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OBJECTIVE To present our 5-year experience with robotically assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (RALP), as LP has been shown to have similar success rates as open surgery, but standard LP requires high operative skills and a correspondingly long period of training, limiting its widespread availability, and RALP is easier and quicker to learn due to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the value of sonoelastography (SE) for prostate cancer detection in comparison with systematic biopsy findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four hundred and ninety two PSA screening volunteers (mean age: 61.9+/-8.6) with an total PSA >1.25 ng/mL and a free to total PSA ration of <18% underwent SE of the prostate(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to monitor the impact of prostate cancer screening in a natural experiment by comparing prostate cancer mortality in Tyrol, Austria, where prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing was made available at no charge, with the rest of Austria, where this screening was not introduced. METHODS In 1993, PSA testing was made(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the longitudinal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) changes in a screening population with or without prostate cancer during a 10-year period. METHODS Serial PSA measurements performed during a 10-year period were evaluated in 4272 participants of a screening program who had no evidence of prostate malignancy and 528 men who eventually(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of RTE with four different modalities at 3.0 T using endorectal and body phased array coil in the detection of PC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between May 2009 and July 2010, 50 patients with biopsy proven PC scheduled for radical prostatectomy (RP) were examined. All patients underwent RTE of the prostate and 3.0 T endorectal(More)
BACKGROUND RhoE/Rnd3, a recently described novel member of the Rho GTPases family, was discussed as a possible antagonist of the RhoA protein that stimulates cell cycle progression and is overexpressed and/or overactivated in prostate cancer. We investigated the expression of RhoE and its role in cell cycle regulation and apoptosis in the human prostate. (More)
PURPOSE The fusion of multiparametric resonance imaging and ultrasound has been proven capable of detecting prostate cancer in different biopsy settings. The addition of real-time elastography promises to increase the precision of the outcome of targeted biopsies. We investigated whether real-time elastography improves magnetic resonance imaging/transrectal(More)
To examine how much practice is essential to properly perform real-time sonoelastography (RTE) in the detection of PC. RTE of the prostate was performed in 60 PC patients prior to radical prostatectomy (RP). All patients were examined by a novice and an expert observer in a blinded fashion. The novice’s results were validated with the results of the expert.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a well-controlled programme of early detection and treatment of prostate cancer in the population of Tyrol, Austria, where such a programme of early detection and treatment was initiated in 1988 and where prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing was offered for free to all men aged 45-75 years from 1993. SUBJECTS(More)
BACKGROUND To determine longitudinal PSA changes over a period of 10 years in patients with and without prostate cancer. METHODS Serial PSA measurements performed over 10 years were evaluated in 353 men who eventually developed prostate cancer and in 2.462 participants of a screening program without prostatic malignancy. RESULTS In men with cancer, mean(More)