Nelson Rodrigues Netto

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PURPOSE We analyzed the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1987 and 2000, 15,423 patients with urinary calculi were treated at our institution, of whom 86 (0.56%) children 3 to 14 years old underwent lithotripsy using the Siemens Lithostar Plus (Siemens Medical Systems, Iselin, New Jersey). A total(More)
BACKGROUND Transrectal prostate biopsy (TRPB) is a well established procedure used to obtain tissue for the histological diagnosis of carcinoma of the prostate. Despite the fact that TRPB is generally considered a safe procedure, it may be accompanied by traumatic and infective complications, including asymptomatic bacteriuria (bacteria in the urine),(More)
OBJECTIVE To translate into and validate for Portuguese the "International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire -- Short Form" (ICIQ-SF), a condition-specific quality-of-life questionnaire for patients with urinary incontinence. METHODS Two Brazilians independently translated the original ICIQ-SF into Portuguese. These two translations were(More)
OBJECTIVE To translate into Portuguese and evaluate the condition-specific quality of life King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ) for female urinary incontinence. METHODS Two Brazilian translators, aware of the aim of the project, prepared two versions of the KHQ into Portuguese, which were back-translated into English by two other English translators. The(More)
To evaluate the blood pressure changes caused by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy 102 patients 5 to 81 years old (mean age 40 years) with normal blood pressure and kidney lithiasis were monitored during a mean period of 22 months. There were 61 male (group 1) and 41 female (group 2) patients. Patients were evaluated by measurement of the diastolic(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of partial penectomy on the quality of life of patients with carcinoma of the penis. METHODS Fourteen patients who had undergone partial penectomy for penile cancer were studied. Their median age was 50.5 years and the median time of follow-up was 11.5 months. The quality of life was evaluated in three dimensions:(More)
The lower calix is responsible for a significant number of kidneys with residual stone fragments after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL*). To compare the effectiveness of controlled inversion therapy as an adjunctive method to the elimination of calculous fragments, 42 patients who had undergone treatment for lower caliceal stones with a Siemens(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the kinin receptor subtype involved in the relaxation of human isolated corpus cavernosum (HCC) induced by bradykinin (BK), Lys-bradykinin (Lys-BK), Met-Lys-bradykinin (Met-Lys-BK) and des-Arg9-bradykinin, and to investigate whether the kinin-induced relaxation of HCC results from the stimulation of nonadrenergic, noncholinergic(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of a purified scorpion toxin (Ts3) on human corpus cavernosum (HCC) in vitro. Scorpion venoms cause a massive release of neurotransmitters that contribute to the clinical symptoms resulting from envenomation. METHODS HCC strips were mounted in organ baths containing Krebs solution. After equilibration, the tissues(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the acceptance of the self-administered International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) by people of differing educational levels in two different countries. METHODS The questionnaire adopted by the World Health Organization and known as the IPSS attempts to measure the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign(More)