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PURPOSE To analyze to what extent histologic subtype is of prognostic importance in renal cell carcinoma based on a large, international, multicenter experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four thousand sixty-three patients from eight international centers were included in this retrospective study. Histologic subtype (1997 International Union Against Cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Currently two pretreatment prognostic models with limited accuracy (65-67%) can be used to predict survival in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). OBJECTIVE We set out to develop a more accurate pretreatment model for predicting RCC-specific mortality after nephrectomy for all stages of RCC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the prognosis, risk factors and relevance of the primary-free interval in a large cohort with metachronous bilateral renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 120 patients with metachronous, bilateral renal cell carcinoma who were treated at 12 international academic centers. Logistic regression was performed to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) represents a promising prognostic variable in patients with sporadic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). It was hypothesized that CRP can improve the prognostic ability of standard RCC-specific mortality (RCC-SM) predictors in patients treated with nephrectomy for all stages of RCC. METHODS Radical nephrectomy was performed in(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the ANS activity, measured by heart rate variability (HRV) in various types of female urinary incontinence (UI). MATERIALS AND METHODS 25 patients were included in this prospective study: 11 presented stress UI without sphincter incompetence, 9 presented mixed UI and 5 presented urge UI. UI without idiopathic detrusor instability(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess cancer-specific survival of partial nephrectomy (PN) patients with >or= 7-cm lesions or unfavorable pathology (stage T3a or Fuhrman grades III-IV). MATERIAL AND METHODS At 13 participation centers, 4072 partial or radical nephrectomies (RN) were performed for RCC between 1984 and 2001. Of all procedures, 925 (22.7%) were for tumors >(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictive value of seminal inhibin B and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) on the outcome of testicular sperm extraction (TESE) in patients with nonobstructive azoospermia. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Reproductive biology department. PATIENT(S) Forty-seven normospermic, 28 oligozoospermic, and 68 azoospermic patients. (More)
INTRODUCTION The expression of CXCR4 is implicated in the metastatic dissemination of different cancers. The information on its prognostic value has been very limited in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Our objective was to explore the prognostic value of CXCR4 in ccRCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS 104 patients with a ccRCC were studied. There were 69(More)
BACKGROUND Dissemination of cancer cells into the circulation is an essential step in the development of a metastasis. Detection of circulating cancer cells may improve the monitoring methods for cancer patients. However, the detection of circulating renal cancer cells is mainly hampered by the lack of markers available for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). In(More)
PURPOSE We compared cancer specific survival of patients undergoing partial and radical nephrectomies for T1N0M0 renal tumors according to tumor size in a large multicenter series. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 1454 patients undergoing partial or radical nephrectomy for T1N0M0 renal tumors from 7 international academic centers was(More)