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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES To report the results of a novel surveillance policy for stage I nonseminomatous germ cell tumours (NSGCTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1978 and 2000, 132 patients (median age 28 years, range 16-52) who were regularly followed were included in a new surveillance policy. All pathology specimens were studied retrospectively by the same(More)
OBJECTIVES The standard approach in postchemotherapy surgery of testicular cancer is retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. However, because of its high rate of morbidity (mainly loss of antegrade ejaculation), various approaches have been suggested. We present our experience in limited postchemotherapy surgery for residual masses. METHODS Seventy-five(More)
Hydrodynamic cavitation is a physical phenomenon characterized by vaporization and bubble formation in liquids under low local pressures, and their implosion following their release to a higher pressure environment. Collapse of the bubbles releases high energy and may cause damage to exposed surfaces. We recently designed a set-up to exploit the destructive(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)