Tim Strate

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Affiliation: University of Hamburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Microcirculatory function and tissue damage is improved after therapeutic injection of bovine hemoglobin in severe acute rodent pancreatitis
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Pancreas 30:254-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint [Arterio-venous aneurysm of splenic vessels--a rare differential diagnosis for cardio-circulatory symptoms]
    T Strate
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemein, Viszeral, und Thoraxchirurgie, Hamburg
    Zentralbl Chir 132:77-80. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Resection vs drainage in treatment of chronic pancreatitis: long-term results of a randomized trial
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Gastroenterology 134:1406-11. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Intractable hiccup: an odd complication after laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease
    T Strate
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 16:1109. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Systemic endotoxin and gastric mucosal pH are the best parameters to predict lethal outcome in a porcine model of abdominal sepsis according to multivariate analysis
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital of Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Invest Surg 16:13-21. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Clinical value of loss of heterozygosity in serum microsatellite DNA of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Paulus G Schurr
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg
    J Clin Gastroenterol 43:27-35. 2009
  7. pmc Systemic intravenous infusion of bovine hemoglobin significantly reduces microcirculatory dysfunction in experimentally induced pancreatitis in the rat
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Surg 238:765-71. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Effect of platelet-activating factor antagonist WEB 2086 on microcirculatory disorders in acute experimental pancreatitis of graded severity
    Oliver Mann
    Departments of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pancreas 38:58-64. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint L1 is associated with micrometastatic spread and poor outcome in colorectal cancer
    Jussuf T Kaifi
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Mod Pathol 20:1183-90. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Improvement of impaired microcirculation and tissue oxygenation by hemodilution with hydroxyethyl starch plus cell-free hemoglobin in acute porcine pancreatitis
    Marc Freitag
    Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pancreatology 6:232-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Microcirculatory function and tissue damage is improved after therapeutic injection of bovine hemoglobin in severe acute rodent pancreatitis
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Pancreas 30:254-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of bovine hemoglobin on pancreatic microcirculation and tissue damage later in the course of experimental acute rodent pancreatitis...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Arterio-venous aneurysm of splenic vessels--a rare differential diagnosis for cardio-circulatory symptoms]
    T Strate
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemein, Viszeral, und Thoraxchirurgie, Hamburg
    Zentralbl Chir 132:77-80. 2007
    ..After uncomplicated distal splenopancreatectomy the patient was discharged free of symptoms...
  3. doi request reprint Resection vs drainage in treatment of chronic pancreatitis: long-term results of a randomized trial
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Gastroenterology 134:1406-11. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to report on long-term results of a randomized trial comparing a classical resective procedure (pylorus-preserving Whipple) with an extended drainage procedure (Frey) for chronic pancreatitis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Intractable hiccup: an odd complication after laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease
    T Strate
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 16:1109. 2002
    ..He underwent thoracoscopic right phrenicectomy, which rendered him symptom free for well over 2 months, at the time of this writing...
  5. ncbi request reprint Systemic endotoxin and gastric mucosal pH are the best parameters to predict lethal outcome in a porcine model of abdominal sepsis according to multivariate analysis
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital of Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Invest Surg 16:13-21. 2003
    ..In conclusion measurement of endotoxin and gastric tonometry should gain wider clinical application in septic patients...
  6. doi request reprint Clinical value of loss of heterozygosity in serum microsatellite DNA of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Paulus G Schurr
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg
    J Clin Gastroenterol 43:27-35. 2009
    ..To study the role of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in serum microsatellite DNA of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)...
  7. pmc Systemic intravenous infusion of bovine hemoglobin significantly reduces microcirculatory dysfunction in experimentally induced pancreatitis in the rat
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Surg 238:765-71. 2003
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of bovine hemoglobin on pancreatic microcirculation and outcome in experimental acute rodent pancreatitis...
  8. doi request reprint Effect of platelet-activating factor antagonist WEB 2086 on microcirculatory disorders in acute experimental pancreatitis of graded severity
    Oliver Mann
    Departments of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pancreas 38:58-64. 2009
    ..In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic effect of PAF antagonist WEB 2086 in acute experimental pancreatitis of graded severity in rats...
