Teresa Veronika Halbsguth

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BACKGROUND Infertility is one of the most significant side-effects in long-term survivors of successfully treated Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). PATIENTS AND METHODS The fertility status was assessed in male HL patients enrolled into trials of the German Hodgkin Study Group from 1988 to 2003. RESULTS In pre-treatment analysis (n = 202), 20% of patients had(More)
Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) accounts for ∼ 5% of Hodgkin lymphoma cases. The disease is characterized by a strong CD20 expression on the malignant cells and a more indolent clinical course compared with classic HL. Anti-CD20 antibody treatment has shown clinical activity in relapsed NLPHL. In this phase 2 trial, we investigated(More)
Anthracycline therapy is limited by cardiotoxicity. Currently no diagnostic parameter is available allowing ubiquitous and reliable detection of preclinical anthracycline cardiomyopathy and prediction of prognosis. In 100 consecutive patients receiving anthracycline-based chemotherapy serial measurements of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function,(More)
We report the first culture-proven case of invasive aspergillosis (IA) caused by azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia in Germany. IA presented as breakthrough infection under posaconazole prophylaxis. Analysis of the resistance mechanism revealed the TR/L98H mutation in the cyp51A gene, which indicates an(More)
PURPOSE To optimize fertility advice in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) before therapy and during survivorship, information on the impact of chemotherapy is needed. Therefore, we analyzed gonadal functions in survivors of HL. PATIENTS AND METHODS Women younger than age 40 and men younger than 50 years at diagnosis in ongoing remission at least 1 year(More)
In recent decades, the prognosis of Hodgkin lymphoma has been substantially improved, but these successes have been restricted to younger patients and could not be translated into a major benefit for older patients, especially those with advanced-stage disease. Major problems in treating older patients include a different biology, frailty, comorbidities,(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) comprises different domains of physical, mental, and social well-being. In this analysis, we focus on sexual quality of life in Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) patients. METHODS Four-thousand one-hundred and sixty patients enroled in the HD10-HD12 trials underwent HRQoL assessment. Instruments included the Quality(More)
For older patients with early unfavorable or advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) the prognosis is much worse than for younger HL patients. We thus developed a new regimen, BACOPP (bleomycin, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone), to improve both tolerability and efficacy of treatment for older HL patients. Between 2004(More)
Approximately 20% of all Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients are older than 60 years and have a poor prognosis, mainly because of increased treatment-related toxicity resulting in reduced overall dose intensity and more treatment-related mortality. To possibly improve the treatment of elderly HL patients, the German Hodgkin Study Group developed a new regimen,(More)
BACKGROUND In the HD14 trial, 2×BEACOPPescalated+2×ABVD (2+2) has improved the primary outcome. Compared with 4×ABVD, this benefit might be compromised by more infertility in women. Therefore, we analyzed gonadal function and fertility. PATIENTS AND METHODS Women≤45 years in ongoing remission at least 1 year after therapy were included. Hormone(More)