Peter Niehoff

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PURPOSE To give recommendations on patient selection criteria for the use of accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) based on available clinical evidence complemented by expert opinion. METHODS AND MATERIALS Overall, 340 articles were identified by a systematic search of the PubMed database using the keywords "partial-breast irradiation" and "APBI".(More)
BACKGROUND HDR afterloading brachytherapy (HDRBT) for prostate cancer is now established as an effective technique to achieve dose escalation in the radical treatment of localized prostate cancer. The previous guidelines published in 2005 from GEC ESTRO and EAU have been updated to reflect the current and emerging roles for HDRBT in prostate cancer. (More)
BACKGROUND In a phase 3, randomised, non-inferiority trial, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) for patients with stage 0, I, and IIA breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving treatment was compared with whole-breast irradiation. Here, we present 5-year follow-up results. METHODS We did a phase 3, randomised, non-inferiority trial at 16(More)
PURPOSE To analyse the clinical outcome after salvage lumpectomy and multi-catheter brachytherapy (MCB) for ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence (IBTR). MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 09/00 and 09/10, 217 patients presenting an IBTR underwent lumpectomy and MCB (low, pulsed, or high-dose rate). Survival rates without second local recurrence (2nd LR),(More)
INTRODUCTION Hitherto, no suitable experimental model exists to test new treatments for radiogenic bone damage, such as new step from knowledge about bone growth factors or angiogenesis factors. The goal of this investigation was to establish such a standardised experimental model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-four rats were used in this study. In 12 rats(More)
The Event Data Recorders (EDRs), now being installed as standard equipment by several automakers, are increasingly being used as an independent measurement of crash severity, which avoids many of the difficulties of traditional crash reconstruction methods. Little has been published however about the accuracy of the data recorded by the current generation(More)
Bisphosphonates (BP) are used in the treatment of malignant osteolytic processes and postmenopausal osteoporosis. There have been a number of incidents in patients treated with BP. The incidents are described as an osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). The main medications associated with these reports are zoledronic acid (ZOL) and pamidronate (PAM). The clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To make a quantitative dosimetric comparison between treatment plans of multicatheter-based interstitial brachytherapy (IB) and MammoSite brachytherapy (MSB) for breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventeen patients treated with IB and twenty-four with MSB were selected for the study. The irradiations for IB patients were planned(More)
INTRODUCTION Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is considered to enhance angiogenesis and to support bone formation in the presence of vital bone cells. Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) is known to induce bone formation. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of bFGF and rhBMP-2 in the irradiated mandible. MATERIAL AND METHODS The right(More)
BACKGROUND The acute radiation related morbidity is an essential factor for the patient's outcome in radiotherapy. The prophylactic and therapeutic management of acute side effects has a wide clinical range between different radiation oncology departments. In this work, it was to evaluate the remedies, which are used for prevention and therapeutic(More)