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Recently, some studies reported the presence of mast cells in various malignancies and their role in tumor growth. The aim of the study was to determine the utility of mast cell numbers in evaluating benign and malignant prostate lesions, and to ascertain whether there are variations in the numbers of mast cells with the Gleason grade. The relationship(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the effect of varicocele repair on testicular volume according to age in children and adolescents and review the long-term results of varicocele surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 39 boys 11 to 19 years old with clinical palpable varicocele who underwent varicocele surgery with at least 1 year of postoperative(More)
Interferon-alpha has been used in various diseases at the reproductive ages. However, the effect of interferon-alpha on testicular histology has not been studied in literature. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of interferon alpha-2B on testicular histology including spermatogenesis in a rat model. Seventeen adult male Wistar albino rats(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) when administered by the physician to when self-administered by the patient. The effect of the patient's educational level on the IPSS was also evaluated. METHODS One hundred and seven previously untreated patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)(More)
Our aim was to investigate the role of renal colic, a clinical condition characterized by excruciating pain, in the etiopathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Two groups of patients were enrolled in the study. Group I consisted of 59 patients (33 male and 26 female) with a median age of 41.9 (18 to 58) years. The patients in group I were admitted(More)
Genitourinary tuberculosis presents a challenge in diagnosis and treatment due to variations in clinical and radiological signs, insufficient patient history and difficulty in the isolation of the bacilli. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the urine samples obtained from patients with suspected urinary(More)
AIMS Sensory input is important for bladder control in daily life. It has been reported that perceptions during cystometry are subjective. To help refine this subjectivity, objective and semi-objective tests (e.g., sensory thresholds of electrical stimulation) have been recommended by The International Continence Society. However, the reliability of such(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy with voiding impairment and to investigate whether tamsulosin treatment given before prostate biopsy could improve voiding impairment after the procedure. METHODS The study included 66 consecutive patients who underwent TRUS-guided 12-core prostate biopsy and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate in a prospective study the role of bladder function and to compare the results of urinary tract ultrasonography and urinalysis in children with and without primary nocturnal enuresis because, although this is a common problem in children, the etiology and mechanisms of the disorder have not been elucidated. METHODS The study(More)
INTRODUCTION The differentiation of unilateral versus bilateral varicoceles and testicular volume measurements are important in determining the need for adolescent varicocele surgery and also in following patients after varicocelectomy. The aim of this study was to prospectively compare the findings of physical examination and color Doppler ultrasonography(More)