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OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of a three-fold reduced dose (RD, 27 mg) of intravesical bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) against the standard dose (81 mg) in patients with superficial bladder cancer, assessing recurrence, progression and differences in toxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five hundred patients with superficial bladder cancer (Ta, T1, Tis)(More)
Instrumentation of lower urinary tract is a predisposing factor for the development of urinary infection. Incidence of infective complications following urethrocystoscopy has been evaluated in a multicenter, prospective, comparative and randomized study in 2,284 patients, who had a previous negative urine culture. Patients were randomized into two groups:(More)
Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalistestis is an aggressive tumour with localrecurrence being distant metastases the mainfeature of the clinical course. Usually appearsover the fourth decade, having a strongrelationship with occupational exposure toasbestos and long lasting hydrocele. Weintroduce a case of a 78-year-old caucasianmale who developed(More)
PURPOSE Single nucleotide polymorphisms are inherited genetic variations that can predispose or protect individuals against clinical events. We hypothesized that single nucleotide polymorphism profiling may improve the prediction of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective, multi-institutional(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? SXR and MDR1 are known as responsible for chemo and radiotherapy resistance in some cancers, like kidney cancer (MDR1). Invasive bladder cancer is an aggressive disease, with different behaviour upon its tumoral stage, and also within the same tumoral stage, therefore molecular markers are(More)
PURPOSE Clinical under staging occurs in 40% to 60% of patients who undergo radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. To decrease under staging several methods of predicting pathological stage preoperatively have been developed based on statistical logistic regression analysis and neural networks. To our knowledge none has been validated in our homogeneous(More)
Epidermal naevus syndrome was first described by Solomon et al. in 1968, based on a study of 12 patients. Herein we report the case of a 20-year-old female diagnosed with epidermal naevus syndrome at the age of 3 years. Subsequently she experienced several different symptoms and at the last exploration a suspicious lesion was found in her bladder. The(More)
OBJECTIVES This is a retrospective study in which the long-term biological behavior of 67 "high-risk" superficial bladder tumors and the prognostic relevance (prediction of disease recurrence and progression) of the determination of the p53 phenotype in these cases were studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS 67 tumors with a "high-risk" of progression were(More)