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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 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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE The problem with available markers for bladder cancer is their low specificity and low positive predictive value due to false-positive results. False-positive results of the NMP22 nuclear matrix protein test (Matritech, Cambridge, Massachusetts) are usually observed in some clinical categories that are usually associated with hematuria and pyuria.(More)
BACKGROUND Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) and epirubicin have both been shown to be effective in the treatment of superficial bladder cancer. We studied whether the alternating combination of these agents could improve the efficacy with tolerable side-effects in the treatment of high-risk superficial bladder tumors. METHODS Forty-one patients with(More)
The aim of this study is to determine whether kidneys ureters bladder X-ray (KUB) film combined with ultrasound (US) can be effectively used in evaluation of renal colic and miss stones with clinically significant size identified on nonenhanced computed tomography (NECT) in patients with urolithiasis. This retrospective study evaluated the clinical and(More)