The Effect of the Number of Biopsy Cores on the Concordance Between Prostate Biopsy and Prostatectomy Gleason Score: A Prostate Volume-Controlled Study (Clinical Report)

The Effect of the Number of Biopsy Cores on the Concordance Between Prostate Biopsy and Prostatectomy Gleason Score: A Prostate Volume-Controlled Study (Clinical Report)

In 2007, prostate cancer (PCa) was still the most frequent noncutaneous tumor in men, with approximately 218890 new cases expected in the United States. (1) About 50% of US patients with localized disease are treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) (2); however, despite radical surgical treatment, 25% of patients will present with biochemical recurrence and about […]

Number of Lymph Nodes Examined and Associated Clinicopathologic Factors in Colorectal Carcinoma (Report)

Number of Lymph Nodes Examined and Associated Clinicopathologic Factors in Colorectal Carcinoma (Report)

Colorectal carcinoma is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. (1) The most important prognostic factor in colorectal carcinoma is the nodal status at the time of surgical treatment. The 5-year survival rate for stages I and II colorectal carcinomas is greater than 75%. With nodal metastasis, the 5-year survival […]

Effect of Oral Administration of Freshly Pressed Juice of Echinacea Purpurea on the Number of Various Subpopulations of B- and T-Lymphocytes in Healthy Volunteers: Results of a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-over Study**.

Effect of Oral Administration of Freshly Pressed Juice of Echinacea Purpurea on the Number of Various Subpopulations of B- and T-Lymphocytes in Healthy Volunteers: Results of a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-over Study**.

Abstract Background: In a recent double-blind placebo-controlled crossover-study the “immune stimulatory” effects (activation of macrophages leading to enhanced phagocytosis and production of several cytokines) of Echinacea purpurea preparations (EPP) which were observed in vitro experiments and following parenteral administration could not be confirmed following oral application of the drug in healthy volunteers. The aim of […]