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The purpose of this study was to characterize cardiovascular and ventilatory responses to exercise in single lung transplantation (SLT) recipients with nonseptic, severe obstructive lung disease (SLT-OB). We also investigated whether the hyperinflated native lung in SLT-OB recipients could limit normal increases in tidal volume by mechanically constraining(More)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Owing to the limited validity of clinical data on the treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) and bone metastases, biochemical markers are a promising tool for predicting survival, disease progression and skeletal-related events (SREs) in these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive capacity of biochemical markers of bone(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)
Although it has been suggested that ergot derivatives may play a role in antiglaucoma therapy, little attention has been paid to the ocular hypotensive action of these drugs. Having previously reported in our laboratory that topical dihydroergocristine decreases intraocular pressure both in ocular normotensive and alpha-chymotrypsin-induced ocular(More)
There is a lack of prospective randomised trials comparing the efficacy of the different techniques for treating localised prostate cancer. Consequently, selecting one rather than the other appears very difficult. Even radical prostatectomy is controversial regarding its best approach--perineal, retropubic or laparoscopic. The perineal route was the first(More)