Sotirios Koritsiadis

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OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between androgens, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and urodynamic variables of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in patients with LUTS/benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), as androgens are important in the pathogenesis of LUTS. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five men with symptomatic BPH were enrolled in the study(More)
Our objective was to compare the effect of tamsulosin versus transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for the management of nocturia in previously untreated men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and no other predisposing factors for nocturia. The study group included 66 patients (mean age 68.9(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the tissue distribution of ischaemia in human detrusor in patients with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and to correlate the results with clinical variables, as clinical BOO is a common problem in ageing men and ischaemia might be important in detrusor dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS From September 2004 to October 2006, 70(More)
The monoclonal antibody AUA1, labelled with 2 or 3 mCi iodine-131, was administered intravesically to 11 patients with known or suspected bladder carcinoma and was kept in the bladder for 1 h. All patients underwent immunoscintigraphy of the bladder at 2 h and three patients also at 20 h after instillation. Conventional histological and immunohistochemical(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been suggested that some classes of antihypertensive drugs may induce or exacerbate sexual and/or erectile dysfunction (ED) more than others. Sexually related side effects of antihypertensive treatment may compromise patient's and partner's quality of life. Often, these side effects can lead to withdrawal or poor compliance with therapy(More)
INTRODUCTION Rapture of a renal angiomyolipoma and massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage, during pregnancy is rare and occasionally fatal. The association of this complication with pregnancy has been reported sporadically in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a 28 years old woman, in 33 week of her first pregnancy who came to our hospital(More)
INTRODUCTION Subcutaneous emphysema of the scrotum due to traumatic pneumothorax is a rare medical situation and only a few cases are reported in the literature. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 22 year old man who was admitted to the emergency department after a motorcycle accident having a painless crepitant scrotum and chest excoriations. Further(More)
BACKGROUND Adenomatoid tumors are regarded as distinctive benign mesothelial neoplasms of the paratesticular region, most commonly occuring at the tail of the epididymidis.Because of its rarity, the clinical and histopathological aspects are discussed. CASE PRESENTATION We present the case of a 41-year-old patient with an adenomatoid tumour located in the(More)
INTRODUCTION A burned-out seminoma of the testis is an exceptionally rare clinical entity, with few reports found in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION A case of burned-out tumor of the testis in a 31-year-old man is reported. The tumor presented as a retroperitoneal mass with histological characteristic of a seminoma. The testes on clinical examination(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our 10-year experience with patients surgically treated for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 264 patients (218 males and 46 females), aged 37-93 years (mean, 69.5), treated surgically for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma during the period January 1996 to(More)