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Intermittent dosing of dasatinib with a once daily regimen has been shown to reduce side effects while preserving clinical efficacy in early and advanced phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Yet, hematologic toxicity and fluid retention demand a dose modification or treatment discontinuation in selected patients. Patients resistant or intolerant to… (More)
The pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is very complex, including a variety of genetic and environmental contributing factors. In this context, over the past few years, a picture of IBD as a primary defect of the innate immune system rather than the adaptive immune system has evolved. The intestinal antimicrobial barrier morphologically… (More)
Overcoming resistance against BCR-ABL-inhibitors in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is central to prevent progression to advanced phase disease. Kinase mutations of BCR-ABL and cytokine-mediated modulation of response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are key mechanisms governing clinical response to imatinib and second generation TKIs. Omacetaxine… (More)
Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (LAMNs) are neoplastic lesions with potential progression to pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). In most cases, diagnosis is made because of suspected acute appendicitis or incidentally by computed tomography (CT). However, incidental diagnosis during colonoscopy is rare. We present the case of a 63-year-old man with a… (More)
BACKGROUND Targeted treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia using imatinib has dramatically improved patient outcome. However, residual disease can be detected in the majority of patients treated with imatinib. Compensatory activation of MAP kinases (MAPK1/2) in response to BCR-ABL-inhibitors has been reported as a potential cytokine-dependent resistance… (More)
Early appropriate anti-microbial therapy is necessary to improve outcomes of septic patients. We describe 20 case histories of patients with severe bacterial sepsis regarding kinetics of several biomarkers. We found that interleukin-6 is able to predict survival and might be able to evaluate appropriateness of anti-microbial therapy.
BACKGROUND Management of Crohn's disease (CD) is a clinical challenge. In terms of an evidence-based approach, clinical guidelines help to deal with this challenge. However, little is known about guideline adherence concerning the management of CD in Germany. OBJECTIVE To survey German gastroenterologists with regards to their guideline adherence in daily… (More)