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OBJECTIVES To assess the long-term effectiveness and complications associated with single and double cuff artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation for the treatment of severe postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS We updated the outcomes of 56 men with postprostatectomy SUI who underwent single (28 patients) or double (28(More)
AIMS To assess the early results of mid-urethral slings placed via the transobturator approach (TVT-O) for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women with high (>60 cm H(2)O) and low (<or=60 cm H(2)O) valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-three women with urodynamically proven SUI underwent TVT-O. Patients were divided into(More)
PURPOSE High intensity focused ultrasound for renal lesions is still experimental. In a porcine model we evaluated the safety and efficacy of a newly designed laparoscopic high intensity focused ultrasound probe and software that allows real-time ultrasound guidance during renal tissue ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A Sonatherm 600 high intensity focused(More)
OBJECTIVE We provide a historical perspective of the P2X receptor class in bladder physiology and the pathophysiology of urinary dysfunction. METHODS A literature search was performed using the MEDLINE database. RESULTS Evidence suggests that P2X receptors serve a combined function in sensory and motor activity of human bladder. P2X receptors mediate(More)
Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) occurs rarely in the paratesticular region, with only a handful of published case reports. Often presenting with recurrent hydrocele, WDPM is a multifocal mesothelial proliferation with a predominantly indolent clinical course. Accordingly, pathologic distinction of this lesion from true malignant(More)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has emerged as a minimally invasive nephron-sparing treatment for small (<4-cm) renal tumors. Post-RFA complications have been reported. We describe a patient who developed complete renal-pelvic obstruction after RFA. To our knowledge, this is the first such case to be reported and the second reported renal-unit loss as the(More)