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There is accumulating evidence that strontium-containing biomaterials have positive effects on bone tissue repair. We investigated the in vitro effect of a new Sr-doped bioactive glass manufactured by the sol-gel method on osteoblast viability and differentiation. Osteoblasts isolated from foetal mouse calvaria were cultured in the presence of bioactive(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse technical innovations, their results and the changing legislation in France concerning sterilizing or contraceptive vas deferens surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS A review of the literature was performed using the key words: male/contraception/vas deferens. From the 332 research articles obtained from PUBMED, we selected 54 articles for(More)
OBJECTIVES To present 2 cases with polyorchidism, to review the literature about polyorchidism, and to propose a rational therapeutic algorithm. METHODS In our institution, we encountered 2 patients with polyorchidism: The 1st patient had bilateral double testis with testicular torsion, and the 2nd patient presented with an indolent scrotal mass. We also(More)
PURPOSE Ejaculatory function is an underreported aspect of male sexuality in men treated for prostate cancer. We conducted the first detailed analysis of ejaculatory function in patients treated with permanent (125)I prostate brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 270 sexually active men with localized prostate cancer treated(More)
OBJECTIVE Study of the incidence of severe long-term gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) complications of conformal radiotherapy after total prostatectomy for localized prostatic adenocarcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHOD From 1991 to 2000, 114 patients with a mean age of 62 years (range: 45-82 years) were treated by total prostatectomy followed by(More)
The immunosuppressive agents target of rapamycin inhibitors (TOR-I) (sirolimus, and everolimus) have been widely used in kidney transplantation for >10 years. Up to 40% of men receiving a kidney transplant are younger than 50, and fertility as well as erectile function are major concerns. In this review, we provide a synopsis of past studies focusing on(More)
Pheochromocytoma is challenging to diagnose, and a life-threatening situation may occur if pheochromocytoma is incorrectly diagnosed and treated. We report the first case of a lethal posttraumatic rupture of an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma in a 46-year-old man who presented with peripheral vasoconstriction and signs of peritoneal irritation after being(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term fertility status of patients treated for Leydig cell testicular tumour. MATERIAL AND METHODS [corrected] In a series of 506 testicular tumours observed in the Midi-Pyrenées region between 1980 and 1998, 17 were Leydig cell tumours (3.3%) and constituted the study population. Andrological records were available for all(More)
We describe our experience of open partial nephrectomy with a parenchymal clamp, the Reni-Clamp, in 30 patients from January 2002 to May 2005. The mean operative and clamping time was 150 and 27 minutes, respectively, and the blood loss was 150 mL. The Reni-Clamp enabled us to perform partial nephrectomy safely in all cases of polar or external edge renal(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the state of progress of the various male contraceptive methods (with the exception of deferential methods). MATERIAL AND METHODS A review of the literature was performed by using the key words: male/contraception, limiting the search to original articles in English and French. Articles on vasectomy and the other deferential methods(More)