Thomas M Kessler

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Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc External urethral sphincter pressure measurement: an accurate method for the diagnosis of detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia?
    Carlos H Suzuki Bellucci
    Neuro Urology, Spinal Cord Injury Center and Research, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e37996. 2012
  2. doi request reprint [Sacral neuromodulation for neurogenic bladder dysfunction]
    T M Kessler
    Neuro Urologie, Paraplegikerzentrum, Uniklinik Balgrist, Universitat Zurich, Forchstraße 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Schweiz
    Urologe A 51:179-83. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound assessment of detrusor thickness in men-can it predict bladder outlet obstruction and replace pressure flow study?
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 175:2170-3. 2006
  4. doi request reprint In the human urothelium and suburothelium, intradetrusor botulinum neurotoxin type A does not induce apoptosis: preliminary results
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Uro Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and University College London Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK
    Eur Urol 57:879-83. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Uro Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals, UCL NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Expert Rev Neurother 9:341-50. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Sacral neuromodulation for urinary retention
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Uro Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 5:657-66. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Sacral neuromodulation for refractory lower urinary tract dysfunction: results of a nationwide registry in Switzerland
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 51:1357-63. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Sacral neuromodulation for neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 58:865-74. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Clean intermittent self-catheterization: a burden for the patient?
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:18-21. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Clean intermittent self-catheterization after botulinum neurotoxin type A injections: short-term effect on quality of life
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Uro Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University College London Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
    Obstet Gynecol 113:1046-51. 2009

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Publications66

  1. pmc External urethral sphincter pressure measurement: an accurate method for the diagnosis of detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia?
    Carlos H Suzuki Bellucci
    Neuro Urology, Spinal Cord Injury Center and Research, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e37996. 2012
    ..Thus, we evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of EUSP measurement for DESD. PATIENTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026;..
  2. doi request reprint [Sacral neuromodulation for neurogenic bladder dysfunction]
    T M Kessler
    Neuro Urologie, Paraplegikerzentrum, Uniklinik Balgrist, Universitat Zurich, Forchstraße 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Schweiz
    Urologe A 51:179-83. 2012
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  3. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound assessment of detrusor thickness in men-can it predict bladder outlet obstruction and replace pressure flow study?
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 175:2170-3. 2006
    ..We estimated the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound detrusor thickness measurement for BOO and investigated whether this method can replace PFS for the diagnosis of BOO in some patients with lower urinary tract symptoms...
  4. doi request reprint In the human urothelium and suburothelium, intradetrusor botulinum neurotoxin type A does not induce apoptosis: preliminary results
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Uro Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and University College London Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK
    Eur Urol 57:879-83. 2010
    ..In animal experiments, intradetrusor BoNTA injections have been shown to cause apoptosis in the bladder urothelium and suburothelium but not the detrusor...
  5. doi request reprint Sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Uro Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals, UCL NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Expert Rev Neurother 9:341-50. 2009
    ..Specific pharmacotherapy is only currently available for erectile dysfunction. This review summarizes the available information about sexual dysfunction in men and women with multiple sclerosis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sacral neuromodulation for urinary retention
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Uro Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 5:657-66. 2008
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  7. ncbi request reprint Sacral neuromodulation for refractory lower urinary tract dysfunction: results of a nationwide registry in Switzerland
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 51:1357-63. 2007
    ..To assess the efficacy and safety of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in patients with refractory lower urinary tract dysfunction in Switzerland based on a nationwide registry...
  8. doi request reprint Sacral neuromodulation for neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 58:865-74. 2010
    ..Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) has become a well-established therapy for refractory non-neurogenic LUTD, but its value in patients with a neurologic cause is unclear...
  9. doi request reprint Clean intermittent self-catheterization: a burden for the patient?
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:18-21. 2009
    ..To assess patients' perception of clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) for voiding dysfunction...
