B Volkmer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ulm
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint [Relevance of hospitals participating in the DRG calculation for the development of the G-DRG system]
    B G Volkmer
    Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075 Ulm, Deutschland
    Urologe A 47:866-72, 874. 2008
  2. doi request reprint [The German diagnosis-related groups in urology: reproducibility and quality of coding]
    B G Volkmer
    Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Urologe A 47:304-13. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint [Structured quality report of urologic clinics according to section 137 SGB V. Useful information for the patient, marketing tool of the hospitals, leverage wielded by the health insurance companies, or junk data?]
    B Volkmer
    Urologische Klinik, Universitat, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075, Ulm
    Urologe A 45:467-73. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Transrectal ultrasound as diagnostic tool for the detection of local recurrence following cystectomy and urinary diversion
    J Simon
    Department of Urology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Urol Int 82:12-6. 2009
  5. doi request reprint [Calculating the price of a new diagnostic or therapeutic option. Example of transurethral resection of bladder tumors using photodynamic diagnostics with hexaminolevulinic acid]
    M Burger
    Klinik für Urologie, Universitat, Regensburg, Deutschland
    Urologe A 47:1239-44. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint [Development of angiogenesis inhibitory combination therapies for treatment of renal cell carcinoma]
    G Bartsch
    Abteilung für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Urologische Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075 Ulm
    Urologe A 46:1289-90. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Neobladder emptying failure in males: incidence, etiology and therapeutic options
    J Simon
    Department of Urology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    J Urol 176:1468-72; discussion 1472. 2006
  8. doi request reprint [Terminology of lower urinary tract dysfunction and coding in the ICD-10-GM catalogue]
    F Finter
    Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland
    Urologe A 47:596-600. 2008
  9. doi request reprint [GreenLight laser therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia: dilemma of reimbursement in the DRG system]
    S Petschl
    Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland
    Urologe A 48:177-82. 2009
  10. doi request reprint [Transvesical malposition of a transobturator aortofemoral bypass]
    F Finter
    Urologische Klinik, Universitat Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland
    Urologe A 47:1481-2. 2008

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint [Relevance of hospitals participating in the DRG calculation for the development of the G-DRG system]
    B G Volkmer
    Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075 Ulm, Deutschland
    Urologe A 47:866-72, 874. 2008
    ..Therefore, the DRGs will be only as good as the cost data offered. These hospitals must be interested in offering perfect data, since this is the only option to optimize the DRG system...
  2. doi request reprint [The German diagnosis-related groups in urology: reproducibility and quality of coding]
    B G Volkmer
    Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Urologe A 47:304-13. 2008
    ..The German diagnosis-related group (G-DRG) system is based on the belief that there is only one specific coding for each case. The aim of this study was to compare coding results of identical cases coded by different coding specialists...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Structured quality report of urologic clinics according to section 137 SGB V. Useful information for the patient, marketing tool of the hospitals, leverage wielded by the health insurance companies, or junk data?]
    B Volkmer
    Urologische Klinik, Universitat, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075, Ulm
    Urologe A 45:467-73. 2006
    ..The quality reports provide coding specialists with important data, but for patients and nonspecialized doctors, this system is not helpful in improving transparency...
  4. doi request reprint Transrectal ultrasound as diagnostic tool for the detection of local recurrence following cystectomy and urinary diversion
    J Simon
    Department of Urology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Urol Int 82:12-6. 2009
    ..Routine follow-up after cystectomy for bladder cancer detect patients with local recurrence late in the course of disease. We set out to determine the value of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) as diagnostic tool to diagnose local failure...
