Hakan Kiliçarslan

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PURPOSE We assessed factors affecting complication rates of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated data on 1,205 renal units in 1,157 children treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy at 16 Turkish centers between 1991 and 2012. Of the patients 28.3% had a history of urolithiasis. Complications were(More)
In 174 cases of genitourinary tuberculosis diagnosed and treated in our clinic we evaluated, retrospectively, age and sex distributions, symptoms, physical and laboratory findings, primary focus, surgical and medical treatments. Flank pain and non-specific urinary complaints, e.g. dysuria, were the major symptoms. Although some authors prefer short-term(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated factors affecting complication rates of ureteroscopy for pediatric ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 642 children who underwent ureteroscopy at 16 Turkish centers between 2000 and 2010. Semirigid ureteroscopy was used with various calibers to treat 670 ureteral units in 660 sessions. Complications(More)
OBJECTIVE Urolithiasis has a strong familial component. However, to date, no specific genetic abnormality has been identified. It has been reported that allelic variation in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene may affect calcium absorption and excretion. Urolithiasis is a multifactorial disease in which both genetic and environmental factors have an effect on(More)
Urokinase is synthesized by various cells such as kidney, pneumocytes, and phagocytes. It cleaves plasminogen to plasmin and hence stimulates fibrinolysis. Urokinase breaks down the matrix protein within the stone and thus prevents stone formation and growth. Urokinase concentrations are lower and urokinase gene 3′-UTR T/C polymorphism is higher in patients(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative local anesthetic infiltration in combination with intravenous paracetamol infusion on postoperative pain management in patients who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty adult patients were randomized into three groups with 20 cases in each: Group SP, 20 mL saline was(More)
Isolated extrarenal retroperitoneal and renal echinococcal cysts are rare manifestations of hydatid disease. We report 23 cases of renal and other retroperitoneal hydatid cysts diagnosed and treated in our clinic. Flank pain, abdominal mass and non-specific symptoms such as nausea and vomiting were the major symptoms. Indirect haemagglutination test was(More)
Detrusor sphincter dyssynergia (DSD) is an involuntary contraction of the external urethral sphincter during detrusor contraction. A high proportion of patients needing repeat surgery and long term failure have both been described in the literature. In the present study, we evaluated clinical characteristics, underlying disorders and outcomes of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of antimuscarinic treatment with tolterodine combined with behavioural modification as a first-line treatment, before invasive investigation, in children with non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction but no obvious anatomical or neurogenic cause. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study comprised 44 children presenting with voiding(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if use of cell proliferation, cell adhesion, level of angiogenesis-related factors and presence of microscopic vascular invasion (MVI) could better predict the biological behaviour of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which has a widely variable clinical outcome despite the use of conventional prognostic factors (staging and grading). (More)