Anthony L. Patterson

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OBJECTIVES To determine whether antimicrobial prophylaxis could prevent infections after transrectal needle biopsy of the prostate using automated biopsy devices. METHODS We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial in which a total of 537 patients received either oral ciprofloxacin 500 mg or placebo before transrectal needle(More)
A systematic study of electrophysiologic events [eight-channel EEG, electrocardiogram, electromyogram (EMGs)] surrounding 252 arousals from slow-wave sleep (SWS) in adults with sleepwalking (SW) and sleep terrors (ST) is reported. Hospital-based, overnight polysomnographic monitoring was conducted in 38 adults presenting to a sleep disorders center with(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated survival outcomes of partial nephrectomy (PN) and radical nephrectomy (RN) for clinical T2 renal masses (cT2RM) controlling for R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry score. PATIENTS AND METHODS A two-centre study comprised of 202 patients with cT2RM who underwent RN (122) or PN (80) between July 2002 and June 2012 (median follow-up 41.5 months).(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and tolerability of bicalutamide and flutamide, each combined with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogue (LHRH-A) therapy, in patients with metastatic (Stage D2) prostate cancer. METHODS This was a randomized, double-blind (for antiandrogen therapy), multicenter study with a two-by-two factorial design. Eight(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated risk factors for the development of bladder tumors in spinal cord injury patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was done of all bladder tumors at 1 institution with matched controls for 7 years. RESULTS We identified 17 malignant and 2 benign tumors. Indwelling bladder catheters and a history of bladder stones were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cryoablation has demonstrated therapeutic effectiveness for selected renal tumors. We compared our perioperative and short-term outcomes of laparoscopic (LAP) v percutaneous (PERC) renal cryoablation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients (18 men/16 women) underwent a LAP and 26 patients (19 men/7 women) underwent a PERC(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if partial nephrectomy (PN) confers a renal functional benefit compared to radical nephrectomy (RN) for clinical T2 renal masses (T2RM) when adjusting for tumor complexity characterized by the RENAL nephrometry score. METHODS A 2-center study of 202 patients with T2RM undergoing RN (122) or PN (80) (median follow-up, 41.5 months).(More)
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia defined by intermittent loss of electromyographic atonia during REM sleep with emergence of complex and vigorous behaviors. Punching, kicking, and leaping from bed during attempted dream enactment caused repeated injury in nine of our first ten adult patients. Mean age at onset was 62(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify whether RENAL nephrometry score is associated with partial nephrectomy (PN) technique. RENAL nephrometry score quantifies anatomic characteristics of renal tumors. Data are limited regarding clinical utility for surgical planning. METHODS Multicenter analysis of patients undergoing PN for renal masses from March 2003 to May 2011.(More)
PURPOSE We determined whether decreases in prostate specific antigen (PSA) would occur after withdrawal of double-blinded antiandrogen therapy with flutamide or bicalutamide for clinical progression or increasing PSA concentration in patients receiving combined androgen blockade for advanced prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS PSA concentrations were(More)