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Koutouzis Michael - - 2007
The presence, cause, and clinical significance of elevated cardiac troponin I in patients with acute lower limb ischemia is yet unknown. Forty-six patients (20 men [43%]; mean age 72 +/- 10 years, range 42 to 92) with acute lower limb ischemia were enrolled in this study. Serial creatine kinase (CK), ...
Al-Taheini Khalid - - 2007
Prostatic calculi, though common in adult men, are rare in children. We report three cases of pediatric prostatic calculi seen at our clinic that were associated with hypercalciuria and elevated urinary calcium/creatinine ratios. The patients had no symptoms from their prostatic calcification, but one patient had recurrent symptomatic renal calculi. ...
Kim T - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Data concerning faecal incontinence (FI) in men are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the historical aetiology and contrast aetiologies in younger and older men suffering from FI. METHOD: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective chart review was undertaken of all patients with FI seen ...
Incorvaia Lorena - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of the circulating levels of activin A and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and -9 (MMP-9) was investigated in patients with breast cancer (BC) or prostate cancer (PC) with (M1) or without (M0) bone metastasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MMP-2, MMP-9 and activin A blood concentrations were measured by ...
Bozbas Huseyin - - 2007
Serum cardiac enzyme elevation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a relatively common complication, is a prognostic determinant of long-term outcome in patients who undergo these procedures. Statins are postulated to reduce such complications. This study investigated the short-term effects of pravastatin on serum creatine kinase myocardial isoform (CK-MB) and serum ...
Hotta Katsuyuki - - 2007
There have been no reports evaluating the utility of monitoring early change in serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level as a predictor for subsequent radiological response to gefitinib in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. In this report, we investigated its role using the data from 110 non-small cell lung cancer ...
Kerkmeijer Linda G W - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk for recurrent trophoblastic disease after spontaneous normalization of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels in patients with hydatidiform mole and to determine the risk for tumor relapse after apparent remission following chemotherapy in patients with low- and high-risk persistent trophoblastic disease. METHODS: From 1994 until 2004, ...
Madan Atul K - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) has been demonstrated to provide weight loss comparable to open gastric bypass. It has been suggested that African-Americans (AA) are not as successful as Caucasians (CA) after bariatric surgery. Our hypothesis was that AAs are just as successful as CA after LRYGBP in terms ...
Reed Daniel R - - 2007
PURPOSE: To compare seed loss and dosimetric parameters between stranded and loose 125I seeds (LS) for prostate brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty-four patients with 1997 American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) clinical stage T1c or T2a prostate carcinoma were prospectively randomized to brachytherapy (144Gy) with RAPID Strand 125I seeds (RS) ...
Evans D T P - - 2007
All category III chronic prostatitis cases in two hospital sites were retrospectively reviewed from the year 2000 until 2005. The mean age of the patients was 38.7 years. Of these, 56.6% were St Bartholomew's Genitourinary Medicine Department patients and 43.5% were Southend Genitourinary Medicine Clinic patients. We observed that 33.1% ...
Vicino Mario - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To preoperatively predict follicular loss after laparoscopic cystectomy of ovarian endometriomas. DESIGN: Case-control study. (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS: Seventy-six women with ovarian endometrioma and 41 patients with nonendometriotic ovarian cysts who underwent laparoscopy. INTERVENTIONS: Sonographic findings and serum levels of CA 125 and ...
Ikuerowo S O - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Transrectal prostate biopsy is a potentially painful procedure. Our service has significant experience with caudal anesthesia for perianal procedures. This study is aimed to determine the effectiveness of caudal anesthesia for transrectal prostate biopsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy consecutive patients undergoing transrectal prostate biopsy were entered into the study. ...
Leibovici Dan - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level after definitive treatment for prostate cancer (PC) is a powerful predictor of outcome. Occasionally, PC progression can occur despite low or undetectable PSA levels. The authors report on the clinical and pathologic characteristics of patients who experienced PC progression with undetectable or low ...
van Renterghem Koenraad - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of pressure flowmetry in patients without bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and diagnosed as having clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) after negative (multiple) extended multi-site biopsy. METHODS: The study enrolled patients with minor LUTS who were referred to our ...
Zargooshi J - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to report the short-term results of open prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Patient charts were retrospectively reviewed from September 1988 to April 2004. A total of 3000 consecutive patients with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and complications of BPH underwent open prostatectomy ...
Kayigil Onder - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine the ability of transanal pelvic plexus stimulation (TPPS) in inducing penile tumescence in patients with non-neurogenic erectile dysfunction (ED) and to compare the erection degree with papaverine-induced erection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The cavernous electrical activity (CEA) in 21 men with non-neurogenic erectile dysfunction was measured during TPPS ...
Skerk Vianja - - 2006
A total of 835 patients with symptoms of chronic prostatitis syndrome and no evidence of structural or functional lower genitourinary tract abnormalities were examined in a three year period at the Outpatient Department for Urogenital Infections, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases "Dr. Fran Mihaljević" Zagreb, Croatia. Disease etiology was determined ...
