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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)
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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE To examine how much practice is essential to properly perform real-time sonoelastography (RTE) in the detection of PC. METHODS 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(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Fluoroscopy is used daily by endourologic surgeons worldwide without knowledge of received radiation doses. We wanted to assess the radiation exposure of endourologic surgeons by frequently performed endourologic interventions with an over-the-table x-ray system. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this prospective single-center study, 235(More)
PURPOSE In prostate cancer cases the early diagnosis of tumors carrying a high risk of progression is of the utmost importance. There is an urgent clinical need to avoid unnecessary biopsies and subsequent overtreatment. We validated annexin A3 as a diagnostic marker for prostatic disease in typical clinical populations and relevant segments, such as(More)
Differences in diet have been proposed to be at least partially responsible for the low rate of prostate cancer in Asian populations compared with men in Western countries. One of the compounds that occurs in a greater quantity in the Eastern diet is genistein, an isoflavonoid found in high concentrations in serum after ingestion of soy-rich foods.(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Conventional ultrasonography of both, kidney and prostate, is limited due to the poor contrast of B-mode imaging for parenchymal disease and limited sensitivity of colour Doppler for the detection of capillaries and deep pedicular vessels. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) overcomes these limitations. RECENT FINDINGS CEUS investigates(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)