Georgios Koritsiadis

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INTRODUCTION Self-inflicted foreign bodies in the male urethra and urinary bladder are an emergency that urologists may rarely have to face. A case of an electrical wire inserted in the male urethra and coiled in the bladder is presented. CASE PRESENTATION A 53-year-old male presented with the inability to void and bloody urethral discharge after having(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between androgens, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and urodynamic variables of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in patients with LUTS/benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), as androgens are important in the pathogenesis of LUTS. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five men with symptomatic BPH were enrolled in the study(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spontaneous perforation of the upper ureter is a rare condition that poses diagnostic and therapeutic problems. We report on five cases from three institutions and discuss the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five patients presented with renal colic and the imaging modalities used to assess them showed extravasation of urine. (More)
We compared the analgesic efficacy of spinal and general anaesthesia following transurethral procedures. 97 and 47 patients underwent transurethral bladder tumour resection (TUR-B) and transurethral prostatectomy (TUR-P), respectively. Postoperative pain was recorded using an 11-point visual analogue scale (VAS). VAS score was greatest at discharge from(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the tissue distribution of ischaemia in human detrusor in patients with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and to correlate the results with clinical variables, as clinical BOO is a common problem in ageing men and ischaemia might be important in detrusor dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS From September 2004 to October 2006, 70(More)
AIMS To determine whether alpha1-blocker treatment, in chronic bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), influences bladder tissue ischemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study included 60 patients with BOO, of which 40 were under alpha1-blocker medication and 20 without treatment. Patients underwent transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive uropathy is argued to involve an ischemia-type tissue injury. Further, hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1 alpha) constitutes a nuclear transcription factor normally upregulated under hypoxic conditions. We hypothesized that HIF-1 alpha is expressed in the hydronephrotic renal pelvis, as a result of tissue hypoxia. PATIENTS AND(More)
AIM Serum acid phosphatase and prostate specific antigen have been utilized as disease markers in prostate cancer, one of the commonest cancers of the elderly. Serum ceruloplasmin (Cp) increases in cancer patients; it may be a reliable marker for prostate cancer, but few data are available on specificity and sensitivity of Cp values. METHODS Serum(More)
INTRODUCTION Rapture of a renal angiomyolipoma and massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage, during pregnancy is rare and occasionally fatal. The association of this complication with pregnancy has been reported sporadically in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a 28 years old woman, in 33 week of her first pregnancy who came to our hospital(More)
Despite being formally included in the assessment of patients presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) is not routinely offered to these patients. This tactic however might not be optimum since data exist on the superiority of TRUS over transabdominal ultrasound in accurately predicting prostate volumes. We(More)