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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy for patients with localised prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients included in this multicentre analysis had T1-T2 NxM0 prostate cancer, a PSA<15 ng/ml, and a Gleason score (GS) < or = 7, and were treated with prototypes or first-generation Ablatherm(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the specificity and sensitivity of different definitions of biochemical failure in patients treated with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for prostate cancer, to identify the most accurate predictor of clinical failure after HIFU. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutively treated patients who underwent HIFU between October 1997 and(More)
The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the results of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of renal tumors with an impedance-based system using an expandable multitined electrode. Twenty-two patients (30 tumors) were treated with RFA over a 7-year period, percutaneously (16 tumors) or intraoperatively (14 tumors). Follow-up imaging was(More)
OBJECTIVE •To determine if the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) nadir after high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can be used as a predictor of the biochemical disease-free survival rate (DFSR). PATIENTS AND METHODS •Patient data were derived from the multicentre-based @-Registry, the largest registry to report outcomes in patients with localized(More)
Two devices are currently available for the treatment of prostate cancer with HIFU: Sonablate® and Ablatherm®. The outcomes achieved for primary-care patient are very promissing with mid- and long-term progression-free survival rates around 70%, negative postoperative prostate biopsies almost 85%, and an excellent morbidity profile. Moreover, HIFU has a(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate a modern ureteroscopy series, including the use of new technological advances, operative procedures, and potential complications, at a single institution and to compare our current experience with our prior published series and the current literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 1000 consecutive ureteroscopies(More)
This paper is devoted to the asymptotic analysis of the problem of linear elasticity for an anisotropic and inhomogeneous body occupying, in its reference configuration, a cylindrical domain with a rectangular cross section with sides proportional to ε and ε 2 and clamped on one of its bases. The sequence of solutions u ε of the equilibrium problem is shown(More)