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OBJECTIVE To assess the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at 3 Tesla (T) for lesion localization in patients with a high risk of prostate cancer before a rebiopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 43 patients (age range, 40-80 years; mean age, 62.6 years) who had previously undergone a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy that was negative(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to prospectively evaluate whether MRI before an initial transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy contributed to detection of prostate cancer in patients with high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and no previous biopsy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Men with an abnormal digital rectal examination or high PSA level were(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to review and analyze ureteral injuries incidental to gynecologic surgery in a community hospital. STUDY DESIGN During the study period from Jan. 1, 1983, through Dec. 31, 1992, all patient records in which ureteral injury resulted from gynecologic surgery were reviewed. The operative procedure, pathologic result, location of(More)
The expression of melanoma antigen gene (MAGE), coding for tumor antigens recognized by cytotoxic T cell, is highly specific to cancer cells, but their use in the detection of a few cancer cells by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been limited by the low frequency of expression of individual MAGE genes. In order to increase MAGE(More)
BACKGROUND The expression of melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) gene has been studied in many types of cancer. In the present study we evaluated the correlation between MAGE expression and the clinical features and oncologic outcomes of patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 85 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported the expression of the melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) gene in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In this study, we evaluated the correlations between MAGE expression in sputum and the clinical features and oncologic outcomes of SCC of the larynx and hypopharynx. METHODS We performed a retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVES The melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) and synovial sarcoma on X chromosome (SSX) gene families are silent in most normal adult tissues, but are expressed in a variety of malignant lesions. Therefore, detection of MAGE and SSX transcription may be useful for the diagnosis of head and neck cancers. The aim of this study is to detect MAGE and SSX gene(More)
PURPOSE We determined the effects of warm ischemia time on the recovery of renal function after partial nephrectomy under pneumoperitoneum. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study 37 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy or robot-assisted partial nephrectomy between June 2008 and May 2009 to remove a single cT1 renal(More)
Mammary serine protease inhibitor (maspin, SERPIN-B5) is expressed in normal human mammary epithelial cells and is known to be down-regulated during cancer progression. Aberrant maspin expression has been reported in a number of cancers, including pancreatic and ovarian cancer. Recently, we identified several genes that may be tumor markers for gallbladder(More)