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PURPOSE To our knowledge we report the first single center, prospective, randomized study comparing holmium laser enucleation and high performance GreenLight™ prostate photoselective vaporization as surgical treatment of prostatic adenomas greater than 60 ml. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 80 patients with a large prostatic adenoma were randomly(More)
PURPOSE We report our experience with percutaneous nephrolithotomy in a pediatric population in which primary as well as recurrent stone episodes are frequent and the need for less invasive procedures is imperative. MATERIALS AND METHODS Percutaneous nephrolithotomy was performed in 60 children 3 to 13 years old (average age 6), including 44 boys (73.3%)(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) tube vs JJ ureteric stenting as the initial urinary drainage method in children with obstructive calcular anuria (OCA) and post-renal acute renal failure (ARF) due to bilateral ureteric calculi, to identify the selection criteria for the initial urinary drainage method that will improve urinary drainage,(More)
Air pollution is considered to be one of the overgrowing problems of cosmopolitan distribution, due to marked progress in industrialization. The applied epidemiological and environmental studies related to reproductive health in the community, are considered as the main principles for comprehensive health development in industrial cities. The present study(More)
Eighty-seven Egyptians with Schistosoma haematobium infection (current or past) and chronic dysuria seen at the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute outpatient urology clinic in Imbaba, Cairo, Egypt were investigated for Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Direct fluorescent antibody tests (DFAT) showed 30 urethral swabs (35%) and 40 urine sediments (46%) were(More)
A cross-sectional study was carried out on 352 pregnant women, chosen randomly from those admitted to the labour ward of Ain Shams University Hospitals, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of HBsAg among pregnant women and estimate the materno-foetal transmission. The prevalence of HBsAg among studied women was(More)
PURPOSE There is some reluctance to use dermal grafts for augmenting the tunica albuginea to correct severe forms of chordee. The main concern is that by violating the integrity of the tunica albuginea venous leakage could presumably ensue and result in erectile dysfunction. We present our long-term followup of dermal grafts used to correct severe penile(More)
Elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has gained general acceptance as an alternative to radical nephrectomy. To achieve hemostasis without risk of local ischemia and necrosis of kidney parenchyma after standard hemostatic suturing, we investigated oxidized cellulose hemostats' efficacy and safety as atraumatic hemostatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of noncontrast CT parameters (stone size, stone attenuation, and skin-to-stone distance [SSD]) to predict the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in a prospective cohort of patients with renal and upper ureteric stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with stones 5 to 20 mm were prospectively enrolled from(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the effect of preoperative clinical variables and comorbidity on the early, late and cumulative 90-day morbidity and mortality rates, as well as hospital re-admissions, after radical cystectomy (RC), in one centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients undergoing RC over a period of 3 months were included. Preoperative investigations(More)