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Background: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is a selective approach to axillary staging of breast cancer with reduced morbidity. Current detection methods including radioisotope and blue dye show good results but some drawbacks are remaining. Indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence detection was evaluated as a new method for SLN biopsy in breast cancer(More)
Lymph node status is the most important prognostic factor in colon cancer, but the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) as a tool for identification of micrometastatic disease and extraanatomical lymph nodes for adjuvant strategies and a tailored approach still remains unclear. Indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence detection is a new method for SLNB(More)
BACKGROUND To avoid abdominal colostomy and improve quality of life, several types of anorectal reconstruction following abdominoperineal resection have been proposed. The aim of this study was to assess functional results and the quality of life of patients with very low rectal cancer after abdominoperineal resection and neosphincter reconstruction by(More)
Reduced bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) is a hallmark of diabetes mellitus-induced vascular complications. In the present study we investigated whether a pharmacological increase of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) production can restore the impaired hindlimb flow in a rat model of severe diabetes. A model of diabetes mellitus was induced in male(More)
To investigate the influence of p38 mitogen activated kinase (p38MAPK) on the development of diabetic cardiac and endothelial dysfunction, we assessed left ventricular and vascular function as well as inflammatory markers in diabetic rats after chronic pharmacological inhibition of p38MAPK. Diabetes mellitus was induced in rats by a single injection of(More)
We investigated whether atorvastatin, given in a dose to low to influence the lipid profile, has any effect on oxidative stress, inflammation and endothelial function under streptozotocin-induced diabetic conditions. Diabetes mellitus was induced in male Sprague Dawley rats by a single injection of streptozotocin. Rats were treated chronically with(More)
BACKGROUND The lymph node status was shown to be an important prognostic factor for breast cancer, but controversial issues remain. There has been increased focus on optimizing the visualization of lymph nodes for an accurate and selective approach to axillary lymph nodes. Fluorescence-guided lymphatic imaging is a potential candidate for further research(More)
BACKGROUND Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can improve the prognosis of selected patients with peritoneal surface malignancy (PSM). Usually, treatment is performed as an extensive one-step approach. We investigated the feasibility of delayed HIPEC, if the one-step procedure was interrupted(More)
BACKGROUND Multimodal treatment options for ultra-low neoplasms of the rectum or anal cancer include chemotherapy, radical abdominoperineal resection and/or radiation. Primary wound closure increases the risk of perineal wound complications that require secondary revision. Perineal wound complications may trigger delay of adjacent tumor therapy and thus(More)
INTRODUCTION After ilioinguinal radical lymph node dissection (RLND), the therapy for lymph fistulas constitutes a challenge. Risk factors for the genesis of lymph fistulas have not been sufficiently evaluated. We investigated possible factors that could influence the development of lymph fistulas in patients suffering from malignant melanoma after(More)