Stephen Aronson

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A survey of chronic renal failure (CRF) in Swedish children was carried out for the period 1978–1985, using age-related cut-off levels for creatinine concentrations corresponding approximately to a glomerular filtration rate of 30 ml/min per 1.73 m2. The mean annual incidence of CRF was 6.9 and of terminal renal failure (TRF) 4.4/million children. The(More)
Significant controversies persist in regard to the need for systematic biopsies in patients with serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels above 4 ng/mL (Hybritech assay), especially if they show no signs of prostatic cancer on digital rectal examination (DRE) or transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS). We evaluated 565 consecutive patients referred to us for(More)
PURPOSE We examine the association of family history and prostatic carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 2,968 consecutive patients referred for prostate cancer detection responded to a questionnaire and underwent transrectal ultrasound examination with or without biopsy. RESULTS Of the men 329 (11.1%) had a family history of prostate cancer. No(More)
Salivary status and caries incidence were studied in 28 young, Type 1 diabetics from the onset of the disease and during a two-year period. Flow rate, buffer capacity, glucose content, total protein concentration and levels of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli were determined in stimulated whole saliva every third month. Dental caries was recorded at(More)
BACKGROUND Galantamine (hydrobromide), a reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and allosteric nicotinic receptor modulator, slows cognitive and functional decline in mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Although several drugs are indicated for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD), no published study has separately analysed mild and(More)
PURPOSE A prospective study was done to determine the value of performing 2 systematic transition zone biopsies in addition to systematic sextant peripheral zone biopsies for early detection of prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1 to August 31, 1994 we evaluated 847 consecutive patients referred to us for a suspicious lesion on digital(More)
The spontaneous growth process in Turner's syndrome is characterized by a progressive decline in height velocity during childhood and no pubertal growth spurt. Therefore, therapy aimed at improving height during childhood as well as increasing final height is desirable for most girls with Turner's syndrome. Forty-five girls with Turner's syndrome, 9-16 yr(More)
OBJECTIVES To reassess positive rate of sextant biopsy according to gland size. METHODS We evaluated 1974 consecutive men with systematic sextant biopsy, among whom we examined biopsy yield according to gland-volume intervals of 10 cc. RESULTS Decreasing yield of sextant biopsy is strongly associated with increasing gland volume (P < 0.001). Highest(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the potential role of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) density (PSAD) in the early detection of prostate carcinoma if we apply age-specific PSA reference ranges (2.5 ng/mL or less for ages 40 to 49 years, 3.5 or less for ages 50 to 59, 4.5 or less for ages 60 to 69, and 6.5 or less for ages 70 to 79. METHODS We retrospectively(More)