Rafael Sauter

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OBJECTIVE To assess the economic burden of temporary ureteral stenting. METHODS The German version of the ureteral stent symptom questionnaire was completed by 74 patients with unilateral inserted indwelling stents. Cost accounting was performed considering the costs of ureteral stents, drugs, consultation of healthcare professionals, hospitalization,(More)
Serum levels of IgA were found to be reduced in some patients with epilepsy. Further studies revealed that only epileptics with constitutional factors for seizures showed, if ever, IgA deficiency, particularly those treated with hydantoins (up to 25%). In order further to substantiate the association of immunoglobulin alterations with epilepsy nine families(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence and extent of irrigation fluid absorption during thulium laser vaporization of the prostate. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-four patients undergoing thulium laser vaporization of the prostate were prospectively included into the trial at a tertiary referral center. Isotonic saline containing 1% ethanol was used for(More)
1. When sustained afterdischarges are used as criterion in the conventional recording technique of the electroencephalogram it can be observed that an isolated activity of the caudate nucleus fails a) to produce any clinically noticeable motor phenomena, and b) to effect an inactivation syndrome. 2. Also, systemic epileptic discharges of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Idiopathic adult onset cervical dystonia (IAOCD) is considered to be a partially penetrant autosomal dominant genetic condition. Dystonia may result from genetic and environmental factors. In this view, part of the physiology should be an endophenotype stemming from the genetic background. We assessed the most discriminative test to separate(More)
The combination of lenalidomide (Revlimid® , R) and dexamethasone (d) is a standard regimen for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (rrMM). With this regimen, only a small fraction of patients will achieve high quality responses [≥ very good partial response (VGPR)]. The combination of bendamustine (B), lenalidomide and dexamethasone (BRd)(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge about prognostic factors in surgically treated patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is limited. The purpose of this study was to identify influential factors on survival in a large cohort of patients with surgically treated oropharyngeal SCC. METHODS Retrospective analysis of survival estimates in patients with(More)
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