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OBJECTIVE To evaluate 1-year surgical and functional results and morbidities of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) vs open prostatectomy (OP). PATIENTS AND METHODS We undertook 1:1 matched-pair analysis (International Prostate Symptom Score [IPSS], peak flow [PF], postvoid residual [PVR], and prostate volume) of 287 consecutive patients treated for(More)
Two patients had the initial complaint of fluctuating paraparesis, which was most evident at menstruation. One patient had a semimonthly fluctuating deficit. Spinal cord compression and ischemia, secondary to the vascular mass, were considered the most likely mechanisms. Blood levels of estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle may have had a(More)
Traditional medicine is very popular in Africa and it is considered as an alternative form of health care. Plants and vegetables used in folk and traditional medicine have gained wide acceptance as one of the main sources of prophylactic and chemopreventive drug discovery and this is due to the evidence of particular biological and biochemical(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of risk factors of erectile dysfunction (ED) after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in men with lower urinary tract symptoms caused by bladder outlet obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. The study was conducted prospectively on 178 consecutive patients (normal IIEF-5 before(More)
Severe stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is usually treated by the implant of artificial sphincter positioned around bulbar urethra. AdVance sling is a functional, non-obstructive, anti-incontinence device that showed good results especially for mild and moderate SUI. We present our experience with AdVance sling in 7 patients with severe SUI unfit for(More)
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