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OBJECTIVES To estimate the relationship between age and the values of different diagnostic tests in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) and to compare prostate growth curves between the normal population sample, healthy men and men with LUTS. MATERIAL AND METHODS A series of 354 men (mean age 70.2(More)
OBJECTIVES To detect obstruction in patients with LUTS suggestive of BPH comparing the prostatic intravesical protrusion detected by abdominal ultrasounds with uroflowmetry testing results with urodynamic study to make evidence of obstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS A series of 25 patients (mean age 67.9 years) at the first visit for BPH problems, underwent(More)
Sildenafil is the most prescribed oral agent for patients with erectile dysfunction (ED). Vardenafil is a new phosphodiesterase type 5 (Pde-5) inhibitor that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration last year to treat patients with ED of various causes. Both of these Pde-5 inhibitors have vasodilating properties and effects on blood pressure(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the precision of five different calculation methods in real-time bladder volume measurement. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bladders from 10 medical staff volunteers were examined. Two examinations of each subject were performed by one examiner using the same ultrasound scannet Five different calculation algorithms were used on the frozen(More)
INTRODUCTION PRIMARY OBJECTIVE to investigate if 30-MINUTES-TUMT can be performed under topical anesthesia and analgesics. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES to evaluate retrospectively analgesics and to study parameters connected with pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-nine patients underwent TUMT. Patients were divided into four groups with different(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the durability of the effect of transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) for lower urinary-tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 841 patients with LUTS received TUMT using the Prostatron device at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden. Two treatment programs were(More)
AIMS To evaluate the long-term outcome of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), when allocation to the treatment-group was based on urodynamic diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). METHODS A total of 231 elderly men with(More)
OBJECTIVE Flow rate measurements in clinical studies require an amount of voided urine greater than 125 to 150 mL. Often patients do not void sufficient amounts of urine, and having them produce repeated flows is often difficult. Transabdominal sonographic scanning of the bladder is a simple method for estimating bladder volume. We determined by sonography(More)