The utility of fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products in superficial bladder cancer.

@article{Tsihlias2000TheUO,
  title={The utility of fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products in superficial bladder cancer.},
  author={John Tsihlias and Herbert Barton Grossman},
  journal={The Urologic clinics of North America},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          39-46
        }
}
Fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products are either absent or present at exceedingly low levels in the urine of healthy persons. Although various nonspecific inflammatory conditions of the urinary tract can result in detectable amounts of FDP in the urine, the presence of FDP is far more prevalent in urine from patients with bladder cancer. Urinary FDP levels tend to be higher in patients with tumors of increasing grade and stage. This correlation results in improved sensitivity in detecting more… CONTINUE READING
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