M. S. Fofana

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OBJECTIVE(S) The aim of our retrospective study was to determine if systematic placement of a posterior mesh, in addition to an anterior vesico-vaginal mesh, is necessary for laparoscopic treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS A laparoscopic promontory sacral colpopexy was performed in 108 patients, including 55 patients with a concurrent(More)
PURPOSE We compared the analgesic efficacy of the rectal administration of lidocaine gel and lidocaine periprostatic infiltration prior to transrectal ultrasound guided prostatic biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 328 consecutive men undergoing biopsy were entered into this study. The 166 patients randomized to group 1 received 15 cc 2% lidocaine(More)
Whenever there is a time delay in a dynamical system, the study of stability becomes an infinite-dimensional problem. The centre manifold theorem, together with the classical Hopf bifurcation, is the most valuable approach for simplifying the infinite-dimensional problem without the assumption of small time delay. This dimensional reduction is illustrated(More)
The aim of this paper is to establish a connecting thread through the probabilistic concepts of pth-moment Lyapunov exponents, the integral averaging method, and Hale’s reduction approach for delay dynamical systems. We demonstrate this connection by studying the stability of perturbed deterministic and stochastic differential equations with fixed time(More)
PURPOSE Research of predictive factors of biochemical recurrence to guide the establishment of an adjuvant treatment after radical prostatectomy for cancer with positive surgical margins. METHODOLOGY A retrospective cohort of 1577 afro-caribbean patients undergoing radical prostatectomy operated between 1st January 2000 and 1st July 2013 was analyzed. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze in a Caribbean population at 90% of African descent, the results of radiotherapy with androgen deprivation (AD) in high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-nine consecutive patients with a high-risk PCa as defined by the D'AMICO classification and treated by radiotherapy with AD between January 2003 and April 2009(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the analgesic efficacy of rectal administration of Lidocaïne gel with Lidocaïne periprostatic infiltration prior to transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsies. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between July 2002 and July 2003, candidates to prostate biopsies were randomised into two groups. In group 1, 15 ml 2% Lidocaïne gel was administered(More)
OBJECTIVE Although transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic biopsies are associated with significant discomfort and pain, most urologists do not use any kind of anaesthesia. We therefore compared the efficacy of two local anaesthetics, namely, the rectal administration of lidocaine gel and lidocaine periprostatic infiltration prior to biopsies. DESIGN AND(More)
OBJECTIVES Study the interest of addition of PSA density (PSAD), to the selection criteria of the French protocol for inclusion patients Afro-Caribbean on active surveillance prostate cancer. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 1505 patients who had, in turn, a radical prostatectomy for cancer between 2000 and 2012, in a single reference center. One(More)
Autostatic ureteral stents have been commonly used in urology for more than 20 years. Encrustation is a frequent and well described phenomenon that sometimes makes stent removal difficult. The main predisposing factors are: duration of stenting, history or concomitant stone disease, urinary tract infection or bacterial colonization, pregnancy and(More)