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Predictive factors that could possibly affect the cure and complication rates of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were investigated. Seventy-five consecutive patients with urodynamically proven SUI and who had undergone a TVT operation were evaluated according to a follow-up protocol. Median age was 51.2(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether bladder histopathologic changes, detrusor leak point pressure (DLPP), disease duration, and preoperative catheterization time can predict for upper urinary tract (UUT) deterioration in patients with overactive neurogenic bladder dysfunction (ONBD). METHODS A total of 39 patients (7 women and 32 men) with ONBD who were(More)
AIMS Since lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) related to multiple sclerosis (MS) has a different behavior pattern than other types of neurogenic voiding dysfunction, we aimed to prepare a national consensus report for the management of LUTD due to multiple sclerosis in light of available literature. METHODS A search of available databases yielded an(More)
PURPOSE Central nervous system (CNS) and cardiovascular system (CVS) side effects of anticholinergic agents used to treat overactive bladder (OAB) are underreported. Hence, this review aimed to focus on the mechanisms of CNS and CVS side effects of anticholinergic drugs used in OAB treatment, which may help urologists in planning the rationale for OAB(More)
PURPOSE To assess the outcome of urologic evaluation in patients with voiding dysfunction due to multiple sclerosis (MS) and to determine the relationship between urological and neurological parameters of these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 249 consecutive patients (162 female and 87 male) with MS who(More)
An implant of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in the corneal stroma allows fast cell colonization and can become translucent. We studied the behavior of the same polymer implanted in the anterior chamber of the rabbit eye and sutured to the posterior surface of the cornea. The expanded tetrafluoroethylene was provided as 200-micron thick(More)
Since their introduction in 1996, tension-free midurethral slings (MUS) have been proven to have long-term efficacy and safety. They are considered the gold standard treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, especially in cases that are associated with urethral hypermobility. However, they are not free of complications and, although rare, some of(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT)-type procedures are gradually becoming the new gold-standard treatment for female stress urinary incontinence. Studies trying to determine the influence of possible risk factors on complications of TVT surgery are needed in order to achieve more favorable results in the future. This review attempts to(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of female urinary incontinence (UI) and risk factors of bothersomeness and help-seeking behavior of hidden female UI in urology and obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinics. This multicentric and cross-sectional study was conducted as a part of the Turkish Overactive Bladder Study. Female patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate correlations between traditional and urodynamic criteria in the evaluation of prostatism and to try to establish an update evaluation of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the aim of preventing unnecessary prostatectomies. PATIENTS AND METHODS The series constituted 96 patients aged 43-86 years (mean 63.41 +/-(More)