Michael Steinacker

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Osteoporosis is known to impair the process of implant osseointegration. Bisphosphonates are drugs that inhibit osteoclast-mediated bone resorption and normalize the high rate of bone turnover that characterizes this disease. Consequently, there is a rationale for using bisphosphonates to enhance the early stabilization of implants in subjects with low bone(More)
We report the results from a nonrandomized comparison of open flank vs laparoscopic nephrectomy in patients with benign renal disease. Between 1993 and 2002, 549 nephrectomies for benign renal disease were performed at the Department of Urology of the Medical University of Lübeck and the Urological Department of the Martin Luther University in(More)
Over the last few years, laparoscopy has become more common in urology. Nevertheless only a few centres carry out more than 40 laparoscopies a year. A reduction to two standard techniques has led to the simplification and time optimisation in preparation for surgery and thus to an increase in quality. Two standard positionings and trocar placements are(More)
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