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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of sildenafil and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor in alleviating premature ejaculation (PE) in patients in whom other treatments had failed. METHODS Healthy men evaluated for primary PE graded their ejaculation on a scale of 0 to 8 (0 = almost never, 8 = almost always). The intravaginal ejaculatory latency time(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to identify clinical and engineering parameters of the flaccid penis for prediction of penile size during erection. Dorsal and ventral penile lengths, as well as base and tip circumferences were measured in flaccid states, gently stretched states and at full erection resulting from intracavernosal injection of(More)
Epidemiologic and genetic studies support the considerable effect of heritable factors on prostate tumorigenesis, although to date, no unequivocal susceptibility gene has been identified. The extensive study of RNASEL in prostate cancer patients worldwide has yielded conflicting results. We reevaluated the role of the RNASEL 471delAAAG Ashkenazi founder(More)
Human benign prostatic epithelial cells contain functional melatonin receptors that can suppress cell growth and viability. The development of benign prostatic hyperplasia in men is assumed to result from androgen-estrogen imbalance. The impact of sex steroids on melatonin receptors in human benign prostate epithelial cells was investigated. The suppression(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) causes cardiac muscle injury that alters the levels of troponin I plasma, a cardio-specific enzyme shown to be useful in diagnosing cardiac muscle injury because of its high specificity. METHODS Patients treated by SWL for renal stones participated in the study. They had undergone a baseline(More)
Background: Obstructive nephropathy is an uncommon side effect of sulfadiazine, which is used for the treatment of toxoplasmosis. We present a case of acute renal colic and urine extravasation of a patient shortly after she was started on this medication. Case Presentation: A 31-year-old female presented with acute renal colic 2 weeks after starting(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study is to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome through biochemical no evidence of disease (bNED) rates among men with low to intermediate risk prostate cancer treated with two different brachytherapy implant techniques: preoperative planning (PP) and real-time planning (IoP). METHODS From June 1998 to July 2011, 1176 men(More)
OBJECTIVE To define correlations between vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS) and childhood nocturnal enuresis and the effect of biofeedback therapy. STUDY DESIGN Of 104 women diagnosed with VVS, 54 (30 with primary vulvar vestibulitis syndrome [PVVS] and 24 with secondary vulvar vestibulitis syndrome [SVVS], mean age 24.5 years) chose Glazer biofeedback(More)
OBJECTIVES The characteristics of the megameatus intact prepuce (MIP) hypospadias variant present a unique challenge to surgeons. Dissatisfaction with the results of conventional repair methods led to the emergence of several alternative surgical approaches, including the glanular approximation (GAP) and pyramid procedures. The application of tubularized,(More)
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