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BACKGROUND Susceptibility to bladder cancer is thought to depend on interplay between genetic factors and environmental chemical carcinogens. AIM This study seeks to determine the role of the glutathione transferases M1 and T1 null genotypes (GSTM1*0 and GSTT1*0) in individual susceptibility to bladder cancer in a Tunisian population. METHOD Sixty-two(More)
Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for bladder cancer. Moreover, epidemiologic studies have implicated several genetic variations interfering with methyl group metabolisms in susceptibility for a variety of cancers. Examples of these variations can be found in genes of the folate metabolic pathway, which is crucial in the provision of(More)
It was shown that the rate of organ donation depends not only on the attitudes of the public but also of the predisposition of the health care staff. An opinion poll has interested 702 physicians, nurses and technicians. It comes out from this study that 59% of the sample are favorable to the organ donation. The reason of the most quoted acceptance is(More)
Renal echinococcosis is relatively uncommon compared to liver and lung localizations. Kidney involvement represents 4% of confirmed cases of hydatid disease. We reviewed the clinical findings of a personal series of renal hydatidosis with emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic issues. A total of 178 renal cysts were collected over a period of 33 years from(More)
Cigarette smoking is the predominant risk factor for bladder cancer in males and females. The tobacco carcinogens are metabolized by various xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes, such as the super-families of N-acetyltransferases (NAT) and glutathione S-transferases (GST). Polymorphisms in NAT and GST genes alter the ability of these enzymes to metabolize(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the prognostic factors of recurrence in patients after the surgical repair of vesicovaginal fistula. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1985 to 2002, 73 women with vesicovaginal fistula underwent late (> 3 months) surgical repair. A multivariate analysis of the data was performed with the EPI-INFO software. All P-values were two-sided, with(More)
PURPOSE Our goal is to study the clinical, radiological and therapeutic particularity of the female urethral diverticula via a retrospective study of 21 cases. PATIENT AND METHODS Twenty one females, with a mean age of 37 years (range 15 to 62 years) presenting an urethral diverticula, were treated between 1988 and 2000. Clinical examination made(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of treatment of ureteric stones by ESWL as a function of various parameters, size, site and number of stones treated, in order to more precisely define the indications and consequently improve our results. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study was based on 201 patients treated by ESWL for ureteric stones. The stones were(More)
Arterial hypertension often present after kidney transplantation is of multifactorial origin. The aim of this study was to determine the role of donor and recipient factors in the development of hypertension after renal transplantation. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 280 patients transplanted between 1985 and 2005, who still had functioning grafts(More)