Natalia Swietek

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UNLABELLED Study Type--Symptom prevalence (cohort) Level of Evidence 2b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Depression plays an important role in pathogenesis of BPH. Our study shows that prostatic symptoms can be helpful in the screening for depression. OBJECTIVE • To evaluate the relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prostate cancer (PCa) detection rate, PCa location, PCa significance and complications of a standardized 24-core template-guided transperineal biopsy (TPB) approach in patients with at least two negative transrectal biopsies. METHODS We prospectively recruited 50 men who had at least two negative transrectal ultrasound-guided(More)
Blindness is one of the most devastating conditions affecting the quality of life. Hereditary degenerative diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, are characterized by the progressive loss of photoreceptors, leading to complete blindness. No treatment is known, the current state-of-the-art of restoring vision are implanted electrode arrays. As a recently(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and detrusor overactivity (DO) in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Our prospective urodynamics database was queried. Inclusion criteria were CRPC and an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PMCs) has increased sharply and therefore the lack of consensus for treatment has become a clinical dilemma. Our aim was to evaluate a less-radical approach. METHODS This study includes 1,391 patients with PMC treated at a single surgical referral center in the endemic goiter area in Austria.(More)
PURPOSE We studied the association of serum sex hormone levels with clinicopathological variables and biochemical recurrence in men with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively studied preoperative serum sex hormone-binding globulin, luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and free and total(More)
BACKGROUND Solid organ recipients have a substantial risk of developing bladder cancer, with high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) being the most frequent diagnosis. Theoretically, adjuvant bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy is contraindicated, but limited data indicate its feasibility. The objective of this study was to evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the need of routine transurethral biopsies after an induction course of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin for high grade nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study included 180 patients with high grade nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer who underwent a 6-week induction course of bacillus(More)
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