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STUDY QUESTION Are the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of semen samples of patients with testicular cancer (TC), prior to anticancer therapy, different from infertile oligozoospermic (IO) and normozoospermic (NZ) age-matched men? SUMMARY ANSWER Sperm concentration in TC patients was significantly decreased with no difference in estimated(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an elevated hydrostatic pressure of hydrocele on the structural integrity and steroid receptor expression pattern of the appendix testis in children. Twenty-six testicular appendages were obtained from boys (aged between 13 and 79 months, mean 40 months) who underwent surgical exploration because(More)
Recent studies provided evidence that evaluation of thrombin generation identifies patients at thrombotic risk. Thrombin generation has a central role in hemorrhage control and vascular occlusion and its measurement provides new metrics of these processes providing sufficient evaluation of an individual's hemostatic competence and response to anticoagulant(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the utility of partner notification for control of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and to identify subgroups in which it may be most effective. METHODS All persons reported to be HIV-positive during a 2-year period were interviewed. Outcome measures included proportion of index patients cooperating; number of(More)
Testicular cancer affects men mostly in their reproductive age with a cure rate over 90%. Preserved fertility is one of the main concerns of the survivors. To further elucidate the question of fertility after anticancer treatment for testicular cancer, we performed a survey among patients who underwent sperm cryopreservation procedure in our department. A(More)
Venous thromboembolism is a possible fatal complication after pelvic surgery. There is a lack of trials assessing the effect of prophylactic measures in urology. The aim of the study was to evaluate the practice of thrombosis prophylaxis in a Central European country. A questionnaire of performed radical prostatectomies, way of thrombosis prophylaxis and(More)
In this paper, the authors report on a new, modified laparoscopic technique to remove a large bladder diverticulum. A 26-year-old male with a urinary problem underwent an ultrasound, as well as intravenous urography and cystoscopy examinations, which showed a large bladder diverticulum. The diverticulum was operated upon laparoscopically. The(More)
It is an honor to have the opportunity to comment on the article by Koyuncu and colleagues evaluating the possible correlation between intravaginal ejaculato-ry latency time (IELT) and enuresis [1]. Premature ejaculation (PE) is a very common male sexual dysfunction; the prevalence is over 20% in each age group, so there is a need for identification of such(More)
Late relapse of a testicular cancer is an uncommon occurrence. We report a case of late relapse of a testicular tumour combined with a renal cancer and their successful removal with retroperitoneoscopy. The 36-year-old patient underwent left orchiectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, and chemotherapy, because of mixed tumor including teratoma and(More)
INTRODUCTION The application of chemo- and radiotherapy results in good survival prognosis for young men with malignant tumors, but long-term gonadoxic effect has to be considered. In addition, malignant disease itself has a negative impact on spermiogenesis. AIM The aim of the authors was to examine the spermiogenetic effect of the most common tumors(More)