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BACKGROUND Varicella universal vaccination (UV) has been implemented in many countries for several years. Nevertheless, varicella UV remains debated in Europe and few data are available on the real burden of infection. We assessed the burden of varicella in Belgium through analysis of hospitalised cases during a 1-year period. METHODS Data on children(More)
Three children with nephropathic cystinosis received cysteamine therapy, mostly in the form of phosphocysteamine, for more than six years. The patients were between two and three years of age at the start of the study. The daily dose of cysteamine was 60 mg/kg as cysteamine base. In all three, rapidly progressive renal failure occurred before their 10th(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate elevated or rising prostate specific antigen (PSA) as a marker for bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in patients with minor lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and without prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and five consecutive patients were prospectively analyzed between 2005 and 2013. All patients were referred to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors and treatment options for ureteroenteric strictures (UES) following radical cystectomy (RC) and ileal conduit (IC) formation, and specifically to comment on the conservative management of UES in asymptomatic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The datasheets were reviewed of 304 consecutive(More)
A 43-year old patient presented to the emergency department with stretch, due to impossible deflation of the penile prosthesis, 4 years after successful implant. A CT-scan showed migration of the reservoir to the left rectus abdominis muscle. Refilling of the reservoir was inhibited by muscular compression, causing stretch. Removal and replacement of the(More)
BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal, ancient Schwannomas are rare tumors that arise from neural sheath Schwann cells. Due to their location and size, these benign tumors can become symptomatic and need surgery. Laparoscopic resection is rarely performed for retroperitoneal Schwannomas. Based on a case report and review of the literature the advantages of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the severity of histopathological prostatic inflammation with lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels. METHODS We prospectively included 222 consecutive patients eligible for transurethral resection of the prostate in a non-academic referral center by a single surgeon.(More)
BACKGROUND Neuralgia after inguinal hernia repair is a known but potential invalidating complication with a reported incidence of 10-12%. Diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. Based on a case report and literature review, disease aspects and treatment options including laparoscopic (triple) neurectomy are discussed. METHODS A case of laparoscopic(More)
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