Haim Matzkin

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UNLABELLED Study Type - Diagnostic (exploratory cohort) Level of Evidence 2b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Men with persistent suspicion for prostate cancer after previous negative standard transrectal biopsy series are offered saturation biopsy either transrectally or transperineally to increase cancer detection rate. A(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of the rate of shock wave delivery on stone fragmentation, because the optimal rate of shock wave administration has not yet been established. METHODS Standard phantom, ball-shaped, ceramic stones were placed in a net-like basket with a hole size of 2.2 mm and immersed in a specially designed water bath coupled with the(More)
The pineal hormone melatonin regulates seasonal reproduction and pubertal development in mammals. We recently found melatonin receptors in the human benign prostate tissue, primarily associated with the microsome-enriched fraction of the epithelial cells. In cultured benign prostate epithelial cells, melatonin, at physiological concentrations, suppressed(More)
Administration of GnRH agonist analogs to women may result in a hypoestrogenic state and bone mass reduction. In the present study we examined bone mineral density (BMD) and parameters of mineral metabolism in elderly men with benign prostatic hyperplasia before and during a hypoandrogenic state induced by the long-acting GnRH agonist D-Trp6-LHRH(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is a key transcription factor in the signaling pathway that controls the hypoxic responses of cancer cells. Activation of the HIF system has been observed in carcinogenesis and numerous cancers. We found an interaction between a member of the mammalian septin gene family (MSF-A) and the HIF system. MSF-A is a nuclear(More)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and human kallikrein 2 are closely related products of the human kallikrein genes KLK3 and KLK2, respectively. Both PSA and human kallikrein 2 are produced and secreted in the prostate and have important applications in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. We report here the identification of unusual mRNA splice variants of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the 3-year efficacy and safety of the selective alpha(1)-blocker alfuzosin at 10 mg once daily in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in 'real-life practice'. The influence of treatment response on the risk of acute urinary retention (AUR) and BPH-related surgery was also(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect on sexual function of alfuzosin 10 mg once daily, a uroselective alpha(1)-blocker, in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 3076 men (mean age 65.9 years) were treated for 1 year with alfuzosin 10 mg in 'real life' practice. They were asked to(More)