Angelos K. Leventis

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PURPOSE To identify factors predictive of local recurrence as defined by a complete response to salvage radiation therapy in patients whose disease recurs after radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety-five patients with recurrence after radical prostatectomy who were evaluated by prostatic fossa biopsies, and a subset of 49 of these patients(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of transrectal ultrasonography (US) in the detection of local recurrence following radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-nine patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy were evaluated at transrectal US and prostatic fossa biopsy. Location of suspected recurrence at transrectal(More)
BACKGROUND To define the vascular anatomy of the normal prostate as depicted by power Doppler and to provide baseline data for evaluation of this modality in the diagnosis and management of prostatic disease. METHODS The vascular anatomy of 40 subjects was studied. Power Doppler images were correlated with corresponding gray-scale images. Doppler spectral(More)
We developed a highly sensitive splice variant-specific reverse transcriptase-PCR (RT-PCR) assay for human glandular kallikrein (hK2) mRNA and tested its ability to detect metastatic disease in men with clinically localized prostate cancer. An RT-PCR assay using primers spanning intron IV and including a significant portion of the 3' untranslated region of(More)
The objective was to study the prognostic value of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) ploidy status in small renal cell carcinomas (RCC). The nuclear DNA content of renal cell carcinoma tissues from patients who underwent radical or partial nephrectomy has been analyzed by flow cytometry. The results of the DNA ploidy have been correlated to the size of tumors and(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare effectiveness in terms of blood loss and operative time of stapling devices among surgeons with different levels of surgical volume. METHODS We evaluated a group of 29 male patients with invasive bladder cancer who underwent radical cystectomy by two groups of surgeons. The first group included two high-volume surgeons, and the(More)
Two instances of simultaneous diagnosis of prostate cancer and ureterocele were recently identified. In one patient an ectopic ureterocele in a duplex system with an obstructed upper pole was unroofed at the time of radical prostatectomy. Surgical excision of the ureterocele wall provided decompression of the obstructed system. In a second patient,(More)
The efficacy of sufentanil citrate as a supplement to anaesthesia was studied in 31 patients undergoing lengthy spinal surgery (mean duration 150 min). Anaesthesia was induced with 1 microgram/kg sufentanil (bolus) and 2 mg/kg thiopental, followed by 1.5 mg/kg succinylcholine to facilitate intubation, all given intravenously; after intubation,(More)
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