Tobias Lange

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BACKGROUND For almost 30 years, anticoagulation has been recommended for patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). Supporting evidence, however, is limited, and it is unclear whether this recommendation is still justified in the modern management era and whether it should be extended to patients with other forms of pulmonary arterial(More)
Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are expansive and destructive lesions positive for osteoclast markers, resembling benign giant cell tumors (GCTs). Treatment options include surgical resection, curettage and cavity filling, embolization, injection of fibrosing agents, or radiotherapy. Particularly in children and adolescents with spinal ABCs, these options may(More)
Particulate wear debris can activate defence cells and osteoclasts at the bone-implant interface possibly leading to bone resorption and implant failure. Cellular responses and inflammatory effects have been reported for particulate hydroxyapatite (HA). However, the immunological effects of particulate beta-tricalciumphosphate (beta-TCP) have not been(More)
Endothelial (E-) and platelet (P-) selectin mediated adhesion of tumor cells to vascular endothelium is a pivotal step of hematogenous metastasis formation. Recent studies have demonstrated that selectin deficiency significantly reduces metastasis formation in vivo. We selected an E- and P-Selectin specific DNA Aptamer (SDA) via SELEX (Systematic Evolution(More)
The quality of abstracts presented at medical conferences reflects the scientific activity in the organisations involved. The aims of this study were to evaluate the publication rate of studies presented at the annual congress of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery and to investigate predictive factors for publication. The results were to(More)
The 2015 European Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension are also valid for Germany. The guidelines contain detailed recommendations for the targeted treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, the practical implementation of the European Guidelines in Germany requires the consideration of several country-specific(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) results in chronic right heart failure, which is associated with an increase in sympathetic tone. This may adversely affect cardiac autonomic control. We investigated the changes in cardiac autonomic nervous activity in relation to disease severity in patients with PAH. In 48 patients with PAH (median World Health(More)
BACKGROUND Originally reported to occur predominantly in younger women, idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is increasingly diagnosed in elderly patients. We aimed to describe the characteristics of such patients and their survival under clinical practice conditions. METHODS Prospective registry in 28 centers in 6 European countries.(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant gliomas continue to be a therapeutic challenge. One of the major problems is the early and rapidly infiltrating tumor growth. The role of the insulinlike growth factor (IGF) system in the progression of malignant glioma growth is poorly understood. In this study we investigated the expression of different members of the IGF system in(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Mechanical ventilation may damage the lung. Low tidal volume (VT) is protective, but VT is scaled to body weight (BW) and may be high in functionally small ARDS lungs. We hypothesized that exhaled breath condensate (EBC) nitrite (NO(2)(-)) concentration may increase with lung distension. DESIGN Prospective, noncontrolled study. SETTING(More)