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PURPOSE To investigate the extent to which clinical status is affected by covering the left subclavian artery (LSA) with stent-grafts in the thoracic aorta. METHODS Stent-graft reconstruction of the thoracic aorta was performed in 23 patients (20 men; mean age 50.8 years, range 17-77) for management of rupture (n = 11), type B dissection (n = 9), or(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate early and late postoperative cognitive changes in adult patients who had a standardized temporal lobe resection for control of intractable complex partial seizures and to relate quality of life measures at the long-term follow-up to seizure control and a verbal memory skill. METHODS Patients in this longitudinal study had intractable(More)
High-flow priapism (HFP) is defined as pathological increased arterial influx into the cavernosal bodies. Since 1960, 202 cases have been published in the literature. This study evaluates the effect of the changing diagnostic and therapeutic concepts. The data of 202 cases of HFP was evaluated regarding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and long-term(More)
UNLABELLED Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its type-1 inhibitor (PAI-1) are key factors for tumor invasion and development of metastases in breast cancer. Prospective studies confirmed the prognostic significance of these factors for development of distant metastases. The predictive impact of uPA and PAI-1 for metastatic sentinel lymph node(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a substantial body of epidemiological evidence, there is only a limited indication that gonadotropins and steroids have growth regulating functions in ovarian cancer. To elucidate the role of gonadotropins in regulating steroid metabolism in human ovarian cancer, we analyzed the modulation of estradiol secretion by FSH and hCG and the(More)
With the second amendment to the Ordinance on Occupational Diseases (BeKV) of 18 December 1992, discogenic diseases of the spine are included in the disease register of occupational diseases for the first time. If occupations that impose stress on the spine have been practised for many years, the possibility exists of recognizing degenerative diseases as an(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate CT imaging in the post-operative follow-up and in the detection of recurrence after radical prostatectomy in cases of prostatic carcinoma. In over 500 patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for prostatic carcinoma, 22 cases with local recurrence were found. CT examinations of the pelvis were retrospectively evaluated(More)
PURPOSE To examine the incidence of intraprosthetic thrombotic deposits in aortic endografts. METHODS Transfemoral implantation of tube or bifurcated stent-grafts was performed in 82 patients (75 men; average age 67.7 years, range 25-88) for treatment of aneurysms of the abdominal (n = 73) or thoracic (n = 9) aorta in a 3.5-year period. Patients underwent(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the predictability of endoleak. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirteen women and 60 men (mean age, 69.8 years) underwent transfemoral insertion of endoluminal stent-grafts for treatment of aortic aneurysms. Follow-up included helical computed tomography (CT) at 3-month intervals. In the cases of endoleak, angiography also was performed to(More)
We recently demonstrated statistically significant correlations between presurgical memory impairment and hippocampal volumetric cell densities (in CA3 and the hilar area only) for patients with idiopathic left temporal lobe epilepsy who exhibited marked hippocampal neuron loss. In the present research we determine whether the same relationship exists for(More)