URINARY-EXCRETION OF SIALIC-ACID IN PATIENTS WITH SUPERFICIAL BLADDER-TUMORS


AKCAY T., KONUKOGLU D., EROSENCI A., ATAUS S., DIRICAN A., UYGUR C.

CANCER LETTERS, cilt.78, ss.7-9, 1994 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

Urinary total sialic acid/creatinine (TSA/Cr) ratio was determined in 73 patients with superficial bladder tumors and 34 healthy volunteers. The mean TSA/Cr value in the tumor group was higher than the control group (P < 0.001) and this difference was significant. Comparing the urinary TSA/Cr ratio of T-1, T-a, grade I-II, grade III, single, multiple, primary and recurrent tumors, with the control group revealed significant results (P < 0.001). Therefore the urinary TSA/Cr ratio determination in the follow-up of these patients may be used as a non-invasive procedure.