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BACKGROUND We investigated the correlation between standardized uptake value (SUVmax), tumor size and Fuhrman grade in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the data of 54 patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma histopathologically diagnosed who underwent fluorine-18 fluoro-2 deoxyglucose positron(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between varicocele and benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms in patients over the age of 40 years. METHODS A total of 1040 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms were evaluated for prostate volume, testicular volume, testicular consistency, total testosterone,(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate relationship between metabolic syndrome and calcium-oxalate stone formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2008 and February 2015 we retrospectively investigated biochemical parameters and anthropometric characteristics (height, weight, and waist circumference) of 198 patients who had calcium-oxalate stones and we(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship among urolithiasis, metabolic syndrome (MetS) and serum testosterone (T) level in men. MATERIAL AND METHODS 513 men older than 18 years were enrolled in this study: 313 of the subjects had a history of stones (group 1) and 200 had no history of stones (controls, group 2). Early morning T levels were recorded and(More)
OBJECTIVES Renal cancer is common among urinary system cancers. Most common one is clear cell carcinoma and it makes up 60-70% of renal cell carcinomas. Invasion pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms that take part are crucial for the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this disease. In this study, nuclear factor kappa B (NFKB/p65) and p38 mitogene(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by impaired fasting blood glucose that leads to disturbances in various organs. In this study, we evaluated relationships between tumor size and grade in a population of diabetic and non-diabetic patients with renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2007-2013, in our clinic radical(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify stem cell markers aldehyde dehydrogenase type 1 (ALDH-1) and nestin expression in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS 95 RCC patients who had radical or partial nephrectomy were included in this study. Normal renal tissue samples of the same patients were designated as the control group. Paraffin blocks of RCC patients(More)
Nephrotoxicity is a major complication of gentamicin (GEN). We aimed to evaluate the potential protective effect of montelukast (MK) against GEN-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Thirty-two rats were randomly divided into four groups, each consisting of eight animals as follows: (1) the rats were control; (2) intraperitoneally injected with GEN 14 consecutive(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to analyze any association between the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and risk of prostate cancer (PCa) and cancer grade among men undergoing radical prostatectomy for PCa. MATERIALS AND METHODS 50 patients with MetS and 50 patients without MetS who undervent radical prostatectomy (RP) were included in the study. Age at(More)
PURPOSE To compare histopathologic findings of patients who underwent transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (TUR-B) between groups with and without the metabolic syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data of 535 patients who underwent TUR-B in our department between October 2005 and March 2011. All patients had primary(More)