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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)
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)
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)
Seven patients with hemangiomatosis of the liver are presented together with 100 cases reported in the literature. Six of seven patients survived; four with supportive treatment only. Follow-up is from 2 to 11 yr. Hepatomegaly, heart failure, and cutaneous angiomas constitute the classical clinical triad. Arteriography is the best method for diagnosis;(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)
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)
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)