Ali Asghar Ketabchi

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INTRODUCTION In a cross-sectional study, we evaluated the prevalence of symptomatic urinary calculi in Kerman, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 2431 citizens of Kerman were surveyed from September of 2005 to April 2006. The study population was selected by cluster method from 5 different areas, and 100 houses in each area were randomly approached.(More)
BACKGROUND Tamsulosin is an α-1A-specific blocker which induces selective relaxation of ureteral smooth muscle with subsequent inhibition of ureteral spasms and dilatation of the ureteral lumen and facilitates stone expelling. OBJECTIVES In this study we aimed to assess the efficacy of tamsulosin for improving the success rate of ureteroscopic lithotripsy(More)
BACKGROUND Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most common surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to compare the conventional bipolar transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) with a modified transurethral resection of the prostate (M-TURP) in men with mild to moderate symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND The main goal of this study is to determine the relationship between opium dependency and frequency of urolithiasis renal colics. METHODS In a cross sectional study we compared opium dependency in urolithiasis patients (case group) with non-urolithiasis patients (control group) and assessed urolithiasis related renal colics as risk factor to(More)
BACKGROUND Pentoxifylline (PX) is a methyl xanthine derivative that influences the sperm motion characteristics and L-carnitine (L-C) is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body. In general, separate administration of PX and L-C has been reported to be effective on preserving sperm motility in vitro, and also when is consumed orally by the(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptozoospermia (CO) is a situation in which spermatozoa cannot be observed in a fresh semen sample unless an extended centrifugation and microscopic search are performed. CO patients are suggested to use only intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as infertility treatment. But still there is debate about the choice of sperm source in(More)
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