Ahmed S Bedair

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OBJECTIVE We compared the results of holmium laser and pneumatic intracorporeal lithotripsy for large ureteric calculi in terms of efficacy, safety and complications. METHODS The study was conducted between April 2009 and October 2010. 80 patients divided into two equally matched groups were included in a prospective randomized trial including patients(More)
BACKGROUND Medullary carcinomas of the breast account for fewer than 7% of all invasive breast cancers. Some investigators include medullary carcinomas in the favourable histologic subtype, despite its aggressive histologic appearance. However, others fail to confirm its favourable prognosis. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of sixty-one (61)(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the feasibility of combining hyperfractionated radiotherapy regimen with concomitant chemotherapy and to assess its toxicity in patients with advanced head and neck carcinoma (HNC). Progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were set as secondary end points. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 2003 and November(More)
PURPOSE We challenge the requirement for routine placement of a nephrostomy tube after percutaneous renal surgery, assessing the outcome, safety, and efficacy of tubeless procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 128 patients underwent tubeless percutaneous renal surgery from May 2001 to May 2004: stone extraction in 120 patients and endopyelotomy +/-(More)
Proliferating trichilemmal tumors (PTTs) are uncommon exuberant growths of cells derived from the external root sheath. They tend to occur in older women, with a predilection for the scalp. Wide local excision has been the standard treatment. Recent reports have described a rare malignant variant with an aggressive clinical course and a propensity for nodal(More)
PURPOSE Bladder neck preservation during radical prostatectomy has been advocated for improving urinary continence. We evaluate bladder neck preservation looking at continence rates, surgical cancer control and bladder neck contracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 40 patients underwent retropubic radical prostatectomy for clinically localized(More)
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