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AIMS To reevaluate urodynamic findings of bladder dysfunction (BD) in type 2 diabetic patients with patient characteristics and concommittant chronic complications. METHODS Patients (M/F:27/27) with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) underwent a detailed urodynamic investigation. Urodynamic findings were classified as diabetic cystopathy [DC,(More)
PURPOSE To predict the invasiveness of urothelial bladder carcinoma using a logistic regression model on preoperative peripheral blood samples. PATIENTS AND METHODS Hospital data of patients operated for urothelial carcinoma were reviewed retrospectively. Preoperative blood samples were collected before the first cystoscopic examination. Any kind of(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate protective effects of exogenous leptin on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced injuries to the urinary bladder tissue and to investigate the effect on tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) levels and apoptotic cells during I/R injury. Bladder I/R injury was induced by abdominal aorta occlusion by ischemia for 45 min,(More)
In the study, the effects of relatively high single-dose of Ochratoxin A (OTA) and the antioxidant effects of Melatonin (Mel) and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on OTA-induced oxidative damages in rats were investigated. A total of 28 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups of 7 rats each: Control, OTA, Mel+OTA and CoQ10+OTA groups. Malondialdehyde(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of prophylactic ciprofloxacin in preventing urinary tract infections caused by urodynamic study (UDS). METHODS A total of 210 patients presenting for UDS during a 16-month period were offered enrollment in the study. A clean-catch midstream urine sample was taken 24 hours before and 48 to 72 hours after the procedure(More)
We investigated the effect of thiamine (B1) treatment on bladder dysfunction in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. A total of 40 rats were randomly divided into four groups: a control group, a group given thiamine only, a diabetic group and a diabetic group given thiamine therapy. Diabetes was induced in the rats by 65 mg/kg STZ via an(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the morbidity of invasive urodynamic study (UDS) in type 2 diabetic patients. Study was conducted on 94 diabetic (59.4 +/- 0.8 years) and 110 non-diabetic (58.1 +/- 0.9 years) patients who had lower urinary tract symptoms. All patients underwent pressure-flow study. The major complication rate after UDS,(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine whether the treatment of obstructed rat bladders with αlipoic acid (ALA) and silymarin reverses the biochemical and physiological responses to bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). A total of 32 adult Sprague Dawley rats were divided into four groups (n=8 per group): sham (placebo surgery) animals with no treatment(More)
INTRODUCTION Currently no definitive cure exists for interstitial cystitis (IC). We investigated the therapeutic effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy in this syndrome in an experimental IC model through biochemical analyses and histopathological assessments. METHODS 24 Sprague Dawley rats were divided into three treatment groups sham (transurethral(More)
AIMS The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the effects of Ginkgo biloba (EGb 761) on ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury in the rat bladder. METHODS A bladder I-R injury was induced by abdominal aorta occlusion by ischemia for 30 min, followed by 45 min reperfusion in rats. The rats were divided into four groups of 7 rats each; the control,(More)