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BACKGROUND Raman molecular imaging (RMI) is an optical technology that combines the molecular chemical analysis of Raman spectroscopy with high-definition digital microscopic visualization. This approach permits visualization of the physical architecture and molecular environment of cells in the urine. The Raman spectrum of a cell is a complex product of(More)
PURPOSE To identify risk factors for fever after shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and suggest guidelines for prophylactic antimicrobial treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1985 and 2007, a total of 15,324 SWL procedures were performed in our institution using the Dornier HM3 lithotripter. Because stone analyses were not available in the majority of(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the epidemiological and clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcomes of patients with cystine stones and to compare them with the characteristics of patients with calcium oxalate stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified 30 patients with cystine stones who were consulted in our department from January 1972 until December 2013.(More)
BACKGROUND Renal-artery pseudoaneurysm (RAP) is a well-described complication of trauma or percutaneous urologic procedures. Delayed bleeding from an RAP is rare after partial nephrectomy. CASE REPORT We present a 49-year-old woman who, 24 days after undergoing a laparoscopic right partial nephrectomy for a mesophytic 2.5-cm tumor, developed gross(More)
PURPOSE In marker lesion experiments a single bladder tumor is deliberately left unresected for later ablation by intravesical instillation of a novel agent. While the benefits are clear, eg the opportunity to examine the effect of therapy on measurable disease, the safety and medical ethics of these experiments are less obvious. We review the goals,(More)
The aim of this study was to compare with known reference standards the functional in vitro alpha-1 antagonistic activity of Rec 15/2739 on noradrenaline-induced contractions of human prostate and mesenteric artery. We also characterized these tissues with regard to the alpha-1 adrenoceptor subtypes present. Comparing the apparent pKB values revealed Rec(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether isolated eardrum perforation is a marker for concealed blast lung injury in survivors of terrorist bombings. METHODS Survivors who arrived at hospitals after 11 terrorist bombings in Israel between April 6, 1994, and March 4, 1996, were examined otoscopically by ear, nose, and throat specialists. All patients with(More)
PURPOSE Patients with Gleason score 6 microfocal prostate cancer, defined as 5% or less in 1 biopsy core, are often considered to have favorable disease. Few studies have addressed clinical parameters that predict pathological upgrading or up staging at radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From a prospective database of 1,271 consecutive robot(More)
PURPOSE Treatment of ureteral calculi in the pediatric population represents a unique challenge. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL*) and ureteroscopy have been advocated for the treatment of such stones. We present our experience with ESWL monotherapy for ureteral stones in children in the last decade. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1989 and 1999(More)
PURPOSE Urethrocutaneous fistula is the most common (2% to 10%) complication of hypospadias surgery. The correction of such fistula is associated with a 10% to 40% failure rate. The key measure to ensure a successful repair is separation of the suture lines in the urethra and skin, using well vascularized elastic tissue. If the dartos fascia is unavailable(More)