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Strichman-Almashanu L - - 1995
Because of the abundance of the classical form of Kaposi sarcoma (CKS) among Jews and people of Mediterranean origin, studies have been conducted to find an association between CKS and HLA antigens. No conclusive results have been drawn, although in a number of these investigations an increased incidence of HLA-DR5 ...
Ishikawa T - - 1995
We reported on three hypocalcemic patients with various serum creatine kinase (CK) levels and Ca metabolic disorders. Two patients with moderate hypocalcemia had increased CK levels (hyper-CK-emia), which normalized during treatment for the hypocalcemia; a negative correlation between the Ca and CK levels was observed in both patients. The remaining ...
Woo J - - 1995
The authors evaluated the usefulness of a rapid fluorometric enzyme immunoassay for myoglobin (Myo) for early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients in the emergency department. The rapid fluorometric enzyme immunoassay for myoglobin was performed on timed blood samples collected previously for serial CK and CKMB determinations from ...
Lavin F - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the clinical usefulness of serial measurements of five cardiac marker proteins, namely creatine kinase (CK), CK-MB mass, myoglobin, troponin T, and myosin light chain 1, in the early detection of reperfusion after thrombolytic treatment. METHOD: Serial blood samples were taken from 26 patients presenting with ...
Vijayakumar S - - 1995
PURPOSE: To study the response of nonmalignant prostatic tissue to ionizing irradiation in terms of the resultant changes in serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Weekly serum PSA values were determined during radiotherapy (RT) in nine patients ("treatment group") without clinical evidence of prostate cancer (PC), and ...
Josefsen D - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the increase of serum prostatic specific antigen (PSA) as a means of early detection of progression in hormonally untreated or androgen-deprived patients with T1-T4, pN+ and MO prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1986 to 1992 40 patients with T1-T4 pN+ MO prostate cancer were either deprived ...
Yalla S V - - 1995
The precise role of the American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is not well established. The AUA symptom index has been recommended only for quantifying the symptoms of BPH but not for its diagnosis. However, to our knowledge the ability to discriminate ...
al-Nahhas A M - - 1995
Benign myocardial uptake of technetium-99m labelled phosphates, not related to cardiac or metabolic disorders, has been documented except in the case of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (MDP). The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of myocardial uptake and its possible association with malignant tumours in general and prostatic carcinoma ...
MadaliƄski K - - 1995
Ca. eighty patients with hereditary angioedema due to C1-inhibitor deficiency were diagnosed and treated in Poland during last the 15 yrs, mainly in centers from Warsaw, Cracow and Bydgoszcz. The detailed description concerns 17 patients, 14 females (82%) and 3 males (18%). Important diagnostic points, response to treatment, and critical ...
Meria P - - 1995
In the absence of a specific marker for renal cell carcinoma (RCC), we evaluated the tumour-associated trypsin inhibitor (TATI) in patients with RCC. Between November 1990 and November 1993, 63 patients with RCC and 23 patients with benign renal disease underwent a competitive radioimmunoassay of TATI. The cutoff value was ...
Coveney E C - - 1995
The value of tumour-associated antigens CEA and CA 15-3 was studied in patients with breast cancer over a 4-year period. A total of 252 patients with primary or recurrent disease had available and corresponding CEA and CA 15-3 values at diagnosis and during follow-up and were studied in detail. Preoperative ...
Ehreth J T - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) obtained under optimal conditions with the presence or absence of organ-confined prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medical records of 300 consecutive patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy were retrospectively reviewed. Ninety-three patients were excluded who had a ...
Welt S - - 1994
PURPOSE: A phase I/II study was designed to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) of iodine 131-labeled monoclonal antibody (mAb) A33 (131I-mAb A33) administered intravenously, its limiting organ toxicity, and its radioisotope retention in tumors, and to develop preliminary evidence of antitumor activity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (N = 23) with ...
Frisbie J H - - 1994
To test the hypothesis that carcinoma of the prostate (CAPR) is uncommon among patients previously paralyzed due to myelopathy, the prevalence of CAPR in patients with high grade (severe) paralysis was compared to that in patients with low grade paralysis. Sixty-six records of patients with CAPR following myelopathy were recalled ...
Rose P G - - 1994
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of serum assays for CA 125 to detect recurrent endometrial carcinoma. METHODS: Two hundred sixty-six patients were studied with 1101 post-treatment assays. Patients were categorized as low, medium, or high risk based on surgical-pathologic findings. CA 125 values were analyzed with respect to each patient's ...
Schou J - - 1994
OBJECTIVE: To report the results of a standard evaluation programme performed prior to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All 132 patients with symptoms of prostatism on the waiting list for surgery were invited to attend the hospital to undergo a physical ...
Lee K N - - 1994
From 8322 patients for whom creatine kinase (CK; EC 2.7.3.2) isoenzyme analysis was ordered, we identified 136 patients with macro CK isoenzyme in their serum. There were 36 cases with type 1 (prevalence: 0.43%) and 100 cases with type 2 isoenzyme (prevalence: 1.20%). About three-fourths of the patients were ambulatory ...
