Oliver Micke

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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 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)
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 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)
The unsatisfactory status of lymphedema treatment in patients with cancer warrants an intensified search for new treatment approaches, especially since survival of cancer patients has improved markedly. Lymphedema, regardless of etiology, is essentially incurable, but current therapeutic approaches can reduce swelling, restore shape, and prevent(More)
AIM The late toxicities due to multimodal therapy of advanced head and neck cancers were analysed. The impact of cytoprotection with amifostine is the specific objective of this report. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 851 patients (717 men, 134 women) with head and neck cancer were included in this prospective study. Of these patients, 519/851 had(More)
A total of 40 % of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and patients with advanced cancer use CAM more often than others. The aim of our study was to gather data on CAM use and reasons to use CAM of patients with advanced cancer being admitted for residential palliative care and their relatives. Structured interviews were(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)