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PURPOSE Evaluate the results of urinary continence on patients who had undergone radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) for clinically localized prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed the continence data of 120 patients with pathology of cT1-cT2N0M0 prostate cancer and who had undergone RPP. Continence was assessed on the day of catheter(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the treatment parameters of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in lower calyceal calculi in adults and children in a comparative manner. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 2006 and 2011, SWL was performed for lower calyceal calculi in 282 adults (mean age 48.5 years, range 28-64) and 54 children (mean age 48 months, range 5-141). The Wolf(More)
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) has dramatically changed the treatment of urinary lithiasis and has been the first treatment option for the majority of patients for more than two decades. Despite its significant benefits, it induces acute renal injury that extends from the papilla to the outer cortex. We evaluated the severity of the(More)
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) affects sexual function. The etiology of sexual dysfunction in ESRD is multifactorial and hypogonadism is not uncommon. In a cohort of 96 men with ESRD, scores on International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) correlated with bioavailable testosterone (T; P<0.01). We further evaluated the effects of administration of T on ED(More)
To evaluate the possible association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and infectious complications after prostate biopsy. A total of 480 men underwent prostatic biopsy due to elevated prostate-specific antigen levels and/or abnormal digital rectal examination. Patients were divided into two subgroups with respect to the presence or absence of MetS.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the therapeutic effect of papaverine hydrochloride in the treatment of patients with renal colic pain unresponsive to conventional treatment. METHODS From March 2007 to January 2008, a total of 561 patients with severe renal colic pain due to a ureteral stone were treated with conventional agents (hyoscine-N-butylbromide and(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated if antibiotherapy has any role on total PSA (tPSA), free PSA (fPSA) and fPSA/tPSA ratio in patients with tPSA higher than 2.5ng/ml. We also analyzed if it has any relation with prostate cancer diagnosis rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total 108 patients older than 50 years of age with lower urinary system sypmtoms and tPSA(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to evaluate the anorectal functions of prostate cancer patients who have undergone radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) or radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-seven patients with an indication for radical prostatectomy were included after informed consent. Anorectal manometry(More)
PURPOSE Ischemic priapism, a compartment syndrome, requires urgent treatment in order to nourish the corpora cavernosa. As the first step, aspiration of blood and irrigation of the cavernosal bodies is performed to prevent fibrotic activity and secure erectile capability. During aspiration, there are risks of cardiovascular side effects of adrenergic(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to evaluate the true safety of transient cessation of the antiplatelet medication before extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) on bleeding-related complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty cases undergoing SWL for renal pelvic stones were included and depending on the use of antiplatelet medication they were divided into 2(More)