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BACKGROUND Controversy remains on the superiority of combination therapy over monotherapy on ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRSs). We tend to explore if there is a necessity of combination therapy. METHODS One hundred cases of unilateral upper urinary tract calculi with stent insertion (pre and post flexible ureteroscopy) were randomized into 4 groups,(More)
Berberine (BBR), one of the major constituents of Chinese herb Rhizoma coptidis, has been reported to exert beneficial effects to various diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In the present work, we aimed to investigate the effects of BBR on neuronal cell death induced by homocysteic acid (HCA), which was considered as a risk of AD. BBR(More)
Bladder cancer (BCa) is the second most common urological malignancy, and the incidence of BCa has dramatically increased recently. Various toll-like receptors (TLRs) signaling pathway proteins were proven to be associated with BCa susceptibility. However, the effect of genetic variants in TLRs signaling pathway genes on risk of BCa has not been elucidated(More)
Catheter-related infection makes up a large part of hospital infection and contributes 80% to all nosocomial urological infection, costing hundreds of millions dollar per year for treatment. Biodegradable hydrophilic material incorporating antibiotic substance is a promising way to prevent catheter-related infection. And antimicrobial peptide seems an(More)
With meta-analysis we tented to reveal the potential relationship between daily fluid consumption and bladder cancer risk, and to find out a recommendation on daily fluid intake. Databases of the Web of Science, PubMed and EMBASE were searched then 21 case-control and 5 cohort studies were included. Stratified analyses on gender, region, time of subjects(More)
To evaluate the antimicrobial activity study of triclosan-loaded waterborne polyurethanes (WBPU) on Proteus mirabilis in vitro. Inhibition zone assays on petri plates with triclosan-loaded WBPU samples were used to test its antimicrobial activity on Proteus mirabilis. Models of the catheterized bladder supplied with artificial urine infected with Proteus(More)
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