-oncogene c-myc was determined by means of differential(More)
OBJECTIVE Mechanotransduction is the mechanism that due to reacting chondrocytes on biomechanical loading of body mass. Higher biomechanical loading lead to increased degeneration of chondrocytes, whereas moderate loading is protecting. This suggests that body fat regulates bone metabolism first by means of hormonal factors and second that the effects of(More)