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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify prognostic indicators of survival in patients with locally recurrent soft tissue sarcoma (STS) through a long-term follow-up. METHODS We retrospectively assessed the relationship between post-recurrence survival (PRS) and potential prognostic factors in 135 patients who had experienced local recurrence,(More)
The anti-infective agent Taurolidine (TRD) has been shown to have cell death inducing properties, but the mechanism of its action is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to identify potential common target genes modulated at the transcriptional level following TRD treatment in tumour cell lines originating from different cancer types. Five different(More)
Background Free tissue transfer has become a safe and reliable procedure and is routinely used in a variety of settings. However, it is associated with lengthy operating times and a high potential for blood loss and consecutive red blood cell transfusions (RBCTs). Methods To assess the risk for RBCTs, we retrospectively identified 398 patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Taurolidine (TRD) represents an anti-infective substance with anti-neoplastic activity in many malignant cell lines. So far, the knowledge about the cell death inducing mechanisms and pathways activated by TRD is limited. The aim of this study was therefore, to perform a comparative analysis of cell death induction by TRD simultaneously in(More)
Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is known to improve microcirculation in various settings, but little is known about the impact of the amount of ischemic tissue mass or the limb itself. Since ischemia and subsequent necrosis of flaps is one of the most dreaded complications in reconstructive surgery, adjuvant methods to improve microcirculation are(More)
BACKGROUND Disseminated fibrosarcoma still represents a therapeutic dilemma because of lack of effective cytostatics. Therefore we tested tumor necrosis factor related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) and taurolidine, in combination with established and new chemotherapeutic agents on human fibrosarcoma (HT1080). MATERIALS AND METHODS Human fibrosarcoma(More)
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are a heterogeneous group of malignant tumours representing 1% of all malignancies in adults. Therapy for STS should be individualised and multimodal, but complete surgical resection with clear margins remains the mainstay of therapy. Disseminated soft tissue sarcoma still represents a therapeutic dilemma. Commonly used(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical flaps have become safe and reliable reconstructive tools, but total flap loss rates as high as 25 percent and partial flap loss rates as high as 36 percent have been reported due to insufficient perfusion. Therefore, a reliable, noninvasive, and effective way to improve the microcirculation of surgical flaps is desirable. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify prognostic indicators of survival in patients with locally recurrent soft tissue sarcoma through a long-term follow-up. METHODS We retrospectively assessed the relationship between post-recurrence survival (PRS) and potential predictive factors in 135 patients who had experienced local recurrence after(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Metastatic fibrosarcomas still represent a therapeutic dilemma. Commonly used chemotherapeutic agents such as doxorubicin have been proven effective in fewer than 30% of all cases disseminated of fibrosarcoma. Elderly patients with cardiac disease are not suitable for systemic chemotherapy with doxorubicin. We therefore tested the apoptotic(More)