J Smolle

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Affiliation: University of Graz
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Automated detection of connective tissue by tissue counter analysis and classification and regression trees
    J Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Anal Cell Pathol 23:153-8. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Tissue counter analysis of histologic sections of melanoma: influence of mask size and shape, feature selection, statistical methods and tissue preparation
    Josef Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, Graz, Austria
    Anal Cell Pathol 24:59-67. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic assessment of cutaneous melanoma and common nevi using tissue counter analysis
    J Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 22:299-306. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Non-random spatial association of melanoma and naevi--a morphometric analysis
    J Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Melanoma Res 9:407-12. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Homeopathy in dermatology
    Josef Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Dermatol Ther 16:93-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of melanoma cell directional migration in vitro via different cellular targets
    R Fink-Puches
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology, University of Graz, Austria
    Exp Dermatol 2:17-24. 1993
  7. doi request reprint Reflectance confocal microscopy of facial lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma: a preliminary study
    V Ahlgrimm-Siess
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 161:1307-16. 2009
  8. doi request reprint In vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy of melanocytic skin tumours: diagnostic applicability using unselected tumour images
    A Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 158:329-33. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of dequalinium on K1735-M2 melanoma cell growth, directional migration and invasion in vitro
    C Helige
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology, University of Graz, Austria
    Eur J Cancer 29:124-8. 1992
  10. doi request reprint In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy: automated diagnostic image analysis of melanocytic skin tumours
    S Koller
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25:554-8. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Automated detection of connective tissue by tissue counter analysis and classification and regression trees
    J Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Anal Cell Pathol 23:153-8. 2001
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of the CART (Classification and Regression Tree) procedure for the recognition of microscopic structures in tissue counter analysis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Tissue counter analysis of histologic sections of melanoma: influence of mask size and shape, feature selection, statistical methods and tissue preparation
    Josef Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, Graz, Austria
    Anal Cell Pathol 24:59-67. 2002
    ..Based on learning sets, statistical classification procedures are generated which facilitate an automated classification of new data sets...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic assessment of cutaneous melanoma and common nevi using tissue counter analysis
    J Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 22:299-306. 2000
    ..To test the applicability of tissue counter analysis to the diagnostic discrimination of cutaneous malignant melanoma and benign common melanocytic nevi...
  4. ncbi request reprint Non-random spatial association of melanoma and naevi--a morphometric analysis
    J Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Melanoma Res 9:407-12. 1999
    ..These data strongly indicate that melanoma and naevi are non-randomly distributed and that both congenital and acquired naevi may be precursors of melanoma...
  5. ncbi request reprint Homeopathy in dermatology
    Josef Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Dermatol Ther 16:93-7. 2003
    ..The few studies with positive results have not been reproduced. Acceptance by the patient seems largely based on counseling and emotional care rather than on objective responses to the homeopathic drugs...
  6. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of melanoma cell directional migration in vitro via different cellular targets
    R Fink-Puches
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology, University of Graz, Austria
    Exp Dermatol 2:17-24. 1993
    ..A marked inhibition of motility was found with the G-protein antagonist L 651582. Thus, our results indicate that different signal transduction pathways are involved in the regulation of directional migration of K1735-M2 melanoma cells...
  7. doi request reprint Reflectance confocal microscopy of facial lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma: a preliminary study
    V Ahlgrimm-Siess
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 161:1307-16. 2009
    ..Facial lentigo maligna (LM) and lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) may be difficult to diagnose clinically and dermoscopically. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) enables the in vivo assessment of equivocal skin lesions at a cellular level...
  8. doi request reprint In vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy of melanocytic skin tumours: diagnostic applicability using unselected tumour images
    A Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 158:329-33. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of dequalinium on K1735-M2 melanoma cell growth, directional migration and invasion in vitro
    C Helige
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology, University of Graz, Austria
    Eur J Cancer 29:124-8. 1992
    ..Inhibition of protein kinase C, calmodulin antagonism, DNA intercalation and/or direct effects on mitochondrial functions may be considered...
  10. doi request reprint In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy: automated diagnostic image analysis of melanocytic skin tumours
    S Koller
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25:554-8. 2011
    ..In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has been shown to be a valuable imaging tool in the diagnosis of melanocytic skin tumours. However, diagnostic image analysis performed by automated systems is to date quite rare...