  9. ncbi request reprint L1 is associated with micrometastatic spread and poor outcome in colorectal cancer
    Jussuf T Kaifi
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Mod Pathol 20:1183-90. 2007
    ..It may have a role in early metastatic spread, as L1 is associated with micrometastases to both the lymph nodes and bone marrow. Thus, L1 should be explored further as a target for adjuvant therapy for micrometastatic disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Improvement of impaired microcirculation and tissue oxygenation by hemodilution with hydroxyethyl starch plus cell-free hemoglobin in acute porcine pancreatitis
    Marc Freitag
    Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pancreatology 6:232-9. 2006
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  11. doi request reprint Polymorphism Arg290Arg in esophageal-cancer-related gene 1 (ECRG1) is a prognostic factor for survival in esophageal cancer
    Kai Bachmann
    Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:181-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of DNA polymorphisms in the coding region of ECRG1 in esophageal carcinoma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Oxygen radical formation does not have an impact in the treatment of severe acute experimental pancreatitis using free cellular hemoglobin
    Helge Kleinhans
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 12:2914-8. 2006
    ..This study assesses the effect of free cellular bovine hemoglobin on the formation of oxygen radicals and microcirculation in a rodent model of severe acute pancreatitis...
  13. doi request reprint Therapeutic small-volume resuscitation preserves pancreatic microcirculation in acute experimental pancreatitis of graded severity in rats
    Oliver Mann
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pancreatology 9:652-61. 2009
    ..Improvement of microcirculation is hypothesized to open a therapeutic window. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of small-volume resuscitation in acute pancreatitis...
  14. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite analysis in serum DNA as a diagnostic tool for distinction of patients with unknown pancreatic masses
    Robin Wachowiak
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Diagn Mol Pathol 16:174-8. 2007
    ..These data suggest that LOH analysis may be a substantial help for diagnosing pancreatic masses. An extension of the panel, perhaps in combination with a better selection of markers may further improve this assay...
  15. pmc Long-term follow-up of a randomized trial comparing the beger and frey procedures for patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis
    Tim Strate
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Surg 241:591-8. 2005
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Radical redo surgery for local rectal cancer recurrence improves overall survival: a single center experience
    Paulus Schurr
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1232-8. 2008
    ..To date, the survival benefit of redo surgery in locally recurrent rectal adenocarcinoma remains unclear...
  17. ncbi request reprint Allelic loss of Hox11L1 gene locus predicts outcome of gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Jussuf T Kaifi
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Oncol Rep 16:915-9. 2006
    ..05 by log-rank test; median follow-up time 37 months). LOH of Hox11L1 gene locus is a useful parameter for prognosis of GIST. The data propose that Hox11L1 has a role in tumorigenesis in GISTs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Central mesenteric lymph node BER-Ep4+ cells in colorectal cancer: challenge to sentinel node concept?
    Paulus G Schurr
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Dig Surg 24:19-27. 2007
    ..The role of sentinel lymph nodes in colorectal cancer remains unclear...
  19. ncbi request reprint Short tandem repeat polymorphism in exon 4 of esophageal cancer-related gene 2 detected in genomic DNA is a prognostic marker for esophageal cancer
    Jussuf T Kaifi
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Am J Surg 194:380-4. 2007
    ..Short tandem repeat (STR) polymorphisms in exon 4 of the esophageal cancer-related gene 2 (ECRG2) are a risk marker for esophageal carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to correlate these STRs with clinical outcome...
  20. ncbi request reprint Midkine as a prognostic marker for gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Jussuf T Kaifi
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 133:431-5. 2007
    ..The outcome of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is correlated with tumor size and mitotic count. The aim of this study was to determine MK expression in GISTs...
  21. doi request reprint Long-term outcome and quality of life after open and thoracoscopic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis: analysis of 131 patients
    Kai Bachmann
    Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 22:2470-7. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Thy-1 as a potential novel diagnostic marker for gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Despoina Oikonomou
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 133:951-5. 2007
    ..Thy-1, a cell-surface glycoprotein, is a marker for several types of stem cells and particularly for neuronal precursor cells. The aim of this study was to determine Thy-1 expression in GISTs...
