Marian Theiss

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OBJECTIVE We investigated the disease-specific and metastasis-free survival rates in men with locally advanced (clinical stage T3) prostate cancer who were treated surgically. METHODS A retrospective, multi-institutional pooled analysis of the results of surgical treatment in 345 men with clinical stage T3 disease was performed. Survival curves were(More)
Cell adhesion molecules of the immunoglobulin-super-family (IgSF-CAMs) do not only have a physical effect, mediating merely attachment between cell surfaces. For navigating axons, IgSF-CAMs also exert an instructive impact: Upon activation, they elicit intracellular signalling cascades in the tip of the axon, the growth cone, which regulate in a(More)
One hundred thirty patients with an observed follow-up of more than 10 years after radical prostatectomy were restaged with regard to local extent of the tumor in relation to the prostate capsule. Of 112 patients with surgically staged negative pelvic lymph nodes, 62 had a tumor-free prostate capsule, 24 had capsular invasion without penetration, and 26 had(More)
PURPOSE Promising results of recent clinical trials with a triple drug bio-chemotherapy regimen encouraged its use in patients with renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a phase II study of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma the efficacy and toxicity of a treatment regimen were evaluated using interleukin-2 and interferon-alpha 2(More)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) were both administered subcutaneously (SC) in combination with intravenously (IV) applied 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) for the treatment of patients with metastasized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The therapy protocol consisted of a treatment cycle of 8 weeks, which could be carried out in an outpatient regimen.(More)
A series of 139 patients with histologically proven stage D1 (T1-3 pN1-2 M0) prostate cancer was reviewed in order to determine the influence of radical surgery in addition to hormonal treatment on long-term outcome with respect to survival and quality of life. In all 139 patients a pelvic lymphadenectomy was performed. In 87 patients, lymphadenectomy was(More)
186 patients with partial and 55 patients with complete renal staghorn calculi were treated with primary extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) at the Department of Urology, University of Würzburg Medical School. Partial staghorn calculi required an average of 1.4, complete staghorn calculi an average of 2.2 treatment sessions using the Dornier HM 3(More)
No data from prospective randomized studies comparing radical prostatectomy, radiotherapy and deferred treatment for localized prostatic cancer are currently available. Comparison of retrospective series, however, strongly suggests a clear superiority of radical prostatectomy over other attempts to cure prostate cancer, and especially over the 'watchful(More)
From July 1969 to September 1990, 370 patients with prostatic cancer underwent radical prostatectomy at our institution. Of these 370 patients, 115 consecutive patients could be followed for more than 10 years (mean 12.5). Patients with stage pT1-pT3 tumors received no further treatment until progression occurred. Patients with regional lymph node(More)
Twenty-four consecutive patients with malformed kidneys (21 horseshoe kidneys, 2 crossed ectopic and 1 pelvic kidney) underwent extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for nephrolithiasis between 1984 and 1990. No serious complications occurred either during or after treatment. Urinary obstruction was accompanied by fever in 3 patients and by renal(More)