Peter Gais

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BACKGROUND The validation of novel prognostic indicators is of greatest interest for the management of esophageal adenocarcinoma (Barrett's cancer), particularly for non-metastasized (stage I-IIA) disease. The prognostic role of tumor infiltrating T-lymphocytes (TILs) in Barrett's cancer has not been reported so far. Here we evaluated the impact of TILs on(More)
Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) of the lung are divided in subtypes with different malignant potential. The first is the benign or low-grade malignant tumours, well-differentiated, called typical carcinoids (TC) and the second is the high-grade malignant tumours, poorly differentiated of small (SCLC) or large cell type (LCLC). Between these tumour types lies(More)
Amplification of the Her-2/neu gene is accompanied by overexpression of its cell surface receptor product, c-erbB-2 protein. To investigate the degree of intratumoural heterogeneity we applied immunohistochemistry in primary Barrett's adenocarcinoma (BCA) (n = 6) and dysplasia adjacent to the carcinoma (n = 4). In addition, fluorescence in situ(More)
Striking inconsistencies between the results of morphometric and electrophysiologic examinations of the regenerating nerve were observed in a previous study featuring the bridging of a 14 mm gap in the rat sciatic nerve. To shed light on this dichotomy, seven further rats were subjected to permanent sciatic nerve transection and assessed(More)
Since 1983, a long-term clinical trial of esophageal carcinoma chemoprevention has been conducted in a high-risk area in China. From this study, 25 esophageal severe dysplasia patients without therapy were selected for analysis. After 5-year follow-ups, 14 cases progressed to esophageal carcinoma, while the other 11 cases remained stable. Three(More)
BACKGROUND Schwann cell-seeded guidance tubes have been shown to promote cavernous nerve regeneration, and the local delivery of neurotrophic factors may additionally enhance nerve regenerative capacity. The present study evaluates whether the transplantation of GDNF-overexpressing Schwann cells may enhance regeneration of bilaterally transected erectile(More)
The structure of biocenosis is a powerful indicator for the condition of and changes in quality of the ecosystem. Identification and quantification of populations of microorganisms enables an assessment of the effect of any stressor on it. A method and some results are presented using automatic image acquisition, evaluation and recognition to ease the time(More)