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PURPOSE Retrospective analysis of 117 patients treated between 1996 and 2000 with low-dose radiotherapy (RT) for painful heel spurs. PATIENTS AND METHODS 71 women and 46 men were irradiated on 136 painful heel spurs in one (n = 104) or two radiation series (n = 13). The painful spurs were located either at the plantar (n = 94), dorsal (n = 5) or bilateral(More)
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) is an orphan disease of clonal dendritic cells which may affect any organ of the body. Most of the knowledge about the diagnosis and therapy is based on pedriatic studies. Adult LCH patients are often evaluated by physicians who focus on only the most obviously affected organ without sufficient evaluation of other(More)
PURPOSE After a general patterns of care study, the German Cooperative Group on Radiotherapy for Benign Diseases conducted a multicenter cohort study to analyze radiotherapy (RT) in painful heel spur syndrome (HSS). METHODS AND MATERIALS In 2001, a patterns of care study was conducted in all German RT institutions using a standardized structured(More)
PURPOSE The current study analyzes the potential role of radiotherapy (RT) in symptomatic vertebral hemangioma (SVH). METHODS AND MATERIALS Seven cooperating German institutions collected clinical information, treatment plans, and outcome data for all patients with SVH referred for local RT. RESULTS From 1969 to 2008, a total of 84 patients with 96(More)
PURPOSE Prophylactic radiotherapy (RT) can prevent ectopic bone formation about the hip after total hip arthroplasty. The German Cooperative Group on Radiotherapy for Benign Diseases conducted a patterns of care study about this indication addressing the involved institutions, RT dose concepts, clinical handling, and treatment outcome of prophylactic RT(More)
Between July 1990 and September 1993, 32 patients with locally advanced irresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, histologically proven by laparotomy, were involved in our study. Patients were treated with hyperfractionated, accelerated radiotherapy and simultaneous application of 5-fluorouracil and folinic acid. Chemotherapy was given on days 1,2 and 3.(More)
PURPOSE Clinical trials demonstrated the efficacy and safety of intravenous (i.v.) or subcutaneous (s.c.) amifostine for reducing xerostomia and mucositis after radiotherapy or radiochemotherapy for head-and-neck cancer. This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, phase III study evaluated the efficacy and safety of i.v. amifostine during(More)
A total of 502 patients treated between 1990 and 2002 with low-dose radiotherapy (RT) for painful heel spurs were analysed for prognostic factors for long-term treatment success. The median follow-up was 26 months, ranging from 1 to 103 months. Events were defined as (1) slightly improved or unchanged pain after therapy, or (2) recurrent pain sensations(More)
Even after surgery and radiotherapy, malignant gliomas still have a poor prognosis. The authors report on their experience with IORT in 71 patients. From May 1992 to February 2004, 71 patients with malignant gliomas were treated with IORT. 26 patients suffered from grade III gliomas, 45 patients from glioblastomas (GBM). IORT was carried out using a(More)