Paulo Roberto Kawano

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare effective and sham intravaginal electrical stimulation (IES) in treating mixed urinary incontinence. METHODS Between January 2001 and February 2002, 40 women were randomly distributed, in a double-blind study, into two groups: group G1 (n=20), effective IES, and group G2 (n = 20), sham IES, with follow up at(More)
PURPOSE Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is one of the most devastating surgical complications that can occur in women. The primary cause remains an abdominal hysterectomy. Approach to this condition can be transvaginal or transabdominal. Laparoscopic repair of VVF may be an alternative approach to this treating rare condition. We present seven cases of VVF(More)
PURPOSE Several urethral conditions may require tissue substitution. One collagen-base biomaterial that recently emerged as an option is small intestinal submucosa (SIS). The aim of this study was to compare the results of SIS and buccal mucosa for urethral substitution in rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six North Folk male rabbits were randomized(More)
AIMS To assess pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urge urinary incontinence (UUI). MATERIALS AND METHODS 51 women were prospectively divided into two groups, according to the symptoms as SUI (G1 = 22) or UUI (G2 = 29). Demographic data, such as number of pads/ 24 hours, number of micturations/ 24 hours(More)
OBJECTIVE We present our experience in a series of 17 consecutive pediatric patients submitted to retroperitoneal laparoscopic renal biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retroperitoneal laparoscopic renal biopsy (LRB) was performed in 5 boys and 12 girls. Mean age was 8.1 years and age range from 2 to 12. Two or three trocars were used to expose the inferior(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of metabolic disorders in patients with staghorn calculi treated at the Regional Center of Lithiasis Metabolic Studies in central region of Såo Paulo State, Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between February 2000 and February 2008, 630 patients with urinary calculi were evaluated in the lithiasis outpatient clinic.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength using transvaginal digital palpation in healthy continent women in different age groups, and to compare the inter- and intra-rater reliability of examiners performing anterior and posterior vaginal assessments. METHODS We prospectively studied 150 healthy multiparous women.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to compare the effects of renal ice slush hypothermia and the use of trimetazidine in the protection against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen farm pigs were submitted to left kidney ischemia and right nephrectomy during the same procedure. Animals were divided into three groups. Group 1 was(More)
PURPOSE To present our series of patients who underwent laparoscopic correction of iatrogenic lesions and a review of the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated 23 patients who underwent laparoscopic correction of iatrogenic lesions. Thirteen patients had open surgery, 6 had an endoscopic procedure, and 4 had a laparoscopic approach as the first(More)
PURPOSE Evaluate the impact autologous fascial sling (AFS) and tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedures on quality-of-life in incontinent women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-one women were randomly distributed into two groups. Group G1 (n = 21), underwent AFS and group G2 (n = 20) TVT implant. The clinical follow up was performed at 1, 6, 12 and 36(More)