David P. Hickey

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Most patients with metastatic prostate cancer will have metastasis to bone. Such patients are best monitored by serial radionuclide bone scans. One hundred sixty six men with bone metastasis from prostate cancer who received androgen deprivation therapy had their pretreatment bone scans reviewed using a semiquantitative grading system based upon the extent(More)
We report long-term follow up data on cadaveric renal transplantation for end stage renal failure (ESRF) in spina bifida children. Between February 1989 and July 2001, 12 cadaveric renal transplants were performed in 10 children, eight females and two males. Mean age at transplantation was 13.4 yr (range 9-16). Of the patients, eight were wheelchair bound(More)
PURPOSE Access related problems in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are increased in cases of spina bifida due to vascular and body habitus limitations. Reports of renal transplantation in this patient group are exceedingly rare. We report long-term followup data on cadaveric renal transplantation for end stage renal failure in cases of spina bifida. (More)
BACKGROUND Delayed graft function (DGF) is a common complication in cadaveric kidney transplants affecting graft outcome. However, the incidence of DGF differs widely between centres as its definition is very variable. The purpose of this study was to define a parameter for DGF and immediate graft function (IGF) and to compare the graft outcome between(More)
Enzymatic fuel cells (EFCs) are devices that can produce electrical energy by enzymatic oxidation of energy-dense fuels (such as glucose). When considering bioanode construction for EFCs, it is desirable to use a system with a low onset potential and high catalytic current density. While these two properties are typically mutually exclusive, merging these(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the surgical outcome in patients with or with no bowel preparation before cystectomy and ileal conduit urinary diversion, specifically assessing local and systemic complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients undergoing cystectomy and ileal conduit urinary diversion between January 1991 and December 1999 were assessed(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the long-term outcome of deceased-donor kidney transplantation in prune belly syndrome (PBS). All the PBS transplant patients had undergone extensive pretransplant urologic tract preparation. We also compared the patient and graft survival in an age-matched control group who underwent transplantation for end-stage renal disease due to(More)
Transplantation of kidneys from donors over the age of 60 yr is controversial. However, as the demand for cadaveric kidneys far exceeds the supply, exploration of the usefulness of kidneys outside the currently accepted donor pool is necessary. Between January 1987 and July 1989, 31 (5.5%) of the 558 cadaveric renal transplants performed at the University(More)
BACKGROUND There are emerging data that simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPK) prolongs life compared with kidney transplant alone (KTA) in type 1 diabetics with end-stage renal disease. This study was a retrospective comparison of SPK with KTA in patients with type 1 diabetes. METHODS Between 1 January 1992 and 30 April 2002, 101 patients with(More)
Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) was used to predict tumor stage in 43 patients prior to radical prostatectomy. For assessing extracapsular extension, the sensitivity was 54 percent, specificity 58 percent, and accuracy 56 percent. For detecting seminal vesicle involvement, the sensitivity was 60 percent, specificity 89 percent, and accuracy 82 percent. The(More)