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OBJECTIVE The gold standard for removal of renal stones more than 2 cm in diameter is percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL). Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) has become more and more fashionable because of its high safety and repeatability, especially in smaller stones. Many retrospective studies have proved its efficacy and safety in larger calculi,(More)
Background. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer. Taking account of morbidity and mortality increase, it is evident that searching for independent prognostic factors is needed. Aim of the Study. The aim of the study was to analyze routinely performed blood parameters as potential prognostic factors for kidney cancer. Material and(More)
The paper presents the experiments of compost images analysis carried out with two types of digital cameras working in daylight and ultraviolet light. The data collected with two cameras were analysed with the usage of neural network model (using part of application Statistica v. 8.0). The results of image analysis were combined also with the results of(More)
The aim of the study was to develop a neural model for the identification of mechanical damage in maize caryopses based on digital photographs. The author has selected a set of features that distinguish between damaged and healthy caryopses. The study has produced an artificial neural network of a multilayer perceptron type whose identification capacity(More)
We present a case of a 58-year-old man hospitalized because of gangrene of the penis and scrotum, after radiochemotherapy for rectal cancer. At the time of the admission the patient presented with extensive gangrene with necrosis affecting the scrotum and the penis. During the first day of hospitalization the patient was operated. Due to the progress of the(More)
INTRODUCTION This study is a comparative evaluation of the TVT, TOT, and our own modification of TOT (mTOT) in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence from a single center experience. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was conducted on 527 patients with SUI diagnosed on the basis of urodynamic studies. They were divided into three groups--TVT:(More)