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Severe, but not mild, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is associated with erectile dysfunction.
OBJECTIVES To assess the association between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and erectile dysfunction (ED). OSAS is associated with fatigue and daily dysfunction. We hypothesized that OSAExpand
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Clinical implication of routine stone culture in percutaneous nephrolithotomy--a prospective study.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the correlation between preoperative urine culture (UC) and intraoperative stone culture (SC) and the impact of SC findings on clinical decisions. METHODS UC andExpand
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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients who previously underwent open nephrolithotomy.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Open stone surgery nowdays is rare. However, some patients who are treated today have in the past undergone open nephrolithotomy. The aim of this study was to determine theExpand
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Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts progression and recurrence of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
OBJECTIVE Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicts advanced stage disease and decreased survival in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. The predictiveExpand
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Impact of multiparametric endorectal coil prostate magnetic resonance imaging on disease reclassification among active surveillance candidates: a prospective cohort study.
PURPOSE We report magnetic resonance imaging findings among unselected men with low risk prostate cancer before active surveillance. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively enrolled men with lowExpand
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Association between metformin use and risk of prostate cancer and its grade.
BACKGROUND Metformin is commonly prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Recent evidence suggests that it may possess antitumoral properties. The aim of this study was to test the association betweenExpand
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Metformin use and all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality among men with diabetes.
PURPOSE To evaluate the association between cumulative duration of metformin use after prostate cancer (PC) diagnosis and all-cause and PC-specific mortality among patients with diabetes. PATIENTSExpand
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Continuous positive airway pressure reduces nocturia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
OBJECTIVES To examine whether treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces nocturia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS This prospective clinical studyExpand
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Predictors of nocturia quality of life before and shortly after prostatectomy.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the predictors of nocturia-related quality of life and to assess the early effect of prostatectomy on these parameters in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestiveExpand
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The Effect of Metformin on Mortality Following Cancer among Patients with Diabetes
Diabetes may be a risk factor for cancer and is associated with worse cancer outcomes. Metformin may reduce cancer risk; however, its effect on mortality following cancer remains less clear. EMBASEExpand
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