Erwin W. Rugendorff

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We report the results of a prospective study with the pollen extract, Cernilton N, in a dose of 1 tablet tid for 6 months for the treatment of chronic prostatitis syndrome in 90 patients. The factors documented before and after 3 and 6 months' treatment were digital rectal examination (DRE) of the prostate, uroflowmetry, bacterial studies, leucocyte counts(More)
Congenital seminal vesicle cysts represent a rare but illustrative type of embryological malformation. They often are combined with ipsilateral upper urinary tract abnormalities. In most of the cases described in the literature the diagnosis has been made with rather invasive procedures. On the basis of our experience with 3 cases we recommend pelvic(More)
We devised a simple and economical technique for measuring crystallization inhibitory activities in calcium oxalate urolithiasis. Calcium ions and oxalate ions diffuse towards one another from two adjacent wells in a layer of gel on a microscopic slide. Where they meet, a streak of calcium oxalate crystals forms. Substances which influence crystallization(More)
PURPOSE Many important phases and personalities in the history of urology have been depicted on postage stamps, stationery and cancellations. MATERIALS AND METHODS The article gives a short recounting of several notable events that contributed to the development of urology as chronicled by philatelic material. RESULTS Beginning with the Egyptian papyri(More)
Induratio penis plastica (or Peyronie's disease) is a rather rare malady, probably caused by chronic inflammation or recurrent microtrauma. The most common complaints are pain on erection and difficulties in performing sexual intercourse. Conservative treatment having been rather disappointing until now, infiltration with superoxide dismutase (Orgotein)(More)
A simple and easy-to-handle method for measuring calcium oxalate crystal formation in whole urine samples using a gel system is described. To prove reliability of the method, the crystallization-inhibiting effect of a number of well-known, so-called inhibitors of crystallization is demonstrated. In testing urine samples from recurrent stone formers and(More)
The present article addresses the nineteenth-century advertising of patent medicines in America, sold to “cure” diseases of the kidney and bladder, the “loss of manhood”, and “debilitating conditions of the generative system.” Most of the proprietary remedies made extravagant claims of effectiveness concerning a wide variety of ailments, and some claimed to(More)