  10. doi request reprint Clean intermittent self-catheterization after botulinum neurotoxin type A injections: short-term effect on quality of life
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Uro Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University College London Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
    Obstet Gynecol 113:1046-51. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint Cadherin-11 up-regulation in overactive bladder suburothelial myofibroblasts
    Alexander Roosen
    Department of Uro Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
    J Urol 182:190-5. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint The effects of thoracic epidurally administered drugs on urethral sphincter function in women: a pooled analysis
    Patrick Y Wuethrich
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Pain Med 14:1248-53. 2013
    ..However, the impact of different epidural drug mixtures on urethral sphincter function is not completely elucidated...
  13. doi request reprint The possible role of opiates in women with chronic urinary retention: observations from a prospective clinical study
    Jalesh N Panicker
    Department of Uro Neurology, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
    J Urol 188:480-4. 2012
    ..We evaluated a group of women referred to a specialist center with unexplained urinary retention...
  14. doi request reprint Long-term effect on quality of life of repeat detrusor injections of botulinum neurotoxin-A for detrusor overactivity in patients with multiple sclerosis
    Shahid Khan
    Department of Uro Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
    J Urol 185:1344-9. 2011
    ..We studied the effect of repeat detrusor botulinum neurotoxin type A injections on urinary symptoms, health and quality of life in patients with refractory neurogenic detrusor overactivity secondary to multiple sclerosis...
  15. doi request reprint Acute spinal cord injury--do ambulatory patients need urodynamic investigations?
    Carlos H Suzuki Bellucci
    Neuro Urology, Spinal Cord Injury Center and Research, University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Urol 189:1369-73. 2013
    ..We compared the urodynamic parameters of ambulatory vs nonambulatory acute spinal cord injured patients...
  16. doi request reprint What a patient with refractory idiopathic detrusor overactivity should know about botulinum neurotoxin type a injection
    Shahid Khan
    Department of Uro Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
    J Urol 181:1773-8. 2009
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus: does it impair urinary continence after radical cystoprostatectomy and ileal orthotopic bladder substitution?
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 53:1040-6. 2008
    ..To assess the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on urinary continence after radical cystoprostatectomy and ileal orthotopic bladder substitution...
  18. ncbi request reprint Botulinum A toxin injections into the detrusor: an effective treatment in idiopathic and neurogenic detrusor overactivity?
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Neurourol Urodyn 24:231-6. 2005
    ..To assess and compare the effect of botulinum A toxin (BTX-A) injections into the detrusor in idiopathic and neurogenic detrusor overactivity resistant to anticholinergic treatment...
  19. doi request reprint Complete continence after botulinum neurotoxin type A injections for refractory idiopathic detrusor overactivity incontinence: patient-reported outcome at 4 weeks
    Shahid Khan
    Department of Uro Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Eur Urol 57:891-6. 2010
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Microbiological tined-lead examination: does prolonged sacral neuromodulation testing induce infection?
    Mirjam Huwyler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BJU Int 104:646-50; discussion 650. 2009
    ..To investigate whether prolonged sacral neuromodulation (SNM) testing induces a substantial risk of infection because of the percutaneous passage of the extension wire...
  21. ncbi request reprint Safety of prolonged sacral neuromodulation tined lead testing
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Curr Med Res Opin 24:343-7. 2008
    ..Therefore, we prospectively assessed the complications associated with prolonged tined lead testing...
  22. doi request reprint Sensory evoked potentials of the human lower urinary tract
    Flavia Gregorini
    Neuro Urology and Neurology, Spinal Cord Injury Centre and Research, University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Urol 189:2179-85. 2013
    ..Sensory evoked potentials might reveal improved insights into afferent processing in specific locations of the human lower urinary tract...
  23. doi request reprint Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction--do we need same session repeat urodynamic investigations?
    Carlos H Suzuki Bellucci
    Neuro Urology, Spinal Cord Injury Center and Research, University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Urol 187:1318-23. 2012
    ..We investigated whether same session repeat urodynamic investigations are needed in patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction...
  24. doi request reprint Neurogenic detrusor overactivity in patients with spinal cord injury: evaluation and management
    Arun Sahai
    Department of Urology and Medical Research Council MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    Curr Urol Rep 12:404-12. 2011
    ..Recent and relevant publications in these areas will be summarized and discussed...
