Hans-Gerd Schiefer

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In patients with complaints of chronic prostatitis, analysis of prostatic secretions for leukocytes and the use of the four-specimen technique allow a distinct classification of chronic bacterial (CBP), nonbacterial prostatitis (NBP), and prostatodynia (Pd). In this study, 32 men with CBP, 102 men with NBP, 142 men with Pd, and 42 volunteers, classified as(More)
OBJECTIVES Our retrospective study aimed to analyze the findings and therapeutic strategies in 18 men who were admitted to our department as outpatient emergency cases with prostatic abscess. METHODS During the period 1985 to 1997, prostatic abscess was diagnosed in 18 patients (mean age 48 years, range 20 to 68) on the basis of evidence of fluctuation at(More)
Many studies have examined the impact of genital tract infections on male fertility; however, the effect of bacteriospermia on sperm quality is still controversial. Bacterial infections are more frequently found in semen samples from asymptomatic infertile patients than in those from fertile men. Bacteriospermia is also a common problem of male partners(More)
A total of 70 men suffering from uncomplicated acute unilateral epididymitis were enrolled in a prospective study. They were treated initially with 2 x 200 mg ofloxacin p.o. per day for 14 days, after which the spermatological examination was repeated for each. Ejaculate quality, i.e. density, motility, and morphology of spermatozoa, was determined on the(More)
The influence of different uropathogenic microorganisms (E. coli, enterococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Candida albicans) on human sperm motility was studied in vitro with a computer-assisted sperm analyser (CASA). Native ejaculates were prepared with the swim-up technique and adjusted to 22 x 10(6) spermatozoa ml-1. The sperm(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the oxygen radical scavenger N-acetylcysteine (N-AC) impairs bacterial clearance, thus predisposing the host to increased risk of disease. Blood clearance of Escherichia coli and organ colonization were investigated in anaesthetized rabbits after pretreatment with N-AC (250 mg kg-1 body weight, n = 16) and in(More)
Acute bacterial prostatitis caused by common urinary tract pathogens is an infrequent disease, and diagnostic difficulties are rarely encountered. On the other hand, chronic prostatitis is a common disease requiring rather elaborate diagnostic procedures. We applied the localization protocol of the four-specimen technique and combined quantitative(More)