Pierre Mattelaer

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Estimation of the prostate gland volume employing transrectal ultrasound provides important additional information in patients with benign and malignant diseases of the prostate. Twenty-five patients underwent transrectal ultrasound of the prostate prior to radical prostatectomy for organ-confined cancer of the prostate. The prostate gland volume was(More)
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has become the most common treatment for stones in the upper urinary tract. Tissue injury related to ESWL has been documented. C-reactive protein (CRP) is the classical acute-phase protein most recognized as an early marker in diseases characterized by inflammation and tissue injury. Possible tissue trauma by(More)
In 232 patients with ureteral stones, lasertripsy was used as primary treatment or as second-line therapy after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). In all patients, a semirigid 6.5F ureteroscope or a flexible 6F ureteroscope was used. Lithotripsy was performed employing an alexandrite laser with an energy of 50 to 65 mJ. The immediate success rate(More)
A total of 75 patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) were treated with visual laser ablation of the prostate (VLAP) using the Nd-Yag laser. Preoperative evaluation consisted in determination of urinary flow and residual urine, assessment of voiding symptoms and urodynamic evaluation. Postoperatively, the same evaluation was performed at(More)
A 13-year-old slightly mentally retarded female is reported with diffuse calcification of the cartilage, brachytelephalangy, mixed hearing loss and peripheral pulmonary stenosis. The present observation confirms the existence of the Keutel syndrome as a distinct syndrome, with probable autosomal recessive inheritance.
Voiding disorders are a common problem in pediatric urology. Biofeedback is a non-invasive method in the treatment of voiding disorders in childhood. Biofeedback takes aim at the learning or relearning of influencing involuntary functions. We report about our preliminary results of biofeedback training in the treatment of the enuretic syndrome in children.(More)
Infection of the obstructed upper urinary tract is a severe complication of stone disease. Early detection and therapy is crucial to prevent septicemia. The authors investigated prospectively whether C-reactive protein (CRP) might act as a marker for the early detection of infected upper urinary tract obstruction. The serum concentration of CRP was compared(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic kidney disease stage 5 have a high prevalence of vascular calcification, but the specific anatomical distribution and severity of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC), in contrast to coronary calcification, is less well documented. AAC may be recorded using plain radiographs. The present report is an analysis of baseline(More)
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) has revolutionized our approach to managing patients with an established diagnosis of cancer of the prostate (CaP). Moreover, its use in early detection and screening has resulted in the most sensitive method of detecting CaP. Furthermore it is regarded as the most important tumour marker in tumour biology. This article will(More)