Ammar Ghobish

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Purpose. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of tamsulosin, solifenacin, and combination of both in reducing double-J stent-related lower urinary symptoms. Materials and Methods. A total of 338 patients with double-J ureteral stenting were randomly divided, postoperatively, into 4 groups. In group I (n = 84), no treatment was given (control group),(More)
We evaluated the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in a cross-sectional community-based random sample of Egyptian men. ED was correlated with the socioeconomic status, risk factors and quality of life. Married men in Ismailia province were interviewed at home. Data were processed for 805 men with mean age of 43.58 y (s.d. 11.03). There is a fair(More)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of adding a low-dose oral desmopressin to tamsulosin therapy for treatment of nocturia in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Eligible patients with BPH and nocturia ≥2/night were randomly allocated to two treatment groups; the first of which received 3-month treatment scheme of daily oral dose of tamsulosin(More)
Twenty biopsied material of the testicular tissue were obtained from patients with unilateral hydrocele (eight due to lymphatic filariasis and twelve of idiopathic causes). Twenty biopsies lymphatic were also obtained from the normal unaffected testes and were used as control. The data obtained from histopathological, histochemical and ultrastructural(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the outcome of a boosted, stentless, ventral in situ extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) of middle and lower ureteric stones using a shockwave head from the opposite side of the stone using a Lithostar Siemens lithotriptor for stones larger than average size and of longer duration in place. The purpose was to attain a high(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve the clearance of lower caliceal stones (LCSs) after shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) using a combination of intra-operative forced diuresis and inversion therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and fifty-seven consecutive patients with symptomatic, single LCSs of 5-20 mm size were prospectively randomized into two groups. The first(More)
In an attempt to evaluate the effect of bilharziasis on bladder contractility as a factor in the genesis of voiding disorders, 44 cases of bilharzial bladder neck obstruction diagnosed using traditional methods (symptomatological, radiographic, and endoscopic) were subjected to complete urodynamic evaluation (flowmetry, cystometry, pressure/flow study, and(More)
The electron microscopic structure of the detrusor muscle in schistosomiasis patients with poor bladder contractility as evaluated by urodynamic measures had been compared with normal detrusor muscle from non-schistosomiasis patients. In the patients with poor bladder contractility the detrusor was formed of muscle fibers which were smaller in size, widely(More)
The light and electron microscopic structure of detrusor muscle of trabeculated urinary bladder from patients with urodynamically proved bilharzial outflow obstruction had been compared with normal detrusor muscle. In bilharzial outflow obstruction, the detrusor muscle bundles were formed of relatively smaller smooth muscle cells widely separated by dense(More)