  25. doi request reprint Antegrade perfusion with bacillus Calmette-Guérin in patients with non-muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: who may benefit?
    Gianluca Giannarini
    Department of Urology, University of Berne, Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 60:955-60. 2011
    ..There is paucity of data on bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) perfusion in patients with non-muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma (NMIUC) of the upper urinary tract (UUT)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nerve sparing open radical retropubic prostatectomy--does it have an impact on urinary continence?
    Fiona C Burkhard
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 176:189-95. 2006
    ..We prospectively assessed the role of nerve sparing surgery on urinary continence after open radical retropubic prostatectomy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Ileal orthotopic bladder substitute combined with an afferent tubular segment: long-term upper urinary tract changes and voiding pattern
    Petros Perimenis
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 46:604-9. 2004
    ..Assessment of the long-term morbidity of the upper urinary tract and of the voiding pattern in men with an ileal orthotopic bladder substitute with an afferent tubular segment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Increased proximal urethral sensory threshold after radical pelvic surgery in women
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Neurourol Urodyn 26:208-12. 2007
    ..To identify factors that potentially influence urethral sensitivity in women...
  29. ncbi request reprint Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation: an effective treatment for refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder syndrome?
    Marc Tellenbach
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    World J Urol 31:1205-10. 2013
    ..To assess the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for treating refractory overactive bladder syndrome (OAB)...
  30. doi request reprint Is there a direct antimicrobial effect of botulinum neurotoxin type A?
    Jens Wöllner
    Neuro Urology, Spinal Cord Injury Center and Research, University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    BJU Int 110:E886-90. 2012
    ..e. Botox® and Dysport®), providing evidence that BoNT/A does not exert an antibacterial effect on lower urinary tract pathogens...
  31. doi request reprint Potential influence of the anesthetic technique used during open radical prostatectomy on prostate cancer-related outcome: a retrospective study
    Patrick Y Wuethrich
    University Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Bern, and Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Bern, Berne, Switzerland
    Anesthesiology 113:570-6. 2010
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Benign prostatic obstruction and parkinson's disease--should transurethral resection of the prostate be avoided?
    Beat Roth
    Department of Urology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University College London Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
    J Urol 181:2209-13. 2009
    ..Therefore, we investigated the outcome of transurethral prostate resection in patients with a secure neurological diagnosis of Parkinson's disease...
  33. doi request reprint Structural differences between the bladder dome and trigone revealed by mRNA expression analysis of cold-cut biopsies
    Veronica Sanchez Freire
    Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BJU Int 108:E126-35. 2011
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Postvoid residuals remain unchanged in patients with postoperative thoracic epidural analgesia after thoracotomy
    Patrick Y Wuethrich
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:46-50. 2011
    ..Here we evaluated the effect of TEA on bladder emptying in patients undergoing thoracotomy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Twenty years experience with an ileal orthotopic low pressure bladder substitute--lessons to be learned
    Urs E Studer
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Inselspital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 176:161-6. 2006
    ..We present the long-term results of a large consecutive series of patients undergoing ileal orthotopic bladder substitution following radical cystectomy...
  36. doi request reprint Bowel function remains subjectively unchanged after ileal resection for construction of continent ileal reservoirs
    Berry Fung
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 60:585-90. 2011
    ..Studies assessing bowel function after resection of 55-60 cm of ileum without compromising the ileocecal valve are scarce, and long-term results have not been reported...
  37. pmc ProCOC: the prostate cancer outcomes cohort study
    Martin Umbehr
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, University Hospital of Zurich, Postfach Nord, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Urol 8:9. 2008
    ..These questions can be addressed in the context of a cohort study...
  38. pmc Combined magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging in the diagnosis of prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Martin Umbehr
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 55:575-90. 2009
    ..Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI) emerged as a promising test in the diagnosis of prostate cancer and showed encouraging results...
  39. pmc Matrix metalloproteinases and angiogenic factors: predictors of survival after radical prostatectomy for clinically organ-confined prostate cancer?
