Kemal Sarıca

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The objective of the study is to investigate the effect of doxazosin, administered to the subjects who underwent SWL due to upper ureteral stones, on therapeutic outcomes. The study enrolled the patients with a radio-opaque stone ≥5 mm in upper ureter. Patients were randomized into two groups: the first group underwent SWL following the diagnosis and they(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Increased synthesis of several urinary proteins including osteopontin (OPN) has been shown to be associated with stone formation within the urinary tract. The objective of this study was to analyze the genotype distributions and allele frequencies for OPN gene promoter T-593A and C6982T (in exon 7) polymorphisms among patients with(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging findings of a 38-year-old man with epithelioid sarcoma of the penis is presented. It started as a firm, painless and slowly growing nodule at the base of his penis 6 months previously which caused pain radiating to the testis during coitus. It has been well known that sarcomas may well mimic reactive processes. Initial(More)
To evaluate the possible effects of citrate replacement on the efficacy of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in the management of kidney stones in cases with hypocitraturia. Forty hypocitraturic cases with renal pelvic stones were randomized into two groups; while citrate replacement has been done before and at the time of SWL in Study Group I (n: 20), SWL was(More)
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) has dramatically changed the treatment of urinary lithiasis and has been the first treatment option for the majority of patients for more than two decades. Despite its significant benefits, it induces acute renal injury that extends from the papilla to the outer cortex. We evaluated the severity of the(More)
Oxalate is the most common component of kidney stones and elevated urinary levels induce renal tubular cell toxicity and death which is essential for crystal attachment. Endothelial cells, in some studies have been shown to regulate certain functions of renal proximal tubule cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of endothelial cells on(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of long-term escitalopram treatment on semen parameters of patients with lifelong premature ejaculation (PE). Between November 2008 and January 2010, patients admitted to urology outpatient clinic with a self-reported complaint of PE were evaluated. Medical and sexual history of patients were recorded and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the factors affecting sexual function in premenopausal women with type 2 diabetes using the female sexual function index (FSFI). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Premenopausal women with type 2 diabetes and healthy volunteers in an academic research environment. PATIENT(S) Sixty-two type 2 diabetic women were compared with 50(More)
An experimental study in rats was performed to evaluate the presence and the degree of both tubular apoptotic changes and crystallization at cortical, medullar and papillary regions of the kidney during hyperoxaluric phase and assess the possible protective effects of vitamin E and verapamil on these pathologic changes (particularly in papillary part of the(More)
We aimed to evaluate the success rates, auxiliary procedures and complications after ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) during which the fragments left in situ for spontaneous passage after complete disintegration into a acceptable (<4 mm) size. 238 patients with ureteral stones were treated with URS between 2005 and 2011, and disintegrated fragments (<4 mm)(More)