  23. pmc Aggressive surgery improves long-term survival in neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors: an institutional experience
    Paulus G Schurr
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center of Hamburg Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Surg 245:273-81. 2007
    ..To evaluate surgical strategies for neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors (NEPT) in the light of the new WHO classification from 2004 and to draw conclusions for future surgical concepts...
  24. doi request reprint Thoracoscopic sympathectomy for palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis: four-year outcome and quality of life after bilateral 5-mm dual port approach
    Kai Bachmann
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 23:1587-93. 2009
    ..This study was designed to evaluate our modification of thoracoscopic sympathectomy and to compare the effectiveness between axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of different modalities of continuous venovenous hemofiltration on sepsis-induced alterations in experimental pancreatitis
    Emre F Yekebas
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Kidney Int 62:1806-18. 2002
    ..The impact of different treatment intensities of CVVH on immunologic and systemic alterations in experimental pancreatitis was evaluated...
  26. ncbi request reprint Pathogenesis and the natural course of chronic pancreatitis
    Tim Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 14:929-34. 2002
    ..In particular it is not known what triggers growth factors to step into action. Most other symptoms like common bile duct stenosis or portal hypertension are secondary to this enlargement of the head of the pancreas...
  27. ncbi request reprint Enhanced central organ oxygenation after application of bovine cell-free hemoglobin HBOC-201
    Marc Freitag
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Can J Anaesth 52:904-14. 2005
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint P53 is an independent prognostic factor for survival in thyroid cancer
    Kai Bachmann
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Anticancer Res 27:3993-7. 2007
    ..Different types of antibodies have been used to detect p53 in previous studies without direct comparison to each other...
  29. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite DNA alterations of gastrointestinal stromal tumors are predictive for outcome
    Paulus Schurr
    Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery and Institute of Pathology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Clin Cancer Res 12:5151-7. 2006
    ..In gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on chromosome 22 and its presumptive biological function has been described. The prognostic value of these and other DNA regions for patient survival remains unclear...
  30. pmc Extrahepatic portal hypertension in chronic pancreatitis: an old problem revisited
    Jakob R Izbicki
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Surg 236:82-9. 2002
    ..To evaluate the impact of concomitant nonhepatic portal hypertension in chronic pancreatitis on immediate and long-term outcome after major pancreatic surgery...
  31. ncbi request reprint Lymphatic spread and microinvolvement in adenocarcinoma of the esophago-gastric junction
    Paulus G Schurr
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Surg Oncol 94:307-15. 2006
    ..Adenocarcinoma of the esophago-gastric junction (EGJ) potentially spreads to abdominal and mediastinal lymph nodes...
  32. ncbi request reprint Short tandem repeat polymorphisms of exon 4 in Kazal-type gene ECRG2 in pancreatic carcinoma and chronic pancreatitis
    Jussuf T Kaifi
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Anticancer Res 27:69-73. 2007
    ..Kazal-type genes are associated with cancer and pancreatic disease. The aim of the present study was to examine whether ECRG2 STR polymorphisms are associated with pancreatic carcinoma and chronic pancreatitis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Absence of L1 in pancreatic masses distinguishes adenocarcinomas from poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas
    Jussuf T Kaifi
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Anticancer Res 26:1167-70. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the expression of L1 in pancreatic adenocarcinomas to evaluate whether L1 might differentiate between pancreatic carcinomas of neuroendocrine and ductal origin...
  34. doi request reprint Thymectomy is more effective than conservative treatment for myasthenia gravis regarding outcome and clinical improvement
    Kai Bachmann
    Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Surgery 145:392-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to report our long-term results of patients with MG with comparison of thymectomy and conservative treatment...
  35. doi request reprint [A new cholecystectomy with no visible scarring and low risk. A possible alternative to natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery]
    K Bachmann
    Klinik fUr Allgemein, Viszeral und Thoraxchirurgie, Universitätsklinik Hamburg Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg
    Chirurg 80:1066-8. 2009
    ..In this paper a new variation with minimal risks is presented. In contrast to conventional laparoscopy, no visible scars are left behind...
  36. ncbi request reprint Optimizing surgical therapy for chronic pancreatitis
    W T Knoefel
    Department of Surgery, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pancreatology 2:379-84; discussion 385. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Chronic pancreatitis: etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment
    T Strate
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 18:97-106. 2003
    ..This review discusses current concepts regarding the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic pancreatitis...