    Silvan Boxler
    Institute of Anatomy, Department of Urology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Pathol 177:2216-24. 2010
    ..Of all MMPs and angiogenic factors tested, MMP-9 expression has the potential as a prognostic marker in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for clinically organ-confined cases of prostate cancer...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of thalamic deep brain stimulation on lower urinary tract function
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 53:607-12. 2008
    ..Here, we evaluated the effect of thalamic DBS on urodynamic parameters in patients with ET...
  41. doi request reprint A safe and simple solution for intravesical tension-free vaginal tape erosion: removal by standard transurethral resection
    Mirjam Huwyler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BJU Int 102:582-5. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Early and late urodynamic assessment of ileal orthotopic bladder substitutes combined with an afferent tubular segment
    Fiona C Burkhard
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 175:2155-60; discussion 2160-1. 2006
    ..Therefore, we compared early and late urodynamic results in patients with an ileal orthotopic bladder substitute combined with an afferent tubular segment...
  43. doi request reprint Effects of thoracic epidural analgesia on lower urinary tract function in women
    Patrick Y Wuethrich
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:121-5. 2011
    ..Thus, we evaluated the effect of TEA on lower urinary tract function by urodynamic studies...
  44. ncbi request reprint Nerve-sparing open radical retropubic prostatectomy
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 51:90-7. 2007
    ..In recent years, the surgical technique for open radical prostatectomy has evolved and increasing attention is paid to preserving anatomic structures and the impact on outcome and quality of life...
  45. pmc Adverse event assessment of antimuscarinics for treating overactive bladder: a network meta-analytic approach
    Thomas M Kessler
    Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e16718. 2011
    ..In addition, the assessment of the broad variety of adverse events is dissatisfying. Our aim was to compare adverse events of antimuscarinics using a network meta-analytic approach that overcomes shortcomings of conventional analyses...
  46. doi request reprint Refractory chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men: can transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation help?
    Marc P Schneider
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BJU Int 112:E159-63. 2013
    ..To evaluate the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for treating men with refractory chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Clinical indications and outcomes with nerve-sparing cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Urol Clin North Am 32:165-75. 2005
    ..Therefore, under the proper circumstances, nerve-sparing radical cystectomy is to be strongly recommended...
  48. doi request reprint Refractory hematuria in an oliguric patient after pancreas transplantation with exocrine pancreas bladder drainage
    Bernhard Kiss
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 59:462-4. 2011
    ..However, hematuria was refractory to multiple urological interventions, which eventually necessitated an enteric diversion of the exocrine pancreas. Hematuria ceased following an uneventful postoperative course...
  49. ncbi request reprint The effect of terazosin on functional bladder outlet obstruction in women: a pilot study
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 176:1487-92. 2006
    ..We assessed the effect of terazosin (Hytrin(R)) on functional bladder outlet obstruction in women...
  50. doi request reprint Efficacy and adverse events of antimuscarinics for treating overactive bladder: network meta-analyses
    Nora Buser
    Horten Center, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 62:1040-60. 2012
    ..Several conventional meta-analyses have been published, but they fail to quantify efficacy and adverse events across drugs, dosages, formulations, and pharmaceutical forms...
  51. ncbi request reprint Patients' satisfaction with the preoperative informed consent procedure: a multicenter questionnaire survey in Switzerland
    Amina T Ghulam
    Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:307-12. 2006
    ..To assess patients' satisfaction with the preoperative informed consent procedure in obstetrics and gynecology...
  52. doi request reprint Influence of epidural mixture and surgery on bladder function after open renal surgery: a randomized clinical trial
    Patrick Y Wuethrich
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Bern, Berne, Switzerland
    Anesthesiology 118:70-7. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate the individual contribution of epidurally administrated drugs and surgery in bladder dysfunction...
  53. doi request reprint Acid-sensing channels in human bladder: expression, function and alterations during bladder pain syndrome
    Veronica Sanchez-Freire
    Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 186:1509-16. 2011
    ..We characterized expression in bladder dome biopsies from patients with bladder pain syndrome and controls, in cultured human urothelium and in urothelial TEU-2 cells...
