Edward W Schervish

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the BTA stat Test in the detection of recurrent bladder cancer. METHODS Sensitivity and specificity were determined using frozen voided urine samples from patients with recurrent bladder cancer, volunteers, patients with nonurologic conditions, and patients with a history of bladder cancer but free of disease. Results of cytology(More)
Between June 1999 and November 2001 a prospective study was conducted to evaluate the effects of pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic donor nephrectomy on kidney function using two different pressure settings (15 and 10 mm Hg). The effects were evaluated in both the donor's remaining kidney and the procured kidney in the recipient. There was no statistical(More)
Fifty-nine consecutive patients underwent live donor nephrectomy for transplantation. Twenty-nine patients (Group I) had open kidney procurement, and 30 patients (Group II) had laparoscopic procurement. The mean operative time in Group I was 2:30 hours (range 1:55-2:59), whereas in Group II it was 3:01 hours (1:54-5:21). All kidneys functioned immediately(More)
The incidence of bladder cancer has grown over the years, presumably in part because of increasing exposure to carcinogenic agents in modern-day life. Drs Badalament and Schervish outline the latest diagnostic and staging methods for the disease and summarize treatment options for superficial, invasive, and metastatic cancers, including discussion of(More)
PURPOSE A priority of MUSIC (Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative) is to improve patient outcomes after radical prostatectomy. As part of these efforts we developed a novel system that uses unambiguous events to define an uncomplicated 30-day postoperative recovery and compares these outcomes across diverse urology practices. MATERIALS(More)
A subcellular particulate fraction containing the NADPH-dependent O2.--generating oxidase from stimulated human neutrophils was prepared. This fraction was depleted of certain enzyme markers of primary and secondary granules and was devoid of measurable myeloperoxidase, both enzymatically and spectrally. When prepared from neutrophils which had been(More)
Recently, laparoscopic harvesting of kidneys from live donors has been reported by major university centers. As a community transplant center, we adopted a multidisciplinary cooperative approach, including a full-time transplant surgeon, a laparoscopic general surgeon, and a urologist with laparoscopic experience, in order to perform our first successful(More)
BACKGROUND Previously, we had developed and manufactured an oligonucleotide fluorescence in situ hybridization (OligoFISH) probe panel based on the most clinically sensitive chromosomes found in a reference set of bladder carcinoma cases. The panel was clinically validated for use as a diagnostic and monitoring assay for bladder cancer, reaching 100%(More)
We have used fluorescent in situ hybridization and simultaneous in vivo bromodeoxyuridine labelling of a solid bladder cancer to examine tumour cell subsets for possible proliferative growth differences. In this dual-labelled preparation, most tumour cell nuclei exhibited monosomy 9, consistent with reported karyotypes of bladder cancer. Incorporated(More)