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OBJECTIVES We determined the impact of potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser therapy of the prostate on urodynamic results, voiding function, quality of life, and sexual function. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Forty-five patients complaining of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and urodynamically proven obstructive voiding were included(More)
Determination of data dependences is a task typically performed with high-level language source code in today's optimizing and parallelizing compilers. Very little work has been done in the field of data dependence analysis on assembly language code, but this area will be of growing importance, e.g. for increasing ILP. A central element of a data dependence(More)
Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is an effective therapy for off-period motor symptoms and dyskinesias in advanced Parkinson's disease. Clinical studies have shown that STN-DBS also ameliorates urinary bladder function in Parkinson's disease patients by delaying the first desire to void and increasing bladder capacity. This study aimed(More)
Policy based management is being adopted widely for different domains like QoS, security and VPNs in order to allow new services and facilitate network management. Also, the interface to the network device and the information models required for specifying policies are either standardized or being standardized in IETF and DMTF. This paper reports the(More)
UNLABELLED Bupivacaine causes muscle damage. However, the myotoxic potency of ropivacaine is still unexplored. Therefore, we performed this study to compare the effects of bupivacaine and ropivacaine on skeletal muscle tissue in equipotent concentrations. Femoral nerve catheters were inserted into anesthetized minipigs, and 20 mL of either bupivacaine (5(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the low incidence of squamous cell penile cancer and lack of well-designed studies, controversies persist over the therapeutic approach in patients with pT1 G2 carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1992 and 2003, 16 patients with T1 squamous penile cancer were treated in our institution either by surveillance or by inguinal lymph node(More)
In addition to motor symptoms, patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) show deficits in sensory processing. These deficits are thought to result from deficient gating of sensory information due to basal ganglia dysfunction in PD. Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) has been shown to improve sensory deficits in PD, e.g. STN-DBS(More)
PURPOSE Earlier anatomical studies have shown a close connection between the ureterovesical junction and detrusor innervation. It prompted us to develop an animal model to demonstrate the risk of partial or complete impairment of this neuronal connection during antireflux surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six female Göttinger minipigs were anesthetized and(More)
In many application domains, like for example B2B, B2C, or CASE, a lot of heterogeneous applications exist which have to cooperate and exchange data. A major task of system integration is the mapping of different data models, on which the applications are built upon. In this paper, the Basic Object-oriented Transformation Language (BOTL) is introduced as a(More)