Horst Mueller

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PURPOSE High-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) followed by autologous stem-cell transplantation (PBSCT) has become the standard treatment for patients with relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). The intensity of treatment needed is unclear. This European intergroup study evaluated the impact of sequential high-dose chemotherapy (SHDCT) before myeloablative therapy. (More)
PURPOSE To optimize fertility advice in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) before therapy and during survivorship, information on the impact of chemotherapy is needed. Therefore, we analyzed gonadal functions in survivors of HL. PATIENTS AND METHODS Women younger than age 40 and men younger than 50 years at diagnosis in ongoing remission at least 1 year(More)
Pseudothrombocytopenia (PTP) is the phenomenon of falsely low platelet counts due to in vitro platelet clumping in the presence of platelet autoantibodies and anticoagulants. We assessed anticoagulant-dependence, time course of platelet counts and impact of different counter devices on the phenomenon. Blood of 10 persons with previously recognized(More)
BACKGROUND The presumed benefits of centralization and minimum case numbers often guide health-policy decisions, but these benefits remain inadequately documented, particularly in oncology. In this study, we aim to measure the effect of the type of treatment center and/or the number of patients treated in it on the outcome of patients with Hodgkin's(More)
For older patients with early unfavorable or advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) the prognosis is much worse than for younger HL patients. We thus developed a new regimen, BACOPP (bleomycin, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone), to improve both tolerability and efficacy of treatment for older HL patients. Between 2004(More)
In a phase I/II study, 11 patients with marrow failure (10 with acquired aplastic anaemia and one with pancytopenic Fanconi anaemia) were treated with recombinant human interleukin-6 (rhIL-6) to assess the safety and tolerability of rhIL-6 and its effects on peripheral blood counts, bleeding complications and transfusion requirements. All patients with(More)
PURPOSE The standard of care for adolescent patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is undefined, particularly the choice between pediatric and adult protocols. Thus, we compared risk factors and outcome of adolescents and young adults treated within study protocols of the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG). PATIENTS AND METHODS Three thousand seven hundred(More)
To analyze the pathogenesis of B-cell lymphomas in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), we studied two cell lines, Es I and Es III, established from one such lymphoma for the presence of sequences of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and the human immunodeficiency virus [HIV; lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV/HTLV-III)] as well as for the(More)
LBA5510 The full, final text of this abstract will be available in Part II of the 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings, distributed onsite at the Meeting on May 30, 2009, and as a supplement to the June 20, 2009, issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [Table: see text].
In patients with acute leukemia, chemotherapy leads to subsequent aplasia-associated thrombocytopenia requiring the substitution of platelets to avoid and treat bleeding complications. A multitude of tests to assess the quality of platelet concentrates is available to date. In this study, we investigated the quality of platelet concentrates prepared by two(More)