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BACKGROUND Urinary and sexual dysfunction are recognized complications of rectal excision for cancer. The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of such complications after mesorectal excision, shortly after this method was introduced. METHODS Spontaneous flowmetry, residual volume of urine measurement and urodynamic examination, including(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy and tolerability of bicalutamide 150 mg ('Casodex'(1)) as immediate therapy, either alone or as adjuvant to treatment of curative intent, in patients with early (T1b-T4, any N, M0) prostate cancer. METHODS This randomised, double-blind study was conducted in the Nordic countries as part of the 'Casodex' Early Prostate(More)
BACKGROUND There is concern about applying intraureteral lithotripsy in pregnant patients, as the sound created by the equipment may damage fetal hearing. MATERIALS AND METHODS The sound intensities produced by electrokinetic, pneumomechanic, holmium laser, ultrasound, and electrohydraulic intraluminal lithotripters were measured in an in vitro model. (More)
A total of 28 patients with symptomatic bladder outlet obstruction due to benign prostatic hyperplasia were treated by visual laser coagulation (VLAP) performed with the Myriadlase sidefiring neodymium: YAG laser fibre at 40 Watts power. The treatment was performed as an outpatient procedure using intraurethral gel anaesthesia and light intravenous sedation(More)
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