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OBJECTIVE To investigate the outcomes and complication rates of urinary diversion using mechanical bowel preparation (BP) with 3 day conventional and limited BP method through a standard perioperative care plan. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was designed as a prospective randomized multicenter trial. All patients were randomized to 2 groups. Patients(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in pediatric patients, older than 8 years, without any technical and instrumental modifications. METHODS The authors retrospectively evaluated the data of 16 percutaneously treated kidneys of 14 patients with a mean age of 11 years (range, 8 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the difference between the routinely reported pathology records and the results of re-evaluation of the same radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) specimens. MATERIAL AND METHODS The RRP specimens of 114 patients initially reported by a general pathologist for routine purposes were re-examined and re-evaluated blindly with respect to(More)
Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men. Since there are limited treatment options available for the advanced tumors, there is an urgent need for novel diagnostic tools for PCa. Prostate secretion samples (PSS) from 23 PCa and 25 benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) patients were obtained from Urology Department of Bagcilar(More)
Despite the development of nomograms designed to evaluate the prognosis of a patient with prostate cancer (CaP), the information has been limited to prostate-specific antigen (PSA), clinical stage, Gleason score, and tumor volume estimates. To improve our ability to predict prognosis, information regarding the molecular properties of CaP is needed.(More)
Despite the development of nomograms designed to evaluate a prostate cancer (PCa) patient's prognosis, the information has been limited to PSA, clinical stage, Gleason score and tumor volume estimates. We compared the prognostic potential of 4 histologic markers, hyaluronic acid (HA), HYAL-1-type hyaluronidase (HAase), CD44v6 and microvessel density (MVD)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the 12-month postoperative clinical data in patients with comorbidities undergoing plasmakinetic enucleation of the prostate (PK-TURP) and monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (M-TURP) for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS The data of 165 patients undergoing either PK-TURP or M-TURP from September(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ipsilateral catch-up growth rates compared to contralateral testicular growth in adolescents with varicocele undergoing microsurgical inguinal varicocelectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 2005 and May 2007, 39 adolescent patients with grade 2-3 varicocele admitted to our clinic with complaints of pain and/or testicular(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of TRUS guided 10-core biopsy strategy for Turkish patients who had biopsy of the prostate for the first time. METHODS Between February 2001 and May 2003, 303 consecutive men with suspected prostate cancer were included in the study. Indications for TRUS guided prostate biopsy were: abnormal digital rectal examination(More)