J. V. Rodriguez

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OBJECTIVES To assess treatment options for calculi in horseshoe kidneys and the impact of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the management of renal stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS From June 1971 to January 1998, 52 patients with horseshoe kidneys and calculi received treatment at our Urologic Stone Unit. There were 40 men (77%) and 12 women(More)
We reviewed the records of 292 patients with prostatic cancer who had been submitted to transurethral resection (TUR) to elucidate the role of endoscopic surgery in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Re-staging TUR permits differentiation between stage A1 and A2 tumors. Of 20 patients classified as having stage A1 tumors, 4 were reclassified as(More)
INTRODUCTION The goal of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the complete urodynamic office evaluation. This assistance modality consists on the realisation in the same moment of the clinical chart, physical examination, urodynamic study, report, therapeutic indications, program of other complementary studies, hospitalisation or discharge from the(More)
OBJECTIVES Critical update of transurethral surgery options based on the last decade most relevant bibliography. METHODS Comparative study between Incision/TUR of the prostate and alternative techniques, accordingly to data from 30 randomized studies and 28 clinical studies. We evaluate efficiency, retreatment index, morbidity, post operative number of(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the indications and outcome of cystectomy for superficial bladder cancer since the introduction of BCG therapy. METHODS From June 1990 to December 1996, 384 patients underwent cystectomy for transitional cell bladder tumor. A retrospective study was carried out on 43 cases (11.1%) that underwent cystectomy for Tis, Ta, T1 tumors. The(More)
Ancient DNA was recovered from 17 individuals found in a rock shelter in the district of "La Purnia" (Santander, Colombia). This region is the homeland of pre-Columbian Guane, whom spread over the "Río Suarez" to the "Río de Oro", and were surrounded to the west by the Central Andes, south and east by foothills of Eastern Andes, and north by the(More)