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OBJECTIVE To determine the aetiology and clinical significance of an elevated platelet count (thrombocytosis) in a large cohort of patients. DESIGN A retrospective review of the medical records was performed on all patients, who had at least one platelet count > or = 500 x 10(9) L-1. SETTING Departments of Medicine and Surgery, University of Ulm,(More)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) remains the best curative option for patients with refractory AML or with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). For decades, age alone had been widely used as the primary criterion to assess eligibility for allogeneic SCT; however, prospective studies to evaluate allogeneic SCT in elderly patients are still(More)
Intestinal vasculitis caused by persistent measles virus infection of intestinal endothelial cells was described in Crohn's disease. Furthermore, endothelial cell autoantibodies have been demonstrated in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Autoantibodies against intestinal endothelial cells were visualized by indirect immunofluorescence in patients with IBD,(More)
Non-relapse mortality after Allo-SCT has significantly decreased over the last years. Nevertheless, relapse remains a major cause for post SCT mortality in patients with AML and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). In this retrospective single-center analysis, we have analyzed the treatment outcomes of 108 patients with AML or MDS, who relapsed after(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate and compare the safety and efficacy of combined two-site phacoemulsification and trabeculectomy surgery with mitomycin C (MMC) in glaucoma-cataract patients with retrobulbar or topical anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective, nonrandomized review of consecutive phacotrabeculectomy patients with a minimum follow-up time of 6(More)
A 16% 5-year crude survival was observed in 159 irradiated patients with T4NXMO bladder carcinoma. The presence of a T4a tumour and a good performance status were important prognostic parameters. The combination of radiotherapy and weekly injections of 5-FUra (12 mg/kg) resulted in a significant 2-year survival increase. New regimens of combined(More)
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