Carmin Marc Kalorin

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PURPOSE It has been proposed that younger children are less likely to pass renal calculi spontaneously, and that children younger than 10 years are more likely to have an identifiable metabolic abnormality and subsequently a higher risk of recurrence. We report our clinical outcomes in children with urinary calculi, specifically examining these factors. (More)
OBJECTIVES Recent evidence indicates that ischemia and reperfusion (free radical generation) are major etiologic factors in the rabbit bladder subjected to partial outlet obstruction. The current investigation was designed to determine the time course of damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) by measuring the(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the degree to which partial bladder outlet obstruction (PBOO) results in oxidative bladder damage, which subcellular components of the bladder are affected and whether these changes correlate with bladder function. MATERIALS AND METHODS In all, 32 rabbits were divided into four groups. Each group underwent PBOO for 1, 2, 4, and 8(More)
PURPOSE We identified an emerging infectious disease of the genitoperineum caused by community associated, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report our experience with severe genital infections caused by community associated, methicillin resistant S. aureus occurring in 3 individuals who lacked any of the risk factors(More)
PURPOSE Sleep disordered breathing caused by tonsillar hypertrophy has been implicated as a cause of primary and secondary nocturnal enuresis in children. We prospectively studied the preoperative and postoperative rates of nocturnal and daytime incontinence in a group of children with tonsillar hypertrophy undergoing tonsillectomy compared to a matched(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Oral citrate supplements have been shown to decrease kidney stone recurrence rates in both laboratory and clinical studies. The taste of the citrate supplements, however, is poor, and long-term compliance is low. Our objective was to determine if Splenda(®) added to potassium citrate (KCit) improves palatability without changing(More)
Introduction. The diagnosis of detrusor-external sphincter dyssynergia (DESD) is a clinically relevant finding during urodynamic testing. However, there is no consensus regarding diagnostic specifics of electromyography (EMG) or voiding cystourethrography (VCUG). We evaluated the concordance of the two modalities most commonly used in clinical practice for(More)
AIMS In this study we examined the expression of Rho-kinase (ROK) isoforms in rabbit detrusor smooth muscle during the progression of partial bladder outlet obstruction and correlated them with the time course of obstruction. METHODS Detrusor samples were obtained from bladders after 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks of obstruction and also sham operated control(More)
AIMS Partial bladder outlet obstruction (PBOO) results in marked contractile, biochemical, and histological alterations in the bladder. Our aim was to determine the time course of progressive PBOO in the rabbit and to find parameters that marked the shift to decompensation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four rabbits were subjected to 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks(More)
INTRODUCTION Gunshot wounds to the bladder are not uncommon; however it is unusual that a bullet come to rest within the urinary bladder. Properly performed plain film cystography is trusted as a highly sensitive tool for identifying significant bladder injuries due to both blunt and penetrating trauma. Several reports suggest that cystography may be less(More)