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UNLABELLED Conventional imaging techniques have serious limitations in the detection, staging, and restaging of prostate carcinoma. Anti-1-amino-3-(18)F-fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid (anti-(18)F-FACBC)is a synthetic l-leucine analog that has excellent in vitro uptake within the DU-145 prostate carcinoma cell line and orthotopically implanted prostate(More)
PURPOSE To compare the diagnostic performance of the synthetic amino acid analog radiotracer anti-1-amino-3-fluorine 18-fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid (anti-3-(18)F-FACBC) with that of indium 111 ((111)In)-capromab pendetide in the detection of recurrent prostate carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was approved by the(More)
OBJECTIVES Preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) predicts metastasis and mortality in localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, the predictive potential of after resection of localized RCC remains unclear. Therefore, we assessed the absolute ability of postoperative CRP to predict metastases and mortality as a continuous variable. METHODS Patients(More)
Anti-1-amino-3-[(18)F] fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid (anti-3-[(18)F] FACBC) is a synthetic amino acid positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer with utility in the detection of recurrent prostate carcinoma. The aim of this study is to correlate uptake of anti-3-[(18)F] FACBC with histology of prostatectomy specimens in patients undergoing radical(More)
OBJECTIVES The sites of recurrent carcinoma of the prostate were localized with radiolabeled monoclonal antibody, and these sites were correlated with the response of patients treated with pelvic radiation after prostatectomy. METHODS Radionuclide scans were performed with indium 111-labeled CYT-356, a monoclonal antibody that binds to prostate epithelial(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether preoperative smoking cessation counseling by urologists using the Ask, Advise, and Refer approach was effective in producing abstinence in patients undergoing urologic surgery. METHODS Smokers who were scheduled for inpatient urologic surgery were prospectively enrolled. Smoking cessation counseling consisted of an Ask,(More)
Total androgen blockade with castration and antiandrogens has become the primary therapy in metastatic prostate carcinoma. Several reports have been published on the flutamide withdrawal syndrome with a favorable response in patients with progression of disease after lengthy remission while taking combined hormone therapy. The experience with withdrawal of(More)
PURPOSE C-reactive protein is an inflammatory biomarker associated with tumor burden and metastasis in renal cell carcinoma. Recent studies suggest that preoperative C-reactive protein predicts metastasis and mortality after nephrectomy for localized renal cell carcinoma. However, these studies dichotomized C-reactive protein (typically 10 mg/l or greater(More)
Systematic transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy is the standard method for a definitive diagnosis of prostate cancer. However, this biopsy approach uses two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound images to guide biopsy and can miss up to 30% of prostate cancers. We are developing a molecular image-directed, three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound image-guided biopsy(More)
Of the fistulas that involve the urinary and intestinal tracts vesicointestinal fistulas are the most common and nephrointestinal fistulas are infrequent. Ureteroileal fistulas are extremely rare, with only 6 previously reported cases. Three recent cases are presented to highlight current management. In all 3 patients the ureteroileal fistula developed(More)