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PURPOSE Bladder cancer is frequently diagnosed during a workup for hematuria. However, most patients with microscopic hematuria and many with gross hematuria are not appropriately referred to urologists. We hypothesized that in patients presenting with asymptomatic hematuria the risk of having bladder cancer can be predicted with high accuracy. Toward this(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? The degree of comorbidity significantly affects the course of patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy (RC). To our knowledge this is the first study comparing four different comorbidity indices in patients undergoing RC for urothelial carcinoma to assess the best(More)
BACKGROUND Although the performance of immunocytology has been established in the surveillance of patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB), its value in the initial detection of UCB in patients with painless hematuria remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine whether immunocytology improves our ability to predict the likelihood of UCB in(More)
Introduction. (11)C-choline-PET/CT is a promising technique for detection/restaging of patients with biochemical failure (BF) after curative therapy for prostate cancer (PCA). The aim of this paper was to evaluate the PSA response in patients with BF after radical prostatectomy (RP) who underwent secondary lymphadenectomy (LAD) due to (11)C-choline-PET/CT(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no study has presented results of photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) cystoscopy compared with white-light cystoscopy (WLC) in daily practice. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of hexylaminolevulinate hydrochloride (Hexvix(®)) PDD cystoscopy compared with standard WLC used in daily practice. METHODS An(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent improvements, radical cystectomy (RC) is still associated with adverse rates for 90-d mortality. OBJECTIVE To validate the performance of the Isbarn nomogram incorporating age and postoperative tumor characteristics for predicting 90-d RC mortality in a multicenter series and to generate a new nomogram based strictly on(More)
BACKGROUND Few data are available in comparing different incontinent urinary diversions (ICUD). OBJECTIVE To compare early, short-term, and long-term complications in three different forms of ICUD. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS 130 high-risk patients undergoing radical cystectomy and ICUD were prospectively enrolled at one institution. The patients(More)
We implanted 300 uncoated cementless PM prostheses into 271 patients and followed 251 (92.6%) of them for four to seven years. By then 37 had already been revised for aseptic and three for septic loosening. The survival rate with implant failure as the endpoint was 88.8% for the cup and 85.3% for the stem after six years. There was a higher risk of implant(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) is more prevalent in men than women; however, in women the tumour stage is generally more advanced at the time of the diagnosis and the prognosis is worse. Possible explanations include anatomical, genetic and socio-economic factors. The study(More)
PURPOSE We compared the treatment efficacy and safety of the novel Lithoskop electromagnetic extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptor for upper urinary tract stones with and without prior ureteral stent placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 665 consecutive patients harboring single renal or ureteral stones underwent shock wave lithotripsy between(More)