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A complex between prostate-specific antigen and alpha 1-antichymotrypsin is the major form of prostate-specific antigen in serum of patients with prostatic cancer: assay of the complex improves…
- U. Stenman, J. Leinonen, H. Alfthan, S. Rannikko, K. Tuhkanen, O. Alfthan
- Cancer research
We have studied the forms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in serum of patients with prostatic cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Fractionation of serum by gel filtration and assay of the… Expand
Complications of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin immunotherapy: review of 2602 patients and comparison of chemotherapy complications.
Comparison of primary orchiectomy with oestrogen therapy in advanced prostatic cancer. A 2-year follow-up report of a national, prospective prostatic cancer study.
Two hundred and seventy-seven patients with advanced prostatic cancer were treated by either orchiectomy or oestrogen. During the 2-year follow-up period, the response to treatment was considered… Expand
Preoperative irradiation in the treatment of renal adenocarcinoma.
- H. Juusela, K. Malmio, O. Alfthan, K. Oravisto
- Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology
The effect of preoperative irradiation on the survival of patients with renal adenocarcinoma was studied in a clinical trial. 88 patients with verified renal carcinoma entered the trial during… Expand
Cellular origin and differentiation of renal carcinomas. A fluorescence microscopic study with kidney-specific antibodies, antiintermediate filament antibodies, and lectins.
- H. Holthöfer, A. Miettinen, +4 authors I. Virtanen
- Biology, Medicine
- Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical…
- 1 September 1983
Frozen sections of human renal carcinomas were studied in indirect immunofluorescence using antibodies against intermediate filaments of cytokeratin, desmin and vimentin type, and against proximal… Expand
Cytotoxicity of latex urinary catheters.
After an epidemic of severe urethral strictures in cardiac surgery patients, all brand latex catheters marketed in Finland were investigated for cellular toxicity with eluates made from the… Expand
Alternating mitomycin C and bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillation prophylaxis for recurrent papillary (stages Ta to T1) superficial bladder cancer. Finnbladder Group.
- E. Rintala, K. Jauhiainen, E. Kaasinen, M. Nurmi, O. Alfthan
- The Journal of urology
- 1 July 1996
PURPOSE We attempted to prove if alternating chemoprophylactic and immunoprophylactic instillations improved efficacy and decreased toxicity in patients with recurrent superficial bladder cancer. … Expand
Cyclosporine in severe interstitial cystitis.
PURPOSE Cyclosporine is a widely used immunosuppressive drug in organ transplantation and recently it has been used in several autoimmune disorders with good results. Because interstitial cystitis… Expand
A bioresorbable urethral stent
- E. Kemppainen, M. Talja, M. Riihelä, T. Pohjonen, P. Toermaelae, O. Alfthan
- Medicine, Materials Science
- Urological Research
- 1 May 1993
SummaryThe aim of the present study was to examine the suitability of biodegradable polymers as materials for a urethral stent. A new urethral stent made of biodegradable self-reinforced… Expand
Comparison of primary orchiectomy and polyoestradiol phosphate in the treatment of advanced prostatic cancer. Finnprostate Group.
The primary clinical efficacy of orchiectomy and polyoestradiol phosphate (PEP) 160 mg/month i.m. was evaluated by progression and cancer mortality rates in a Finnish multicentre study comprising 200… Expand