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Ketamine 3-6 mg kg-1 given by mouth to paediatric patients for anaesthetic premedication was evaluated. Forty-three children, ages 2-9 years were randomly allocated to receive either ketamine (3 or 6 mg kg-1) or placebo (cola 0.2 mL kg-1). Oral use of ketamine made separation from the families easier, gave an increased level of sedation, made acceptance of(More)
PURPOSE This was a prospective single-arm study to assess the efficacy and safety of intradetrusor injections of onabotulinum toxin-A in children with urinary incontinence associated with neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to myelomeningocele. All patients had failed the first-line treatment of a combination of oral antimuscarinics and intermittent(More)
PURPOSE Dimercapto-succinic acid scintigraphy and urodynamic studies are gold standards to evaluate renal scarring and neurogenic bladder dysfunction, respectively. We sought to establish the value of bladder wall thickness together with urine NGF, TGF-β1 and TIMP-2 to predict the urodynamic profile and upper urinary tract damage in children with(More)
To differentiate ureteral stones and phleboliths by measuring density [as Hounsfield unit (HU)] and volume (as mm3) of the opacities in the bony pelvis on unenhanced computerized tomography (U-CT). A total of 52 patients, who underwent semirigid ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for distal ureteral stone and had isochoronous phleboliths in U-CT, were(More)
BACKGROUND Testicular torsion is a common problem and, to date, there is no agent to preserve testicular function following detorsion. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), with its rich growth factor composition, has proven beneficial in regenerative therapy. It is believed that PRP has not been studied in testis for ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. OBJECTIVE(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the value of urine nerve growth factor (NGF), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-Beta-1), tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) levels to predict the urodynamic profile before and after botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT-A) treatment in children with myelodysplasia. METHODS This prospective(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study, is to find out the most accurate cut-off level for the detrusor leak point pressure (DLPP) in terms of upper urinary tract (UUT) protection in a cohort of children with myelodysplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and ninety-three children with myelodysplasia were included in the study based on the availability of(More)
Priapism in pediatric patients is a rare entity. We present an 8-year-old boy with known cerebral palsy. He came to the emergency department with sustained painful erection for 12 hours. Physical examination showed rigid penis. Blood count and biochemical analysis were normal. Although penile Doppler ultrasound revealed normal arterial and venous flow,(More)
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