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A prospective comparison of radical retropubic and robot‐assisted prostatectomy: experience in one institution
The authors from the Vattikuti Institute in the USA report a prospective comparison of radical prostatectomy and robot‐assisted prostatectomy. They found that the robot‐assisted procedure was safer,Expand
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Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: Feasibility Study in Men
Purpose: We report our early experience of robotically assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Material and Methods: Five consecutive patients, with an average age of 58 years, PSA 12, 1.6Expand
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Oxalate toxicity in LLC-PK1 cells: role of free radicals.
Oxalate, the most common constituent of kidney stones, is an end product of metabolism that is excreted by the kidney. During excretion, oxalate is transported by a variety of transport systems andExpand
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Mechanism of stone formation.
This article reviews the physical principles involved in urolithiasis. For urinary stones to form, crystals must form first and they then should be retained in the urinary tract. These phenomenaExpand
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Androgen, estrogen and progesterone receptors of the R3327H Copenhagen rat prostatic tumor.
Sucrose density gradient analysis of the R3327H tumor cytosol demonstrated the presence of both androgen and estrogen binding proteins. Competitive binding analysis with 17 beta-estradiol, 5Expand
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Effect of cyclosporine A on male reproduction in rats.
We examined the effects of the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine A on male reproduction in sexually mature rats. The drug was administered subcutaneously in 3 doses (10, 20 and 40 mg. per kg.Expand
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Oxalate-induced initiation of DNA synthesis in LLC-PK1 cells, a line of renal epithelial cells.
These studies examined the effects of oxalate, a constituent of renal stones, on the growth of LLC-PK1 cells. Exposure to oxalate resulted in an initiation of DNA synthesis in serum-starved,Expand
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A new model of nephrolithiasis involving tubular dysfunction/injury.
To better understand the pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis, we developed a new animal model that closely mimics human calcium oxalate stone disease. Rats were treated with a regimen that combinesExpand
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Collection and handling of 24-hour urine specimens for measurement of analytes related to renal calculi.
Analysis for calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, oxalate, uric acid, and creatinine in 24-h urine collections is often needed for the differential diagnosis of patients with renal calculi. ConsiderableExpand
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