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OBJECTIVE It is commonly known that ultrasonography (US) transducers function as both a reservoir and means of transfer for hospital infections. The current study aimed to compare the antimicrobial effectiveness of using >80 °C water versus antiseptic wipes to disinfect US transducers. METHODS Subsequent to abdominal inspections in three groups of 20(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of vardenafil HCl on testicular germ cell apoptosis and the expressions of iNOS and eNOS within the bilateral testes after unilateral torsion/detorsion (T/D) in a pig model. METHODS 12 male pigs weighing 50-55 kg were divided randomly into three groups (n = 4). Sham operation and T/D was performed in groups 1 and 2,(More)
UNLABELLED Fifteen patients with small testicular masses not suspected to be malignant were included in the study, and permanent and frozen section analyses were evaluated. As a result frozen analysis, preoperative externalization of the suspected malignancy with a physical examination, ultrasonographic evaluation, and serum tumor marker analysis were(More)
Nephrolithiasis management within an ectopic kidney presents a challenge to the urologists. Several treatment modalities are possible in this group of patients. Although percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is an accepted treatment modality in anatomically normal kidneys, ectopic pelvic kidneys require a different and more complicated approach for PNL. We(More)
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) patients represent a challenge to all physicians, as they do for anesthetists and urologists, when they develop symptomatic stones in the urinary tract. We recently treated an OI patient with renal pelvic stone by extraperitoneal laparoscopy-assisted percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). To our knowledge, this combined treatment(More)
PURPOSE Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) for testicular cancer is an important treatment modality for patients with stage I or IIA disease. Several urologists have previously reported the feasibility and usefulness of laparoscopic RPLND for such patients. The aim of this experimental pilot-feasibility study was to investigate whether(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the acute effects of increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) on testicular germ cell apoptosis and the expressions of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), inducible nitric-oxide synthase (iNOS), and Johnson's scores in testicular tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve male pigs weighing 52 to 55 kg were divided into 2 groups as(More)
INTRODUCTION Posterior urethral valve (PUV) is a congenital obstructive defect of the male urethra with an incidence of 1/8,000 to 1/25,000 live births. PUV is the most common cause of lower urinary tract obstruction in neonates. The diagnosis of PUV is usually made early, and PUV cases have rarely been detected in adults. CASE PRESENTATION Here we report(More)
Urethral stents usually provide initial, dramatic relief from obstructive voiding symptoms. However, complications such as recurrent urinary tract infections, stent migration, encrustation and recurrent urethral strictures are not rare, and stents should be removed when complications occur. Urethral stent removal is associated with potential risks of(More)