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There is increasing evidence that the presence of an ongoing systemic inflammatory response is associated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced cancers. We evaluated the relationships between clinical status, laboratory factors and progression free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients with recurrent or metastatic gastric cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE Our intent was to investigate the impact of specific parameters-clinical status, performance status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)), C-reactive protein, serum albumin, and inflammation (Glasgow Prognostic Score)-on progression-free survival and overall survival in patients given systemic chemotherapy as the first-line treatment of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate patients who had transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy to define the role of the serum testosterone level in predicting prostate cancer risk and its association with a high Gleason score. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 568 patients who underwent prostate biopsy were entered in this study. We divided the(More)
INTRODUCTION We assess the impact of traditional prognostic factors, tumour location, degree of hydronephrosis and diabetes mellitus (DM) on the survival of patients treated for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC). METHODS From January 2004 to March 2010, we analyzed data from 114 patients with UUTUC who underwent nephroureterectomy with a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of secondary evaluation to detect prostate cancer that was primarily manifested as abnormal hypermetabolism detected by 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT). We also evaluated the association of maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) on(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of alfuzosin with methylprednisolone on expulsion and pain control of lower ureteral stones <10 mm in size. Between June 2005 and June 2007, 113 patients with lower ureteral stones <10 mm in size were enrolled in the study. The patients were divided into a control group (group I) and medical expulsive(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared renal function before and after pyeloplasty in children with unilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) according to the children's age. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 36 children with UPJO who had undergone pyeloplasty and showed improved urine drainage on postoperative diuretic renal scan. The children were(More)
Retroperitoneal pelvic lymphoceles are one of the most common complications following renal transplantation, and usually present with a palpable mass, ipsilateral leg edema, hydronephrosis caused by ureteral obstruction, decreased renal function and cutaneous lymphatic fistula. However, lymphocele rarely causes acute urinary retention. In this study, we(More)