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PURPOSE The practical value of ultrasonography as a rapid means to determine accurately residual urine volume was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Transverse and sagittal bladder diameters, as well as areas from longitudinal and transverse images, were measured with real-time ultrasonography in 324 men immediately after voiding. Calculated bladder volumes(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the feasibility and applicability of operative laparoscopy in the management of adnexal masses that do not meet the standard serum CA 125 and ultrasonographic criteria for benignity. STUDY DESIGN One hundred thirty-eight patients underwent operative laparoscopy for removal of suspicious adnexal masses. The CA 125 level(More)
Operative laparoscopists continue to refine surgical techniques applicable to patients with gynecologic malignancies. Various techniques for radical hysterectomy and larger series of patients with endometrial cancer have now been reported. The technical feasibility of such operations is being established. Although oncologic patients may enjoy the known(More)
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study. PURPOSE To describe the correlation between lumbar lordosis angle and functional status of patients with chronic mechanical low back pain (CMLBP). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE There are different and conflicting opinions regarding the relationship between the degree of lumbar lordosis and functional status of patients(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. We appreciate the interest in our work and for the opportunity to focus on detailed aspects of chronic mechanical low back pain. The reader attempted to emphasize the importance of pelvic incidence as a predictive factor(More)
BACKGROUND There is lack of well-designed trials evaluating structural benefits of non-pharmacologic therapies in knee osteoarthritis (OA). In this parallel-group randomized controlled trial, we aim to compare the possible advantages of lateral wedge insole and acupuncture in patients with medial knee OA. METHOD Patients with grade two or three of medial(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate the utility of sympathetic skin response (SSR) test for evaluating vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (ED) which is the most common type of impotence. MATERIALS AND METHODS Men in the age group of 28 to 60 years and suffering from vasculogenic ED, as confirmed by a papaverin test and color Doppler sonography, at least for 6(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to discuss the details that have been raised by Kothari et al. Although Kothari et al. have conducted an intelligent review , we would like to address a few points raised in(More)
Purpose High resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables better visualization of ophthalmic microstructures than conventional imaging. When using an ophthalmic microscope, integrated optical coherence tomography (iOCT) high resolution real time visualization is possible. Methods We report on the first 110 patients operated on using a microscope(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, cross-sectional, non-randomized study. PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of intramuscular calcitonin injection in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE LSS, manifesting as chronic low back pain and neurogenic claudication, is a chronic condition with an increasing incidence in the elderly(More)
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