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To evaluate exclusion of prostate cancer (PCa) by using empiric antibiotic treatment for patients with total prostate specific antigen (PSA) between 4-10 ng/ml. A hundred asymptomatic men with a PSA between 4-10 ng/ml and normal digital rectal examination (DRE) were enrolled in this randomized prospective study. The treatment group (n=50) was given 400 mg(More)
The Allium Bulbar Urethral Stent (BUS) is a fully covered, self-expandable, large caliber metal stent specially designed for the treatment of bulbar urethra strictures. The stent is intended for a long term use for the purpose of opening the occluded urethral passage and to allow spontaneous urination. This study objective was to evaluate the clinical(More)
Objectives: To report the 2-years follow-up of patients with bulbar urethral strictures treated with the new AlliumTM Bulbar Urethral Stent (Allium BUS). Methods: The stent is a fully covered, selfexpendable, large caliber metal stent specially designed for the treatment of bulbar urethral strictures. The stent is comprised of a coiled super-elastic(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common solid lesion of the kidney. Bilateral synchronous benign and malignant renal tumors have been defined in some reports. However, unilateral concordance of malignant renal tumors is very rare and there are only a few cases that had synchronous different subtypes of malignant renal tumors arising within the same(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the histopathological differences after varicocele repair in testicular tissue in males with nonobstructive azoospermia. METHODS Between 2009 and 2014, 45 men with complete azoospermia and palpable varicocele, presenting with primary infertility of at least 1 year, undergoing varicocele repair at our institution were selected for(More)
Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis (ISC) is characterised by the presence of multiple firm scrotal nodules of unknown or controversial etiology. It is a rare, yet benign, entity of the scrotal skin. However, it affects the quality of life of the patients. Here, we describe a case report of ISC in a 50 year-old male patient with a 20 year-history of symptoms.(More)
Intrauterine device is the most widely used method of reversible contraception. It may cause various complications including perforation of uterus. In this case, 44-year-old woman was presented with lower urinary tract symptoms after six years of insertion. Patient has no remarkable physical or laboratory finding but abdominal ultrasound revealed a 27 mm(More)
INTRODUCTION Aim of this study is to investigate bacterial growth on non-infected devices and compare antibiotic-coated and non-coated implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS The charts of 71 patients who underwent revision surgeries for penile prosthesis between 1995 and 2013 were reviewed. Of those, 31 devices were antibiotic-coated prostheses, while 40 of the(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the relationship between perineural invasion (PNI) and bone metastasis in prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the data of 633 PCas who had whole-body bone scan (WBBS) between 2008 and 2014. We recorded the age, clinical T-stage, total PSA (tPSA) prior to biopsy, Gleason sum (GS), and PNI in(More)
We evaluated changes in urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) and NGF/creatinine (NGF/Cr) levels after increasing the dosage of solifenacin in overactive bladder patients. The study groups included 59 overactive bladder (OAB) patients and 20 healthy subjects as controls. We measured NGF at baseline for the patients and controls, and used the Overactive Bladder(More)