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OBJECTIVES An increasing amount of experimental and epidemiological evidence implicates the involvement of oxygen derived radicals in the pathogenesis of cancer development. Oxygen derived radicals are able to cause damage to membranes, mitochondria, and macromolecules including proteins, lipids and DNA. Accumulation of DNA damages has been suggested to(More)
Aim of the study was to evaluate a hybrid liver support system in a porcine model of acute liver failure, after hepatectomy. Pigs with a body weight of 70+/-18 kg underwent total hepatectomy and porto-cavo-caval shunting as well as ligation of the bile duct and the hepatic artery. Control animals were connected to the system (including capillary membrane(More)
We investigated the effect of prostatic inflammation on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and per cent-free PSA levels changing after antibacterial therapy. We evaluated 48 patients whose PSA levels were between 4 and 10 ng/ml, without any suspicious findings on digital rectal examination, with no infection findings in urine analysis. Prostatic inflammation(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the gross morphometric changes and in vitro responses of the corpus cavernosus of rats treated with sildenafil citrate after cavernous neurotomy. METHODS The animals were divided into 3 groups. Group 1 consisted of sham-operated rats (n = 16); group 2 consisted of rats that underwent bilateral cavernous neurotomy (BCN) (n = 16); and(More)
Suture materials are widely used in urological surgery especially in regions that are in contact with urine. In this study, we aimed to compare polyglactine 910, chromed catgut and polydioxanone sutures according to stone formation and inflammation, congestion and foreign body reaction that occur on bladder mucosa. Cystotomy procedure was performed, in(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect the possible alterations on density or sensitivity of α1-adrenergic subtypes in diabetic bladder by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction technology and in vitro studies. METHODS Experimental diabetes was induced by administration of streptozotocin with a single injection through the tail vein. Rats were divided into control(More)
BACKGROUND In the present study, we assessed the efficacy and morbidity of periprostatic local anesthesia before transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy of the prostate. METHODS From August 2001 to February 2002, 98 patients underwent TRUS-guided prostate biopsy at the Department of 2nd Urology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara,(More)
AIM It is known that physiopathological changes in diabetes affect the function of the bladder. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate the possible effects of diabetes on the urothelium during this physiopathological process. METHODS Diabetes was induced in rats by tail vein injection of 35 mg/kg streptozotocin. Eight weeks later, intact and denuded(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we aimed to evaluate changes in contractile responses under in vitro conditions in detrusor overactivity (DO) in patients with bladder outflow obstruction (BOO). MATERIALS AND METHODS Detrusor strips obtained during open prostatectomy procedure from 16 patients with BOO related to benign prostate hyperplasia were evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVES Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) can cause elevation of total serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA). However, the effect of these procedures on free PSA and percent free PSA is still unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of TURP on serum total PSA, free PSA, and free/total (f/t) PSA ratio in patients with(More)