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The objective of the AML HD93 treatment trial was to evaluate the outcome in young adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after postremission therapy was stratified according to cytogenetically defined risk. The rationales for the study design were based (i) on previous favorable results with high-dose cytarabine in AML with t(8;21), inv/t(16q22) and in(More)
Thirty-four patients with locally advanced, nonresectable gastric cancer (staged by laparotomy) received etoposide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin; Adria Laboratories, Columbus, OH), and cisplatin (EAP). Thirty-three patients were evaluable for response and toxicity. Second-look surgery with removal of residual tumor by gastrectomy and lymphadenectomy was(More)
Within a multicentre observation study on non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) diagnosed according to the Kiel classification advanced stages III and IV of centrocytic (CC) lymphoma exhibited the worst prognosis among lymphomas of low-grade malignancy with a 5-year survival probability of less than 10 per cent. Treatment had been solely expectative and palliative(More)
Perfusion of enlarged lymph nodes by colour-coded sonography was studied prospectively in 105 benign and 115 malignant lymph nodes. The diagnosis was confirmed histologically in 158 and clinically in 62. Spectral analysis in the benign lymph nodes provided normal values for pulsatility and resistance indices. A pulsatility index greater than = 1.8, or a(More)
We evaluated the feasibility of collecting peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) following two cycles of induction chemotherapy with idarubicin, cytarabine and etoposide (ICE), and one cycle of consolidation therapy with high-dose cytarabine and mitoxantrone (HAM). Thirty-six patients of the multicentre(More)
Forty-seven untreated patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) were treated with a combination of etoposide (170 mg/m2 intravenously, i.v., days 3-5) and cisplatin (50 mg/m2 i.v., days 1 and 7). Responding patients with limited disease received four cycles followed by irradiation (delivered to the primary site, mediastinum, and supraclavicular region)(More)
BACKGROUND The controversely discussed effect of splenic loss and disturbances of the general state of health are to be reported by means of several check sheets. There is a control group for comparison and statistic evaluation. The results will be considered in relation to laboratory serum parameters. PATIENTS AND METHOD 111 patients splenectomized for(More)
Clinical and prognostic relevance of the Kiel classification of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) was investigated in 1127 patients entering a prospective multicenter observation study. Survival of the 782 (69.4 per cent) patients with low-grade malignant NHL (lymphocytic lymphomas, predominantly B-CLL, LP immunocytoma, centrocytic lymphoma,(More)