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Species-specific vocalizations fall into two broad categories: those that emerge during maturation, independent of experience, and those that depend on early life interactions with conspecifics. Human language and the communication systems of a small number of other species, including songbirds, fall into this latter class of vocal learning. Self-monitoring(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effect of the alpha1-adrenergic agonist midodrine given orally for anejaculation in spinal cord injured men. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 185 spinal cord injured patients who reported absent ejaculation during sexual intercourse and who failed to respond to penile vibratory stimulation were treated with midodrine 30 to 120(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become an effective option for removing small adrenal tumors. We evaluated the retroperitoneal approach with regard to operative complications, morbidity and hospital stay. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1995 and March 2000 we performed a total of 115 laparoscopic adrenalectomies via the retroperitoneal(More)
PURPOSE To assess by MRI, using a pelvic phased array coil, the accuracy for staging prostate carcinoma and to correlate the results with the rate of positive surgical margins. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1995 and December 1999, 176 patients with localized prostate carcinoma underwent a preoperative MRI examination using a pelvic phased-array(More)
PURPOSE We assessed our experience with urological complications of laparoscopic surgery in regard to incidence, etiology, treatment and possible prevention. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 350 laparoscopic procedures were performed at our institution between June 1993 and December 1999 in 206 men and 139 women. These procedures included pelvic lymph(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence of the complications in laparoscopic urologic procedures with regard to clinical presentation, etiology, and treatment. METHODS From January 1994 to December 2000, 1085 laparoscopic procedures were performed at three institutions in 1075 patients (702 men, 373 women). A referent surgeon for laparoscopy was at each(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate in a prospective multicentre study (five centres) the preliminary results regarding efficacy and morbidity of the new tension-free transvaginal tape (TVT) technique in the treatment of urinary stress incontinence (USI) in women. METHODS From November 1996 to May 1999, 52 women of mean age 64 (range 37--91) years underwent the TVT(More)
Twenty-five patients with bacteriologically proven epididymitis were studied between 1984 and 1986. Thirteen were less than 35 years old and in 11 of them Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated; of the 2 remaining patients Escherichia coli was found in 1 and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the other. In patients more than 35 years old, gram negative bacteria were the(More)
To test the effects of different modes of exercise on indices of protein catabolism, eight adult males on a meat-free diet performed single 60-min bouts of concentric and eccentric cycle ergometer exercise in two 7-day periods. Although the absolute intensities for the two exercise bouts were similar, VO2 averaged 70% and 40% of VO2 max for the concentric(More)
PURPOSE Although laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become the preferred surgical treatment of benign adrenal masses, for pheochromocytoma it is limited by concerns over hypertensive events related to early access to the adrenal vein. We report our experience with retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS From(More)