W S Falkowski

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The adherence of 74 Escherichia coli strains to vaginal and buccal epithelial cells from women with recurrent urinary tract infections was studied. The strains were isolated from the urine, vaginal introitus or anal mucosa of women with recurrent bacteriuria. Vaginal and anal isolates were judged to be associated with urinary tract infection if they had the(More)
Thirty-nine patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy, prostatic carcinoma, or prostatitis underwent ultrasonography using a transabdominal suprapubic approach. In both benign hypertrophy and prostatitis, the gland was enlarged and exhibited a homogeneous echo pattern, being hypoechoic in prostatitis and either hypo- or hyperechoic in hypertrophy.(More)
The effect of D-mannose on adherence of 73 Escherichia coli strains to vaginal and buccal epithelial cells from women with recurrent urinary tract infections, and on agglutination of human and guinea pig erythrocytes was tested. Urinary, vaginal or anal isolates from women with such infections were used. Of the strains 66 (90 per cent) demonstrated(More)
Adherence of Escherichia coli to epithelial cells is postulated to be a necessary step in the pathogenesis of urinary tract infections. Investigations have focused on the role of carbohydrates in adherence because of the ability of mannose to inhibit adherence; however, there have been several reports of an additional hydrophobic receptor. Here we describe(More)
Radioisotopic scortal scanning was used as a triage maneuver to assess 18 boys with scrotal and/or testicular complaints. In 4 puberal boys the diagnosis was torsion and treatment consisted of orchiectomy because of testicular necrosis. This technique proved to be of value in studying infants and older children. It appears to be highly reliable and(More)
An effective, easily fashioned, adherent, long-term X elastic dressing is described. The dressing has been used predominantely in hypospadias operations. It affords excellent compression of the skin and glandular flaps, and reduces edema. The dressing provides for children comfort, freedom of motion without interference with normal bowel movements and(More)
A patient with stage D2 carcinoma of the prostate is presented with biopsy-proved pulmonary metastases. Treatment consisted of hormonal therapy in the form of orchiectomy and ethinyl estradiol and he is alive 14 years later without evidence of disease. The pulmonary manifestations of prostatic carcinoma are discussed as well as the prognostic implications.(More)
Over an 18-mo period, 93 prostate examinations were performed by a suprapubic transabdominal approach. By applying ultrasonographic tissue textural analysis, we were able to identify 16 out of 19 carcinomas. Most of these analyses showed ill-defined focal abnormalities located either in the posterior or the posterior-lateral portion of the gland. Ten of the(More)