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Prostate biopsy is usually performed without anesthesia. We evaluated the patient’s perception of pain/discomfort experienced during the procedure in terms of the type of anesthesia used: periprostatic infiltration with 2% lidocaine, or intrarectal instillation of lidocaine-prilocain cream. A total of 198 patients were divided into three groups: group 1(More)
Relapsed urothelial cancer represents an unmet medical need. Vinflunine is a third-generation antimicrotubuline inhibitor and is currently the only approved drug for second-line treatment across the European Union. We conducted a retrospective analysis assessing the efficacy and safety of vinflunine in 71 Greek patients with relapsed urothelial cancer who(More)
Our goal is to describe our experience in the difficulties encountered during radical cystectomy for muscle invasive bladder cancer in patients with contemporary pelvic kidney. Two patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer and contemporary pelvic kidney were subjected to radical cystectomy and extended lymphadenectomy with conversion to an ileal pouch.(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation is an effective treatment for end-stage renal disease. Ureteral stenosis is the most frequent urologic complication. We report our long-term follow-up results concerning endourologic treatment of ureteral obstruction after renal transplantation. METHODS Between May 1997 and September 2000, 15 patients with renal transplant(More)
PURPOSE We studied the pharmacokinetics of orally administered clarithromycin in prostatic tissue to define its role in the treatment of chronic abacterial prostatitis caused by intracellular pathogens. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 45 men receiving 3 oral doses of 750 mg. clarithromycin at 12-hour intervals underwent suprapubic prostatectomy for(More)
Urinary diversion after radical cystectomy is commonly performed via an ileal conduit using the Bricker method. However, 4–8% of these cases are complicated with stricture formation at the ureterointestinal junction. Thus, this could eventually lead to hydronephrosis and kidney loss in neglected patients. Few data exist concerning the outcomes of patients(More)
Data on general population’s and bladder cancer patients’ perception of smoking as a risk factor for bladder cancer are limited. To determine urological patients’ awareness of smoking as a risk factor for bladder cancer. This prospective observational study included 202 consecutive urological inpatients, using a structured questionnaire. We evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND We present our findings in a series of T1 renal cell carcinomas (RCC) treated with excision of the tumor surrounded by a minimal layer of grossly normal parenchyma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 43 patients who underwent elective nephron-sparing surgery performed with enucleoresection were studied retrospectively. None of the patients had(More)
There is a discrepancy in reporting biochemical recurrence (BCR) rates in patients with positive surgical margins (PSM) after a radical prostatectomy (RP), ranging between 19 and 61%. Our aim was to identify the parameters that contribute to the absence of BCR in patients with PSM by performing a multivariate analysis. From a cohort of 1163 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spontaneous perforation of the upper ureter is a rare condition that poses diagnostic and therapeutic problems. We report on five cases from three institutions and discuss the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five patients presented with renal colic and the imaging modalities used to assess them showed extravasation of urine. (More)