Bandrés Eva - - 2007
EGFR overexpression has been implicated in the development of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). This study evaluates the prognostic ability of four polymorphisms in EGFR gene for patients diagnosed with HNSCC and treated with chemoradiation. EGFR polymorphisms in the promoter region were not associated with clinical or pathological ...
Thompson R Houston - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: As the population ages, healthy octogenarians are increasingly diagnosed with prostate cancer. Some of these patients will request radical prostatectomy (RP), although outcome data in this population group are lacking. We report our experience with patients undergoing RP during their ninth decade of age. METHODS: From 1986 to 2003, ...
Oguike, C Temple; ;
In a prospective study 14 patients with lower urinary symptoms from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) were given titrated doses of Cardura (Doxazocin) over a period of 4 weeks. The response to the drug was measured weekly using the International Prostate symptom scores, (IPSS) Quality of life score, urine flow rate, ...
MacLennan Gregory T - - 2006
PURPOSE: We investigated an association between chronic prostatic inflammation and prostate carcinogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Initial prostate needle biopsies from 177 patients with clinical parameters suspicious for malignancy were examined. We evaluated them for the presence and extent of chronic inflammation and other pathological findings. Findings in followup biopsies during ...
Harpaz David - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Despite the high mortality rate in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the value of coronary angiography (CA) in the elderly has been questioned due to a less favorable outcome. The aim of the study was to determine the prognostic significance of CA on mortality of elderly patients ...
Chaube Amita - - 2006
BACKGROUND: CA 125 is a glycoprotein and a commonly used tumor marker in ovarian carcinoma. Its use in gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) has not yet been reported. We have henceforth examined for the first time the diagnostic utility of CA 125 in patients with gallbladder diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum CA ...
Mian Christine - - 2006
BACKGROUND: On the basis of a multicolor-FISH test we aimed at verifying whether there is any molecular biological background for the different behavior of Gleason Score 7 prostate cancer (PCa). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Biopsies of 44 patients with histological verified PCa, 20 with Gleason score 3 + 4 (group A) ...
Eastman Alexander L - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Although the reported sensitivity of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) for the diagnosis of blunt cervical vascular injury (BCVI) has been inadequate, we hypothesized that advances in computed tomographic technology have improved the diagnostic sensitivity of CTA at least to that of invasive catheter angiography (CA). METHODS: Data from all ...
Srinivas Sandy - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of triamcinolone administration on the serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response and the time to progression in patients with androgen-independent prostate cancer (AIPC). METHODS: Patients with AIPC were prospectively treated with oral triamcinolone 4 mg twice daily, and their serum PSA and cortisol levels were measured ...
Lang Bianca A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To review the indications for corticosteroids in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) treated by pediatric rheumatologists in Canada and to determine their efficacy on fever in patients with refractory KD. METHODS: All practicing pediatric rheumatologists in Canada identified KD patients treated with corticosteroids and completed a standard data form ...
Buchner Alexander - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The prognostic relevance of disseminated cytokeratin-positive (CK+) tumor cells in the bone marrow of patients with different types of carcinoma has been demonstrated in several studies. In this prospective study, the frequency and prognostic value of CK+ tumor cells was investigated in the bone marrow of 55 consecutive patients ...
Luciani Lorenzo G - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To define whether six-core biopsies still have a role in patients presenting with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels greater than 10 ng/mL and abnormal digital rectal examination (DRE) findings. Recent studies have suggested that the six-core biopsy is inadequate for the diagnosis of prostate cancer; however, it remains controversial whether ...
Mussack Thomas - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to apply the rapid Elecsys S100 immunoassay for real-time measurement of S100 protein serum levels indicating acute brain damage in patients undergoing carotid artery stenting (CAS) or endarterectomy (CEA). DESIGN AND METHODS: Data of 14 CAS patients were compared to those of 43 CEA and ...
Carnevale-Schianca Fabrizio - - 2006
A pilot study was conducted to evaluate safety and activity of nonmyeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) and to determine whether a T-cell response to a tumor-associated antigen (TAA) was induced. Fifteen patients with metastatic CRC underwent HCT from human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched siblings after a ...
John Abraham R - - 2006
BACKGROUND/AIM: A cholangiocarcinoma, the second most common primary hepatic malignancy, can present with diagnostic dilemmas. The aim of this study is to assess the role of CA 19-9 in patients with a cholangiocarcinoma without primary sclerosing cholangitis. METHODS: The prospectively collected information on patients with biopsy-proven cholangiocarcinomas who had the ...
Tuncel Altug - - 2006
PURPOSE: We evaluated 96 patients with prostatic inflammation in terms of their symptoms and aimed to find common types and frequencies of symptoms in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The mean age of the patients was 38.0+/-8.7 (range 21-58) years. Physical examination, digital rectal examination, microscopic prostatic secretion assessment and ...
