Fernando Jiménez-Cruz

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OBJECTIVES To assess the prognostic value of flow cytometry and nuclear morphometry in prostate cancer after androgen deprivation treatment. METHODS A total of 127 patients with a prostate cancer diagnosis who had undergone androgen suppression were retrospectively studied. The DNA content by flow cytometry and nuclear morphometry was studied from biopsy(More)
To review the evidence about frozen sections during radical prostatectomy (RP) and its ability to decrease the incidence of positive margins, the impact on PSA postoperatively and the significance of residual benign prostatic cells after prostatectomy. The information for this review was compiled by searching the Pubmed database. We used Mesh Terms(More)
In 50 patients, all under 40, a diagnosis of urinary tuberculosis and a spermiogram have been made in order to see if there was any cytomorphological or biochemical alteration. We have divided them into two groups: the first one including the patients showing clinical alterations of the genital structures, and the second one including those for whom it had(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess if the systematic use of double J ureteral catheters in ureteroneocystostomies of kidney transplants reduces the rate of complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS Non-randomized prospective, comparative study of parallel groups in 194 kidney transplants. We established two equal groups, 111 patients with double J catheter and another of 83(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence and clinical characteristics of mycobacterial infection in renal transplant recipients. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the cases of mycobacterial infection in a series of 1261 renal transplants carried out in our Unit of Renal Transplantation from 1980 to 2000. Demographic parameters and clinical antecedents such(More)
PURPOSE A retrospective study was performed on 108 patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (pT1 to 3a N0M0) to determine whether ploidy and nuclear morphometry are independent predictive factors in addition to stage and grade. MATERIALS AND METHODS Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content was analyzed by flow cytometry and nuclear morphometry(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and safety of ertapenem, a new once-daily parenteral beta-lactam, with that of ceftriaxone for the initial empiric treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs). METHODS In a multicenter, prospective, double-blind study, patients with cUTIs were stratified as to whether they had acute(More)
OBJECTIVE To apply new mathematical models according to Non Muscle Invasive Bladder Carcinoma (NMIBC) biological characteristics and enabling an accurate risk estimation of multiple recurrences and tumor progression. The classical Cox model is not valid for the assessment of this kind of events becausethe time betweenrecurrencesin the same patientmay be(More)
INTRODUCTION Ultrasound-guided transrectal prostate biopsy is currently an indispensable test for diagnosing prostate cancer. Many variables have been related to the presence of cancer in the biopsy (e.g. digital rectal examination [DRE], serum levels of prostate-specific antigen [PSA], free PSA fraction [PSAI/PSAt]). Multivariate mathematical models(More)
BACKGROUND A multiple sampling study was performed on 124 specimens of renal cell carcinomas to analyze the consistency and reliability of DNA measurements. The authors investigated intratumoral DNA heterogeneity and its role as a adverse prognostic factor for disease progression. METHODS DNA content was analyzed by flow cytometry on three different(More)