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To investigate the role of pregabalin in relieving USRS in patients with an indwelling double-J (DJ) stents. A total of 500 adult patients with a unilateral single ureteral stone who underwent ureteroscopic stone management and required DJ stent insertion were prospectively included in our study. Patients were blindly assigned into four groups A, B, C and(More)
AIMS To quantitatively evaluate the urinary symptoms at different stages of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) severity and its relation to urodynamic parameters. METHODS This study was conducted on 49 patients with probable IPD to quantitatively evaluate their urinary symptoms using International Prostate Symptom Score and urodynamic tests. Four, 10,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The laparoscopic approach to radical prostatectomy offers an alternative to the open surgical procedure with less morbidity. We prospectively collected data including a validated quality-of-life questionnaires on our first 38 laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (LRPs). The first 10 patients (group 1), second 10 patients (group II),(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the early clinical and urodynamic results of posterior tibial nerve stimulation in patients with refractory monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We randomly assigned 28 patients with refractory monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis to 2 equal groups. Group 1 received a weekly session of posterior tibial nerve(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of intermittent percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) as a treatment modality for patients with refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty female patients with IC/BPS (mean symptom duration of 4.5 ± 2.4 years) each had a 30-minute session of PTNS per week for 12(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endopyelotomy is the preferred treatment for ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction because of its short operating time, limited morbidity, fast recovery, and reasonable efficacy. We used tissue and immunohistochemistry staining and electron microscopy to look at the muscle regeneration following an endopyelotomy incision in a(More)
In this article, we investigated the effect of the combined use of tamsulosin and potassium citrate (Uralyt-U(®)) for the treatment of uric acid stones in the distal ureter. The study was designed as a prospective, double blind randomized controlled trial. A total of 191 adult patients with radiolucent distal ureteral calculi were recruited. We included(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist, goserelin acetate (GA), on surgical blood loss during transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), as well as its histopathological effect on prostatic microvessel density (MVD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients who underwent TURP due to benign prostatic(More)