Michael Goerlich

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The increased prevalence and the severity of oropharyngeal candidiasis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients are attributed exclusively to the virus-induced immune deficiency of the host. The present study was aimed at answering the question of whether Candida albicans secretory proteinase, a putative virulence factor of the opportunistic(More)
Steroid hormone receptors are important parameters to characterize breast tumors. Thus, it is important to evaluate their relationships with factors such as histological type and size of the tumor, axillary lymph node invasion and distant spread, age and menopausal status of the patients, and parameters of tumor differentiation. The receptor levels observed(More)
The development of robotics systems requires a coherent design, implementation and integration of multiple domain-specific software artifacts that provide the application-specific capabilities. Model-driven software development (MDSD) provides an efficient methodology enabling the design, integration and verification of robotics applications already at the(More)
Antiestrogens, particularly tamoxifen, are effective in the treatment of pre- and postmenopausal women suffering from all stages of breast cancer. Unfortunately, many patients become resistant to tamoxifen during therapy, which allows the tumor to progress. Thus, a preclinical recognition of tumor progression, i.e. by monitoring serum hormone levels, could(More)
Several clinical and experimental investigations suggest that the action of antineoplastic chemotherapy in premenopausal women influences the menopause. Such hormonal reactions are mediated via specific steroid hormone receptors. Therefore, connections between hormone receptors and antineoplastic chemotherapy can be assumed making possible to predict(More)
Estradiol receptors are regarded to predict a likely success of hormonal therapeutic efforts and the prognosis of breast cancer patients. But today its prognostic importance is controversial, discussed as either reflecting intrinsic property of the tumor tissue or better therapeutic accessibility of receptor positive tumors. Moreover, the most important(More)