Klaus Kleinschmidt

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We investigated the potential of carbon-11 choline positron emission tomography (PET) for the detection of lymph node and bone metastases in prostate cancer. A total of 23 patients were studied (known metastases: 8; suspicion of metastases: 3; primary staging: 12). Whole-body PET imaging was performed 5 min after injection of the tracer and completed within(More)
PURPOSE Since 1986 orthotopic lower urinary tract reconstruction using the ileal neobladder has been our diversion of choice in patients of both sexes undergoing cystectomy. We report on experience and functional results of the first 363 men 11 years after this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Complications were assessed, tabulated, subdivided into early(More)
High-flow priapism (HFP) is defined as pathological increased arterial influx into the cavernosal bodies. Since 1960, 202 cases have been published in the literature. This study evaluates the effect of the changing diagnostic and therapeutic concepts. The data of 202 cases of HFP was evaluated regarding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and long-term(More)
PURPOSE In transplantation medicine the superiority of Bretschneider's histidine tryptophan ketoglutarate solution has been demonstrated in various animal investigations and in donor organs under clinical conditions. Because of the wide use of ultrasound scans and computerized tomography there has been a sharp increase in the number of small renal tumors(More)
BACKGROUND Restenosis is a reparative process that is activated in response to injury induced by angioplasty. Despite numerous experimental models of restenosis the number of human arterial organ culture systems is very limited and long-term experiences do not exist. METHODS AND RESULTS During routine nephrectomies parts of the renal arteries of 88(More)
PURPOSE To explore whether the presence of occult disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) in the bone marrow before neoadjuvant hormone therapy influences the prognosis of patients with organ confined prostate cancer treated by radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pretreatment bone marrow aspirates from 193 cT (1-4) pN0M0 prostate cancer patients submitted(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)
Patients with chronic arterial occlusive disease were found to have higher blood and plasma viscosity levels than healthy controls. Measurements were taken at high and low shear rates. Blood and plasma viscosity in these patients was significantly reduced following parental administration of pentoxifyline, and this effect was particularly pronounced at low(More)
In a prospective study, 70 men suffering from uncomplicated acute unilateral epididymitis were treated initially with 2 x 200 mg ofloxacin p.o. per day for 14 days. Patients were reexamined at the end of therapy and again after 6 and 12 weeks. Patients were retreated when the pathogens had not been eliminated. Aetiologically epididymitis was caused in(More)
Orthotopic reconstruction to the native urethra has revolutionized urinary diversion, allowing patients to void per the urethra. This form of urinary diversion was initially performed solely in male patients after cystectomy. More recently, however, with a better understanding of the female continence mechanism, including the urethral/vaginal support(More)