Thomas R. W. Herrmann

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BACKGROUND Misdiagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may significantly harm patients and may result from inappropriate clinical decision values (CDVs) for cardiac troponin (cTn) owing to limitations in the current regulatory process. METHODS AND RESULTS In an international, prospective, multicenter study, we quantified the incidence of(More)
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a soft tissue, generally deep seated neoplasms that occurs generally in the proximity of large joints. We report of a case of a 33-year-old man who was diagnosed with primary SS of the kidney which is an extremely rare tumor that accounts for less than 2% of malignant renal tumors. Contemporary management of renal synovial sarcoma(More)
INTRODUCTION Currently, osteoporosis research is rarely undertaken in males but an increase in male life expectancy in the company of hypogonadism suggests the necessity for potential therapeutic options. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, the changes in bone structure under standardized testosterone- (T), raloxifene- (R) and estrogen (E)-supplemented(More)
BACKGROUND Transurethral laser prostatectomy has evolved as a viable alternative for the management of benign prostate enlargement. Since the renaissance of laser prostatectomy with the advent of the holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser in the 1990s, various lasers and subsequent procedures have been introduced. These techniques can be categorized as(More)
The understanding of tissue damage by laser radiation is very important for the safety in the application of surgical lasers. The objective of this study is to evaluate cutting, vaporization and coagulation properties of the 2 µm Tm:YAG laser (LISA Laser Products OHG, GER) in comparison to the 2.1 µm Ho:YAG laser (Coherent Medical Group, USA) at different(More)
OBJECTIVES In vitro investigations of Ho:YAG laser-induced stone fragmentation were performed to identify potential impacts of different pulse durations on stone fragmentation characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS A Ho:YAG laser system (Swiss LaserClast, EMS S.A., Nyon, Switzerland) with selectable long or short pulse mode was tested with regard to its(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate in a historical series of patients whether morphological changes of the urinary tract imaged on intravenous urography (IVU) are associated with clinical or urodynamic data. METHODS During a 1-year period, every man 45 years or older with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic(More)
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