Stefan Siemer

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We report the cloning and characterization of a tumor-associated carbonic anhydrase (CA) that was identified in a human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by serological expression screening with autologous antibodies. The cDNA sequence predicts a 354-amino acid polypeptide with a molecular mass of 39,448 Da that has features of a type I membrane protein. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Our experiences with elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a consecutive series of 216 patients are presented. Clinicopathological features and long-term oncological outcome is compared to patients treated with radical nephrectomy (RN). METHODS Between 1975 and 2002, NSS was performed in 488 patients; 311 of(More)
BACKGROUND Complication reporting is highly variable and nonstandardized. Therefore, it is imperative to determine the surgical outcomes of major oncologic procedures. OBJECTIVE To describe the complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) using a standardized and validated reporting methodology. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Using(More)
OBJECTIVES Elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) < 4 cm has been accepted as alternative to radical nephrectomy (RN). However, NSS for tumours > 4 cm is controversial. We present our experiences and long-term oncologic outcome of RCC > 4 cm treated with NSS in a retrospective single-institutional analysis of 69 patients. (More)
The highest CK2 activity was found in mouse testicles and brain, followed by spleen, liver, lung, kidney and heart. The activity values were directly correlated with the protein expression level of the CK2 subunits alpha (catalytic) and beta (regulatory). The alpha' subunit was only detected in brain and testicles. By contrast, Northern blot analyses of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our 24-year experience with open nephron-sparing surgery for renal tumours, using cold ischaemia achieved by renal artery perfusion, as partial nephrectomy for imperative indications is a surgical challenge. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1980 to 2004, open partial nephrectomy was performed in 717 patients; of these, 65 (9.1%) with a(More)
BACKGROUND Nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal tumours preserves renal function and has become the standard approach for small renal tumours. Little is known about perioperative and oncologic outcomes of patients following NSS in renal tumours ≥ 7 cm in the presence of a healthy contralateral kidney. OBJECTIVE To analyse oncologic outcomes and(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) is the second most common subtype of RCC after the conventional clear cell type (cRCC). However, its characteristics and prognosis have been less intensively investigated. The aim of our study was to examine the tumour characteristics and long-term prognosis of pRCC compared to clear cell RCC (cRCC). (More)
BACKGROUND The American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer have acknowledged routine laboratory parameters, such as serum calcium, alkaline phosphatase, hemoglobin, and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), as predictors of survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma. The predictive value of these parameters(More)
BACKGROUND Intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD) has the potential benefits of a smaller incision, reduced pain, decreased bowel exposure, and reduced risk of fluid imbalance. OBJECTIVE To compare the perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing extracorporeal urinary diversion (ECUD) and ICUD following robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC). (More)