Angelo Prestigiacomo

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We used an ultrasensitive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay with a detection limit of 0.02 microgram/L for long-term monitoring of PSA changes in 5 patients who were cured by radical prostatectomy and in 10 patients who had failed prostatectomies; 5 patients who underwent cystoprostatectomy were also evaluated with one sample after surgery. Relapse-free(More)
We describe for the first time a protocol to purify to apparent homogeneity an in vitro-prepared complex of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and alpha 1-antichymotrypsin (ACT) by using a combination of gel filtration and ion-exchange chromatography. The purity of the PSA-ACT complex was confirmed by gel electrophoresis and Western blot. The PSA-ACT complex(More)
PURPOSE In most previous studies of free-to-total serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) ratios, the specimens from patients with prostate cancer or those with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have not been highly characterized. We compared preoperative sera from post-radical prostatectomy patients with clinically significant cancers of at least 2 cm.3 to(More)
We examined by gel filtration chromatography (Sephacryl 200) sera from 73 untreated patients with peripheral zone prostatic cancer volumes of 1 to 17 cc as well as patients with clinical stages C and D2 cancer. We also examined the sera from 40 patients who had failed radiation or hormonal therapy to determine if clonal cell selection by these 2 therapies(More)
OBJECTIVES We measured the intraindividual variation of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the serum of healthy men screened for prostate cancer. METHODS We used a fully automated PSA assay system (ACS: 180 assay) to evaluate a screening population of 814 men (mean age, 63.3 years; range, 50 to 79 years) without documented prostate cancer or prostate(More)
PURPOSE Because some patients show a surprising variation in serial serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) values, we determined the intra-individual or physiological variation in serum PSA by collecting sera 2 to 3 week apart without any prostatic manipulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Because 4.0 to 10.0 ng./ml. PSA is the critical range for decision(More)
The Yang Pros-Check, Abbott IMx, Tosoh AIA-PACK PA and Nichols Institute reference laboratory prostate specific antigen (PSA) assays were compared in 30 patients (138 sera) known to have no residual prostate cells. The mean + 3 standard deviations of these sera was used to define a level of PSA that would indicate residual cancer. This residual cancer(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the role of free and total serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostate volume in discriminating between men with negative and positive transrectal ultrasound guided biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 104 consecutive men with a positive biopsy and at least 3 mm. of prostate cancer was compared to 110 consecutive men with(More)