Zelik Frischer

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PURPOSE Durasphere is gaining popularity as a bulking agent for treating women with stress urinary incontinence. We present a series of patients with periurethral mass formation following Durasphere injection. MATERIALS AND METHODS The charts of 135 women with a mean age of 69.4 years (range 46 to 83) who underwent Durasphere periurethral injections were(More)
The presence of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) has been attributed to the host cell mediated immune response against the evolving malignancy. However, due to specific evasive and escape mechanisms, the immune competent cells are rendered ineffective. One such mechanism may be the production of immune suppressor substance(s), inhibiting lymphocyte(More)
This report describes the successful treatment in a transplant recipient of a case of MK originating from the native urinary tract. As demonstrated, MK may pursue unexpected patterns to which conventional therapeutic guidelines may not be applicable. The type of surgical intervention used must be dictated by the extent and location of the disease and its(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of vesicouterine fistula has been increasing, most probably secondary to a corresponding increase in the use of low segment cesarean section. CASE A 37-year-old woman with a history of two cesarean sections, 14 years and 5 months earlier, presented with urge incontinence, cyclic hematuria and amenorrhea. Hysterosalpingography(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Urinary calculus formation following renal transplantation is an uncommon phenomenon. As a result of the growing number of renal transplants performed and the greater graft survival, there has been increased awareness of transplant-related complications, one of which is calculus formation. We report our experience in the management of(More)
PURPOSE Prostate cancer is the most common male malignancy and the second leading cause of male cancer death; therefore, there is urgent necessity for noninvasive assays for early detection of prostate cancer. Obtaining prostate tumor samples surgically is problematic because the malignancy is heterogeneous and multifocal and early-stage tumors are(More)
PURPOSE As manifested by the presence of immune competent cells, failure to control the progression of renal cell carcinoma by a local immune response attests to impaired local cell mediated immunity. To test this hypothesis we compared the expression of T-cell activation markers in renal cell carcinoma infiltrating lymphocytes with the expression of(More)
Midurethal sling procedures are gaining popularity as the treatment of choice for stress urinary incontinence. Complications that were described include bladder perforation, urinary retention, pelvic hematoma and suprapubic wound infection. Sling erosion and pelvic abscess are rare complications of midurethral slings. We report the first case of an abscess(More)