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OBJECTIVES To identify the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its association with erectile dysfunction (ED) among urologic patients. METHODS The study population consisted of 393 male patients aged 40 to 70 years, who were admitted to the urology clinics of four different institutions from February to March 2005. The waist circumference (WC) and(More)
AIM We wished to investigate the relationship between metabolic syndrome and erectile dysfunction (ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 268 patients were included in this study. All of the patients were asked to fill in an International Index for Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire. The presence of metabolic syndrome was determined when any three or(More)
PURPOSE We determine the prevalence of premature ejaculation in patients with hyperthyroidism and observed intravaginal ejaculation latency time alterations before and after hyperthyroidism treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2004 and June 2007, 49 patients with hyperthyroidism and no history of hyperthyroidism treatment were enrolled in the(More)
Nitric oxide (NO), the key mediator synthesized by different NO synthase isoenzymes, plays an important role in endothelial function. It was recently shown that hyperhomocysteinemia is an important regulator of NO synthase. We investigated the role of homocysteine (Hcys) in erectile dysfunction (ED), which is associated with the defect in NO generation.(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the effects of experimentally induced hyperthyroidism on seminal vesicle pressure measurements and bulbospongiosus muscle contractile activity in a para-chloroamphetamine (Sigma-Aldrich) induced ejaculation model in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Male Wistar rats were used in the study. Daily injection of 25 microg/100 gm body weight(More)
AIM To review the perinatal outcome of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) treated with fetoscopic laser coagulation in a developing country with detailed analysis according to the stage of the syndrome. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 85 TTTS cases treated with fetoscopic laser coagulation at the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Unit of(More)
To evaluate the mortality and morbidity prediction capability of three different scoring systems: Fournier’s gangrene severity index (FGSI), Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) and neutrophile–lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with this retrospective cohort study. Medical records of all patients treated for FG with the final histopathological(More)
INTRODUCTION Association between hyperthyroidism and premature ejaculation was demonstrated in clinical studies. AIM The aim of this study is to determine the target level of changes on ejaculatory physiology under hyperthyroid states. METHODS p-Chloroamphetamine (PCA)-induced pharmacologic ejaculation model with 24 male Wistar rats was used in the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between penile color Doppler sonography (CDS) findings and sonographic endothelial parameters in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED), including intima-media thickness (IMT) of common carotid arteries (CCA) and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of brachial artery. Fifty-six ED patients were included(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Increasing levels of homocysteine (Hcys) are related to decreased nitric oxide synthesis in the vascular endothelium and also to erectile dysfunction (ED). We investigated the traditional risk factors of ED and plasma levels of Hcys in diabetic patients. METHODS Sixty-two men with type 2 diabetes and ages of between 40 and 70(More)