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  • 1. Andius, Patrik
    et al.
    Damm, Ole
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of surgery. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Urology in Östergötland.
    Holmäng, Sten
    Prognostic factors in patients with carcinoma in situ treated with intravesical bacille Calmette-Guérin2004In: Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, ISSN 0036-5599, E-ISSN 1651-2065, Vol. 38, no 4, p. 285-290Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To report prognostic factors and follow-up data for an unselected group of patients with carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the urinary bladder treated with bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG). Material and Methods: The clinical records of patients with CIS treated with BCG were reviewed. All 173 patients treated between 1986 and 1997 in four hospitals in two Swedish cities were included. The median follow-up period was 72 months (range 6-154 months). The impact of 18 variables on the times to recurrence and progression was studied using multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression and Kaplan-Meier analyses. Results: No pre-treatment variables, including type of CIS and T1G3 tumour, had prognostic value in terms of time to progression. The result of the first cystoscopy had a very strong prognostic importance: 44% of patients with a positive first cystoscopy progressed in stage, 59% were BCG failures and 35% died from urothelial cancer. The corresponding values for patients with a negative first cystoscopy were 11%, 18% and 8%. Fourteen patients (8%) were diagnosed with an upper urinary tract tumour but no variable had prognostic significance. The diagnoses of the upper urinary tract tumours were evenly distributed during follow-up. Conclusions: We were not able to predict which patients would respond favourably to BCG. Cystectomy should be strongly considered even after a positive first cystoscopy. The accumulated incidence of patients with bladder CIS and a subsequent upper urinary tract tumour is rather high but it is questionable whether the prognosis will improve if routine follow-up urographies are performed.

  • 2.
    Jahnson, Staffan
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Urology in Östergötland.
    Damm, Ole
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Urology . Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Urology in Östergötland.
    Hellsten, Sverker
    Malmö University Hospital.
    Holmang, Sten
    Gothenburg University Hospital.
    Liedberg, Fredrik
    Vaxjö County Hospital.
    Ljungberg, Borje
    Umeå University Hospital.
    Malmstrom, Per-Uno
    Uppsala University Hospital.
    Mansson, Wiking
    Lund University Hospital.
    Rosell, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Oncology . Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Wijkstom, Hans
    Karolinska University Hospital.
    Urinary diversion after cystectomy for bladder cancer: A population-based study in Sweden2010In: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, ISSN 0036-5599, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 69-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. To investigate the type of urinary diversion performed after cystectomy in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer in Sweden, using data from a population-based national register. Material and methods. Since 1997, the Swedish Bladder Cancer Register has included more than 90% of all patients with newly diagnosed bladder cancer. The different types of urinary diversion performed in 1997-2003 were analysed, comparing non-continent diversion (ileal conduit) with continent reconstruction (bladder substitution or continent cutaneous diversion). Results. During the study period, 3463 patients were registered with clinical T2-T4 non-metastatic bladder cancer. Cystectomy was performed in 1141 patients with ileal conduit in 732 (64%) and continent reconstruction in 409 (36%). Ileal conduit was used more frequently in females than males (p = 0.019), in patients older than 75 years (p andlt; 0.00001), and in those with less favourable TNM classification. Continent reconstruction was done more often at university hospitals than at county hospitals (p andlt; 0.00001), but rarely in the northern and western healthcare regions compared with other regions (p andlt; 0.00001). Nationwide, the proportion of registered continent reconstructions decreased, although the absolute number was relatively stable (50-60 per year). Conclusions. Continent reconstruction after cystectomy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is performed more often in some healthcare regions and in patients at university hospitals than in county hospitals, indicating a substantial provider influence on the choice of urinary diversion. Over time, the proportion of these procedures has decreased, while the absolute number has remained low and stable; therefore, concentration in high-volume hospitals specialized in bladder cancer and continent reconstruction seems appropriate.

  • 3.
    Jancke, Georg
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
    Damm, Ole
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Surgery . Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Urology in Östergötland.
    Rosell, Johan
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Oncology . Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Jahnson, Staffan
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Surgery . Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Urology in Östergötland.
    Risk factors for local recurrence in patients with pTa/pT1 urinary bladder cancer2008In: Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, ISSN 0036-5599, E-ISSN 1651-2065, Vol. 42, no 5, p. 417-421Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. This study evaluated risk factors for local tumour recurrence, defined as recurrence at the same location in the bladder within 18 months after primary resection in patients with newly diagnosed pTa or pT1 bladder cancer. Patients and methods. The study included 472 patients with newly diagnosed pTa/T1 bladder cancer between 1992 and 2001. The patients were followed prospectively in accordance with a control programme and possible risk factors for tumour recurrence were registered. Results. Local tumour recurrence was observed in 164 (35%) patients, another 117 (25%) patients had recurrence at other locations in the bladder (non-local recurrence) and 191 (40%) had no recurrence at all. Tumour size and multiple tumours were significantly associated with a higher risk for developing local recurrence as opposed to non-local recurrence. Tumour category was of borderline statistical significance. Gender and tumour grade were not found to be risk factors for developing local recurrence. Conclusion. Tumour size and multiplicity are risk factors for development of recurrence at the same location in the bladder as the primary tumour. Local tumour recurrence may be a result of non-radical primary transurethral resection. One may consider recommending standard re-resection within 6-8 weeks in patients with tumours >3 cm or those with multiple primary tumours. © 2008 Informa UK Ltd. (Informa Healthcare, Taylor & Francis AS).

  • 4.
    Lennernas, Bo
    et al.
    Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Majumder, Khairul
    Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Damber, Jan-Erik
    Department of Urology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Albertsson, Per
    Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Holmberg, Erik
    Regional Oncologic Centre, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Brandberg, Yvonne
    Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Isacsson, Ulf
    Akademiska University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Ljung, Gunilla
    Mälar Hospital, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Damm, Ole
    Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center for Surgery, Orthopaedics and Cancer Treatment, Department of Urology in Östergötland. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Clinical Sciences.
    Nilsson, Sten
    Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Radical prostatectomy versus high-dose irradiation in localized/locally advanced prostate cancer: A Swedish multicenter randomized trial with patient-reported outcomes2015In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 54, no 6, p. 875-881Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background . Treatment of localized prostate cancer (PC) is controversial. This is the fi rst randomized study compar-ing an open surgery procedure (radical prostatectomy) with a combination of high-dose rate brachytherapy (2 10 Gy) and external beam radiotherapy (25 2 Gy) in PC patients in Sweden 1996 – 2001. The two randomization arms were compared regarding differences in patients-reported outcomes, such as complications and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Material and methods . The patients had localized/locally advanced PC, clinical category T1b – T3a, N0, M0 and PSA 50 ng/ml. All underwent total androgen blockade (six months). Self-reported HRQoL and symptoms including urinary, bowel, and sexual side effects were investigated prospectively before randomization and 12 and 24 months after randomization. A total of 89 patients were randomized and completed the EORTC QLQ C-33 and EORTC PR-25 questionnaires. Results . Over the study period, there were no discernible differences in HRQoL, or complications between the two groups. Emotional functioning, however, improved statistically signifi cantly over time, whereas Social functioning decreased, and fi nancial diffi culties increased. No statistically signifi cant differences in group-by-time interactions were found. The survival rate was 76%. Only eight patients (9%) died of PC. Conclusion . Open radical prostatectomy and the combined high-dose rate brachytherapy with external beam radiation appeared to be comparable in the measured outcomes. It was not possible to draw any conclusion on the effi cacy of the two treatments due to insuffi cient power of the study.

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