Pascal Rischmann

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Systemic chemotherapy was considered of modest efficacy in prostate cancer until the recent introduction of taxanes. We took advantage of the known differential effect of camptothecin and docetaxel on human PC-3 and LNCaP prostate cancer cells to determine their effect on sphingosine kinase-1 (SphK1) activity and subsequent ceramide/sphingosine 1-phosphate(More)
PURPOSE We compared the morbidity and mortality of laparoscopic vs open surgery in radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective, nonrandomized study was conducted between January 2003 and July 2007 in 68 patients (7 women and 61 men) who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. A total of 38 cystectomies were(More)
BACKGROUND Sphingosine kinase-1 (SphK1) is an oncogenic lipid kinase notably involved in response to anticancer therapies in prostate cancer. Androgens regulate prostate cancer cell proliferation, and androgen deprivation therapy is the standard of care in the management of patients with advanced disease. Here, we explored the role of SphK1 in the(More)
AIMS Lower urinary tract dysfunctions (LUTD) are very common in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), have a significant social impact, while the organic impact is discussed. We studied urinary complications and their risk factors in our cohort of MS patients, in order to improve the management of LUTD in MS. METHODS Between 2004 and 2009, all patients affected by MS(More)
AIMS To assess the results of onabotulinum toxin detrusor injections when abobotulinum toxin detrusor injection failed. METHODS Twenty-six patients, 15 women and 11 men, mean age 40.8 ± 12.7 years old, in whom a first injection of 750 U abobotulinum toxin in 20 sites failed in treating neurogenic detrusor overactivity, received onabotulinum toxin 300 U(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy of sacral neuromodulation for treating refractory idiopathic lower urinary tract dysfunction is now well established. Nevertheless, results of this technique in neurological patients are still controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the results of sacral neuromodulation in neurogenic bladder dysfunction. (More)
OBJECTIVES Neurogenic bladder dysfunction has a negative impact on the patient's quality of life (QoL). Cystectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion is a treatment option in patients in failure after conservative management. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of ileal conduit urinary diversion on the QoL of patients with neurogenic(More)
AIMS To compare the outcomes of the first intradetrusor injections of abobotulinum toxin 750 U and onabotulinum toxin 200 and 300 U in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). METHODS A retrospective case-control study was conducted including 211 NDO patients treated in three consecutives eras with onabotulinum toxin 300 U (2004-2006; 80(More)
AIMS Urinary disorders (UD) secondary to multiple sclerosis (MS) are common and can be responsible for complications. Since 2004, we organized in our region their management through a neuro-urological activity and a care network that established and distributed an algorithm for screening and first line care. The objective was to assess the effects of this(More)
UNLABELLED To evaluate the expression of sphingosine kinase 1 (SPK1) in the bladder wall in patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction and its association with clinical, urodynamic and pathological features. MATERIALS AND METHODS The expression of SPK1 was studied in bladder wall specimens obtained from cystectomy using immunohistochemistry(More)