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To report a technique for target directed transperineal ultrasound guided biopsy using high resolution endorectal MRI images Ultrasound fusion. Two patients presented after external beam irradiation for prostate cancer with a rising PSA. An Endorectal MRI using a 1.5 Tesla scanner was obtained. Subsequently a Transrectal Ultrasound guided biopsy was(More)
Vaccines designed to protect against malaria by inducing CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) in individuals of diverse HLA backgrounds must contain multiple conserved epitopes from various preerythrocytic-stage antigens. Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite surface protein 2 (PfSSP2) is considered an important antigen for inclusion in such vaccines, because CD8+(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the ability of an immunoassay for nuclear matrix protein 22 (NMP22 test kit) to predict the subsequent disease status of patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary tract at approximately 10 days after transurethral resection of bladder tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 90 patients with transitional cell carcinoma(More)
PURPOSE Medical knowledge learned by trainees is often quickly forgotten. How can the educational process be tailored to shift learning into longer-term memory? We investigated whether 'spaced education', consisting of weekly e-mailed case scenarios and clinical questions, could improve the retention of students' learning. METHODS During the 2004-5(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this trial was to evaluate an immunoassay for urinary nuclear matrix protein, NMP22, as an indicator for transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three groups of subjects participated in this trial of NMP22: 1-175 with transitional cell carcinoma, 2-117 with benign urinary tract conditions and 3-375(More)
CD8+ CTL specific for the Plasmodium yoelii sporozoite surface protein 2 (PySSP2) protect mice against malaria. For this reason, vaccines designed to induce CTL against P. falciparum SSP2 (PfSSP2) are under development. Optimal development of PfSSP2 as a component of human malaria vaccines requires characterization of HLA class I-restricted CTL against this(More)
We investigated the immunogenicity and the conformational properties of the non-repetitive sequences of the Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite (CS) protein. Two polypeptides of 104 and 102 amino acids long, covering, respectively, the N- and C-terminal regions of the CS protein, were synthesized using solid phase Fmoc chemistry. The crude polypeptides(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of the free fraction of total prostate-specific antigen (fPSA%) has been proposed as a useful addition to total PSA for the detection of prostate cancer. METHODS We assessed the performance of fPSA% in differentiating men with prostate cancer from men without cancer in a group of 1,709 subjects studied in five institutions. (More)
The highly attenuated NYVAC vaccinia virus strain has been utilized to develop a multiantigen, multistage vaccine candidate for malaria, a disease that remains a serious global health problem and for which no highly effective vaccine exists. Genes encoding seven Plasmodium falciparum antigens derived from the sporozoite (circumsporozoite protein and(More)