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  1. The diagnostic tools to predict the prognosis in patients suffering from breast cancer (BC) need further improvements. New technological achievements like the gene profiling of circulating tumour cells (CTC) c...

    Authors: E Bölke, K Orth, PA Gerber, G Lammering, R Mota, M Peiper, C Matuschek, W Budach, E Rusnak, S Shaikh, B Dogan, HB Prisack and H Bojar
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:426
  2. As its central basis for research, the Competence Network for HIV/AIDS (KompNet) established a nationwide cohort study on HIV-positive patients being in medical care in Germany. In this paper, we describe the ...

    Authors: K Jansen, NH Brockmeyer, M Hahn, I Kaul, S Fenske, M Rausch, B Kuhlmann, A Ulmer, E Lauenroth-Mai, T Harrer, M Hower, A Skaletz-Rorowski and C Michalik
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:415
  3. Breast cancer (BC) represents one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths worldwide. New tools for diagnostic staging and therapeutic monitoring are needed to improve individualized therapies and improv...

    Authors: E Bölke, K Orth, PA Gerber, G Lammering, R Mota, M Peiper, C Matuschek, W Budach, E Rusnak, S Shaikh, B Dogan, HB Prisack and H Bojar
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:359
  4. The Gasperini syndrome is a very rare brainstem disease characterized by the typical combination of ipsilateral lesions of the cranial nerves V-VII and dissociated contralateral hemihypesthesia, whereas both c...

    Authors: M Krasnianski, T Müller, S Zierz and M Winterholler
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:413
  5. The aim of the present study was to determine whether regular exercise training (ET) is effective at promoting the mobilization of CPCs and improving their functional activity in patients with recently acquire...

    Authors: M Brehm, F Picard, P Ebner, G Turan, E Bölke, M Köstering, P Schüller, T Fleissner, D Ilousis, K Augusta, M Peiper, Ch Schannwell and BE Strauer
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:393
  6. In IRCU it is uncertain whether variation of urinary protein, especially non-albumin protein (NAlb-P), is due to the presence of stones or reflects alteration of oxidative metabolism.

    Authors: PO Schwille, A Schmiedl and J Wipplinger
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:378
  7. Quantitative tests of liver function (QTLF) which are based on the hepatic metabolism or clearance of test substances have been successfully used to predict prognosis of a variety of different liver diseases. ...

    Authors: M Miller, A Kahraman, B Ross, M Beste and G Gerken
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:369
  8. There is a high comorbidity of schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsory disorder (OCD) associated with more severe symptoms. Standard pharmacotherapy achieve symptom improvement in approximately 60% only.

    Authors: F Hanisch, J Friedemann, J Piro and P Gutmann
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:367
  9. The preferred immunosuppressive drug for long term treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG) is azathioprine (AZA). Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) was suggested as an effective and safe second line alternative to AZA.

    Authors: F Hanisch, M Wendt and S Zierz
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:364
  10. We conducted a single-centre, randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase II clinical study to test safety and efficacy of a 12-week therapy with low-dose (700 mg/daily) or high-dose (2800 mg/daily) o...

    Authors: N Dauletbaev, P Fischer, B Aulbach, J Gross, W Kusche, U Thyroff-Friesinger, TOF Wagner and J Bargon
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:352
  11. Only 50% of gallbladder cancers (GBC) are recognized before operation and the remaining tumors are diagnosed during surgery or afterwards by the pathologist. These situations may demand substantial modificatio...

    Authors: F Löhe, G Meimarakis, C Schauer, M Angele, KW Jauch and RJ Schauer
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:345
  12. In this paper, we describe the main objectives, the study design and the onset of the patient cohort of the German Competence Network for HIV/AIDS (KompNet). Furthermore, we depict sociodemographic and clinica...

    Authors: K Jansen, C Michalik, M Hahn, S Dupke, S Esser, H Jaeger, S Köppe, A Moll, A Plettenberg, RE Schmidt, A Skaletz-Rorowski and NH Brockmeyer
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:323
  13. Rectal polypectomy causes thinning (or even perforation) of the rectal wall in addition to thermic injury at the polypectomy site.

    Authors: WY Khoder, AJ Becker, B Schlenker, S Tritschler, PJ Bastian and CG Stief
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:320
  14. Macrolide antibiotics are reported to modulate the production of cytokines in various type of cells. We examined the effect of macrolide antibiotics on inflammatory cytokines (IL-6 and IL-8) and chemical media...

