Sabine Schmitz

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INTRODUCTION Reporting randomised controlled trials is a key element in order to disseminate research findings. The CONSORT statement was introduced to improve the reporting quality. We assessed the adherence to the CONSORT statement of randomised controlled trials published 2011 in the top ten ranked journals of critical care medicine (ISI Web of Knowledge(More)
BACKGROUND A high cellular radiosensitivity may be connected with a risk for development of severe side effects after radiotherapy and indicate cancer susceptibility. Hence, a fast and robust in vitro test is desirable to identify radiosensitive individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 25 prostate cancer patients with severe side effects (S)(More)
We report the case of an 84 years old prostate cancer patient with severe side effects after radiotherapy in 2006. He was cytogenetically analysed in 2009 and in 2012 in a comparative study for individual radiosensitivity of prostate cancer patients. No other patient had clonal aberrations, but this patient showed ring chromosomes in the range of 21-25% of(More)
It is known that about 5-10% of cancer patients show severe clinical side effects during and after radiotherapy due to enhanced sensitivity to ionizing radiation. Identification of those radiosensitive individuals by a reliable in vitro assay before onset of treatment would have a great impact on successful radiotherapy. We compared the radiosensitivity of(More)
AIM To identify predictive assays for radiation-induced toxicity in prostate cancer patients. PATIENTS & METHODS Patients have been surveyed prospectively before and up to 16 months after radiotherapy using a validated questionnaire. Subgroups of 25 patients with minor and larger score changes, respectively, were selected for γ-H2AX, G2 and Annexin V(More)
DNA-associated Auger electron emitters (AEE) cause cellular damage leading to high-LET type cell survival curves indicating an enhanced relative biological effectiveness. Double strand breaks (DSBs) induced by Iodine-125-deoxyuridine ((125)I-UdR) decays are claimed to be very complex. To elucidate the assumed genotoxic potential of (125)I-UdR, chromatid(More)
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