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PURPOSE The concomitant use of penile traction therapy with interferon α-2b has been previously described. We present an update on our clinical experience to assess the benefit and duration of daily traction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of patients who underwent interferon α-2b therapy between 2001 and 2012 was performed. Charts were(More)
Laparoscopic surgery has gained wide acceptance for almost every kind of surgical procedure, although it has produced significant oxidative injury to intraabdominal organs depending on the pressure level and the kind of the gas used. The literature describes several preventive measures for decreasing the postlaparoscopic oxidative injury such as low(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy of intralesional interferon-α2b for Peyronie disease, reviewed the impact of the timing of therapy from disease onset and identified variables predictive of a response. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients treated with intralesional interferon-α2b from 2001 to 2012. Demographic(More)
AIMS We investigated the effects of autonomic sympathetic dysfunction in the etiology of overactive bladder (OAB) in women, by assessing the sympathetic skin response (SSR). METHODS In total, 40 women with OAB and 15 volunteers were enrolled. Group 1 (n = 20) consisted of patients who benefitted from oral anticholinergics, Group 2 (n = 20) consisted of(More)
The relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED) and chronic renal failure (CRF) has been reported in several studies. This study aimed to investigate whether the chronic use of sildenafil could enhance the erectile capacity in CRF-induced rats. In addition, we assessed the effect of that treatment on certain molecules, which have been suggested to play(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correction rate of urinary flow rate after posterior urethral valve (PUV) resection for predicting success after operation. METHODS This retrospective study was performed between March 2006 and February 2013 at the Department of Pediatric Urology, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey. Of the 67 patients with(More)
Current methods for diagnosis and staging of prostate adenocarcinoma are not sensitive enough to distinguish between patients with indolent disease and those that should receive radical treatment. Epithelial-mesencyhmal transition (EMT) is a well-characterized process involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. The aim of this study is to analyze the(More)
We aimed to evaluate prognostic significance of preoperatively assessed aspartate aminotransaminase (AST)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (De Ritis) ratio on survival in bladder cancer (BC) patients underwent radical cystectomy (RC). We, respectively, analysed clinical and pathological data of 153 patients who underwent RC for BC between February 2006 and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of neck circumference (NC) in the treatment of bening prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients with metabolic syndrome (MtS). Additionally, we determined dose response to alpha-blockers and cut-off values for NC and waist circumference (WC), in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Non-randomized, open-labelled, and(More)