    Authors: A Kamemoto, T Ara, T Hattori, Y Fujinami, Y Imamura and P-L Wang
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:309
  15. High blood pressure is one of the most important risk factors, directly responsible for increasing the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The primary objective was to evaluate the efficacy of metoprolol X...

    Authors: A Pareek, SD Zawar, SB Salagre, NB Chandurkar and ND Karnik
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:297
  16. Blood loss during radical prostatectomy has been a long term issue. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the training level of the first assistant regarding blood loss in open retropubic r...

    Authors: A Karl, A Buchner, H Beckerv, M Staehler, M Seitz and C Stief
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:292
  17. Multiple severe trauma frequently leads to massive dysbalances of the human immune system. This phenomenon is known as "Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)". SIRS is connected to multiple organ failure...

    Authors: V Bogner, L Keil, K-G Kanz, C Kirchhoff, BA Leidel, W Mutschler and P Biberthaler
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:284
  18. Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH) or Trevor's Disease is a very rare disease with an estimated incidence of one in 1.000.000. The majority of cases reported affect the lower limb and only 25 case reports...

    Authors: T Vogel, T Skuban, C Kirchhoff, A Baur-Melnyk, S Siegert and B Heimkes
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:272
  19. Currently, total hip replacement (THR) is most commonly performed via a posterior or a direct lateral approach, but the impact of the latter on the invention's outcome has yet not been quantified.

    Authors: W-C Witzleb, L Stephan, F Krummenauer, A Neuke and K-P Günther
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:256
  20. The search for influencing factors and new pathways in aseptic loosening of arthroplasties is a major focus of recent studies. Analyses of polymorphisms of genes revealed a correlation between a specific allel...

    Authors: C Wedemeyer, MD Kauther, S Hanenkamp, H Nückel, M Bau, W Siffert and HS Bachmann
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:250
  21. There is only little data on immune reconstitution in antiretroviral naïve AIDS-patients with toxoplasmosis. The observation of several cases with reduced increase of CD4-cells upon start of antiretroviral tre...

    Authors: U Kastenbauer, E Wolf, C Kollan, O Hamouda and JR Bogner
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:244
  22. Desmoid tumors are fibroblastic/myofibroblastic neoplasms, which originate from musculo-aponeurotic structures and are classified as deep fibromatoses. Despite their benign histologic appearance and lack of me...

    Authors: E Bölke, H Krasniqi, G Lammering, R Engers, C Matuschek, S Gripp, PA Gerber, G Fischer, M Peiper, S Shaikh, W Budach and K Orth
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:240
  23. Pneumatosis intestinalis has been increasingly detected in recent years with the more frequent use of computed tomography for abdominal imaging of the intestine. The underlying causes of the gas found during r...

    Authors: PN Khalil, S Huber-Wagner, R Ladurner, A Kleespies, M Siebeck, W Mutschler, K Hallfeldt and K-G Kanz
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:231
  24. Poor adherence to complex multimodal therapies is a widely recognized problem in the daily care of dialysis patients, contributing to excess morbidity and mortality of this population. While a few studies have...

    Authors: H Schmid, B Hartmann and H Schiffl
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:185
  25. Lipodystrophies represent a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by altered body fat repartition and often metabolic alterations. Here we illustrate a 20 year old male with myositis in association wit...

    Authors: H-J Gdynia, P Weydt, A Ernst, S Klein, A-D Sperfeld and A Riecker
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:228
  26. Several epidemiological studies address psychosomatic 'self regulation' as a measure of quality of life aspects. However, although widely used in studies with a focus on complementary cancer treatment, and rec...

    Authors: A Büssing, M Girke, C Heckmann, F Schad, T Ostermann and M Kröz
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:223
  27. Maternal body mass index has an impact on maternal and fetal pregnancy outcome. An increased maternal BMI is known to be associated with admission of the newborn to a neonatal care unit. The reasons and impact...

    Authors: P Kalk, F Guthmann, K Krause, K Relle, M Godes, G Gossing, H Halle, R Wauer and B Hocher
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:216
  28. Chronic kidney disease is frequent in patients after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and has impact on survival. Patients receiving calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) are at increased risk to develop impaired...

    Authors: T Gerhardt, B Terjung, P Knipper, H Palmedo, RP Woitas, J Kalff, T Sauerbruch and U Spengler
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:210
  29. A cyclosporine (CsA)-based immunosuppression is associated with an increased incidence of cholelithiasis after heart transplantation. It is not known if tacrolimus (Tac) has comparable biliary side effects in ...

