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OBJECTIVES The study group comprised a collective of 1,605 patients with malignant mesotheliomas and with lung tissue available for lung dust analyses. METHOD Clinical features, occupational histories, expositions and individual data were evaluated, and the asbestos bodies concentrations (asbestos bodies/cm3 lung tissue or g wet tissue) were determined.(More)
UNLABELLED Aim of this study was to find out, if results of a functional orientated radioiodine therapy in Graves' disease could be optimized using a risk adopted dose concept. PATIENTS, METHOD 351 patients with Graves' disease were treated for the first time between 11/97 and 8/01. The basic dose was 125 Gy, which was increased up to 250 Gy in a(More)
Zwischen 1992 und 1998 wurden im Deutschen Mesotheliomregister 70 peritoneale maligne und 4 benigne Mesotheliome pathologisch-anatomisch diagnostiziert. Die malignen Mesotheliome sind überwiegend (55/70) bei Männern entwickelt, bei den benignen Veränderungen ist nur ein Mann betroffen. Das Erkrankungsalter der Patienten mit malignen Mesotheliomen liegt im(More)
The objective of this analysis was the estimation of the cancer risks of asbestos and asbestosis in a surveillance cohort of high-exposed German workers. A group of 576 asbestos workers was selected for high-resolution computer tomography of the chest in 1993-1997. A mortality follow-up was conducted through 2007. Standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) were(More)
Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare clinical pathological syndrome. There have been only 49 cases of DIPNECH reported in the literature so far. We report a case of a 69-year-old nonsmoking man with a 7-year follow-up. The initial CT scan from December 2003 showed persistent nonspecific bilateral reticulonodular(More)
An epidemiological study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the district of Halle, Halle-Neustadt and the area near the river Saale was carried out. We found 178 patients with a definite diagnosis in a total population of 396,529, corresponding to a prevalence of 44.9/100,000. The annual incidence rate was 2/100,000. When probable but not definitely diagnosed(More)
A total of 70 malignant and 4 benign peritoneal mesotheliomas were diagnosed by the German Mesothelioma Registry between 1992 and 1998. Malignant mesotheliomas developed mainly in men (55/70); only one man had a benign peritoneal alteration. Age at first diagnosis of malignant mesotheliomas is about 59 years; the women are on average 4 years younger than(More)
Two people developed symptoms of influenza 36 h after collecting nasal swabs from pigs experimentally infected with A/Sw/IN/1726/88 (Sw/IN). Pharyngeal swabs from these persons tested positive for influenza virus RNA 8 days after infection. Analysis of hemi-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products indicated that the hemagglutinin (HA) segments of the(More)
Particle-mediated delivery of a DNA expression vector encoding the hemagglutinin (HA) of an H1N1 influenza virus (A/Swine/Indiana/1726/88) to porcine epidermis elicits a humoral immune response and accelerates the clearance of virus in pigs following a homotypic challenge. Mucosal administration of the HA expression plasmid elicits an immune response that(More)