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Genomic array technologies provide a means for profiling global changes in gene expression under a variety of conditions. However, it has been difficult to assess whether transcriptional or posttranscriptional regulation is responsible for these changes. Additionally, fluctuations in gene expression in a single cell type within a complex tissue like a tumor(More)
INTRODUCTION Over the past 15 years, the discovery and development of oral medications that selectively inhibit the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) have revolutionised the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Currently, three PDE5 inhibitors are widely available clinically, i.e., sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil. New PDE5 inhibitors, including(More)
The treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) was revolutionized with the development of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. Tadalafil (Cialis((R)); Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, USA) is the newest and most versatile PDE5 inhibitor in the clinical armamentarium for the treatment of ED. Its most unique characteristic is its long half-life of(More)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a complex and progressive disease common in aging men. While associated with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms, it may also result in additional serious complications such as refractory hematuria, acute urinary retention, and BPH-related surgery. Medical therapy has been offered as an approach to halt this(More)
Placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is the mainstay of surgical treatment for patients with Peyronie's disease (PD) and concomitant medication-refractory erectile dysfunction. Special considerations and adjunctive surgical techniques during the IPP procedure are often required for patients with PD to improve residual penile curvature, as well(More)
Recently, photo-selective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) has been a popular alternative to the standard electrocautery - transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). Here we introduce a new training system for practicing the laser therapy by using a virtual reality (VR) simulator. To interactively and realistically simulate PVP on a virtual organ with an(More)
Acquired stuttering with differential manifestation in different languages: A case study Communication attitude of Italian children who do and do not stutter Differential levels of speech and manual dysfluency in adults who stutter during simultaneous drawing and speaking tasks
In vivo anesthetized cystometrograms and in vitro bladder tissue strip responses were examined in three groups of female rats: young virgins (3 month), older virgins (8 month), and retired breeders (8-9 month). Significant age-related in vivo changes were observed including greater resting pressures, but smaller voided volumes, void durations and(More)
Numerous investigations have been conducted in an effort to determine the cause of the female urethral syndrome. Bacterial and anatomic causes rarely have been identified. Using the MMPI, we evaluated 56 women with thus syndrome and compared them with control patients of similar ages. Statistically significant increases in the F, hysteria, hypochondriasis,(More)
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