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PURPOSE The tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure is a recent modality for managing female stress urinary incontinence. While this procedure is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide, little has been written about its complications. We describe our experience with diagnosing and treating tape related complications following the TVT procedure. MATERIALS(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated results and complications of the transobturator tape procedure for female stress urinary incontinence and assessed the effect of concomitant vaginal surgery on the outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively studied consecutive women who underwent the transobturator tape procedure without (group 1) or with (group 2) concomitant(More)
PURPOSE The tension-free transvaginal tape (TVT) procedure has apparently become the most popular technique for genuine stress urinary incontinence (GSUI). Long-term followup data on the outcome of the procedure are sparse. We evaluated the long-term results of TVT for treating women with GSUI. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis(More)
Urinary stress incontinence (USI) is more common in obese women. The influence of obesity on surgical treatment for USI is controversial. We sought to determine whether obesity affects the outcome of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure. The retrospective data of 81 women that underwent the TVT procedure between 04/1998 and 12/2000 were studied.(More)
We evaluated the variability and circadian changes in consecutive measurements of home uroflowmetry in 32 patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and 16 healthy men. In the BPH group 476 uroflow measurements were recorded during 24 to 72 hours (mean 14.9 measurements per patient), and the controls produced 100 flow recordings (mean 6.25(More)
Resected prostate tissue from 9 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia was subjected to a morphometric analysis. The relative volume density of 4 prostatic tissue components was determined: fibrous (47%), muscular (8%), vascular (3%), and glandular (18%). The resolution of the stromal portion of the hyperplastic prostate into 3 subcomponents represents(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from three of 100 prostatic tissue specimens obtained from patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate. All examined patients were free from symptoms of urethral or prostatic inflammation. Our findings are in accordance with the high incidence of asymptomatic chlamydial infection of the lower genital tract(More)
A 43-year-old man presented with bilateral simple ureteroceles complicated by calculi. A huge left ureteral calculus subsequently developed, causing nonfunctioning of the left kidney. This is apparently the largest calculus associated with an orthotopic ureterocele ever reported in the literature. Its cause, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.
Twenty-six patients with advanced cancer of the prostate were treated with [D-SER(BUt)6]LHRH-(1-9) nonapeptide ethylamide (buserelin). All but 6 patients evidenced signs of metastasis. Blood prolactin levels were measured prior to the initiation of treatment and during a follow-up period of 18 months. A statistically significant (p greater than 0.0005)(More)