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Allelic variants of the MDR-1 gene have been shown recently to influence protein expression and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) function in healthy volunteers. Therefore, 405 acute myeloid leukemia patients were investigated for somatic genotypes of the three most frequent single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in exons 12, 21, and 26. In all three loci, homozygous(More)
The mortality of central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis approaches 100%, requiring improved therapies. Voriconazole gives superior efficacy and survival in invasive aspergillosis, compared with amphotericin B. Also, in contrast to other antifungal drugs, voriconazole penetrates well into the CNS. We evaluated, retrospectively, the outcome and survival(More)
We present an analysis of prognostic factors derived from a trial in patients with acute myeloid leukemia older than 60 years. The AML96 trial included 909 patients with a median age of 67 years (range, 61-87 years). Treatment included cytarabine-based induction therapy followed by 1 consolidation. The median follow-up time for all patients is 68 months(More)
It is well-known that the plasma level of group IIA phospholipase A2 (sPLA2-IIA) is increased in patients with malignant diseases, but whether the up-regulated enzyme expression is directly related to tumorigenesis or a consequence of tumor-associated inflammation remains unresolved. In this study we analyzed circulating levels of sPLA2-IIA, C-reactive(More)
A pharmacokinetic study was done to elucidate the body distribution, elimination, and metabolism of m-[131I]iodobenzylguanidine (m-[131I]IBG). For this purpose, an analytical method using solid phase extraction columns was developed. m-[131I]IBG was administered as an i.v. infusion according to different schedules with doses of 7,055 to 13,580 MBq/m2. At(More)
years. The incidence for the age group у65 years was approximately 4-fold higher and showed the same trend. The average number of pneumococcal isolates per 1000 blood cultures was 8.7 in the 2 years with the highest incidence of invasive pneu-mococcal disease, in contrast to 6.1 in the other years (table 1). The gradual increase in the number of blood(More)
A better understanding of patients’ views on the benefit and burden obtained from palliative chemotherapy would facilitate shared decision making. We evaluated palliative cancer patients’ reported outcomes (PROs) for toxicity and investigated the survival threshold for which they would repeat chemotherapy (CTx). Patients who had received a minimum of three(More)
  • U Schuler
  • 2004
Since the first clinical series of allogeneic bone marrow transplants were reported, the procedure has been associated with a considerable amount of pulmonary complications, among many other problems. Over the last three decades, huge efforts have been devoted to the avoidance and the effective treatment of these complications. In the past, numerous(More)