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PURPOSE Long-term prostate cancer specific mortality after radical prostatectomy is poorly defined in the era of widespread screening. An understanding of the treated natural history of screen detected cancers and the pathological risk factors for prostate cancer specific mortality are needed for treatment decision making. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using Fine(More)
Ureteral stones disease is among the most painful and prevalent among urologic disorders that can substantially impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL), particularly in patients with a history of recurrent stones. The aim of the study is to assess the QoL in patients with ureteral calculi after surgical intervention and identifying the most(More)
PURPOSE Radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy are accepted treatments for localized prostate cancer. However, it is unknown if survival differences exist among treatments. We analyzed the survival of patients treated with these modalities according to contemporary standards. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 10,429 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-defined biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate cancer (PCa) after definitive local therapy is highly variable. Validated prediction models for PCa-specific mortality (PCSM) in this population are needed for treatment decision-making and clinical trial design. OBJECTIVE To develop and(More)
BACKGROUND Positive surgical margins (PSMs) in radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens are a frequent indication for adjuvant radiotherapy and are used as a measure of surgical quality. However, the association between PSMs and prostate cancer-specific mortality (CSM) is poorly defined. OBJECTIVE Analyze the association of PSMs with CSM, adjusting for fixed(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal disease of plasma cells that reside in the bone marrow (BM). MM is an incurable disease; thus, screening for novel anti-myeloma drugs remains critically important. We recently described a silica nanoparticle-based snake venom delivery model that targets cancer cells, but not normal cells. Using this model, we demonstrated a(More)
BACKGROUND Erectile dysfunction (ED) negatively impacts quality of life. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is) are effective in treating ED; however, rates of discontinuation remain high. OBJECTIVES To assess on-demand PDE5I treatment persistence and adherence through 6 months in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) men with ED in a prospective,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of transobturator vaginal tape (TOT) in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and to analyze functional results and quality of life after 24 months follow-up. METHODS The study included all women with SUI who underwent a TOT procedure in which the sling passes from(More)
The aim of this study is to explore the actual situation of prostate cancer in a cohort of healthy population in Saudi Arabia and to show the feasibility of screening for this disease using the internationally agreed criteria. This study was conducted in the city of Riyadh, in the outpatient clinics of four different health facilities. All men presented to(More)
Cancer is a life-threatening diagnosis. Fortunately, life-saving treatments are available to increase the chance of survival in many patients. Yet, many of these treatments are damaging to the reproductive organs and the patients' fertility. A cross-sectional study addressing the knowledge and practices of oncologists toward fertility preservation for male(More)