Stepan Vesely

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Background: It is well recognized that the presence of positive surgical margins (PSM) after radical prostatectomy (RP) adversely affects cancer specific outcomes and recent evidence from randomized trials supports the use of adjuvant radiotherapy in these cases. However, not all of the patients with PSM develop disease recurrence and the policy of adjuvant(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the relationship between age and the values of different diagnostic tests in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) and to compare prostate growth curves between the normal population sample, healthy men and men with LUTS. MATERIAL AND METHODS A series of 354 men (mean age 70.2(More)
OBJECTIVES To detect obstruction in patients with LUTS suggestive of BPH comparing the prostatic intravesical protrusion detected by abdominal ultrasounds with uroflowmetry testing results with urodynamic study to make evidence of obstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS A series of 25 patients (mean age 67.9 years) at the first visit for BPH problems, underwent(More)
Contemporary tools estimating increased risk of prostate cancer (PCa) relapse after radical prostatectomy (RP) are far from perfect and there has been an intensive search for additional predictive variables. We aimed to explore whether the parameters of postoperative ultrasensitive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) decline provide additional information for(More)
This study assesses variation in frontal bilateral EEG coherence among normal subjects during trials of a concept learning task; the task used a concept-reversal paradigm found from prior research to distinguish frontal lobe patients from normal adults. Subjects were either participants in the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program or controls matched for(More)
INTRODUCTION PRIMARY OBJECTIVE to investigate if 30-MINUTES-TUMT can be performed under topical anesthesia and analgesics. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES to evaluate retrospectively analgesics and to study parameters connected with pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-nine patients underwent TUMT. Patients were divided into four groups with different(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the durability of the effect of transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) for lower urinary-tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 841 patients with LUTS received TUMT using the Prostatron device at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden. Two treatment programs were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic significance of symptoms related to renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in comparison with incidentally detected tumours in a group of long-term observed patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 396 patients operated for RCC between 1982 and 2001. The patients were classified according to age, gender, detection mode,(More)
AIMS To evaluate the long-term outcome of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), when allocation to the treatment-group was based on urodynamic diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). METHODS A total of 231 elderly men with(More)
AIMS There is no generally accepted consensus how to evaluate patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). We have tried to determine whether the most frequently used objective variables as prostate volume, IPS-score, maximum flow rate, residual urine volume, functional bladder capacity, and pressure-flow(More)