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INTRODUCTION We examined the relationship between stone disease and the amount of visceral adipose tissue measured with unenhanced computed tomography (CT). METHODS We included 149 patients with complaints of flank pain and kidney stones detected by CT, from August 2012 to April 2013. In addition, as the control group we included 139 healthy individuals,(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effect of routine sampling anterior apical cores in the initial prostate biopsy among patients that 14-cores of prostate biopsy (PB) planned. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five-hundred twenty-eight patients with increased prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and/or abnormal digital rectal examination underwent transrectal ultrasound and(More)
PURPOSE In this study, we evaluated the effect of preputial type on bacterial colonization and wound healing in boys undergoing circumcision. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study consisted of 78 boys consecutively admitted to our clinic for circumcision between 2009 and 2011. Preputial status was classified into five types on the basis of preputial(More)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to develop normal erection or an hardening problem at various extent that causes inability to maintain the erection for the sufficient time required for a complete sexual activity. It can be the result of neurologic, psychogenic, vascular, urogenital and hormonal abnormalities. It is reported that it affects 52-67%(More)
INTRODUCTION We assess the effect of video-based education on patient anxiety during transrectal prostate biopsy. METHODS A total of 246 patients who underwent transrectal prostate biopsy were prospectively enrolled in the study. Group 1 included 123 patients who received both written and video-based education, while Group 2 included 123 patients who(More)
OBJECTIVE The etiology of premature ejaculation (PE) is unknown. Over the past two decades several studies have suggested that lifelong and acquired PE may be caused by somatic disorders and/or neurobiological disturbances. One controversial factor is the effect of circumcision on ejaculation. This prospective study investigated the relationship between(More)
We analyzed the effects of music on pain, anxiety, and overall satisfaction in patients undergoing a shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) procedure. A total of 200 patients scheduled to undergo SWL were included in this study. Group 1 consisted of 95 patients who listened to music during the SWL session while group 2 included 105 patients who did not listen music(More)
Fibrous pseudotumors of the tunica vaginalis, epididymis, and spermatic cord are uncommon benign paratesticular masses. We report the case of a 27-year-old man who presented with grossly abnormal testicular examination. Scrotal Doppler ultrasound scan showed normal testicles bilaterally and solid, round, multiple 15-40 mm hypoechoic lesions adjacent to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity has been suggested to lower the success of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). However, the relationship between abdominal fat parameters, such as visceral and subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue, and PCNL success remained unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of abdominal fat parameters on PCNL success. (More)