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In clinical practice, internal urethrotomy is an easy procedure and is offered as a first modality for treatment of short urethral strictures. Internal urethrotomy refers to any procedure that opens the stricture by incising or ablating it transurethrally. The most common complication of internal urethrotomy is stricture recurrence. The curative success(More)
Objectives. To investigate the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for symptoms alleviation in chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). Materials and Methods. 40 patients with CPPS were randomly allocated into either the treatment or sham group. In the first group, patients were treated by ESWT once a week for 4 weeks by a defined(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence and presentations of ureteral obstruction following periureteral injection of polyacrylate polyalcohol copolymer (PPC) for the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS From Jan 2010 to Dec 2012, 88 patients (28 male, 60 female) with 128 renal refluxing units (RRU), 131 ureters and a mean age of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of fibrin sealant for repair of urethrocutaneous fistula after multiple failed hypospadias and epispadias surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population comprised 11 boys (mean age 12.18 years) with history of hypospadias or epispadias and at least two failed fistula repair operations leading to recurrent(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and feasibility of percutaneous tract dilation by the one-stage method in preschool children. METHODS Between April 2009 and February 2013, all preschool (<6 years) children who were candidates for percutaneous nephrolithotomy were enrolled in this prospective study. Patients were randomly assigned to dilation by serial(More)
INTRODUCTION We evaluated the safety of sterile water as an irrigation solution for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-four patients with kidney calculi were enrolled in this study and randomly divided into two groups for PCNL. Approaches to the calculi were through a single subcostal access with an Amplatz sheath, and either(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of terazosin as a facilitator agent for the passage of lower ureteral stones. METHODS Since February 2004 to December 2004, 64 patients with lower ureteral stones who came to the emergency department were enrolled in this study. Exclusion criteria were the presence of urinary tract infection, severe hydronephrosis,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of lubricating jelly instillation proximal to the upper ureteral calculi during lithotripsy on the prevention of retrograde stone displacement and the stone-free rate. METHODS Thirty-four patients with upper ureteral calculi of less than 2 cm were randomized into two groups: jelly instillation (n = 16) and controls (n =(More)
PURPOSE To compare blind and nerve stimulation guided transurethral obturator nerve block (ONB) in transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) to prevent obturator reflex. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and twelve patients with lateral bladder wall tumors and at high risk for general anesthesia were categorized randomly in three groups. In the(More)
Glomerular involvement occurs as a rare form of renal manifestation in Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Here, we report a rare case of falciparum malaria-associated IgA nephropathy. A 28-year-old man was admitted because of fever and abdominal pain. Ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) showed right kidney pyonenphrosis. Despite placing a nephrostomy tube,(More)