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PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) during an 18-months follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 59 patients older than 40 years were included in this study. The entry criteria were prostate size <70(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of garlic extract (GE), which is known for its antioxidant activity, on a testicular torsion/detorsion model in animals and to help understand how to prevent both ischemic and reperfusion injuries after testicular torsion and detorsion. MATERIAL AND METHODS Six groups of rats (n=7 in each group) were used. The animals(More)
Renal ischemia followed by reperfusion leads to acute renal failure in both native kidneys and renal allograft. We investigated the effect of curcumin on ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury and the antioxidant effects of curcumin in rats. Thirty rats were randomly divided into five experimental groups (control, sham, curcumin, I/R and I/R + curcumin, n = 6(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is one of the leading causes of acute renal failure. Beta-(1-->3)-glucans are glucose polymers with a variety of stimulatory effects on the immune system. We designed this study to determine the possible protective effect of the orally administered soluble beta-glucan against I/R injury. METHODS 30 rats were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical efficacy of extracorporeal magnetic stimulation for the treatment of stress and urge urinary incontinence in women. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 35 patients with stress incontinence and 17 with urge incontinence were enrolled in this study. All patients were evaluated by means of a detailed history of incontinence, a(More)
The acute effects of extracorporeal shock waves on lung morphology were studied by light microscopy in 30 New Zealand rabbits. The left kidneys of the ten animals were exposed to 2,000 shockwaves at 18 kV under anesthesia (ESWL group). Ten rabbits were in the control group; an intramuscular anesthetic agent (ketamine) and intravenous contrast media were(More)
PURPOSE In this prospective study we evaluated the incidence of bladder perforation after transurethral bladder tumor resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 36 patients (33 male, 3 female, mean age +/- SD 65.6 +/- 11.43 [range 26 to 81]) with a solid mass in the bladder (mean 20.3 +/- 8.7 mm, range 5 to 40) were included in the study. Transurethral(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of etofenamate (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and fentanyl (an opioid analgesic) for outpatient extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). MATERIAL AND METHODS 60 non-premedicated patients underwent ESWL for urinary tract calculus with the Multimed 2000 (ELMED Lithotripsy(More)
BACKGROUND Renal ischaemia followed by reperfusion leads to acute renal failure in both native kidneys and renal allografts, which is a complex pathophysiologic process involving hypoxia and free radical (FR) damage. The oil of Nigella sativa (NSO) has been subjected to considerable pharmacological investigations that have revealed its antioxidant activity(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in patients with radiopaque and radiolucent ureteral calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between September 2001 and August 2002, a total of 113 consecutive patients with ureteral calculi (58 radiopaque [Group 1], 55 radiolucent [Group 2]) were treated with a Multimed 2001 trade mark(More)