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BACKGROUND Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and benign prostatic hyperplasia are both androgen-dependent entities that respond to the blocking of 5-alpha-reductase. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine whether prostatic volumes and urinary flow changes were higher in patients with early-onset AGA than in healthy control subjects. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES One of the main drawbacks of flexible urethrocystoscopy is the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). In order to reduce this risk, antimicrobial prophylaxis has been considered, however there is not a unanimous view regarding indications, dosage, type of antibiotic, and so on. To clarify this uncertainty, we practiced a pilot and experimental(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to ascertain the degree of association between bladder cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of observational studies with cases and controls with publication dates up to January 2011. The PubMed electronic database was searched by using the key words "bladder cancer and(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a retrospective analysis on the identification and antibiogram of all bacteria isolated from urine samples with microbiological confirmation of urinary tract infection (UTI) in a Spanish reference hospital over a 7-year period. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of the identification and antibiogram data. RESULTS A(More)
OBJECTIVES Our goal is to analyze the degree of concordance between the Gleason score (GS) obtained in prostate biopsies and the one after radical prostatectomy. The intention is to know whether 12-core biopsy, instead of 6 (sextant biopsy), improves, or not, this correlation. METHODS A Cohort/prevalence study was conducted on 128 patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To shed light on the current controversy regarding the best treatment option for managing urachal anomalies in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective follow-up of a case series comprising 13 children who were diagnosed with urachal anomalies was performed. All cases were diagnosed between 2000 and 2011 and followed up at the Pediatric(More)