Hill S J - - 1994
Treatment with alpha 1-adrenergic blockers can be a reasonable alternative to surgery for patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy. Alpha blockers may also be useful as an adjunct to finasteride in the treatment of this disorder. Pretreatment evaluation is essential to ensure that the patient does not have an infection, ...
Silén A - - 1994
The serological results from apparently healthy individuals and prostate cancer patients were evaluated with a new assay called TPAcyk ELISA. This assay has a biochemical specificity for fragments of cytokeratins 8 and 18, and exhibits a low within- and between-assay imprecision. The data indicate a significant difference between the results ...
Ludwig M - - 1994
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sonographic changes that occur in patients with chronic prostatitis and compare them with those of non-inflammatory prostatodynia using transrectal prostatic sonography (TPS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, TPS findings were analysed in 88 men with chronic prostatitis and 53 patients with prostatodynia, all of ...
Nomura Y - - 1994
Successive measurements of cardiac myosin light chain I (MLC), creatine kinase isoenzyme MB (CKMB), and the titer of antimyosin antibody (AMA) were performed prospectively in 19 patients following open heart surgery. Seven of these patients showed the postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS). No differences in serum concentrations of MLC or CKMB were ...
Duk J.M. - - 1994
Serial serum samples of 33 patients with primary sarcoma of the uterus were analyzed for CA 125 and frozen tissue sections of tumor from 23 patients were tested for this antigen. Before treatment, 12 of 30 evaluable patients showed serum CA 125 levels> 16 Uml-1 (40%). There was no relationship ...
Paganuzzi M - - 1994
It has been suggested that bile CEA levels could represent a sensitive index for the detection of occult liver metastases in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. We measured serum and gallbladder bile CEA concentrations in a control group, in a group of patients with benign disease of the biliary tree, and ...
Molina R - - 1994
CYFRA 21-1, CEA, CA 125, SCC and NSE serum levels were determined in 50 healthy subjects and in 189 patients with primary lung cancer (101 with locoregional disease, 68 with recurrence and 20 patients with no evidence of residual disease (NED). Abnormal CYFRA 21-1 serum levels were found in 53.6% ...
Hulting J - - 1994
OBJECTIVE: The diagnostic value of creatine kinase-MB mass concentration (CK-MB mass) was compared with that of creatine kinase-B (CK-B) activity in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) but with total serum CK activity only slightly above the reference range. DESIGN: One hundred consecutive blood samples with total CK activity ...
Caux F - - 1994
Keratinocytes have recently been reported to contain creatine kinase (CK) of brain-type isoenzyme. The aim of this study was to investigate whether necrosis of keratinocytes induced raised CK levels in toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). The serum and blister fluid levels of creatine kinase and its isoenzymes [muscular-type (MM), brain-type (BB), ...
Corman M L - - 1994
PURPOSE: The role of immunoscintigraphy with 111In-satumomab pendetide in the medical and/or surgical management of colorectal cancer patients was evaluated in a multicenter trial. METHODS: This 103 patient study population included 46 individuals with rising serum carcinoembryonic antigen levels and otherwise negative diagnostic evaluation, 29 patients with known recurrence, presumed ...
Stein M E - - 1994
The data are scant concerning classical Kaposi's sarcoma (CKS) among the Caucasian population of Africa. A description of the clinical features of 15 such patients, treated and followed up at the Johannesburg General Hospital over a 14-year period (1978-1992) is presented. All patients were negative for the human immunodeficiency virus. ...
Semjonow A - - 1994
The serum half-life of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was calculated in 66 patients subsequent to radical prostatectomy. Comparing serum half-life to disease outcome in 37 patients after a minimum follow-up of two years, it was found that PSA serum half-life identifies patients with residual disease earlier and more reliably than the ...
Smeitink J - - 1994
Eleven patients with an established disturbance in muscle mitochondrial energy generation, in whom no defect in the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex or in the complexes of the respiratory chain could be detected, were investigated for a possible deficiency of mitochondrial creatine kinase (Mi-CK) (EC 2.7.3.2). Four patients with a defect in ...
Montorsi F - - 1994
Transrectal hyperthermia, transurethral thermotherapy, prostatic stent, and prostatic spiral were used to treat 120 poor operative risk patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. The preoperative subjective and objective conditions of the four groups (each of 30 patients) were comparable. None of the patients had an indwelling catheter, but according to ...
Poulsen A L - - 1994
INTRODUCTION: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common pathologic condition to afflict the aging male. Many patients with symptomatic BPH undergo prostatectomy without rigorous evaluation. Three concepts should be considered before any treatment of a patient with symptomatic BPH; Prostatic enlargement, symptomatology and bladder outflow obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ...
Specht U - - 1994
Cerebellar atrophy (CA) is a frequent finding in patients with chronic epilepsy. To find out whether the existence of CA has an influence on the tolerance of high-dose monotherapy with carbamazepine, we compared the lowest individual toxic serum levels in patients with complex focal seizures, with CA (n = 27) ...
