Folke H Schmidt

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Prostate cancer is a common and clinically heterogeneous disease with marked variability in progression. The recent identification of gene fusions of the 5'-untranslated region of TMPRSS2 (21q22.3) with the ETS transcription factor family members, either ERG (21q22.2), ETV1 (7p21.2), or ETV4 (17q21), suggests a mechanism for overexpression of the ETS genes(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to develop a clinical algorithm combining serum PSA with detection of TMPRSS2:ERG fusion and PCA3 in urine collected after digital rectal exam (post-DRE urine) to predict prostate cancer on subsequent biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Post-DRE urine was collected in 48 consecutive patients before prostate biopsy at 2 centers; quantitative(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the intra-individual variability and reproducibility of nighttime urine production on wet nights and functional bladder capacity estimated by long-term home recordings of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. In particular, the intention was to evaluate the validity of 1 versus 2 weeks of recording when estimating urine volume on wet(More)
The plasma and 24-hr urinary levels of cyclic adenosine 3':5'-monophosphate and of cyclic guanosine 3':5'-monophosphate (cGMP) were determined for 19 healthy normal patients, 54 patients with six types of nonneoplastic diseases (cholelithiasis, peptic ulcer, coronary heart disease, hypertension, regional ileitis, and cirrhosis), and 54 patients with five(More)
A 2-week, home-based study was conducted on 75 children with nocturnal enuresis to monitor the frequency of enuretic episodes and the volume of nocturnal urine production. The objectives of the study were to correlate nocturnal urine production to the occurrence of nocturnal enuresis and response to desmopressin (Minirin, DDAVP) treatment. Furthermore,(More)
The diurnal variation in the frequency/volume characteristics of male and female conscious rats was evaluated with reference to fluid consumption and urine production. Baseline values of the micturition volume and frequency of nine male and 10 female SD adult rats were measured over a 24-hour time period. The level of initial hydration conditions was(More)
PURPOSE We determined indications for preoperative prostate biopsy in patients undergoing radical cystoprostatectomy for bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 316 cystoprostatectomy specimens concomitant prostate cancer was diagnosed in 21.5%. Prostate cancer was diagnosed preoperatively in 24% of cases (evident prostate cancer), 32% were suspicious(More)
Interactions between the central nervous system, bladder and kidneys have been investigated for many years in animal studies and have shown that bladder distension, in animals, leads to decreased urine production. The objectives of the current study were to determine the effect of a full bladder on urinary output, vasopressin secretion and urine osmolality(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of the oral administration of tolterodine on the diurnal micturition characteristics of the male and female conscious rat, and to examine the relative effect of tolterodine in influencing water consumption and urine production. MATERIALS AND METHODS Baseline micturition volume and frequency characteristics of nine male and(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the incidence and management of anastomotic strictures (ASs) after radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) and retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) and to identify possible predisposing factors. METHODS Between 1997 and 2007, we performed 866 RPP and 2052 RRP for localized prostate cancer. Median follow-up was 52 months (12-136). We analyzed(More)