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Neurourol Urodyn ; 2019 Aug 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31396992

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AIMS: In recent years, the human brain-bladder control network has been visualized in different functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. The role of the brainstem and suprapontine regions has been elucidated. Especially the pontine region and the periaqueductal gray, as the central structures of the micturition circuit, were demonstrated. Detrusor sphincter dyssynergia (DSD) is a common problem in patients with neurological diseases. Residual urine and consecutive urinary tract infections with the risk of kidney damage remain a problem. In the present study, we used fMRI of the brain to compare the activation sites of patients with DSD with those of our previously published healthy controls with special emphasis on the brainstem region. METHODS: fMRI was performed in 11 patients with DSD who had an urge to void due to a filled bladder. In a nonvoiding model, they were instructed to contract or to relax the pelvic floor muscles repetitively. RESULTS: In patients with DSD, we could reproduce the activation sites found in healthy subjects, showing the regions in the brainstem as well as the other micturition-related areas. The activation of the pontine region was more rostral/dorsal compared with the healthy volunteers. CONCLUSION: Interestingly, we detected the well-known activation in the pontine region in the patients in the dorsal/rostral part compared with the more ventral activation in the healthy volunteers, suggesting that the L-region of the pontine micturition center is more prominent in cases of DSD.

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Int. braz. j. urol ; 45(3): 459-467, May-June 2019. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | ID: biblio-1012312

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ABSTRACT Purpose: 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT imaging is a promising modality for the staging of recurrent prostate cancer (PCa). Current evidence suggests limited diagnostic value of the 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT in PSA-levels ≤0.3ng/mL. Experimental data have demonstrated an increase in PSMA-expression in PCa metastases by androgen deprivation in vitro. The aim of the current study was to investigate a possible enhancing effect of PSMA with low-dose androgen deprivation in patients with BCR and low PSA-levels. Materials and Methods: Five patients with PCa and BCR, following radical prostatectomy, underwent 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT. A consecutive 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT was performed 6 to 11 days after injection of 80mg of Degarelix (Firmagon®). We recorded PSA and testosterone serum-levels and changes of PSMA-uptake in 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT images. Results: Median PSA prior 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT was 0.27ng/mL. All patients had a decrease in testosterone serum levels from median 2.95μg/l to 0.16μg/l following Degarelix injection. We observed an increase in the standardized uptake value (SUV) in PSMA-positive lymphogenous and osseous lesions in two patients following androgen deprivation. In another two patients, no PSMA positive signals were detected in either the first or the second scan. Conclusion: Our preliminary results of this feasibility assessment indicate a possible enhancing effect of PSMA-imaging induced by low-dose ADT. Despite several limitations and the small number of patients, this could be a new approach to improve staging by 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT in PCa patients with BCR after primary therapy. Further prospective studies with larger number of patients are needed to validate our findings.

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Int Braz J Urol ; 45(3): 459-467, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30901173

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PURPOSE: 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT imaging is a promising modality for the staging of recurrent prostate cancer (PCa). Current evidence suggests limited diagnostic value of the 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT in PSA-levels ≤0.3ng/mL. Experimental data have demonstrated na increase in PSMA-expression in PCa metastases by androgen deprivation in vitro. The aim of the current study was to investigate a possible enhancing effect of PSMA with low-dose androgen deprivation in patients with BCR and low PSA-levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five patients with PCa and BCR, following radical prostatectomy, underwent 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT. A consecutive 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT was performed 6 to 11 days after injection of 80mg of Degarelix (Firmagon®). We recorded PSA and testosterone serum-levels and changes of PSMA-uptake in 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT images. RESULTS: Median PSA prior 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT was 0.27ng/mL. All patients had a decrease in testosterone serum levels from median 2.95µg/l to 0.16µg/l following Degarelix injection. We observed an increase in the standardized uptake value (SUV) in PSMA-positive lymphogenous and osseous lesions in two patients following androgen deprivation. In another two patients, no PSMA positive signals were detected in either the fi rst or the second scan. CONCLUSION: Our preliminary results of this feasibility assessment indicate a possible enhancing effect of PSMA-imaging induced by low-dose ADT. Despite several limitations and the small number of patients, this could be a new approach to improve staging by 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT in PCa patients with BCR after primary therapy. Further prospective studies with larger number of patients are needed to validate our findings.


