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PURPOSE We analyzed the impact of a single Mitomycin C instillation in patients with low risk superficial bladder cancer with short and long-term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was conducted on 63 patients with low risk superficial bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), admitted to the Urology Department, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute(More)
OBJECTIVES To find the role of telomerase and sFas in the pathogenesis of various bladder lesions associated with schistosomiasis and to correlate the results with clinicopathological parameters. DESIGN AND METHODS One hundred bladder samples were taken, including 65 cases with bladder cancer, 25 cases with chronic cystitis and 10 samples from normal(More)
PURPOSE We determined the maximum tolerated dose, safety and effectiveness of intravesical instillation of mistletoe extract after transurethral resection of nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this single group dose escalation study patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer were treated with weekly instillations of mistletoe(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform an economical single-step renal dilatation (RD) during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), using directly a 30-F Amplatz dilator over the central Alken dilator, in a trial to reduce the operative duration and radiation exposure during RD while avoiding an exchange of dilators that might increase the risk of blood loss. PATIENTS AND(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of the role of the long-acting alpha-adrenergic blocker, terazosin, in the treatment of vesicosphincter dyssynergia (VSD) in spinal cord-injured male patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty spinal cord-injured male patients with VSD were recruited prospectively. Their mean age was 37 years (range 15-70 years). Baseline evaluation included(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of performing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with the patient supine. Although PCNL with the patient prone is the standard technique for treating large (>2 cm) renal stones including staghorn stones, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of supine PCNL for managing large renal stones, with special attention to(More)
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