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PURPOSE Although improvements in perioperative care have decreased surgical morbidity after radical cystectomy for muscle invasive bladder cancer, treatment side effects still have a negative impact on patient quality of life. We examined unmet patient needs along the illness trajectory. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 30 patients (26.7% women) treated(More)
The efficacy of three penicillin regimens in treating uncomplicated gonorrhoea in men was evaluated. The regimens consisted of: Augmentin 3.25 g plus probenecid 1 g orally: aqueous procaine penicillin G 4.5 MIU intramuscularly and probenecid 1 g plus one tablet of Augmentin 375 mg orally; or aqueous procaine penicillin G 4.5 MIU intramuscularly and(More)
ADAM15 is a member of a family of catalytically active disintegrin membrane metalloproteinases that function as molecular signaling switches, shed membrane bound growth factors and/or cleave and inactivate cell adhesion molecules. Aberrant metalloproteinase function of ADAM15 may contribute to tumor progression through the release of growth factors or(More)
Background: To identify potential avenues for quality improvement, we compared the variations in clinical practice and their association with perioperative morbidity and mortality following radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer in the United States (US) and Japan. Methods: We reviewed our retrospectively collected database of 2240 patients who(More)
The INK4A gene maps to the 9p21 region and was initially described [M. as encoding a 148-amino-acid protein termed p16. The p16 protein associates exclusively with Cdk4 and Cdk6, inhibiting their complexation with D-type cyclins and the consequent phosphorylation of pRb. This contributes to cell cycle arrest. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate(More)
Background: Data from the general surgery literature suggests that patient morphometric data obtained from preoperative imaging may help predict a patient's risk around surgery. Objectives: In this context, we evaluated for associations between psoas muscle area and short-term convalescence following radical cystectomy. Methods: After identifying patients(More)
The incidence of early infectious syphilis in Singapore rose from 8.7 per 100,000 in 1980 to 25 per 100,000 in 1984. In this epidemiological study of 100 patients with early syphilis, 70 were men, the mean age was 31.7 (range 17 to 68) years, 25 patients had primary syphilis, 47 secondary syphilis, and the remaining 28 had early latent syphilis. Female(More)
Introduction: There have been no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the clinical or economic benefit of mitomycin C intravesical therapy vs. radical cystectomy in patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). We used the Archimedes computational model to simulate RCT comparing radical cystectomy versus intravesical(More)
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