  11. doi request reprint Follow-up of actinic keratoses after shave biopsy by in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy--a pilot study
    E Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, Division of Oncology, Medical University, Graz, Austria
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 24:293-8. 2010
    ..Monitoring of treatment efficacy after shave biopsy of actinic keratoses (AK) is often difficult, as clinical and dermoscopic features may not be reliable...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Safety and efficacy of interferon alfa-2b in the adjuvant treatment of uveal melanoma]
    E Richtig
    Abt für Allgemeine Dermatologie, Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Medizinische Universitat Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Ophthalmologe 103:506-11. 2006
    ..In this manuscript, the safety and efficacy of adjuvant interferon alfa 2b treatment of uveal melanoma is described...
  13. ncbi request reprint Organ- and treatment-specific local response rates to systemic and local treatment modalities in stage IV melanoma
    E Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 153:925-31. 2005
    ..Whereas skin, soft tissue, lymph node and lung metastases seem to have better local response rates, the local response of metastases localized in the liver, brain and bone seems to be low...
  14. ncbi request reprint CD44 and variants in melanocytic skin neoplasms
    H Schaider
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    J Cutan Pathol 25:199-203. 1998
    ..We conclude that CD44s and splice variants can not be regarded as indicators for tumor progression in malignant melanomas. However, v5 may potentially serve as a diagnostic marker for melanocytic skin lesions...
  15. doi request reprint Confocal laser scanning microscopy-guided surgery for neurofibroma
    S Koller
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Clin Exp Dermatol 34:e670-2. 2009
    ..We report for the first time the use of confocal laser scanning microscopy to differentiate between neurofibroma and healthy skin...
  16. ncbi request reprint Melanoma with benign melanocytic naevus components: reappraisal of clinicopathological features and prognosis
    S Kaddu
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Melanoma Res 12:271-8. 2002
    ..Patients with naevus-associated melanomas generally show a good clinical outcome, reflecting their small Breslow index...
  17. ncbi request reprint Tissue counter analysis of benign common nevi and malignant melanoma
    M Wiltgen
    Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, University of Graz, Engelgasse 13, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Int J Med Inform 69:17-28. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of tissue counter analysis to the interpretation of skin images...
  18. ncbi request reprint Correlation of melanoma cell motility and invasion in vitro
    R Hofmann-Wellenhof
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Melanoma Res 5:311-9. 1995
    ..Our systems also showed that the compounds tested exerted differential effects on various aspects of motility.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  19. doi request reprint In vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy in the diagnosis of melanocytic skin tumours
    A Gerger
    Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 160:475-81. 2009
    ..In vivo confocal microscopy probably augurs a sea change in the way we evaluate melanocytic skin tumours in the future and will ultimately move the art of histological diagnosis closer to the bedside...
  20. ncbi request reprint Temozolomide and interferon alpha 2b in metastatic melanoma stage IV
    E Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 151:91-8. 2004
    ..A multicentre, centrally randomized, open-labelled study with temozolomide and interferon (IFN)-alpha 2b was carried out to study the therapeutic effect in patients with metastatic melanoma stage IV...
  21. ncbi request reprint The use of confocal laser-scanning microscopy in microsurgery for invasive squamous cell carcinoma
    M Horn
    Division of Analytical Morphological Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 156:81-4. 2007
    ..As vertical sections are prepared, morphological features can be assessed according to standard criteria used in conventional histopathology...
  22. ncbi request reprint Calculated tumour volume as a prognostic parameter for survival in choroidal melanomas
    E Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz Graz, Austria
    Eye (Lond) 18:619-23. 2004
    ..In this study, we investigated the prognostic impact on survival of the easily calculated volume estimate based on the assumption of a half-rotation ellipsoid...
  23. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the end-tidal-CO2 documented by capnometry and the arterial pCO2 in emergency patients
    G Prause
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Graz, Austria
    Resuscitation 35:145-8. 1997
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Topical treatment with liposomes containing T4 endonuclease V protects human skin in vivo from ultraviolet-induced upregulation of interleukin-10 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha
    P Wolf
    Department of Dermatology, Karl Franzens University, Graz, Austria
    J Invest Dermatol 114:149-56. 2000
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Hexadecylphosphocholine inhibits invasion of mouse T-cell lymphoma cells in two different invasion assays
    H Schaider
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Anticancer Res 18:995-8. 1998
    ..These data show that complementary information can be obtained by application of the two invasion assays and that the antiinvasive effect of HePC emerges at non-cytotoxic concentrations of the substance...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the influence of image compression to the automatic discrimination of histological images of skin lesions
    M Wiltgen
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, University of Graz, Engelgasse 13, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Methods Inf Med 43:141-9. 2004
    ..In this study we evaluated the influence of the compression rate on the automatic discrimination of histological skin lesions in dermatopathology...
