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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Radical prostatectomy is one treatment for organ-confined prostatic adenocarcinoma. Dissemination of malignant prostatic cells after radical prostatectomy could be partly due to prostate manipulation during dissection. We confirmed by assay of prostate-specific membrane antigen by reverse-transcription nested PCR that prostate manipulation seeded prostatic(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)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The pattern of arachidonate acid (AA) transformation in tumor cells has been shown to play a role in determining tumor cell invasiveness. AA is released from membrane phospholipids by cPLA(2). Then it is metabolized into prostaglandins and PGE(2) especially via cyclooxygenase pathways. PGE(2) production seems to be necessary for(More)