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BACKGROUND Despite the proximity, prostate carcinoma seldom metastasizes to the penis or testis. METHODS In the current study, the authors retrospectively examined the clinical history of 12 patients with prostate carcinoma and testicular or penile metastases. Pathologic review and immunohistochemical staining were performed on tumors from eight of these(More)
Patterns of proliferation and changes in non-neuronal cell number in the visual system of the goldfish have been quantitatively examined during optic axon regeneration after an optic nerve crush (ONC). In addition, in order to examine the effect of the regenerating axons on cellular responses in the visual pathways, we did a similar analysis of animals with(More)
PURPOSE To determine a possible correlation specifically between hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1C) levels and the presence and severity of retinopathy during diabetic eye screening. DESIGN Retrospective medical record review of all new patients examined in a Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) diabetic screening clinic in 2005. METHODS Six hundred and seven new(More)
AIMS To evaluate the performance of the RETeval device, a handheld instrument using flicker electroretinography (ERG) and pupillography on undilated subjects with diabetes, to detect vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (VTDR). METHODS Performance was measured using a cross-sectional, single armed, non-interventional, multi-site study with Early(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic teleretinal screening programs have been utilized successfully across the world to detect diabetic retinopathy (DR) and are well validated. Less information, however, exists on the ability of teleretinal imaging to detect nondiabetic ocular pathology. INTRODUCTION This study performed a retrospective evaluation to assess the ability of(More)
CONTEXT Veterans are at high risk for eye disease because of age and comorbid conditions. Access to eye care is challenging within the entire Veterans Hospital Administration's network of hospitals and clinics in the USA because it is the third busiest outpatient clinical service and growing at a rate of 9% per year. ISSUE Rural and highly rural veterans(More)
IMPORTANCE Telemedicine is a useful clinical method to extend health care to patients with limited access. Minimal information exists on the subsequent effect of telemedicine activities on eye care resources. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a community-based diabetic teleretinal screening program on eye care use and resources. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
PURPOSE The aging population is at risk of common eye diseases, and routine eye examinations are recommended to prevent visual impairment. Unfortunately, patients are less likely to seek care as they age, which may be the result of significant travel and time burdens associated with going to an eye clinic in person. A new method of eye-care delivery that(More)
INTRODUCTION About 10% of tumors derived from nongynecologic, noncoelomic tissues react with the OC125 antibody. Some patients with advanced prostate cancer were found to have elevated serum CA-125 level. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined the clinical history of 11 patients with castration resistant prostate cancer and an elevated serum CA-125 level.(More)