  27. ncbi request reprint Ocular melanoma: epidemiology, clinical presentation and relationship with dysplastic nevi
    E Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Ophthalmologica 218:111-4. 2004
    ..Ocular melanoma is a rare entity compared to cutaneous malignant melanoma. We examined the frequency of the tumor in a defined geographic region, its clinical presentation and its relationship with dysplastic nevi in 136 patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Uterine natural killer cells in a three-dimensional tissue culture model to study trophoblast invasion
    C Helige
    Institute of Histology and Embryology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Lab Invest 81:1153-62. 2001
    ..Moreover, it enables us to study the effects of cytokines and growth factors that possibly regulate trophoblast invasion...
  29. ncbi request reprint Tissue counter analysis of dermatoscopic images of melanocytic skin tumours: preliminary findings
    P Kahofer
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036, Graz, Austria
    Melanoma Res 12:71-5. 2002
    ..45% classified all melanomas and 18 out of 20 naevi correctly (sensitivity 100%, specificity 90%, positive predictive value 90.9%). Prospective studies with larger series of cases will have to be performed for clinical relevance...
  30. ncbi request reprint Auriculotemporal (Frey) syndrome in late childhood: an unusual variant presenting as gustatory flushing mimicking food allergy
    S Kaddu
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Pediatr Dermatol 17:126-8. 2000
    ..Awareness of this variant is essential for prompt recognition, thus avoiding unnecessary laboratory tests, especially as this condition usually resolves spontaneously...
  31. ncbi request reprint Local recurrence in melanoma in situ: influence of sex, age, site of involvement and therapeutic modalities
    I Zalaudek
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 148:703-8. 2003
    ..Melanoma in situ (MIS) occurs on various body sites, in various age groups, and is managed by a variety of treatment modalities. Despite early treatment, recurrences may be encountered...
  32. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of superficial and deep regional hyperthermia combined with systemic chemotherapy and radiotherapy in metastatic melanoma
    E Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 1:635-42. 2003
    ..We report our clinical experience with superficial and deep regional hyperthermia in combination with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy with carboplatin...
  33. ncbi request reprint "Pseudocyst of the auricle", othematoma and otoseroma: three faces of the same coin?
    D Kopera
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz, 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Eur J Dermatol 10:451-4. 2000
    ..In this context the concept of "pseudocyst of the auricle" as reported, can only be seen as the third face of a coin that shows othematoma on the one and otoseroma on the other side...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nonablative laser treatment of wrinkles: meeting the objective? Assessment by 25 dermatologists
    D Kopera
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 150:936-9. 2004
    ..Established skin resurfacing methods causing superficial wounds and extended recovery times have become less popular since the introduction of nonablative lasers...
  35. ncbi request reprint Erythroderma with lichenoid granulomatous features induced by erythropoietin
    Ingrid H Wolf
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Cutan Pathol 32:371-4. 2005
    ..The histological features were characterized by a lichenoid, focally granulomatous infiltrate with predominance of histiocytes. It is important for dermatopathologists to recognize this interesting pattern induced by erythropoietin...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of lactate or BE during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest to determine metabolic acidosis
    G Prause
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Resuscitation 51:297-300. 2001
    ..Lactate measurement is a valuable tool to determine metabolic acidosis during CPR and may be able to replace blood gas analysis in this situation...
  37. doi request reprint Onychomycosis: a new emerging infectious disease in childhood population and adolescents. Report on treatment experience with terbinafine and itraconazole in 36 patients
    G Ginter-Hanselmayer
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 22:470-5. 2008
    ..Onychomycosis is a rare disease in children with an estimated prevalence ranging from 0% to 2.6%. Thus far, only limited experience with itraconazole and terbinafine treatment in children with onychomycosis is available in the literature...
  38. ncbi request reprint The influence of lunar phenomena on the incidence of emergency cases
    Silke Wolbank
    Medizinercorps of the Austrian Red Cross, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Resuscitation 58:97-102. 2003
    ..28) did not show any influence of the moon on emergency in either cases. Though our retrospective data analysis documented clustering of emergency cases, any influence of the moon and the signs of the zodiac can be definitely ruled out...
  39. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus
    Armin Gerger
    Klinische Abteilung für Onkologie, Medizinische Universitatsklinik, Graz, Austria
    Onkologie 30:206-8. 2007
    ..The role of chemotherapy and immunotherapy is unclear. No treatment plan for the disease has yet been established...
  40. ncbi request reprint Natural history of invasive cutaneous melanoma in Styria, Austria 2001-2003
    Erika Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:293-9. 2007
    ..Rising melanoma incidences have created the need of assessment of epidemiological and clinical data...