  54. doi request reprint Air charged and microtip catheters cannot be used interchangeably for urethral pressure measurement: a prospective, single-blind, randomized trial
    Pascal Zehnder
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 180:1013-7. 2008
    ..We determined and compared urethral pressure measurements using air charged and microtip catheters in a prospective, single-blind, randomized trial...
  55. ncbi request reprint Continent urinary diversion
    Fiona C Burkhard
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 57:255-64. 2006
    ..Continent urinary diversion offers a good quality of life with few long-term complications and should be considered the treatment of choice in the majority of patients, independent of sex...
  56. ncbi request reprint Nerve-sparing radical cystectomy and orthotopic bladder replacement in female patients
    Nivedita Bhatta Dhar
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 52:1006-14. 2007
    ..Several studies have since addressed both the oncologic and functional outcomes of this procedure...
  57. ncbi request reprint Attempted nerve sparing surgery and age have a significant effect on urinary continence and erectile function after radical cystoprostatectomy and ileal orthotopic bladder substitution
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 172:1323-7. 2004
    ..We assessed factors influencing urinary continence and erectile function after radical cystoprostatectomy and ileal orthotopic bladder substitution...
  58. pmc MicroRNAs may mediate the down-regulation of neurokinin-1 receptor in chronic bladder pain syndrome
    Veronica Sanchez Freire
    Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, 3000 Bern 9, Switzerland
    Am J Pathol 176:288-303. 2010
    ..Our findings further the knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of BPS, and have relevance for other clinical conditions involving the NK1 receptor...
  59. doi request reprint Chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men is associated with reduction of relative gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex compared to healthy controls
    Livio Mordasini
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 188:2233-7. 2012
    ..Thus, we assessed brain alterations associated with abnormal pain processing in patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome...
  60. ncbi request reprint Alternate or additional findings to stone disease on unenhanced computerized tomography for acute flank pain can impact management
    Hanno Hoppe
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 175:1725-30; discussion 1730. 2006
    ..We evaluated the incidence and clinical relevance of alternate or additional findings on unenhanced CT in patients with acute flank pain and suspected urinary calculi...
  61. ncbi request reprint Prolonged sacral neuromodulation testing using permanent leads: a more reliable patient selection method?
    Thomas M Kessler
    Neuro urology unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur Urol 47:660-5. 2005
    ..To assess the effect of prolonged sacral neuromodulation testing using permanent leads comparing the usual evaluation period of 4 to 7 days to a prolonged evaluation period of a minimum of 14 days...
  62. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of initial urodynamic pattern on urinary continence in patients with myelomeningocele
    Thomas M Kessler
    Neuro urology unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Neurourol Urodyn 25:361-7. 2006
    ..To investigate whether the initial urodynamic pattern may predict urinary continence and the need for adjunctive incontinence surgery in patients with myelomeningocele...
  63. ncbi request reprint Intermittent catheterisation in older people: a valuable alternative to an indwelling catheter?
    Stefania Pilloni
    Neuro urology unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Age Ageing 34:57-60. 2005
    ..To investigate whether intermittent catheterisation is a valuable alternative to an indwelling catheter in patients older than 70 years with post-void residuals more than 50% of the bladder capacity...
  64. ncbi request reprint Bilateral migration of sacral neuromodulation tined leads in a thin patient
    Thomas M Kessler
    Neuro urology unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    J Urol 173:153-4. 2005
  65. doi request reprint Diagnosis of urinary incontinence
    Thomas M Kessler
    JAMA 300:283; author reply 283. 2008
  66. ncbi request reprint Patients' perception of preoperative information by interactive computer program-exemplified by cholecystectomy
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Surgery, Kantonales Spital Altstätten, 9450 Altstätten, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 59:135-40. 2005
    ..Thus, interactive computer programs seem to be a valuable adjunct to written and oral information in the preoperative informed consent procedure...