Elroy D. Kursh

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BACKGROUND Prostatic carcinoma is both the most common invasive cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States. Before 1991, attempts to propagate prostatic carcinoma from primary tumors for periods longer than 3 months were unsuccessful in vivo and in vitro with rare exceptions. In 1991, we reported establishment of(More)
A retrospective review of 20 ureterovaginal fistulas in 19 patients treated within the last 20 years was done. All fistulas developed after gynecological procedures. The ureterovaginal fistulas resolved in all 7 patients in whom a self-retaining internal stent was placed in either a retrograde (5) or antegrade (2) manner for a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. In(More)
The role of electrocoagulation for the treatment of vesicovaginal fistulas has not been clearly defined. To determine the use of this therapeutic modality, 15 cases of fistulas treated with electrocoagulation were retrospectively reviewed. Fulguration represented the primary treatment in 12 patients and the secondary treatment in 3 after an initial attempt(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether interstitial laser coagulation (ILC) is as effective and as safe as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The treatment of choice for bladder outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia is TURP. However, ILC is a less invasive outpatient procedure that may be as effective and safe as TURP. (More)
We recently encountered 5 patients with synergistic gangrene of the genitalia secondary to colorectal disease. This number of cases suggests that there may be an increasing incidence of this entity that has been reported only several times in the past. Pseudomonas was one of the organisms cultured in all cases. Because of the high mortality rate we advocate(More)
The long-term propagation of primary human prostate cancer (PCA) in vivo or in vitro has been rare. Most such PCAs are phenotypically different from most PCAs in humans; i.e., they make little prostate specific antigen and respond little, if at all, to androgen deprivation. A serially transplantable, primary human PCA, designated CWR22, exhibits a clonal(More)
We prospectively delineated and contrasted the sexual, marital and psychological responses of women to their partner's use of 2 treatments for erectile dysfunction: 1) self-injection of papaverine and phentolamine, and 2) vacuum tumescence therapy. The women were assessed at 5 points during a 12-month period with psychometric questionnaires and clinical(More)
Spontaneous rupture of the kidney involves either the collecting system or parenchyma, the latter being associated with a subcapsular or perirenal hematoma. A review was made of 78 cases of spontaneous parenchymal rupture with perirenal hematoma, including 4 of our own. One of these cases is the first description of spontaneous rupture of the kidney(More)