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PURPOSE To determine if obesity is associated with higher prostate specific antigen recurrence rates after radical prostatectomy (RP), and to explore racial differences in body mass index (BMI) as a potential explanation for the disparity in outcome between black and white men. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective, multi-institutional pooled analysis of(More)
A purification procedure for L-myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase (EC 5.5.1.4) from yeast is described. The method routinely produces enrichments of 500-fold with 20-40% yields. In addition, a procedure for obtaining highly specific and purified antibody against the protein is described. The molecular weight of the native enzyme as determined by gel(More)
PURPOSE Parastomal hernia is a frequent complication of stoma formation after radical cystectomy. We determined the prevalence and risk factors for the development of parastomal hernia after radical cystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 433 consecutive patients who underwent open radical cystectomy and ileal conduit(More)
PURPOSE Hormonal therapy (HT) is the current mainstay of systemic treatment for prostate specific antigen (PSA) only recurrence (PSAR), however, there is virtually no published literature comparing HT to observation in the clinical setting. The goal of this study was to examine the Department of Defense Center for Prostate Disease Research observational(More)
PURPOSE In the last decade numerous groups have shown that low levels of pretreatment serum total testosterone consistently predict more aggressive disease, worse prognosis and worse treatment response in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Prior studies have not demonstrated this same correlation in patients with known localized disease. We(More)
PURPOSE Watchful waiting remains an important treatment option for some patients with localized prostate cancer. We defined the demographic, clinical and outcome features of men selecting watchful waiting as an initial treatment strategy, and determined factors predictive of eventual progression to secondary treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 8390(More)
PURPOSE Watchful waiting (WW) is an acceptable strategy for managing prostate cancer (PC) in older men. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has resulted in a stage migration, with diagnoses made in younger men. An analysis of the Department of Defense Center for Prostate Disease Research Database was undertaken to document younger men with low- or(More)
Inositol biosynthesis was studied in soluble, cell extracts of a wild-type (Ino) strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Two reactions were detected: (i) conversion of D-glucose-6-phosphate to a phosphorylated form of inositol, presumably inositol-1-phosphate (IP synthethase, EC5.5.1.4), and (ii) conversion of phosphorylated inositol to inositol (IP(More)
Radical Prostatectomy (RP) has been traditionally associated with significant operative blood loss and high risk of transfusion. However, over the last few years, centers of excellence have reported less bleeding and transfusion. To verify and document changes in the epidemiology of bleeding and transfusion of men electing RP, we undertook an analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced the western hemisphere's worst-ever natural disaster. Within 24 hours, the United States Naval Ship Comfort received orders to respond, and a group of more than 500 physicians, nurses, and staff undertook the largest and most rapid triage and treatment since the inception of hospital ships. METHODS These(More)