Jens Westphal

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PURPOSE To present the current status of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with respect to transferability, learning curve, and outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS The data of 5824 patients who underwent LRP in 18 centers by 50 urologists from March 1999 to August 2004 were analyzed retrospectively. Three centers(More)
INTRODUCTION Evidence from a number of open-label, uncontrolled studies has suggested that rituximab may benefit patients with autoimmune diseases who are refractory to standard-of-care. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and clinical outcomes of rituximab in several standard-of-care-refractory autoimmune diseases (within rheumatology,(More)
PURPOSE While prostatic manipulation and surgery have been shown to increase serum prostate specific antigen (PSA), the influence of ejaculation on serum PSA remains controversial. We examined the effect of ejaculation on serum PSA levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 100 men 25 to 35 years old with no history of surgery or inflammatory disease of(More)
The nephrotoxicity of three platinum (CPL, KP734, KP735) and three ruthenium coordination complexes (KP418, KP692, KP1019) was tested in rats in comparison to cisplatin (CP). Renal functional changes (excretion of water, protein, p-aminohippurate (PAH) and osmolytes) were not observed after the administration of 10% of the LD450 of the compounds given twice(More)
A 9-month-old female child with extensive inflammatory lesions in the large arterial trunks originating at the aorta (Takayasu arteritis) was reported. Severe cerebral, intestinal and coronary circulatory disturbances as well as insufficient blood supply in both arms, particularly the left arm, developed as a result of the stenoses and obliterations.(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyoma of the urinary bladder is a rare, benign tumor of mesenchymal origin. Treatment options are discussed. Besides open surgery and transurethral resection of small, submucosal tumors, laparoscopic excision is an effective therapeutical option with a low complication rate. CASE REPORT We report the medical history of a 36-year-old woman(More)
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