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Bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mineral content (BMC) were measured in the femoral neck area, trochanteric area and Wards triangle, and in the distal radius of the left forearm before and after 1 year of endocrine treatment in 27 patients with prostatic cancer. Eleven of the patients were treated with orchidectomy and 16 with combined oral and(More)
The effects of 3 months treatment with the GnRH agonist triptorelin as a neoadjuvant to total prostatectomy in 40 men with localized prostatic cancer have been evaluated. The study included 1 patient with a stage T1b tumour, 25 patients with stage T2 tumours and 14 with stage T3 tumours. The patients were examined by digital rectal examination, transrectal(More)
Vibration measurements of the linear accelerator structures in the SLC linac show a 1 micron rms vertical motion. This motion reduces to 0.2 micron rms motion when the cooling water to the accelerator structures is turned off. The quadrupoles have 250 nanometer rms vertical motion with the accelerator structure cooling water on and 60 nanometer motion with(More)
To study the influence of tumour mass on lipid metabolism, the lipoprotein pattern in untreated patients with newly diagnosed cancer of the prostate was examined. Total cholesterol levels were reduced in patients with evidence of metastasis (n = 30) compared with those without metastasis (n = 73). Since the major fraction of serum cholesterol is contained(More)
Peripheral serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHA) and its sulphate (DHAS), 4-androstene-3, 17-dione (A-4), 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), cortisol and albumin were measured in patients with prostatic cancer before treatment and after orchidectomy or during combined oral and intramuscular oestrogen treatment. Orchidectomy caused a pronounced(More)
When given orally, estrogens, as well as androgens, lower serum lipoprotein (a)[Lp(a)]levels. To determine whether these effects occur also after parenteral administration of steroids, Lp(a) levels were determined in two groups of elderly males suffering from prostatic carcinoma, who were randomized to treatment with parenteral estrogen (n = 8) or(More)
BACKGROUND The present pilot study tested the clinical performance of a new pharmacokinetically guided dosing regimen of parenteral estrogen in patients with advanced prostatic carcinoma. The aim was to accelerate endocrine effects and to avoid cardiovascular side effects. METHODS Seventeen patients were randomized to intramuscular injections of 240 mg(More)
The prognostic value of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) flow cytometry, cytological grading and the direct assay of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in the material of fine needle aspirates was studied in 67 consecutive patients with newly detected prostatic carcinoma. All patients were hormonally treated (castration in 27 and luteinizing hormone-releasing(More)
We used fine needle biopsies from prostatic tumors at routine examinations in 133 patients. Cytological grading was performed with a scoring system. Cellular prostatic acid phosphatase and cellular prostate specific antigen from the aspirates were quantitated. Deoxyribonucleic acid flow cytometry was performed and the tumors were subdivided into diploid,(More)
Serum levels of total 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), vitamin D binding protein (DBP), sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), testosterone, estradiol 17 beta (E2) and the "free" 1,25(OH)2D index were measured before and during treatment in prostatic cancer patients treated by orchidectomy (n = 15), with combined i.m. polyestradiol phosphate (PEP) + oral(More)