François Luyckx

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BACKGROUND The artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) has become a commonly used therapy for severe urinary incontinence (UI) due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD). OBJECTIVE To evaluate retrospectively the efficacy and risk factors for failure and complications of AUS implantation in women with nonneurologic UI. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS From(More)
OBJECTIVES Evaluation of the results of Adjustable Continence Therapy (ACT) in women by a retrospective one-center study and exposure of a technique: bladder neck retrovision. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2001 and February 2009, 67 women had ACT implantation by the same surgeon for the indication of urinary incontinence by intrinsic sphincter(More)
The rich sensory innervation of the ankle and foot is manifest through the numerous communicating branches linking the neural trunks, particularly the superficial peroneal and sural nerves on the anterolateral aspect of the hindfoot. The 35 communicating branches seen in 55 dissections (58%) were proximal in half of the cases, lying in the malleolar and(More)
OBJECTIVE The study's objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and morbidity of flexible ureterorenoscopy and laser lithotripsy for upper urinary tract stones in patients with a nervous system pathology including severe motor disability. METHODS Between 2006 and 2013, we retrospectively analyzed 83 flexible ureterorenoscopy to treat 63 kidneys in 42(More)
PURPOSE To describe and assess MRI signs of significant tumor in a series of patients who all underwent radical prostatectomy and also fulfilled criteria to choose active surveillance according to French "SurAcaP" protocol. PATIENTS AND METHODS The clinical reports of 681 consecutive patients operated on for prostate cancer between 2002 and 2007 were(More)
Recently, Moore et al. [2] built the STONE score, a 13-point scale including risk factors for uncomplicated ureteral stone. It encloses sex risk factors, origin, duration of pain to presentation, nausea, and haematuria. This score, built upon a large series, confirms the relevance of clinical examination (patient history and physical examination) when(More)
Administration of intravesical chemotherapy by mitomycin C decreases the risk of recurrence in non-muscle-invasive bladder tumours. We report the case of a man, who presented a full bladder necrosis after an immediate adjuvant mitomycin C instillation. The failure of resection of the necrotic area led us to perform a total cystectomy with an intestinal(More)
INTRODUCTION The lengthening of life expectancy associated with multiple comorbidities leads physicians and nurses to manage more and more patients with long-term urinary catheterization (LTUC). No recommendation is written about the management of LTUC patients. To assess the need to publish recommendations and tools to help nurses in a better management of(More)
AIM The aim of our study was to evaluate predictive factors and long-term carcinogenic results for patients who had had a total cystectomy for cancer of the bladder and whose final histological results did not show evidence of a residual tumor. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1988 to 2002, 192 patients had a total cystectomy for a bladder tumor. No residual(More)