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Gadolinium-labeled diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was evaluated in an effort to clarify whether MRI could replace or be proved to be superior to computerized tomography (CT) and/or transurethral ultrasonography. A total of 57 bladder cancer patients was evaluated. MRI was performed with a(More)
Laparoscopic transposition and reanastomosis of a circumcaval ureter were performed in a 52-year-old man with right flank pain. A preoperative perfusion pressure study revealed abnormally high intrapelvic pressure. Under laparoscopy, the renal pelvis was divided above the ureteropelvic junction and the ureter was relocated from behind the vena cava. A 5 cm(More)
OBJECTIVE CPT-11 is one of the most widely used camptothecin analogues and is converted to form the active metabolite SN-38. Clinical trials are ongoing to better characterize its spectra of clinical activity, to determine the optimal schedules of administration, and to define the usage in combination with other chemotherapeutic compounds. MATERIALS AND(More)
Transcatheter injection of ethanol into the renal artery was utilized in 11 patients with hypernephromas, clincally staged C or D, in an attempt to produce renal devitalization. Complete disappearance of the tumor neovascularity was achieved in 9 of 11 patients. Renal divitalization with ethanol injection is safer and more effective than the embolizing(More)
Sixty-one renal cell carcinomas were analyzed by simultaneous flow cytometric bivariate measurements of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and bromodeoxyuridine. Bromodeoxyuridine in vitro labeling was performed by sample incubation with bromodeoxyuridine under hyperbaric oxygen. DNA ploidy status statistically correlated only with the presence or absence of(More)
Immunologic and antitumor effects of human recombinant interleukin-2 was studied in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. Intravenous drip infusion for inpatients or subsequent subcutaneous injection for outpatients at a daily dose of 1 x 10(6) units of interleukin-2 was given over a period varying from twenty-one to two hundred forty days to 13(More)
Purified (Na+, K+)-ATPase was studied by electron microscopy after thin sectioning, negative staining, and freeze-fracturing, particular emphasis being paid to the dimensions and frequencies of substructures in the membranes. Ultrathin sections show exclusively flat or cup-shaped membrane fragments which are triple-layered along much of their length and(More)
(BACKGROUND). The clinical outcome of laparoscopic surgery performed in 143 patients, including laparoscopic adrenalecotmy, nephrectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) and varicocele ligation is reported. (METHODS). In patients who underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy (32 cases), laparoscopic nephrectomy (7) or PLND (44), the following parameters were(More)
Carboplatin, an analog of cisplatin, was evaluated in a phase II study involving 25 patients with advanced testicular tumor and 45 with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urinary tract; 21 and 38 cases, respectively, were evaluable for response. Prior treatment with cisplatin-based chemotherapy had occurred in 7 of the testicular cancer patients and(More)
Therapeutic guide for renovascular hypertension has been greatly changed by a development of beta-blockers and captopril, and an introduction of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) The accepted opinion was that surgical therapy was superior to drug therapy since Hunt & Strong reported the follow-up results in 1973. However, efficacy of drug therapy(More)