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INTRODUCTION Although women may undergo changes in sexual function during pregnancy, there are limited studies correlating possible sexual function changes to androgen blood levels during the pregnancy. AIM To search for a possible correlation, we performed a cross-sectional observational study to assess sexual function scores and androgen blood levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in obese women in comparison with age-matched control group, emphasising their hormonal and psychological status. PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS Sixty-four sexually active obese premenauposal women were compared with a control group of 27 age-matched healthy volunteers with a normal body mass index(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The relationship between renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and coagulation/fibrinolysis system has been described in several studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of 4 different coagulation/fibrinolysis factors on the prediction of histopathologic and survival prognosis in patients with RCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the relationship between the distribution of the eNOS4a/b polymorphism and the clinical features of superficial bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 201 healthy controls with a mean ± SD age of 62.35 ± 7.96 years and 123 patients with a mean age of 64.03 ± 11.00 years diagnosed with histopathologically(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) linked to germline mutation of succinate dehydrogenase subunits A, B, C, and D (SDHA, SDHB, SDHC, and SDHD, respectively) has been recently included as a provisional entity in the 2013 International Society of Urological Pathology Vancouver classification. Most SDH-deficient tumors show SDHB mutation, with only a small number of(More)
BACKGROUND In this paper the clinical and radiological features of three cases with paratesticular fibrous pseudotumor were presented after a retrospective analysis of medical archives of our hospital. CASE REPORT Each of the three cases had unilateral, multiple nodular lesions with smooth borders accompanied by a hydrocele. On sonographic examination,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To report a single center's experience with laparoscopic excision of local recurrence of renal cell carcinoma. METHODS Between January and August 2011, 5 patients who underwent laparoscopic excision of local recurrence were identified from the institutional laparoscopic surgery database. RESULTS Four radical nephrectomies and 1(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of self-retaining barbed suture (SRBS) on reducing renorrhaphy time and warm ischemia time (WIT) during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), in comparison with conventional polyglactin suture. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between February 2008 and June 2012, 115 patients underwent LPN for renal tumors at our institution.(More)
AIM To evaluate the role of further grading of classical testicular microlithiasis (CTM) on the prevalence of associated testicular tumors. METHODS Patients diagnosed with CTM using scrotal ultrasound over a 5-year period from a referral radiology clinic were included in this study. Patients with CTM were categorized as group 1 (grade I; 5-10(More)
AIM To assess the penile vascular system in men long-term after surgical treatment of penile fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS During a 15-year period, 36 cases of penile fracture underwent immediate surgical repair at the University of Istanbul, Turkey. At least 1 year after operation, all patients were invited for penile vascular evaluation. 15 patients(More)