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OBJECTIVE To report our experience with a new self-anchoring adjustable transobturator male system (ATOMS®; AMI, Vienna, Austria) for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in men. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 99 men, in a number of centres, were treated for SUI with the new ATOMS® device. The device was implanted in all patients using an(More)
PURPOSE The 4 most active centers of the laparoscopy working group of the German Urologic Association collected data about the complications associated with laparoscopic surgery in urology. MATERIALS AND METHODS At 4 centers 2,407 laparoscopies or retroperitoneoscopies were performed as of May 1998, including 776 for varicocelectomy, 259 for(More)
OBJECTIVES Nutritional status is known to be a marker of overall health status and a strong predictor of patient survival in several diseases. Whereas obesity is suspected to have a negative influence on general renal transplantation outcomes, the relationship between impaired nutritional status and long-term kidney graft survival is not yet clear. (More)
This paper presents an index-based checkpointing algorithm for distributed systems with the aim of reducing the total number of checkpoints while ensuring that each checkpoint belongs to at least one consistent global checkpoint (or recovery line). The algorithm is based on an equivalence relation deened between pairs of successive c heckpoints of a process(More)
PURPOSE Operative treatment of nephroptosis is rarely performed and is indicated only in select patients. Postoperatively approach related symptoms and morbidity often limit therapeutic success. We evaluated the technique and outcome of laparoscopic nephropexy in patients with symptomatic nephroptosis. For comparison the records of patients who underwent(More)
Postoperative lymphoceles after renal transplantation appear in up to 18% of patients, followed by individual indisposition, pain or impaired graft function. Therapeutic options are percutaneous drainage, needle aspiration with sclerosing therapy, or internal surgical drainage by conventional or laparoscopic approach. The laparoscopic procedure offers short(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a prospective, controlled, non-randomized patient study to determine the systemic response to extraperitoneal laparoscopic (eLRP) and open retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP). PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 403 patients who had eLRP (163) or open RRP (240) were recruited; patients in both groups had similar preoperative staging. In(More)
Lymphocele incidence after kidney transplantation is as high as 18%. We retrospectively studied the therapy of 42 lymphoceles that occurred in our clinic between 1990 and 2005, focusing on possible predisposing factors for their formation and the results of several therapy variants: conservative, operative, percutaneous puncture, and laparoscopic or open(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the postoperative and functional results of the laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty (LDP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between May 2000 and April 2008, we performed in our department 105 LDP. All patients presented an ureteropelvic junction obstruction with dilatation of renal calyx system with an enlarged renal pelvis. Demographic data(More)