Wilfried Schneider

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In an attempt to identify prognostic factors for survival and leukemic transformation, 235 untreated patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) were analyzed in a single center retrospective study. To the well known FAB classification of MDS a supplementary group of patients with pure sideroblastic anemia (PSA) was added, characterized by the(More)
Although most haematologists perceive a rising prevalence and incidence of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), reliable epidemiological data on these disorders are largely lacking. The bone marrow register of the University of Düsseldorf allowed us to assess among other epidemiological features the incidence of MDS, which was compared to that of acute myeloid(More)
Eleven men with angiographic evidence of coronary heart disease and stable, exercise-induced angina pectoris were given placebo (P) or isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) in a daily dose of 30, 120, 240 or 480 mg, in a randomized single-blind trial. The daily doses were administered 6 times a day as single oral doses of 5, 20, 40 and 80 mg. Each dose or placebo was(More)
We have recently proposed a scoring system for risk assessment in primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). In this score, one point is allocated to each of the following four parameters: bone marrow blasts > or = 5%, LDH > 200 U/l, hemoglobulin concentration < or = 9 g/dl, and platelet count < or = 100 x 10(9)/l. In a published series of 235 untreated(More)
Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) is a complex of low density lipoprotein (LDL) with apolipoprotein (apo) (a). To examine the size distribution of Lp(a), plasma was separated by fast flow gel filtration and Lp(a):B complexes were determined in the eluate by enzyme immunoassays, in which detection was performed with monoclonal antibodies specific for apoB. Lp(a):B(More)
The epidemiology, management, and long-term survival of invasive aspergillosis was assessed in a prospective, 5-year observational study in 346 unselected paediatric cancer patients receiving dose-intensive chemotherapy for newly diagnosed or recurrent malignancies. Invasive aspergillosis occurred exclusively in the context of haematological malignancies,(More)
Tissue factor (TF), a main initiator of clotting, is up-regulated in vasculopathy. We tested the hypothesis that chronic in vivo angiotensin (ANG) II receptor AT(1) receptor blockade inhibits TF expression in a model of ANG II-induced cardiac vasculopathy. Furthermore, we explored the mechanisms by examining transcription factor activation and analyzing the(More)
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are increasingly recognized as a cause of bone marrow failure, and are at least as frequent as acute myeloid leukemias. While the overall incidence is about 2-4/100,000/year, incidence figures rise steeply with age. Incidence rates of 20-30/100,000/year in persons over 70 demonstrate that MDS are among the most common(More)