Ruediger Niemeyer

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Ultrasound is a complementary evaluation for the study of female urinary incontinence which allows functionalmorphological documentation. A reliable urogynecologic examination is based on the patient's history, clinical evaluation, urodynamics and imaging. Training in sonography of the female lower urinary tract should be performed within the scope of(More)
A cerebral arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy is described with a pedigree suggestive for an autosomal dominant condition. In contrast to the vasculopathy designated with the acronym CADASIL, no deposits of granular osmiophilic material were detected in the vasculature and no point mutations in the NOTCH 3 gene were found. The(More)
Suburethral slings with tension-free vaginal tapes have become a popular treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Case reports on singleton complications are numerous and of clinical interest. Four European centers for urogynecology report on 328 surgical reinterventions after tension-free slings. Poor surgical technique is the most frequent cause of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical value of growth factors (GFs) with peripheral-blood stem cells (PBSC) collected following mobilization with GFs, we randomized patients to receive or not to receive GFs following transplant. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-seven patients were apheresed after receiving the combination of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor(More)
Fifty patients with either lymphoid or selected solid tumor malignancies were apheresed an identical number of times for PBSC collection after being randomized to receive either G-CSF 10 microg/kg/day alone (arm I), or G-CSF at the same dose with GM-CSF 5 microg/kg/day (arm II). Growth factor(s) was/were given as the stem cell mobilizing agent for 5 days(More)
1. The drug treatment of 1,263 psychiatric patients (= 96% of all in-patients admitted during a period of 2 years) was analyzed by means of case histories. During hospitalization 7.4% of all patients were treated completely drug-free; 12.5% received no psychoactive drugs. 2. The patients were hospitalized for 50 days on the average, and received(More)
Systemic fungal infections (SFI) in patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) are a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality. Preclinical studies have reported augmented antifungal activity of monocytes, macrophage cells, and neutrophils exposed to certain colony-stimulating factors (CSF), including GM-CSF. We conducted a retrospective descriptive(More)
The Demers catheter is a silicone atrial catheter with a dacron cuff used as short- and long-term access for hemodialysis. It was implanted in 316 patients between January 1, 1987 through May 31, 1991. Data on these implantations were retrospectively analyzed and are reported here. Follow-up and analysis was possible in 404 of 417 Demers catheter(More)