  38. doi request reprint Pancreatic cancer: a generalized disease--prognostic impact of cancer cell dissemination
    D Bogoevski
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre of Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 393:911-7. 2008
    ..This reflects the shortcomings of the pathologic staging to sufficiently discriminate patients with a high risk to develop tumour recurrence from those that carry a lower risk...
  39. ncbi request reprint L1 (CD171) is highly expressed in gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Jussuf T Kaifi
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Mod Pathol 19:399-406. 2006
    ..The trend towards a reduced survival of L1-positive patients in this study has to be further evaluated in future trials with higher patient numbers...
  40. ncbi request reprint Chronic pancreatitis--a surgeons' view
    Kai Bachmann
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Med Sci Monit 14:RA198-205. 2008
    ..In experienced centers the operative strategy might be modified slightly to suit the needs of the individual patient...
  41. ncbi request reprint T-banding: a technique for flow reduction of a hyperfunctioning arteriovenous fistula
    Claus G Schneider
    Department of General, Thoracic and Visceral Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Vasc Surg 43:402-5. 2006
    ..This technique was used in 22 patients, with a mean flow reduction of about 50%. The procedure was effective and safe at 1 to 3 months follow-up...
  42. ncbi request reprint Klatskin tumors and Klatskin mimicking lesions of the biliary tree
    W T Knoefel
    Department of Surgery, University of Hamburg, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Eur J Surg Oncol 29:658-61. 2003
    ..Adenocarcinomas of the hepatic ducts (Klatskin tumors) mimic benign fibrosing cholangitis. Extensive resections carry a substantial risk but offer the only chance for cure in patients with a Klatskin tumor...
  43. pmc Laparoscopic gastric tailoring for huge subcardial gastrointestinal stromal tumor
    D Bogoevski
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    JSLS 11:394-7. 2007
    ..Preoperative computed tomographic scans and endoscopic examination revealed a spherical submucosal tumor (7.7 x 6.1 x 6 cm) in the posterior wall of the stomach less than 1cm away from the cardia, on the small curvature side...
  44. ncbi request reprint Quality control of endoscopic ultrasound in preoperative staging of esophageal cancer
    A Kutup
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center of Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Endoscopy 39:715-9. 2007
    ..This study retrospectively evaluates the accuracy of EUS in tumor and nodal staging of prospectively evaluated patients with esophageal carcinoma in relation to tumor type, tumor grading, tumor site, and the influence of dilation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effects of isovolaemic haemodilution on oxygenation of liver and skeletal muscle
    A Gottschalk
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Anaesthesiology, Germany
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 22:181-8. 2005
    ..Haemodilution has also been shown to improve tissue oxygen tension in skeletal muscle: However, effects of this volume substitute on tissue oxygen tension of the liver during haemodilution remains unknown...
  46. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory long-term pH monitoring in pigs
    K A Gawad
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Martinstr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 17:1556-60. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to establish a reliable method for the evaluation of an experimental reflux model in pigs...
  47. ncbi request reprint Attenuation of sepsis-related immunoparalysis by continuous veno-venous hemofiltration in experimental porcine pancreatitis
    E F Yekebas
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Crit Care Med 29:1423-30. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Hemofiltration reversed sepsis-induced immunoparalysis in a porcine model of bile acid-induced pancreatitis. Implications for human pancreatitis must be validated in prospective, clinical protocols...
  48. ncbi request reprint Similar patterns of loss of heterozygosity in serum of adenocarcinoma of the distal oesophagus and the cardia in early diagnosis
    Robin Wachowiak
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Anticancer Res 27:477-81. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate LOH in the serum of patients with adenocarcinoma of the distal oesophagus and the cardia for diagnostic and prognostic utility...
  49. ncbi request reprint Open mesh versus laparoscopic mesh hernia repair
    Tim Strate
    N Engl J Med 351:1463-5; author reply 1463-5. 2004
  50. ncbi request reprint Surgery for advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer--current state and perspectives
    Oliver Mann
    Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Anticancer Res 26:681-6. 2006
    ..This question should be answered in a multicenter randomized trial, otherwise the palliative Whipple's operation should still be considered experimental, since it is not likely to significantly prolong survival...