Hørding U - - 1994
Serum CA 125 levels were evaluated in 71 patients undergoing second-look laparotomy for primary epithelial ovarian cancer. With a cut-off limit of 35 U/ml, 17 of 45 patients with residual disease (38%) were CA 125-positive. All of 26 patients with pathological complete response were marker-negative. Second-look laparotomy may be avoided ...
de la Rosette J J - - 1993
Psychologic factors have been considered to play an important role in the etiology of chronic prostatitis. Earlier studies are often based on a psychoanalytical perspective and seldomly used quantitative approaches. In the present study quantitative tests are used to investigate personality variables which are suggested in the literature as underlying ...
Ohkawa M - - 1993
To elucidate the role of Ureaplasma urealyticum as a causative organism in chronic prostatitis we investigated its incidence in the urogenital tract in 131 chronic prostatitis patients and 120 prostatodynia patients; the presence of common bacteria or Chlamydia trachomatis was also recorded. According to the 4-glass localisation test, U. urealyticum ...
Ohori M - - 1993
In an effort to identify reliable criteria for detecting seminal vesicle invasion (SVI) with transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) in patients with clinically localised prostate cancer, we reviewed the pre-operative sonograms in 230 patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy; 49 patients (21%) had pathologically confirmed SVI. Conventional sonographic criteria for SVI (asymmetry, ...
Oesterling J E - - 1993
The findings of these two large-scale clinical studies indicate that serum PSA is an accurate and reliable predictor of the bone scan findings for 40% of the patients presenting with newly diagnosed, untreated prostate cancer. For these patients with no skeletal symptoms and a serum PSA value of 10 ng/mL ...
Kairisto V - - 1993
Changes between serial laboratory test results can be significant, even if none of the individual results exceeds the reference interval. We developed a statistical method for the calculation of reference change limits from routine patients' data for situations in which the majority of the patients can be considered suitable reference ...
Katz R W - - 1993
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of cardiotoxicity in infants and children who receive continuous nebulized albuterol (CNA) for bronchospasm. DESIGN: Prospective, case series. SETTING: A university pediatric intensive care and pediatric subacute units. PATIENTS: Nineteen infants and children who received CNA for at least 24 hours. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS: Creatinine ...
Dellemijn P L - - 1993
A 23-year-old woman presented with cerebellar hemorrhage from a cavernous angioma (CA). A history of spinal hemorrhage and a supratentorial calcified lesion on CT and MRI suggested cavernous angiomatosis of the CNS. Familial investigation in 20 relatives revealed 4 additional patients with symptomatic CA and one person with asymptomatic CA. ...
Margulies D R - - 1993
This study was performed to determine whether bradycardia complicates the postoperative course of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The records of 216 patients undergoing 233 CEAs over a 2-year period were reviewed. Patients were divided into two groups based on their lowest Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) heart rate (HR). ...
Hamed A D - - 1993
The pre-operative intravenous urograms of 120 consecutive patients who had prostatectomy for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) were studied. Of these, seventy eight patients (65%) had normal intravenous urograms (IVU) while 42 patients had abnormal IVU. In this study serum creatinine above 2.0mg/dl and blood urea above 35mg/dl proved valuable indices ...
Barham C P - - 1993
A total of 118 patients on a waiting list for a transurethral prostatectomy, who had been selected primarily on the basis of their symptoms and the finding of an enlarged prostate, were reassessed by objective tests. Of the 107 finally studied, 44% were retained on the waiting list and a ...
Viswanath S - - 1993
We report the use of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) estimations prior to clinic attendance in 234 patients referred with symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction to a general urology clinic. Ninety-three patients with PSA levels > 10 ng/ml were seen earlier than planned and offered transurethral resection or transrectal biopsy ...
Abe J - - 1993
To evaluate noninvasive markers for determining the reperfusion status without coronary angiography (CAG) or serial blood sampling in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), two markers were examined: (1) serum myoglobin (Mb) level and (2) serum myoglobin/creatine kinase ratio (Mb/CK). Before emergency CAG a blood sample was drawn from 72 ...
Ikeda Y - - 1993
Serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels were determined in 68 patients with Stage IV gastric cancers, the objective being to examine the clinicopathological relationship between the metastatic patterns of gastric cancer and the serum CEA level. Of the 68 patients, 31 were diagnosed as cases of liver metastases and 37 as ...
Perera N - - 1993
Of 58 patients who underwent transurethral resection of prostate (TURP), in whom water was used as the irrigant fluid, four patients had clinical evidence of the "TURP syndrome" (1). Although the serum sodium decreased to less than 120 in 7 patients, only one of them had clinical signs. Reduction in ...
Arai Y - - 1993
We have developed a new hypersensitive enzyme immunoassay for prostate specific antigen (PSA) based on the (MARKIT-M PA) assay but employing a two-hour incubation of the primary monoclonal antibody. The analytical sensitivity has been determined at 0.2 ng/ml, calculated as the mean+three standard deviations of the zero calibrator. Serum PSA ...
van der Burg M E - - 1993
The clinical significance of the serum marker CA 125 and conventional examinations in diagnosing progressive disease was evaluated in 98 patients. The examinations included CA 125, gynecologic and complete physical examination, abdominal computed tomography (CT), roentgenogram of the chest, second look operation and serum biochemistry profile. Progressive disease occurred in ...
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