Alain Jardin

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the selective alpha(1)-adrenergic antagonist doxazosin and the 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor finasteride, alone and in combination, for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS In a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 1095 men aged 50 to 80 years were(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the additive benefit of combining an alpha1-blocker and a 5alpha-reductase inhibitor. METHODS This European, randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial involved 1.051 patients with lower urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Patients received sustained release (SR) alfuzosin (n = 358), a selective(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an angiogenic factor that may be involved in tumor growth and metastasis. Only a few data concerning the role of VEGF in renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) are available, and no studies have yet evaluated its prognostic value. The aim of the present study was to assess VEGF expression in a large series of renal tumors(More)
Combined liver and whole pancreas procurement is feasible provided that anatomical variations of the hepatic a. are kept in mind and recognised. In case of a single middle hepatic a., the pancreas can be procured with the celiac axis and the superior mesenteric a. The liver is harvested with all its artery. In case of a left hepatic a., the liver should(More)
We report the development of a new sensitive nested reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay, using primers derived from the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSM) cDNA sequence, to detect an hematogenous spread of prostate adenocarcinoma cells. In 60 patients with a biopsy-proven prostate cancer, PSM and PSA RT-PCR detected(More)
To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of alfuzosin, a selective alpha 1-adrenergic antagonist, 518 symptomatic patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) were randomised to received either alfuzosin (daily dose 7.5-10 mg) or placebo for 6 months. Obstructive and irritative symptoms, assessed according to the Boyarsky scale, significantly(More)
INTRODUCTION Postoperative bacteriuria is a frequent event after transurethral resection of the prostate, despite the use of prophylactic antibiotics. Certain risk factors have been clearly established (preoperative urinary catheter or bacteriuria, operating time), while others remain uncertain. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective study in(More)
In a double-blind, randomized, multicenter study, 463 adult women with symptomatic acute uncomplicated cystitis were treated orally with either a 400-mg single dose of rufloxacin (n = 226) or an 800-mg single dose of pefloxacin (n = 237). Escherichia coli (78%) and Proteus mirabilis (7%) were the most common isolates from 350 patients with significant(More)
Renal angiomyolipomas are benign tumors composed of variable amounts of mature fat, smooth muscle, and thick-walled blood vessels. They occur either sporadically or in association with tuberous sclerosis. Such tumors are considered as hamartomas, but few data are available concerning their pathogenesis. Indeed, it is not known whether angiomyolipoma is a(More)
Immunohistochemical techniques were used to investigate leucocyte subpopulations in the bladders of patients with superficial transitional cell carcinoma treated with BCG Pasteur. Leucocyte subsets were enumerated with a panel of monoclonal antibodies which included CD3, CD4, CD8, TQ1, Leu7, CD15, HLA-DR, CD25, CD22. We demonstrated in the bladders of(More)