    Authors: J Stief, HU Stempfle, M Götzberger, P Überfuhr, M Köpple, P Lehnert, C Kaiser and U Schiemann
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:206
  30. To assess the efficacy and safety of a treatment switch from a twice-daily (BID) regimen containing zidovudine (ZDV) and lamivudine (3TC) plus a third agent to a once daily (QD) regimen containing the fixed-do...

    Authors: K Arasteh, L Weitner, S Fenske, B Kuhlmann, M Freiwald, R Ebrahimi, L Gallo, B Ranneberg and T Mertenskoetter
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:195
  31. In HIV-infected patients, manifestations of the disease are common in the gastrointestinal tract. The objective of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of the Given® Video Capsule System (Given Imaging,...

    Authors: M Oette, A Stelzer, K Göbels, M Wettstein, A Sagir, T Feldt and D Häussinger
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:191
  32. Here we report a 33-years-old woman with hereditary spherocytosis and hemochromatosis due to homozygosity for the C282Y mutation of the HFE gene. The coinheritance of both conditions led to severe iron overload a...

    Authors: A Höblinger, C Erdmann, CP Strassburg, T Sauerbruch and F Lammert
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:182
  33. Superstition is common and causes discomfiture or fear, especially in patients who have to undergo surgery for cancer. One superstition is, that moon phases influence surgical outcome. This study was performed...

    Authors: A Kuehnl, M Herzog, M Schmidt, H-M Hornung, K-W Jauch, RA Hatz and C Graeb
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:178
  34. Infection of the spleen with echinococcus is a rare clinical entity. Because the diagnosis of a splenic infestation with echinococcus is sometimes delayed, large hydatid cysts or pseudotumors may develop, dema...

    Authors: G Meimarakis, G Grigolia, F Loehe, KW Jauch and RJ Schauer
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:165
  35. Evaluation of gait performance and muscle activity patterns as well as clinical efficacy and safety after single intraarticular injection with hyaluronan compared with triamcinolone in patients with knee osteo...

    Authors: A Skwara, R Ponelis, CO Tibesku, D Rosenbaum and S Fuchs-Winkelmann
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:157
  36. LIGHT (TNFSF 14) belongs to the tumor necrosis factor superfamily and is expressed by activated T cells as well as various types of antigen presenting cells. LIGHT binds to its cellular receptors TR2 and LTßR ...

    Authors: S Celik, V Shankar, A Richter, H-J Hippe, M Akhavanpoor, F Bea, C Erbel, S Urban, N Blank, N Wambsganss, HA Katus and TJ Dengler
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:147
  37. Among people with HIV, we examined symptom attribution to HIV or HIV-therapy, awareness of potential side effects and discontinuation of treatment, as well as sex/gender differences.

    Authors: H Kremer, U Sonnenberg-Schwan, G Arendt, NH Brockmeyer, A Potthoff, A Ulmer, K Graefe, T Lorenzen, W Starke and UA Walker
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:139
  38. Multiclass-drug resistance, often caused by poor treatment compliance, is a challenging problem in all categories of HIV-infected patients. Selective pressure is higher in youth for both biological and behavio...

    Authors: R Rosso, C Bernardini, B Bruzzone, G Secondo, G Icardi, C Viscoli and A Di Biagio
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:136
  39. Tissue hypoxia after blood loss, replantation and flap reperfusion remains a challenging task in surgery. Normovolemic hemodilution improves hemorheologic properties without increasing oxygen carrying capacity...

    Authors: O Goertz, MH Kirschner, H Lilienfein, P Babilas, HU Steinau, C Andree, A Daigeler, A Stachon, H Homann and S Langer
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:123
  40. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) which are characterised by the simulateous expression of CD34, CD133 and vascular endothelial growth receptor 2 (VEGF 2) are involved in the pathophysiology of congestive hea...

    Authors: M Fritzenwanger, F Lorenz, C Jung, M Fabris, H Thude, D Barz and HR Figulla
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:113
  41. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of the most common genetic disorders. Inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, this phacomatosis is classified into two genetically distinct subtypes characterized by multiple ...

    Authors: PA Gerber, AS Antal, NJ Neumann, B Homey, C Matuschek, M Peiper, W Budach and E Bölke
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2009 14:102

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