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Antagonistas de Androgênios/uso terapêutico , Glicoproteínas de Membrana , Metástase Neoplásica/diagnóstico por imagem , Compostos Organometálicos , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos , Idoso , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Oligopeptídeos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno Prostático Específico/sangue , Valores de Referência , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Fatores de Tempo
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Urol Case Rep ; 18: 64-66, 2018 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29785373

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Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma is a rare malignancy that has been observed in a heterogeneous patient population. This case report presents a 51 year old female with muscle-invasive primary bladder adenocarcinoma diagnosed in 2008. After transurethral resection and cystectomy with ileum neobladder adjuvant radiochemotherapy was administered. Two years later, a symptomatic fistula between neobladder and ileoileal anastomosis was excised, resulting in urinary incontinency. In 2016, the patient shows no signs of disease relapse but suffers from reduction of bladder capacity. This case report presents classical symptoms of adenocarcinoma of the bladder and a possible treatment regimen with associated side effects.

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Int J Womens Health ; 8: 31-4, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26855600

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PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the value of video-urodynamic study (VUD) in the identification of lower urinary tract voiding dysfunction in female recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 54 women with recurrent UTIs who underwent VUDs between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed. They were carefully evaluated by complete history, voiding diary, physical investigation, urosonography, and VUDs. RESULTS: Neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunctions were found in 4% and 63% of women respectively. Detrusor sphincter dyssynergia, detrusor underactivity, and a combination of both were found in 17% (nine of 54), 22% (12 of 54), and 11% (six of 54) of women, respectively. Overactive bladder syndrome was determined in 28% (15 of 54) of women. Reduction in the maximal urinary flow rate to less than 15 mL/s and post-void residual volume were revealed in 63% (34 of 54) and 54% (29 of 54) of women, respectively. Stress urinary incontinence was noticed in 39% (21 of 54) of women with a median pad usage of three pads (range: 1-15) daily. Urgency and nocturia were complaints in 54% (29 of 54) and 43% (23 of 54) of women, respectively. The median voiding frequency and nocturia episodes were 7±4 (1-13) and 1±3 (0-12), respectively. CONCLUSION: Dysfunctional voiding can encourage the formation of recurrent UTIs in the female. The VUDs are the investigation of choice to diagnose voiding dysfunction.

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Prostate ; 76(8): 776-80, 2016 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26880517

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BACKGROUND: Our study is the first evaluation of nodal metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) to mesorectal lymph nodes (MLN) detected by (68) Ga-PSMA-PET/CT. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 76 consecutive PCa patients who underwent (68) Ga-PSMA-PET/CT: 61 PCa patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) after curative treatment and 15 high-risk PCa before primary therapy. We assessed PET-positive MLN, which are indicative for PCa. RESULTS: We detected PET-positive lesions for PCa in (68) Ga-PSMA-PET/CT in 66 of 76 (87%) patients. Nodal disease was imaged in 47 of 66 (71%) patients. Indicative mesorectal nodal lesions for PCa were detected in 12 of 76 (15.8%) patients. The median number of PET-positive MLN was one per patient. Seven of twelve patients had recurrent PCa after radical prostatectomy with a median PSA value of 1.84 ng/ml (range 0.31-13). Five of twelve patients had untreated first diagnosed high-risk PCa with median PSA value of 90 ng/ml (range 4.6-93) at PET/CT, respectively. For all PET positive MLN a morphological correlate was found in CT (shortest diameter median 4 mm [range 4-21]; longest diameter median 7.5 mm [range 5-25]). After PET/CT, four patients with recurrent PCa received hormonal therapy, one patient was treated with directed radiation therapy of MLN, one patient received chemotherapy, and one patient was treated with pelvic lymph node dissection. Three high-risk PCa patients received hormonal therapy, and two patients were treated with adjuvant hormonal therapy after radical prostatectomy. CONCLUSIONS: Detection and exact location of nodal metastasis for PCa is crucial for the choice of treatment and the patient's prognosis. (68) Ga-PSMA-PET/CT seems to improve the detection of nodal metastasis in PCa, especially concerning mesorectal lymph nodes.


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Linfonodos/patologia , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Humanos , Masculino , Prostatectomia , Neoplasias da Próstata/cirurgia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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