Igor Hartmann

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BACKGROUND The advent of robotics has facilitated new surgical techniques for radical prostatectomy. These allow adjustment of pelvic anatomical and functional relationships after removal of the prostate to ameliorate postprostatectomy incontinence (PPI) and reduce the time to complete continence. OBJECTIVES To describe the results of a new surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary hyperaldosteronism is a common cause of secondary hypertension. In patients with proven unilateral overproduction of aldosterone adrenalectomy can cure hyperaldosteronism with high probability and a positive effect on hypertension. The aim of the study was to determine the effects of unilateral adrenalectomy on blood pressure and(More)
Twenty male volunteers received oral doses (2100, 1050, and 525 mg) of a pivampicillin-probenecid salt in a 1 to 1 molar ratio (MK-356) at 12 hour intervals. After each dose peak serum concentrations of probenecid were observed 2 hours later than peak concentrations of ampicillin. Following the first dose of MK-356 the apparent elimination rate of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the setup margins in prostate cancer treatment without using daily online repositioning methods. METHODS We analysed the data from patients treated with curative-intend radiotherapy. Each patient underwent a series of pretreatment online localizations during daily setup using conebeam CT. The skin-prostate shifts and bone-prostate(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively investigate the impact of prostate specific antigen (PSA) level after neoadjuvant androgen- deprivation therapy (ADT) on biochemical relapse-free survival in patients with prostate cancer who received radical radiotherapy (RT). METHODS Between March 2003 and March 2008, 128 men with localized prostate cancer underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The differential diagnosis of the pathogenetic causes of hirsutism in combination with hypertension is a challenge for clinicians. METHODS AND RESULTS This case report demonstrates a patient suffering from two hormonally active tumors - an adrenal adenoma with primary aldosteronism and a Leydig cell ovarian tumor with hyperandrogenism. The task(More)
BACKGROUND Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plays a crucial role in the treatment of prostate cancer thanks to its capacity for healthy tissue sparing. This work reports on the acute and late toxicity rates among 233 patients treated with high-dose IMRT. MATERIAL AND METHODS From June 2003 to December 2007, 233 men with clinically localized(More)