Stefan Heidler

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PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of the overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome in an urban population by using the International Continence Society (ICS) definition and to determine its impact on quality of life and sexual function. METHODS Women and men participating in a health screening project in the area of Vienna completed the Bristol Lower Urinary(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Several different sling procedures are currently in use and most of them are newly developed. Despite the fact that they are widely in use, knowledge about their long-term efficacy, morbidity, and functional sequeal is scarce. The aim of the present review is to provide an update of several different procedures. RECENT FINDINGS The(More)
OBJECTIVES To define the epidemiological impact of the overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) on sexual life. We therefore analyzed this issue in a large cohort of individuals participating in a health screening project. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 2,365 men and women completed the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Questionnaire (BFLUTS). OAB was(More)
BACKGROUND Up to now, numerous similar products concerning the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have been developed. OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of the suprapubic arch (SPARC) sling system in women with SUI. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This was a long-term retrospective study. All patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse over 6.5 yr the natural history of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) of continent women participating in a health investigation. METHODS Women participating in a health screening survey in the area of Vienna in 1998-1999 underwent a detailed health investigation and completed the Bristol Female LUTS questionnaire. In 2005, all women(More)
INTRODUCTION To asses the effects on quality of life (QoL) in women with stress urinary incontinence after a SPARC sling procedure. METHODS This is a long-term retrospective study. The study cohort consisted of 54 women: 46 were available for follow-up examination and 8 were contacted by telephone. RESULTS The median follow-up was 5.3 years. The QoL(More)
AIM To analyze the natural history of the overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome in women over a period of 6.5 years. METHOD Women participating in a health screening survey in the area of Vienna in 1998/1999 underwent a detailed health investigation and completed the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptom (BFLUTS) Questionnaire. In 2005 all women who were(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to identify the types of bacterial colonization of the prostate gland tissue and urine pre- and postoperatively in patients undergoing a transurethral resection (TUR) of the prostate gland. In addition, clinical symptoms and histopathological findings were included. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty three patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the prevalence and incidence of clinical symptoms of retroaortic left renal vein (RLRV) diagnosed incidentally over 10 years by computed tomography (CT). PATIENTS AND METHODS 7,929 consecutive patients (out- and inpatients) were studied with multidetector CT from January 2000 to April 2011. We retrospectively reviewed RLRV patients'(More)