Paul-Stefan Mauz

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CONCLUSIONS Patients with acoustic neuroma experienced reduced quality of life (QOL) after surgery. Individual factors did not have a significant effect on QOL. In the future, QOL should be a basic factor in the outcome evaluation of different therapeutic regimens in the treatment of acoustic neuroma. OBJECTIVE To measure the QOL of patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND A large proportion of older as well as younger patients do not use their hearing aids. Of the younger hearing impaired population, this occurs in the majority of those who do not benefit sufficiently from their hearing aids and, consequently, they face difficulties in their working and social life. SCIENTIFIC QUESTION Our aim was to evaluate(More)
Sowohl ältere als auch jüngere, berufstätige Patienten nutzen aus unterschiedlichen Gründen ihr Hörgerät nicht regelmäßig oder gar nicht. Ziel der Arbeit war, zu klären, ob eine klassische Hörgeräteanpassung ein ausreichender Prädiktor für eine suffiziente Rehabilitation darstellt. Es wurden 197 erwachsene Patienten befragt. Nur 108 davon nutzten ihr(More)
OBJECTIVE Since 1990, percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT) has been clinically applied as a treatment for autonomous functioning nodules of the thyroid as well as for cystic lesions. Some additional indications are currently under consideration, e.g. inoperable advanced cancer of the thyroid. Since its inception, PEIT has generally been regarded as(More)
CONCLUSIONS Patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia genotype ALK-1 (HHT2-ALK-1) with nonsense mutation demonstrated tendentially higher health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) scores than patients with HHT with genotype ENG (HHT1-ENG) with missense mutation. OBJECTIVE HHT, also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, comprises different(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to identify acoustcomechanical properties of various biostable and biocompatible materials to create a middle ear prosthesis with the following properties: (i) improved handling including a good view of the head of the stapes or footplate and adjustable length, (ii) improved acoustical characteristics that are adequate(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggested the maximum tumor to background ratio (TBRmax) in FMISO PET images as a potentially predictive parameter for local control after radio-chemotherapy (CRT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). However, different TBRmax thresholds for stratification were reported, implying that a common threshold cannot(More)
Cases of the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in human beings have to be anticipated in Germany. In subclinical vCJD, the accumulation of prions in lymphoid tissue has been identified prior to their manifestation in cerebral tissue. The remarkable resistance of prions to standard methods of sterilisation questions the safety of reusing metallic(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the present retrospective study was to review outcome and patterns of failure of patients who were treated with radiotherapy for cervical lymph node metastases from an unknown primary site (CUP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 2000 and 2009, 34 patients diagnosed with squamous cell CUP were admitted to radiotherapy in curative(More)
OBJECTIVES Since 1990 percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT) has been applied clinically as a treatment strategy for focal and diffuse autonomy of the thyroid, for cystic lesions and for ablation of parathyroid hyperplasia (PEA). There are some additional indications currently under consideration as for example inoperable advanced cancer of the(More)