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Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can occur simultaneously with anterior vaginal prolapse (AVP) in up to 30% of patients. We studied a monoprosthesis that combines prepubic and transobturator arms for simultaneous treatment of AVP and SUI. One hundred four women with AVP underwent surgical treatment using a monoprosthesis (NAZCA TC®). POP-Q was used for(More)
A 47-year-old man presented with a painless mass of 7 months’ duration, on the plantar aspect of the great toe of the right foot. Radiographs and CT images initially suggested an osteochondroma arising from the proximal phalanx of the great toe but there was no continuity between the medullary canal of the phalanx and the lesion. The mass was excised and a(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effects of mini-invasive surgery using the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure and the transobturator tape (TOT) procedure in modifying clitoral blood flow in women affected by stress urinary incontinence. METHODS The setting of the prospective open clinical study was the Urogynecologic Service of the Department of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study was to compare the role of quantitative ultrasonography (QUS) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in the assessment of osteoporosis. METHODS From June 1999 to November 2001, 596 women who have not been diagnosed osteoporosis and without previous history of pathologic fractures were enrolled in this study. They(More)
The authors describe the relation between clamping time and blood volume collected, and two enrichment systems of CD34+ stem cells from umbilical cord blood, to determine an excellent recovery with high proliferate ability and bone marrow reconstitution. After an obstetrician-based cord blood collection, the purification of stem cells was performed either(More)
A spontaneous uterus rupture occurred during the labour of a 37-week-pregnant woman showing a precocious rupture of membranes. It appeared enlarged and the cut surface of the myometrium showed coarse trabeculations. The histological examination showed a hypertrophic gravidic myometrium with heterogeneous areas of fibrosis and adenomyosis, necrotic decidual(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells collected from umbilical cord blood (UCB) are widely considered a potential alternative to bone marrow. Research on UCB has now developed with the establishment of cord blood banks throughout the world. The aim of our study is to improve the efficiency of our bank because of the high cost and the administrative effort involved in(More)
Introduction: SAFYRE is a monofilament polypropylene mesh held between two self-anchoring silicone columns that associates universal approach with readjustability. This unique feature allows for comparing two different approaches, i.e., transvaginal and transobturator, using the same sling. Materials and methods: A total of 226 patients with clinical and(More)
Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is an important therapy for certain haematological and malignant disorders. Umbilical cord blood contains a high proportion of potentially transplantable haematopoietic progenitor cells. However, the use of cord blood stem cell transplantation is limited by the low number of stem cells obtainable from a single cord(More)