Albert A. Luderer

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OBJECTIVES This study examined the clinical significance of non-complexed (free) prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the differential diagnosis of prostate cancer with an emphasis on patients with total PSA values between 4.0 and 10.0 ng/mL (the diagnostic gray zone). METHODS Serum samples were obtained from three specimen banks. Patient samples consisted(More)
Bovine spermatozoa were separated into different density subpopulations utilizing water insoluble hydrocarbon and silicone gels of defined specific gravity. Sperm density profiles were generated for 13 bulls. The separations were found to be repeatable and characteristic of the bull examined. Considerable density variation among animals was demonstrated.(More)
A method is described whereby, utilising a biocompatible magnetic glass-ceramic material, effective hysteresis heating in living tissue was accomplished. Initial experiments on mice showed that a significant heating effect can be obtained in the ceramic-impregnated regions. An analysis is also given for the projected safe operating field-frequency regime of(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer has a strong genetic component, and at least two breast cancer genes exist. But these genes probably play little role in most breast cancers. Other factors, such as environmental estrogens and diet, may cause the genetic changes involved in the genesis of sporadic breast cancer. A method of observing genetic changes indirectly might(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to define the probability of prostate cancer as a function of the proportion of free to total prostate-specific antigen (FTPSA), total PSA, and age for those patients with total PSA levels between 2.5 and 20.0 ng/mL. METHODS Prebiopsy serums were obtained from 428 untreated patients (165 malignant, 263 benign) who had(More)
OBJECTIVES Evaluation of free and total serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels before diagnosis of prostate cancer. METHODS Free and total PSA levels were measured on frozen sera samples of 26 men with no history of prostate disease (controls), 29 men with a histologic diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) made at simple prostatectomy (BPH(More)
A radioimmunoassay has been developed to measure ferritin bound to the surface of isolated human peripheral blood mononuclear white blood cells (PBMs) in order to investigate the possible relationship of this phenomenon to breast and other forms of cancer. The assay measures the specific binding (%SP) of affinity-purified 125I-labeled rabbit anti-Hodgkin's(More)