Ilker Akarken

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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)
To determine toilet training age and the factors influencing this in our country, 1500 children who had completed toilet training were evaluated in a multicenter study. The mean age of toilet training was 22.32 ± 6.57 months. The duration it took to complete toilet training was 6.60 ± 2.20 months on the average. In univariant analysis, toilet training age(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)
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)
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)
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)
Primary signet cell carcinoma of the prostate is a rare histological variant of prostate malignancies. It is commonly originated from the stomach, colon, pancreas, and less commonly in the bladder. Prognosis of the classical type is worse than the adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Primary signet cell adenocarcinoma is diagnosed by eliminating the(More)
We compare the efficacy of intratesticular ozone therapy with intraperitoneal ozone therapy in an experimental rat model. For this purpose, 24 rats were divided into four groups including sham-operated, torsion/detorsion, torsion/detorsion plus intraperitoneal ozone (O-IP), and torsion/detorsion plus intratesticular ozone (O-IT). The O-IP ozone group(More)