Mallén Eva - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To study the evolution of 64 patients initially diagnosed with ASAP (atypical small acinar proliferation). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 1998 and the end of 2003, 64 patients were diagnosed at our centre with ASAP. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients assessed was 69 years (SD 6.4 years), the ...
Harris M R E - - 2006
Current opinion advocates the use of nephrostomies in hormone naive patients with obstructive uropathy while hormone resistant patients require an individual approach. Patients undergoing a nephrostomy for uropathy were retrospectively analysed, with particular interest in hormone status and blood levels. Over a 46-month period, 26/112 nephrostomies were performed for prostate ...
Pepe Pietro - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate whether percent free prostate-specific antigen (%-fPSA) could be predictive of pathological stage and Gleason score in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) and serum PSA of 10 ng/ml or less. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 100 patients with total PSA<or=10 ng/ml who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy as primary treatment ...
Lentini Silvia - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) on serum creatine phosphokinase (CK) levels. DESIGN: Single-center prospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Academic sleep disorder center. PATIENTS: Two hundred one consecutive patients (mean [+/- SD] age, 54.9 +/- 11.0 years; 155 men and 46 women; mean body mass ...
Berger Aaron D - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: We have previously reported on the disparity in the clinicopathologic features of prostate cancer between black and white patients at our equal-access institution during the 1990s. The goal of this study was to determine whether the worse clinicopathologic features of prostate cancer in black patients have persisted in the ...
Hosseini Abolfazl - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The majority of patients with prostatitis have chronic non-bacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome of inflammatory type (Category IIIA) or non-inflammatory type (Category IIIB), based on the National Institutes of Health classification. The aim of this study was to investigate whether measurement of nitric oxide (NO) formation in the prostatic ...
Agarwal Sandeep K - - 2006
The objective of the current report was to determine the relapse rates and characterize the nature of relapses during the disease course of adult patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). A retrospective cohort study of 53 medical records of patients with polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM), connective tissue disease (CTD)-associated myositis, ...
Porcalla A R - - 2005
The etiology and pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease (KD) is largely unknown. Certain demographic factors and laboratory findings are predictive of the development of coronary artery (CA) aneurysms. The objectives of this study were to determine the epidemiology of KD patients in an urban hospital and determine risk factors associated with ...
Melli Giorgia - - 2005
Rhabdomyolysis is a common and potentially lethal clinical syndrome that results from acute muscle fiber necrosis with leakage of muscle constituents into blood. Myoglobinuria is the most significant consequence, leading to acute renal failure (ARF) in 15%-33% of patients with rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis occurs from inherited diseases, toxins, muscle compression or ...
Strebel R T - - 2005
We assessed audiovisually induced erections after nerve block of the neurovascular bundle during prostate biopsy. We evaluated neurovascular bundle nerve block to mimic non-nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy in an experimental setup. Patients undergoing a transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy were randomized to bilateral injection of 5 ml ropivacaine hydrochloride 0.75% or NaCl ...
Liu Feng-Yuan - - 2005
PURPOSE: Serum carcinoembryonic antigen elevation without detectable relapse during colorectal cancer follow-up presents a challenge. This study was designed to evaluate the utility of fluorine-18-labeled 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography in colorectal cancer patients with unexplained carcinoembryonic antigen elevation at different levels. METHODS: Thirty-seven colorectal cancer patients referred for positron emission ...
Litzenberg Dale W - - 2005
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of applying adaptive and off-line setup correction models to bony anatomy and gold fiducial markers implanted in the prostate, relative to daily alignment to skin tattoos and daily on-line corrections of the implanted gold markers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten prostate cancer patients with implanted gold ...
Nasr Nathalie - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The arterial baroreflex is an important determinant of the short-term regulation of blood pressure and cardiovascular variability. The purpose of our study was to determine whether baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and heart rate (HR) variability are altered in patients with carotid atherosclerosis (CA) and to assess the impact ...
Varol Ercan - - 2005
Carbohydrate Antigen 125 (CA 125), a marker for ovarian cancer has been reported to increase in relation to the severity of heart failure. To evaluate the serum levels of CA 125 and other tumour markers, in patients with chronic heart failure. Blood levels of CA 125 and other tumour markers ...
Tuncel Altug - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the level of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) varies with fasting and nonfasting. METHODS: The study involved 80 male patients with normal digital rectal examination who were hospitalized for benign urologic problems. The patients with active urinary tract infection, urologic cancer, urethral catheterization, diabetes mellitus, or acute ...
Leibovici Dan - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic local recurrence of prostate carcinoma (SLRPC) after radiation therapy (RT) is associated with morbidity and debilitating symptoms that have a substantial impact on the patient's quality of life. Most reports on the results of RT for localized prostate carcinoma (PC) do not address this endpoint. The objective of ...
Tang Jie - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation was to study the correlation between hypoechoic nodules detected on ultrasonography and benign hyperplasia in the prostatic outer gland (POG) diagnosed by transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided biopsies. METHODS: The TRUS-guided biopsies were performed on 472 patients suspected of having prostate cancer. Specimens obtained by biopsies ...
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