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Unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney: experience in children
To report a retrospective study of unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidneys (MCDK) in children, assessing the contralateral kidneys and urinary tract, the functional consequences, and the urologicalExpand
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Update on treatment of varicocele: counselling as effective as occlusion of the vena spermatica.
This prospective randomized study was performed in order to investigate the effects of interventive treatment or counselling on pregnancy rates in infertile couples in whose male partners aExpand
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Hypothyroidism correlates with a better prognosis in metastatic renal cancer patients treated with sorafenib or sunitinib
PurposeTo investigate prognostic markers in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) undergoing treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) sorafenib (So) or sunitinibExpand
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Chromosomal aberrations associated with invasion in papillary superficial bladder cancer.
Non-invasive and invasive papillary transitional cell carcinomas of stages pTa and pT1 represent the first steps of tumour progression in bladder cancer. In order to analyse different chromosomalExpand
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A prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind study of amitriptyline for the treatment of interstitial cystitis.
PURPOSE We conducted a prospective study to examine the safety and efficacy of the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline in patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). MATERIALS AND METHODS TheExpand
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Cytogenetic analysis of multifocal bladder cancer supports a monoclonal origin and intraepithelial spread of tumor cells.
Bladder cancer is often characterized by a multifocal growth pattern. This observation has given rise to the hypothesis of "field cancerization," predicting a polyclonal origin of multiple tumorsExpand
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Psoas-hitch ureteroneocystostomy: experience with 181 cases.
The operative technique, indications and results of the psoas-hitch ureteroneocystostomy in 181 patients are reported. The principles of this procedure are as follows. Dissection of the ureter underExpand
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Long-term results of amitriptyline treatment for interstitial cystitis.
PURPOSE We have conducted a prospective open-label study to examine the safety and efficacy of the long-term administration of the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline in patients with interstitialExpand
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Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in bladder cancer: correlation with poor outcome after chemotherapy.
OBJECTIVES Cycylooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) has been shown to play a significant role in the carcinogenesis of various human tumours. Recent experimental work suggests that Cox-2 expression may reduce theExpand
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Multimodal Perioperative Management—Combining Thoracic Epidural Analgesia, Forced Mobilization, and Oral Nutrition—Reduces Hormonal and Metabolic Stress and Improves Convalescence After Major
We sought in this prospective study to use a multimodal approach to reduce stress and improve recovery in patients undergoing major surgery. During an initial study period, 30 patients were randomlyExpand
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