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PURPOSE We analyzed practice and referral patterns of primary care practitioners regarding the diagnosis of prostate cancer, and the evaluation and treatment of voiding dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS An anonymous multiple-choice questionnaire was mailed to all primary care practitioners in Brooklyn, New York who were registered with the Medical(More)
PURPOSE To help determine the etiology and most appropriate treatment regimen for hypergastrinemia, dysuria-hematuria and metabolic alkalosis following augmentation gastrocystoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two patients who presented with refractory metabolic alkalosis (1 with dysuria-hematuria) underwent extensive laboratory evaluation, complete upper(More)
PURPOSE We determined whether 60 to 79-year-old men with a negative digital rectal examination and a serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) within age specific PSA reference ranges could safely forgo prostate biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the medical records of all 60 to 79-year-old men at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center who(More)
PURPOSE We analyzed current practice patterns and determined whether urologists are diagnosing and staging prostate cancer in accordance with one another and with available literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS An anonymous questionnaire was mailed to 1,500 randomly selected practicing American Urological Association members throughout the United States,(More)
Sinus tachycardia is a common complication of beta-adrenergic agonist therapy. A new selective bradycardic agent, N-allyl-clonidine, or alinidine, has been found effective against sinus tachycardia caused by a variety of stimuli. To determine whether it would also control catecholamine-induced sinus tachycardia, the effects of alinidine in two groups of(More)
PURPOSE We describe the use of an alternative catheter for clot irrigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six patients with severe clot retention that could not be treated successfully with irrigation using large bore urethral catheters were subsequently treated with a fenestrated 28 to 32F Rusch red rubber rectal catheter. RESULTS All clots were successfully(More)
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