Martin W W Janssen

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Synthetic injectable facial fillers with a permanent effect are widely atoxic and nonimmunogenic, but they differ with respect to composition and in chemical and biologic characteristics. Yet, they all act as foreign bodies in the tissues eliciting a host response that try to remove the gel. Inflammatory nodules may develop at the sites of injection-for(More)
BACKGROUND Nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal tumours preserves renal function and has become the standard approach for small renal tumours. Little is known about perioperative and oncologic outcomes of patients following NSS in renal tumours ≥ 7 cm in the presence of a healthy contralateral kidney. OBJECTIVE To analyse oncologic outcomes and(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) is the second most common subtype of RCC after the conventional clear cell type (cRCC). However, its characteristics and prognosis have been less intensively investigated. The aim of our study was to examine the tumour characteristics and long-term prognosis of pRCC compared to clear cell RCC (cRCC). (More)
To evaluate the prognostic significance of the pre-operative C-reactive protein (CRP) serum level in patients with renal cell cancer (RCC). We evaluated 1,161 RCC patients with complete patient and tumour specific characteristics as well as information about their pre-operative CRP-level, who had undergone either radical nephrectomy or nephron-sparing(More)
BACKGROUND The recently modified TNM classification of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) (7th edition) has implemented a subdivision of pT2 tumours into stage pT2a (>7 or ≤10 cm) versus pT2b disease (>10 cm). OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate whether this subdivision of pT2 RCC is justified due to a clinical prognosis divergence between the two groups (pT2a vs(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Modern diagnostic ultrasound and cross-sectional imaging has enabled the detection of increasing numbers of renal tumours. The aim of this study was to investigate the tumour- and patient-specific characteristics and prognosis of small renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) after surgical resection. METHODS The study included 2197 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse reactions to polyacrylamide gel occur as swellings or nodules, and controversy exists whether these are due to bacterial infection or an autoimmune reaction to the filler. OBJECTIVES Biopsies from culture-negative long-lasting nodules after injection with different types of polyacrylamide gel were examined with a combination of Gram(More)
Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (chRCC) is the third most common subtype of RCC, after clear cell (ccRCC) and papillary RCC. Its lower incidence and frequent exclusion from clinical trials might be why chRCC characteristics have not been extensively studied. The aim of our study was to examine tumor characteristics and long-term prognosis of chRCC compared(More)
PURPOSE To assess clinical outcomes and reimbursement costs of open and robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies in Germany. METHODS Perioperative data of 499 open (2003-2006) and 932 (2008-2010) robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies as well as longitudinal reimbursement costs of an anonymized health insurance research database from Germany containing(More)
Besides iatrogenic immunosuppression, endogenous suppression by regulatory T cells (Tregs) may also mediate inhibition of effector T cells after transplantation. Here we determined the effect of common immunosuppressive drug regimens on both Treg and effector T cells. Tregs and cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific T cells were quantified in 88 renal transplant(More)