Axel Stuart Merseburger

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CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES The European Association of Urology Guideline Group for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has prepared these guidelines to help clinicians assess the current evidence-based management of RCC and to incorporate the present recommendations into daily clinical practice. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION The recommendations provided in the current updated(More)
CONTEXT The European Association of Urology Guideline Panel for Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) has prepared evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for RCC management. OBJECTIVES To provide an update of the 2010 RCC guideline based on a standardised methodology that is robust, transparent, reproducible, and reliable. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION For the 2014(More)
OBJECTIVES The European Association of Urology (EAU) Guideline Group for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) prepared this guideline to help urologists assess the evidence-based management of RCC and to incorporate the guideline recommendations into their clinical practice. METHODS The recommendations provided in the current guideline are based on a systematic(More)
CONTEXT New data regarding treatment of muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer (MiM-BC) has emerged and led to an update of the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines for MiM-BC. OBJECTIVE To review the new EAU guidelines for MiM-BC with a specific focus on treatment. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION New literature published since the last update(More)
CONTEXT New data regarding diagnosis and treatment of muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer (MiM-BC) has emerged and led to an update of the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines for MiM-BC. OBJECTIVE To review the new EAU guidelines for MiM-BC. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION A comprehensive workup of the literature obtained from Medline, the(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer biomarkers are the backbone for the implementation of individualized approaches to bladder cancer (BCa). Hyaluronic acid (HA) and all 7 members of the HA family, that is, HA synthases (HA1, HA2, HA3), HYAL-1 hyaluronidase, and HA receptors (CD44s, CD44v, and RHAMM), function in tumor growth and progression. However, the diagnostic and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the potential of (11)C-choline-positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) for planning surgery in patients with prostate cancer and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) relapse after treatment with curative intent. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 10 patients with PSA recurrence after either(More)
CONTEXT The role of percutaneous renal tumour biopsy (RTB) remains controversial due to uncertainties regarding its diagnostic accuracy and safety. OBJECTIVE We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the safety and accuracy of percutaneous RTB for the diagnosis of malignancy, histologic tumour subtype, and grade. EVIDENCE(More)
PURPOSE Prostate cancer continues to be the third leading cancer-related mortality of western men. Early diagnosis of bone metastasis is important for the therapy regime and for assessing the prognosis. The standard method is bone scintigraphy. Whole-body MRI proved to be more sensitive for early detection of skeletal metastasis. However, studies of(More)
A better understanding of molecular biological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis or, respectively, prognosis of renal cell carcinoma has recently led to a fundamental change in those therapeutic options that are especially effective after systemic disemination. In this context, cytokine-based therapeutic concepts have been replaced by the so-called(More)