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INTRODUCTION The AUA/EAU Ureteral Stones Guideline Panel reported that the stone free rate for the proximal ureteral stones is around 81% when treated by either SWL or ureteroscopy (URS).Complication rates, most notably ureteral perforation and long-term complications of URS such as stricture formation rates, have been reduced to < 5%. Moreover, impacted(More)
Ninety-eight Schistosoma mansoni-infected children from an endemic area in Sharkia Governorate, Egypt were evaluated by abdominal ultrasonography to determine liver and spleen sizes, grade of periportal fibrosis, and splenic vein diameter. Circulating antigen levels were measured using a double sandwich ELISA in which the sensitivity was 91.8% and(More)
This work was performed on 100 suspected toxoplasmosis cases including 75 females with complicated obstetric histories, 15 children presented with hydrocephalus, retino-chorditis and lymphadenitis and 10 children suffering from leukaemia. Also 40 age-matched controls were included in this study. Serum samples from all patients and controls were examined to(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the findings and management of patients with persistent Müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Nineteen phenotypically male patients (aged 8 months to 27 years) presented with testicular maldescent. All of them had normal male external genitalia. Two of them had had a previous diagnosis of persistent Müllerian(More)
Objective. To evaluate the surgical outcomes of robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy (RASCP) before and after the incorporation of hands-on training for urology and gynecology residents. Study Design. Forty-one patients underwent RASCP between December 2008 and March 2010 with one surgeon. RASCP was performed in the context of surgical repair of complex pelvic(More)
BACKGROUND mTOR signaling pathway is commonly activated in cancer. PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene, is a potent inhibitor of this pathway. To date the expression pattern of mTOR and PTEN in schistosomal bladder squamous cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma was not investigated. Also, whether alterations of these proteins are associated with pathological(More)
The effect on liver functions of oral contraceptives (OCs) was studied by measuring the effect low dosage (Primovlar and Ovulen) OCs on serum pseudocholine esterase, a hepatic enzyme. 62 women, aged 22-40 years, were studied; and these cases were divided into 3 groups based on duration of OC use. The groups included use for less than 1 year, for 1-3(More)
The ability of monoclonal based dot-ELISA and a previously described solid-phase ELISA were directly compared to detect circulating schistosomal antigens in sera from 50 Egyptian individuals with parasitologically proven schistosomiasis. The mAb employed, 128C3/3/21, recognized a repeating carbohydrate epitope expressed at all stages of the parasite(More)