Jose Segarra

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BACKGROUND Intravesical instillations with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is considered the treatment of choice in the prophylaxis of high-grade superficial bladder carcinoma and in the treatment of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the bladder. METHODS There is no previous experience with BCG treatment in patients with renal transplantation. Theoretically,(More)
1. The time-course of the ocular effects of topical verapamil and nifedipine as well as the dose-response relationship, were studied in conscious, normotensive rabbits. 2. Both drugs caused a dose-dependent fall of intraocular pressure, which lasted 4 hr or more. 3. Log dose-response curves of both drugs show a similar peak response, but the potency of(More)
Use of the Wang 18-gauge histology needle in TBNA was employed as a staging procedure in 29 patients with bronchogenic carcinoma and mediastinal adenopathy demonstrated on chest CT. Twenty patients had malignant aspirates; 12 had both histologic and cytologic specimens demonstrating malignancy; six patients had malignant histologic specimens; two had(More)
Results of studies examining the mechanism of the ocular hypotensive effect of topical calcium channel blockers are controversial. Whereas evidence obtained in perfused human eyes indicates that these drugs lower intraocular pressure by increasing the aqueous humor outflow, tonographic studies in rabbits have revealed that they reduce both the aqueous humor(More)
BACKGROUND Levels of bone turnover markers (BTM) might be correlated with outcome in terms of skeletal-related events (SRE), disease progression, and death in patients with bladder cancer (BC) and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with bone metastases (BM). We try to evaluate this possible correlation in patients who receive treatment with zoledronic acid (ZOL).(More)
Calcium channel blockers have complex actions on aqueous humour dynamics that seem to depend on the route of drug administration. When applied topically, verapamil and nifedipine effectively lower intraocular pressure. However, these drugs also produce a slight reduction in aqueous humor outflow through the trabecular meshwork whereby they could modify the(More)
The effect of calcium channel blockers on intraocular pressure and aqueous humor dynamics remains still controversial, although preliminary evidence suggests that these drugs may be beneficial in the management of ocular hypertension and low-tension glaucoma. Having previously reported the ocular hypotensive effect of topical nifedipine and verapamil in(More)
PURPOSE We determined the incidence and characteristic of synchronous upper urinary tract tumors (UUTTs) in patients with primary superficial bladder carcinoma and evaluated the characteristics of bladder tumors related to UUTTs. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective study of 1,529 patients with primary superficial bladder carcinoma who(More)
The incidence of de novo malignancies is an accepted complication of organ transplantation. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) was 4.6% of cancers occurring de novo in organ allograft recipients compared with 3% in the general population. Less than 10% of these renal cancers affected the renal allograft. Among patients developing a renal tumor in the kidney(More)
The effect of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) on intraocular pressure (IOP) remains still controversial, although some preliminary reports suggest that these drugs may be effective in the management of ocular hypertension and low-tension glaucoma. The aim of the present work was to assess the effect of topical diltiazem on IOP in an animal model for(More)