Mehmet Karabakan

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PURPOSE Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is considered gold standard for surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In this study, we aimed to compare post-operative clinical outcomes and adverse effects between monopolar and bipolar TURPs. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 590 patients who underwent TURP by a single(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mechanism of action of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor on the human prostate with benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS Prostate samples were obtained from 16 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (mean age 68.3 ± 1.9 years), who had undergone transurethral prostatectomy. In tissue bath(More)
Recent studies have shown that ED is an early symptom of atherosclerosis. Fetuin-A, a glycoprotein secreted by the liver, kidneys and choroid plexus, has been linked to systemic fibrosis and calcification in human and rat studies. Deficiency of this compound may play a role in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease progression. The aim of the study was(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of premature ejaculation (PE) in young Turkish men and to evaluate PE in a population having good physical and mental health. A total of 1230 healthy university graduates aged between 24 and 30 attending the police academy having no physical or mental problems were included in the study. To identify the(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of flurbiprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug with dual cyclooxygenase inhibition, and α-blocker alfuzosin, both alone and in combination with each other for lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic obstruction (LUTS/BPO). MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety patients(More)
This study aimed to measure the serum endocan level of patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) and to investigate the possible association between the Endothelial-specific molecule-1 (Endocan) level and ED. Twenty healthy and sixty-four male patients included in the study were divided into four groups: severe ED (19 patients), moderate ED (24 patients),(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of postoperatively administering a low daily dose of tadalafil on the erectile function of patients who underwent a nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (NSRP) due to localized prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 138 patients, who underwent NSRP due to PCa between 2012 and 2014, 55 patients who had not had(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of a 5mg daily tadalafil treatment on the ejaculation time, erectile function and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with erectile dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 60 patients diagnosed with erectile dysfunction were retrospectively evaluated using the international index of erectile function(More)
We investigated the effect of spinal anesthesia combined with obturator nerve block (ONB) during the transurethral resection of lateral bladder wall tumors (TUR-BT) on the presence of detrusor muscle tissue in tumor specimens and on tumor recurrence. TUR-BT was performed on 96 patients with a lateral bladder wall tumor under spinal anesthesia in our clinic(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite all preventive measures and improved biopsy techniques, serious, life-threatening complications of prostate biopsy, including sepsis, still exist. In the present study, in order to identify the risk factors that may be associated with sepsis development after prostate-biopsy, we aimed to analyze retrospectively the data of our patients(More)