Jens Schreiber

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We conducted a phase II multicenter trial to evaluate the activity of combined gemcitabine and oxaliplatin in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Twenty-five patients were recruited between May 1999 and December 2001 and received gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 intravenously over 30 minutes and oxaliplatin 80 mg/m2 intravenously over 3 hours on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day(More)
The interaction between lyophilized samples of ascorbic acid and some copper proteins (ceruloplasmin, cytochrome-c-oxidase, ascorbate-oxidase) has been investigated by means of ESR spectroscopy. The spectra obtained are identical to the one obtained with leukemic blood. The consequences of this for the molecular events occurring in cancer are discussed. The(More)
A series of estradiol-linked N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosocarbamoyl(CNC)-L-alanines attached in various positions (positions 3, 6 alpha, 17, 3 + 17 of estradiol) have been synthesized and tested in hormone-dependent MNU-induced rat mammary carcinoma. Compounds were given i.p. on day 1, 8, 22 and 29 after randomization in equimolar dosage. Equimolar mixtures(More)
Short-term treatment of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced mammary carcinomas in Sprague-Dawley rats with estradiol-linked nitrosoureas shows that the compounds in which the cytotoxic group is linked to position 17 of estradiol are superior to the 3-ester analogue. Moreover, N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitroso-carbamoyl (CNC)-L-alanyl-L-alanine-estradiol-3-ester is(More)
The diagnostic value of the lymphocyte transformation test (BeLT) and the intracutaneous skin test with berylliumsulfate was addressed in 13 patients with chronic berylliosis, and 15 individuals with occupational exposure. Additionally, patients with sarcoidosis (n = 21), tuberculosis (n = 14) and healthy controls (n = 25) were tested with BeLT and yielded(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanical stabilization of the cornea in keratoconus may delay progression of this disease. The cross-linking techniques optimized in corneas of enucleated porcine eyes were investigated under in vivo conditions in rabbits to estimate the biocompatibility and duration of the stiffening effect. METHODS Twenty-eight rabbits were treated(More)
Mucus hypersecretion is a hallmark of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is regarded as contributing to airflow limitation in these patients. The value of mucolytic therapy is still a matter for debate. We investigated the short-term influence of an inhalative mucolytic drug mercapto-ethane sulfonate (Mesna) on the lung function, respiratory(More)
In 1953, Caplan described a characteristic radiographic pattern in coal miners with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that was distinct from the typical progressive massive fibrosis pattern of coalworkers' pneumoconiosis. It consists of multiple well-defined rounded nodules on chest X-ray, from about 0.5 to about several centimetres in diameter, distributed(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a fatal lung disease with a variable and unpredictable natural history and limited treatment options. Since publication of the ATS-ERS statement on IPF in the year 2000 diagnostic standards have improved and a considerable number of randomized controlled treatment trials have been published necessitating a revision. In the(More)
S2k-Guidelines of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI) in collaboration with the German Medical Association of Allergologists (AeDA), the German Professional Association of Pediatricians (BVKJ), the German Allergy and Asthma Association (DAAB), German Dermatological Society (DDG), the German Society for Nutrition (DGE), the(More)