Mario Litschgi

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PURPOSE To compare the prognostic impact of tumor angiogenesis factors (vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF], angiogenin, and basic fibroblast growth factor [bFGF]), tumor proteolysis factors (urokinase-type plasminogen activator [uPA] and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 [PAI-1]), and conventional tumor markers (stage, grade, and steroid receptors)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the obstetric gel shortens the second stage of labor and exerts a protective effect on the perineum. METHOD A total of 251 nulliparous women with singleton low-risk pregnancies in vertex position at term were recruited. A total of 228 eligible women were randomly assigned to Group A, without obstetric gel use, or to Group B,(More)
Premature foetal death in utero of a twin with continued pregnancy and birth after a lapse of at least 12 hours, is a relatively rare occurrence. This was recorded at the University Gynecological Clinic in Basel in 13 women within the last nine and a half years, representing a frequency rate of 0.07% in relation to the total number of births, or 6.8% of all(More)
Raloxifene is the first selective estrogen receptor modulator that has been approved for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women in Europe and in the US. Although raloxifene reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and in postmenopausal women at high risk for invasive breast cancer, it(More)
Two cases of urinary bladder-stone-formation after surgical treatment of a prolapsed uterus and an uterus-antefixation according to Kocher are reported. In both cases of synthetic, non absorbable suture was found. The patients suffered for several years from pollakisuria and dysuria although laboratory findings on the urine sediment were at least in an(More)
Ultrasonographic investigations in a family with two members (uncle and niece) with bilateral renal agenesis disclosed various urogenital malformations (pelvic kidney, unilateral renal agenesis, duplication of kidneys and exstrophy of the cloaca). Pedigree and types of malformations found, focused on renal adysplasia, a condition caused by an autosomal(More)
The prescription of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) requires a pretherapeutic evaluation and an ongoing surveillance during treatment. Pretherapeutic evaluation identifies the indications and contraindications to HRT. It includes a clinical examination, a Papanicolaou smear, and other tests according to the clinical situation. Monitoring of HRT consists(More)
Antenatal ultrasound diagnosis of isolated microcephaly is difficult. Over and above this, other malformations must be safely excluded. Infants with congenital microcephaly are mentally and motorially severely retarded. Basing on two case reports with four microcephalic foetuses, the antenatal problems of sonographic diagnosis are explained. In all cases(More)
An overview of the stages and age distributions is given for 2612 invasive genital and 1237 breast cancer cases, called from the data bank, compiled by the Swiss working group of the departments of gynaecology and obstetrics and consisting of 172,399 cases (1983-1985). The general over-representation of advanced and more therapy-resistant cancer stages(More)