Rolf-Peter Müller

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The purposes of this analysis were the evaluation of the toxicity of stereotactic single dose irradiation in patients with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and the comparison of the authors' own results with already existing risk prediction models. Computed-tomography (CT) or magnetic-resonance (MR) images, and clinical data of patients treated with(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal management of subtotally resected or recurrent malignant meningiomas remains controversial. We evaluated the efficacy of linear accelerator (LINAC) radiosurgery for atypical and anaplastic meningiomas after incomplete resection or treatment of recurrences. METHODS Between August 1990 and December 2003, 16 patients with 28(More)
BACKGROUND The intensity of chemotherapy and need for additional radiotherapy in patients with advanced stage Hodgkin's lymphoma has been unclear. We did a prospective randomised clinical trial comparing two reduced-intensity chemotherapy variants with our previous standard regimen. Chemotherapy was followed by PET-guided radiotherapy. METHODS In this(More)
A pentanucleotide deletion polymorphism in the gene of alpha2-macrolgobulin (alpha2-M) is suggested to be associated with late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD), though controversial results have been reported. The underlying assumption is that the intronic pentanucleotide deletion may affect the biological function and quantity of the inhibitor and thus(More)
Besides its established functions in intermediary metabolism and developmental processes, the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor β/δ (PPARβ/δ) has a less defined role in tumorigenesis. In the present study, we have identified a function for PPARβ/δ in cancer cell invasion. We show that two structurally divergent inhibitory ligands(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) play an essential role in tissue remodelling and menstruation and appear to be regulated by cytokines such as interleukin-1alpha (IL-1alpha). In order to investigate their role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis, the aim of the present study was to compare the protein localization of matrix metalloproteinase-1(More)
Proteolytic cleavage of the Her-2/neu extracellular domain (ECD) has been shown to initiate receptor phosphorylation representing Her-2/neu activation in vitro. The present investigation was performed to evaluate the clinical relevance of ECD cleavage for Her-2/neu activation and the consequences of active intracellular Her-2/neu signalling reflected by(More)
We examined the potential of quantitative epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR, synonym: c-erbB-1) and c-erbB-2 (synonym: HER2/neu) mRNA expression to predict minor or major histopathologic response to neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy (cis-platinum, 5-FU, 36 Gy), followed by radical surgical resection, in patients with oesophageal cancer. Tissue samples were(More)
From 8/90 through 4/94, 32 consecutive patients with recurrent pituitary macroadenoma (PA) were treated with LINAC-RS after tumour resection and/or radiotherapy. Single doses ranging from 8-20 Gy (median: 14.5 Gy) were applied in 14 patients with acromegaly, 5 with Cushing's disease, 4 with Nelson tumours, 5 with prolactinomas and in 4 with nonfunctioning(More)