Richard Fabian Schumacher

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Safe and effective vaccines against varicella zoster virus (VZV), the aetiological agent of varicella and shingles, have been available in Europe for the last 5–10 years. The USA has had a universal childhood vaccination policy since 1995 and this has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the incidence, morbidity and mortality related to varicella. The(More)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants. Since epidemiological data from Germany are scarce, a large retrospective hospital based analysis was performed. In the first part of the study, laboratory records were checked for RSV positive specimens from January 1988 to December 1997. A total of 1664(More)
This article reports the clinical and the histological features in a 7-year-old girl affected by common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) who developed multiple Epstein-Barr virus-associated tumors, represented by bilateral adrenal smooth muscle tumors (EBV-SMT) and multifocal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The EBV-SMTs showed features compatible with a(More)
The aim of this study was to verify if low-level laser therapy could be useful to reduce chemotherapy-related oral mucositis grading and pain in childhood undergoing chemotherapy. A randomized double-blind clinical trial was carried out. Patients from 3 to 18 years of age undergoing cancer therapy and presenting OM grade 2 or more were eligible for this(More)
In a prospective clinical study, rates of isolation ofMoraxella catarrhalis in nasopharyngeal aspirates from 122 children with respiratory tract infection and 72 healthy controls were compared. In the patient group,Moraxella catarrhalis andStreptococcus pneumoniae were the most frequently isolated pathogens (38% and 42%, respectively). Monocultures of each(More)
Significant progresses have been made in the last 5 years towards the ultimate goal to provide universal access to care for all HIV/AIDS patients needing antiretroviral treatment in resource-poor countries. However, many barriers are still to be overcome, including () cost of care for the individual, () stigma, () lack of qualified human resources and(More)
The analysis of the case histories of 27 patients suffering from abdominal tumors - mainly localized within the retroperitoneal space - and observed during the last 4 years shows that sonography is the method of choice if an abdominal tumor is suspected. In only a few cases however a definite diagnosis was possible. In most cases additional roentgenologic(More)
The past decade has seen the emergence of different ultrasound techniques for a wide variety of disorders. We directed our interest to the study of superficially located structures. We succeeded in percepting and distinguishing pathological liquid and parenchymal structures (effusion, abscess, hematoma, lymph-node, tumor ...), in discribing their exact(More)