  5. doi request reprint [Calculating the price of a new diagnostic or therapeutic option. Example of transurethral resection of bladder tumors using photodynamic diagnostics with hexaminolevulinic acid]
    M Burger
    Klinik für Urologie, Universitat, Regensburg, Deutschland
    Urologe A 47:1239-44. 2008
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  6. ncbi request reprint [Development of angiogenesis inhibitory combination therapies for treatment of renal cell carcinoma]
    G Bartsch
    Abteilung für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Urologische Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075 Ulm
    Urologe A 46:1289-90. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Neobladder emptying failure in males: incidence, etiology and therapeutic options
    J Simon
    Department of Urology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    J Urol 176:1468-72; discussion 1472. 2006
    ..Neobladder reconstruction is considered the best option for patients requiring cystectomy. Limited information is available about incidence, etiology and therapeutic options for neobladder emptying failure in males...
  8. doi request reprint [Terminology of lower urinary tract dysfunction and coding in the ICD-10-GM catalogue]
    F Finter
    Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland
    Urologe A 47:596-600. 2008
    ..This article presents a table showing the correspondence between the current terminology and the ICD-10-GM classification. The correct coding can change the DRG remuneration by a factor of 2 to 3...
  9. doi request reprint [GreenLight laser therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia: dilemma of reimbursement in the DRG system]
    S Petschl
    Urologische Universitätsklinik, Universitat Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland
    Urologe A 48:177-82. 2009
    ..An improved cost reflection can only be expected by concerted action on the part of those hospitals designated as calculators that administer GreenLight laser therapy...
  10. doi request reprint [Transvesical malposition of a transobturator aortofemoral bypass]
    F Finter
    Urologische Klinik, Universitat Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland
    Urologe A 47:1481-2. 2008
    ..We report the case of a 64-year-old patient who presented at our clinic with suspected primary bypass malposition...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Management of erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy. Urologists' assessment vs patient survey responses]
    K Herkommer
    Urologische Klinik, Universitat, Ulm
    Urologe A 45:336, 338-42. 2006
    ..The aim of this national study was to evaluate ED management after RPX (without any postoperative adjuvant therapy or tumor relapse) from the patient's view compared to the urologist's view...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparison of external radiation therapy vs radical prostatectomy in lymph node positive prostate cancer patients
    R Kuefer
    Department of Urology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 7:343-9. 2004
    ..Treatment options for lymph node positive prostate cancer are limited. We retrospectively compared patients who underwent external radiotherapy (ERT) to patients treated by radical prostatectomy (RPX)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prepubertal high flow priapism: incidence, diagnosis and treatment
    B G Volkmer
    Departments of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    J Urol 166:1018-23. 2001
    ..Embolization using microcoils for bulbourethral arteries and a gelatin sponge for other penile arteries has proved to be safe and successful therapy...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Radical cystectomy and urinary diversion in elderly patients with increased comorbidity]
    J E Gschwend
    Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Urologische Universitätsklinik Ulm
    Urologe A 43:930-4. 2004
    ..Transurethral resection alone should be proposed only to patients with a poor performance status...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Remarks on the introduction of the German Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) for the specialty of urology]
    B G Volkmer
    Urologische Universitätsklinik Ulm
    Urologe A 42:496-504. 2003
    ..Tools for an optimized coding must be a coding manual created for the specific needs of urologists and an infrastructure that allows a permanent quality control for all persons involved...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Radical prostatectomy for men aged <56 years with prostate cancer. Cost of illness analysis]
    K Herkommer
    Abteilung für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Universitatsklinikum, Ulm
    Urologe A 44:1183-4, 1185-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the costs of the disease within the first 3 years from diagnosis...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Local recurrence following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. Diagnostic and therapeutic options]
    J Simon
    Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Urologische Universitätsklinik Ulm
    Urologe A 44:375-81. 2005
    ..Only a few patients are candidates for multimodal therapeutic approaches with curative intent. Despite such efforts, the survival of patients with local recurrence is limited in nearly all cases...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Value of metastases surgery in metastatic renal cell carcinoma]
    B G Volkmer
    Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Urologischen Universitätsklinik Ulm, Prittwitzstr 43, 89075 Ulm
    Urologe A 41:225-30. 2002
    ..For metastases that are resected with a curative intent, the best long-term results can be achieved after complete or radical resection...