Ioannis Mykoniatis

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To externally validate Resorlu–Unsal stone score (RUSS) and to evaluate its predictive accuracy. Data of patients who underwent retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) between October 2013 and June 2015 were collected. RUSS was applied to all patients, and the nomogram was externally validated. Area under the curve (AUC) was used for clinical validity(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess interobserver reliability and reproducibility of the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) nephrolithometric nomogram. PATIENTS AND METHODS Preoperative data and postoperative outcomes of 100 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy were obtained. Patients' data were reviewed separately(More)
Paraneoplastic syndromes (PNSs) are defined as a plethora of symptoms and clinical signs occurring in cancer patients and involving systemic effects taking place remotely from the tumor. These symptoms are not related either to its local repercussion or distant spread and are not caused by infection, nutritional deficiency or treatment [1]. Recognition of a(More)
Fibrolipoma, an infrequent histological subtype of lipoma, is considered a benign mesenchymal neoplasm. Fibrolipoma of the scrotum is an even more rare entity. We report a case of a 55-year-old male complaining for a slow-growing, painless mass in his left hemis-crotum. Imaging with ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging was inconclusive regarding(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-visible hematuria, also referred to as 'microscopic hematuria' or 'dipstick positive hematuria' is a common reason for urology referrals with prevalence rates that range from 13% to 20%. The main concern for investigating non-visible hematuria, especially in the absence of lower urinary tract symptoms, is its potential relation to urinary(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this report was to study the specific characteristics of bladder cancer in patients younger than 30 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five patients with a mean age of 24 ± 2.83 years were included in the study. All patients had painless macroscopic hematuria as the first symptom. Three patients had pTa as a first diagnosis, one had pT1(More)
Objective. To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of retrograde versus antegrade ureteroscopic lithotripsy for the treatment of large proximal ureteral stones. Patients and Methods. We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of patients with proximal ureteral stones >15 mm, treated in our institution from January 2011 to January 2016.(More)
INTRODUCTION Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) is an enigmatic disease characterized by lack of evidence-based knowledge and an ongoing scientific debate regarding its definition, pathogenesis, diagnostic and treatment algorithm. An autoimmune theory for PBS/IC etiology has suggested immunotherapy as a potential treatment choice. Areas(More)
Malignancies of the genitourinary tract are diagnosed with increased frequency compared to the past. Currently prostate and bladder cancer account for the majority of urological malignancies. While for prostate cancer recent developments in the management of local and metastatic disease are likely to lead the majority of patients to either cure from the(More)