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Prepared by the study tour team ii iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The trip described in this report would not have been successful without the contributions and sacrifices of a large number of individuals. First and foremost, the team members would like to thank the engineers and other transportation officials from the four countries. These individuals gladly gave of(More)
GALEN has developed a language independent common reference model based on a medically oriented ontology and practical tools and techniques for managing healthcare terminology including natural language processing. GALEN-IN-USE is the current phase which applied the modelling and the tools to the development or the updating of coding systems for surgical(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate feasibility of intraoperative visualization of embryologically defined organ compartments and their drainage by ICG in uterine cancer. METHODS Total of 2.5 mg of ICG have been injected into cervix or corpus in uterine cancer patients immediately prior to surgery. Green fluorescence was intermittently detected during(More)
PURPOSE Focusing on the trace metal zinc as a potential biomarker for breast cancer, the literature describes bulk zinc concentrations in breast cancer tissue to be higher than in normal tissue. From a histopathological point of view, cancer cells are intermingled with normal cells of the stroma within breast cancer tissues; therefore, bulk analysis cannot(More)
Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5235 and is made available as an electronic preprint with permission of SPIE. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or(More)
The replacement of medical-grade silicone with industrial-grade silicone material in some silicone gel-filled breast implants (SBI) manufactured by Poly Implant Prothèse and Rofil Medical Nederland B.V., reported in 2010, which resulted in a higher rupture tendency of these SBI, demonstrates the need for non-invasive, sensitive monitoring and screening(More)
Die uterine Applikation von Indocyaningrün (ICG) vor der Operation markiert die primären lymphatischen Netzwerke der Organ- (Sub-)Kompartimente und deren Verbindungen zu den primären Lymphbassins beim Endometrium- und Zervixkarzinom. Die Technik kann für die intraoperative Navigation ebenso wie für die chirurgische Qualitätskontrolle eingesetzt werden.(More)
OBJECTIVE Whether pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy is of therapeutic benefit in advanced ovarian cancer will remain unclear until the publication of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie lymphadenectomy in ovarian neoplasms (AGO LION) trial. In early ovarian cancer, however, lymphadenectomy seems mandatory for diagnostic and also(More)