  41. ncbi request reprint Teledermatopathology: a controlled study about diagnostic validity and technical requirements for digital transmission
    Bernd Leinweber
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Am J Dermatopathol 28:413-6. 2006
    ..Our results demonstrate that correct reporting on digital histopathologic images is possible with only a little time exposure. For an adequately fast transmission ISDN lines are suffcient after JPEG compression...
  42. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of texture features in spatial and frequency domain for automatic discrimination of histologic tissue
    Marco Wiltgen
    Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 29:251-63. 2007
    ..To investigate the applicability of different texture features in automatic discrimination of microscopic views from benign common nevi and malignant melanoma lesions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Automated epiluminescence microscopy--tissue counter analysis using CART and 1-NN in the diagnosis of Melanoma
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Skin Res Technol 9:105-10. 2003
    ..In this study we assessed the applicability of tissue counter analysis and machine learning algorithms on tumour segmentation and diagnostic discrimination of benign and malignant melanocytic skin lesions...
  44. ncbi request reprint Topical imiquimod in the treatment of metastatic melanoma to skin
    Ingrid H Wolf
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Arch Dermatol 139:273-6. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tissue elements in melanocytic skin tumors in automated image analysis
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Am J Dermatopathol 25:100-6. 2003
    ..Tissue counter analysis automatically detects tissue elements that are in accordance with morphologic criteria used in conventional histopathology for diagnostic discrimination...
  46. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic imaging of melanocytic skin tumors
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    J Cutan Pathol 30:247-52. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to test the applicability of tissue counter analysis and CART (Classification and Regression Tree) to the diagnostic discrimination of benign common nevi and malignant melanoma in dermatopathology...
  47. ncbi request reprint Ultraflex stent--benefits and risks in ultimate palliation of advanced, malignant stenosis in the esophagus
    Florian Tomaselli
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery, University Medical School, Graz, Austria
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:1021-6. 2004
    ..In a prospective study we investigated benefits and risks of one type of coated, self-expandable stent in ultimate palliation of esophageal neoplasms focusing on factors that might predispose patients to develop complications...
  48. ncbi request reprint Itraconazole in the treatment of tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis: experience in a large cohort
    Gabriele Ginter-Hanselmayer
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Pediatr Dermatol 21:499-502. 2004
    ..Eleven children (6.7%) had side effects: diarrhea in five children, cutaneous eruption in four, and abdominal pain in two. Itraconazole was effective and safe for the treatment of M. canis tinea capitis...
  49. ncbi request reprint Tissue counter analysis of tissue components in skin biopsies: evaluation using CART (Classification and Regression Trees)
    Josef Smolle
    Division of Analytic Morphologic Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Am J Dermatopathol 25:215-22. 2003
    ..Tissue counter analysis combined with classification and regression trees may be a suitable approach to the fully automated analysis of histologic sections of skin biopsies...
  50. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of tinea capitis in Europe: current state and changing patterns
    Gabriele Ginter-Hanselmayer
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Mycoses 50:6-13. 2007
    ..Therefore, an increased level of surveillance (screening in schools), and a highly effective interdisciplinary cooperation among general practitioners, mycologists, veterinarians and dermatologists are strongly recommended...
  51. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic applicability of in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy in melanocytic skin tumors
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Invest Dermatol 124:493-8. 2005
    ..This first sensitivity and specificity study with CLSM has yielded promising results. CLSM provides new and useful information to the clinician diagnosing melanocytic skin tumors...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pseudolymphoma occurring in a tattoo
    Peter Kahofer
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, Austria
    Eur J Dermatol 13:209-12. 2003
    ..As a result of clinical, histopathological and immunohistochemical findings and genotyping (polyclonal proliferation) the diagnosis of pseudolymphoma was made and total excision of the lesion was performed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Melanoma ex naevo: a study of the associated naevus
    Inja Bogdan
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Melanoma Res 13:213-7. 2003
    ..These data support the hypothesis that lesions within 9p21 play an important role in early melanoma development, since these genetic alterations are found in histologically benign melanoma-associated naevi...
  54. doi request reprint Discrimination of actinic keratoses from normal skin with reflectance mode confocal microscopy
    Michael Horn
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Dermatol Surg 34:620-5. 2008
    ..As these treatment options do not provide tissue for histopathologic examination, in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy may become an important method for obtaining a reliable diagnosis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Primary cutaneous lymphomas: applicability of current classification schemes (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, World Health Organization) based on clinicopathologic features observed in a large group of patients
    Regina Fink-Puches
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Blood 99:800-5. 2002
    ..Small amendments to that classification should be carried out to account for recently described entities and to unify some of the diagnostic categories...
