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INTRODUCTION In the last few years, various studies have underlined a correlation between thyroid function and male sexual function, hypothesizing a direct action of thyroid hormones on the penis. AIM To study the spatiotemporal distribution of mRNA for the thyroid hormone nuclear receptors (TR) alpha1, alpha2 and beta in the penis and smooth muscle cells(More)
AIMS To evaluate whether bladder outlet obstruction index (BOOI), a mathematical index of outlet resistance, in association with maximal flow rate (Qmax) obtained during multichannel urodynamics (UDS) or detrusor pressure at maximal flow rate (PdetQmax) could help the identification of obstruction in women. METHODS From January 2004 to February 2005, 401(More)
AIMS To describe the changes in urodynamic parameters and to assess patients' perceptions of voiding difficulties and improvements in symptom bother after solifenacin treatment in men with overactive bladder (OAB) and detrusor underactivity (DUA). METHODS In this prospective study, 49 neurologically intact men were enrolled. DUA was defined as a bladder(More)
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