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OBJECTIVES To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in patients with penile cancer and assess SNB complications in a national multicentre setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospectively data were collected from records in four university centres by one medical doctor covering all SNBs performed in Denmark between 1 January(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Significant tumour progression was observed during waiting time for treatment of head and neck cancer. To reduce waiting times, a Danish national policy of fast track accelerated clinical pathways was introduced in 2007. This study describes changes in waiting time and the potential influence of fast track by comparing waiting times in(More)
Glycosylated onco-foetal fibronectin (GOF) deposited in the stroma of oral squamous cell carcinomas correlates with survival. One of the two polypeptide GalNAc-transferases, GalNAc-T3 or GalNAc-T6, is required for the biosynthesis of GOF by the initiation of a unique O-glycan in the alternative spliced IIICS region. Using cell culture experiments,(More)
A high level of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1 or SERPINE1) in tumor extracts is a marker of a poor prognosis in human cancers, including oral carcinomas. However, the mechanisms responsible for the upregulation of PAI-1 in cancers remain unclear. Investigating specific PAI-1 expressing cells in oral carcinomas by immunohistochemistry, we found(More)
UNLABELLED 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography-scan (PET/CT) is used increasingly for detection of cancer. Precise diagnostic assessment of tumour extension in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is of critical importance for ensuring that patients receive proper treatment. Preliminary studies have shown(More)
Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid that is increasingly being used in transdermal drug delivery systems. The target organ concentration of a drug administered dermally will depend on the rate of dermal absorption and the systemic elimination. We have studied the intra- and interindividual variation in dermal penetration of fentanyl in an in vitro model(More)
Autologous lipotransfer is seen as an ideal filler for soft tissue reconstruction. The main limitation of this procedure is the unpredictable resorption and volume loss of the fat graft. In the recent decade, an increasing amount of research has focused on the use of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs) to enrich the fat graft, a procedure termed(More)
Protective gloves are used to reduce dermal exposure when managing chemical exposures at the work place. Different glove materials may offer different degrees of protection. The present study combined the traditional ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) model with the Franz diffusion cell to evaluate overall penetration through glove and skin(More)
BACKGROUND Inactivation of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene results in accumulation and translocation of beta-Catenin, which are important for malignant development. The aim of the present study is to investigate the possible role of APC/beta-Catenin pathway in oral squamous cell carcinomas. METHODS The DNA from 34 patients was examined for loss(More)
The occurrence of disease in the remaining tonsil after unilateral tonsillectomy à chaud in the treatment of peritonsillar abscess, was studied in 536 patients. No patient had a history of previous severe tonsillitis at the time of the unilateral tonsillectomy, 6.1 per cent of the patients were readmitted for surgery of the remaining tonsil during the(More)