  56. ncbi request reprint Clinical epidemiology of invasive cutaneous malignant melanoma in the Austrian province Styria in the years 2001-2003 and its relationship with local geographical, meteorological and economic data
    Erika Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Dermatology 214:246-52. 2007
    ..Melanoma incidence rates vary within Europe. The highest incidences are reported in Scandinavia, the lowest in the southern parts, but incidences themselves also vary within the different countries...
  57. ncbi request reprint Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa inversa with COL7A1 mutations and absence of GDA-J/F3 protein
    Peter Kahofer
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:243-8. 2003
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Discrimination of benign common nevi from malignant melanoma lesions by use of features based on spectral properties of the wavelet transform
    Marco Wiltgen
    Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, University of Graz, Engelgasse 13, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 25:243-53. 2003
    ..To evaluate the possibilities of describing and discriminating common nevi and malignant melanoma tissue with features based on spectral properties of the Daubechies 4 wavelet transform...
  59. ncbi request reprint The incidence of gastroesophageal reflux after transthoracic esophagocardio-myotomy without fundoplication: a long term follow-up
    Joerg Lindenmann
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery, University Medical School Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:357-60. 2005
    ..At the follow-up investigation, the preoperative evaluation was repeated in all patients, adding a histological workup of the distal esophageal mucosa. The mean duration of follow-up after surgery was 10.3 years, ranging from 3-16 years...
  60. ncbi request reprint Mofarotene-induced inhibition of melanoma cell motility by increasing vinculin-containing focal contacts
    Christine Helige
    Institute of Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Melanoma Res 14:547-54. 2004
    ..In conclusion, our data demonstrate that mofarotene, an already almost forgotten synthetic retinoid, shows interesting effects on melanoma cells, which may be relevant for a slowdown of tumour spread...
  61. ncbi request reprint Digital image enhancement for in vivo laser scanning microscopy
    Martin J Gruber
    Division of Analytic Morphologic Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Skin Res Technol 11:248-53. 2005
    ..This study examines whether certain digital image-processing steps can increase the visibility of various structures in CLSM...
  62. ncbi request reprint An automated method for the quantification and fractal analysis of immunostaining
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Cell Oncol 26:125-34. 2004
    ..In this study we assessed the feasibility of TCA for the quantitative description of amount and also of distribution of immunostained material...
  63. ncbi request reprint Confocal examination of untreated fresh specimens from basal cell carcinoma: implications for microscopically guided surgery
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Arch Dermatol 141:1269-74. 2005
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of confocal examination of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in microscopy-guided surgery...
  64. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of confocal laser-scanning microscopy for in vivo diagnosis of malignant skin tumors
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Cancer 107:193-200. 2006
    ..Currently, early diagnosis is the most efficient method for preventing a fatal outcome. In vivo confocal laser-scanning microscopy (CLSM) is a recently developed potential diagnostic tool...
  65. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive imaging of tissue PO2 in malignant melanoma of the skin
    Paul Hartmann
    Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Graz, Austria
    Melanoma Res 16:479-86. 2006
    ..Only 10% of the non-melanoma lesions showed a similar hypoxia (false positives). The SkinCam equipment uses a non-invasive imaging method and provides further diagnostic hints in the assessment of benign and malignant skin tumors...
  66. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous zosteriform melanoma metastases arising after herpes zoster infection: a case report and review of the literature
    Iris Zalaudek
    Melanoma Res 13:635-9. 2003
  67. ncbi request reprint Phase II trial of a toll-like receptor 9-activating oligonucleotide in patients with metastatic melanoma
    Mikhail Pashenkov
    Division of Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Clin Oncol 24:5716-24. 2006
    ..We performed an open-label, multicenter, single-arm, phase II pilot trial with a TLR9-stimulating oligodeoxynucleotide in melanoma patients...
  68. ncbi request reprint Efficiency of fleece-bound sealing (TachoSil) of air leaks in lung surgery: a prospective randomised trial
    Udo Anegg
    Division of Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery, University Medical School, Graz, Austria
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:198-202. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the sealing capacity of TachoSil for the closure of alveolar air leaks following parenchymal resections and to determine its effect on time to chest drain removal and duration of hospitalisation...
  69. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy patterns of halo nevi
    Isabel Kolm
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Arch Dermatol 142:1627-32. 2006
    ..This study aims to evaluate the dermoscopic features of HN and their changes during digital dermoscopic follow-up and to investigate the frequency of the halo phenomenon in a series of melanomas...