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In Austria, registration of malignant brain tumours is legally mandatory, whereas benign and borderline tumours are not reported. The Austrian Brain Tumour Registry (ABTR) was initiated under the auspices of the Austrian Society of Neuropathology for the registration of malignant and non-malignant brain tumours. All Austrian neuropathology units involved in(More)
BACKGROUND ER+/HER2- breast cancers have a proclivity for late recurrence. A personalised estimate of relapse risk after 5 years of endocrine treatment can improve patient selection for extended hormonal therapy. METHODS A total of 1702 postmenopausal ER+/HER2- breast cancer patients from two adjuvant phase III trials (ABCSG6, ABCSG8) treated with 5 years(More)
Cell death by apoptosis is a major determinant of growth of normal tissues and tumours. The present study aimed to elucidate signal factors involved in its regulation. Epithelial cells in control liver, during regression of cyproterone acetate induced liver hyperplasia, in liver (pre)neoplasia and in uterus undergoing apoptosis in vivo show immunostaining(More)
BACKGROUND In early estrogen receptor (ER)-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer, the decision to administer chemotherapy is largely based on prognostic criteria. The combined molecular/clinical EndoPredict test (EPclin) has been validated to accurately assess prognosis in this population. In this study, the clinical relevance of EPclin in relation to(More)
Lesions of the ulnar nerve are the most common causes of paralysis of a peripheral nerve. 1,2 The cubital tunnel (or sulcus ulnaris) syndrome is the second most frequent compression syndrome of the upper extremities after the carpal tunnel syndrome. 3,4 We report our findings in a patient who suffered from cubital tunnel syndrome and underwent sub-cutaneous(More)
Toxin A but not toxin B, appears to mediate intestinal damage in animal models of Clostridium difficile enteritis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the electrophysiologic and morphologic effects of purified C. difficile toxins A and B on human colonic mucosa in Ussing chambers. Luminal exposure of tissues to 16-65 nM of toxin A and 0.2-29 nM of(More)
OBJECTIVE Lipoprotein (a) is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Atherosclerotic degeneration is usually found in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), whereas thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) caused by aortic dissection are not suggested to be linked pathogenetically to atherosclerosis. Lipoprotein (a) was analyzed in patients with AAA and TAA and(More)
The transmembrane component of the dystroglycan complex, a heterodimer of alpha- and beta-dystroglycan, was recently localized at the basal cell membrane domain of podocytes, and it was speculated that it serves as a device of the podocyte for maintaining the complex podocyte foot process architecture, and for regulating the exact position of its ligands,(More)