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PURPOSE To present the short-term results of hydrophilic dilatation catheter or steroid-coated hydrophilic dilatation catheter usage in the management of primary urethral stricture. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-five male patients with a diagnosis of primary urethral stricture shorter than 1.5 cm and no comorbities were included in this study. After(More)
Varicoceles are the most common and treatable cause of male infertility. The pathophysiology of varicoceles primarily includes elevated temperature, adrenal hormone reflux, gonadotoxic metabolite reflux, altered testicular blood flow, antisperm antibody formation and oxidative stress. The diagnosis of a varicocele is mainly clinical. However, a Doppler(More)
This study aims to investigate the role of urinary biomarkers in the determination of the potential risks of renal parenchymal tubular damage in adult patients who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) with the indication of renal stone. A randomized and prospective controlled study was performed between June and December 2013. We enrolled 29(More)
INTRODUCTION The management of urolithiasis in children differs from adults because of anatomic and metabolic abnormalities. At present, various minimally invasive and invasive treatment strategies have been recommended to treat urinary tract Stones, including shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), mini-PNL, retrograde(More)
To evaluate the factors affecting complication rates of flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy (FURSL). Data on a total of 1395 patients, with 1411 renal units underwent 1571 procedures with FURSL for renal and/or proximal ureteral stones between April 2012 and January 2016, were retrospectively analyzed. Complications were assessed using the Satava(More)
We aimed to assess the effect of spermatic vein ligation on seminal total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in patients with varicocele. Twenty infertile male patients with varicocele and 20 normal fertile men (control group) were included in the study. All the male patients were diagnosed with primary infertility and varicocele. The patients with varicocele were(More)
To compare the outcomes in patients who have been treated with flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in managing stone-bearing caliceal diverticula. Between April 2007 and October 2013, we performed a retrospective analysis of 54 evaluable patients (28 women and 26 men) with symptomatic stone-bearing caliceal diverticula,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness and reliability of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and micro-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (micro-perc) for the management of kidney stones in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was made of pediatric patients aged <18 years with kidney stones that ranged from 10 to 20 mm in size, who(More)
To investigate the effect of carvacrol (CAR) on methotrexate (MTX)-induced testis damage in rats. Twenty-four male rats were equally divided into three groups: group I control treatment; group II MTX-treated; group III MTX + CAR-treated. A single dose of CAR was administered intraperitoneally to group III on the first day of the experiment and a single dose(More)
PURPOSE To compare totally tubeless and standard percutaneous nephrolitotomy procedures on many parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Percutaneous nephrolitotomy was performed on 195 patients between June 2009 and May 2012. The data of those patients were evaluated retrospectively. Totally tubeless cases were enrolled to Group 1, and Group 2 consisted of(More)