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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE Testicular spermatozoa can be retrieved successfully by the testicular sperm extraction (TESE) procedure and used for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Disruption in the blood-testis barrier can lead to the production of antisperm antibodies (ASA). The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the frequency of ASA formation in couples after(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital chylous ascites is a rare condition that constitutes a challenge for the physician. It is defined as the accumulation of chyle into the peritoneal cavity in infants younger than 3 months. This condition is often refractory to therapy and it is responsible for serious malnutrition and immunological deficiency because of the loss of(More)