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AIMS Previously we showed that ischemia alters bladder smooth muscle contractility in the rabbit. This study investigates the role of urothelium and eicosanoid-release in ischemic bladder smooth muscle instability. MATERIALS AND METHODS Male New Zealand white rabbits were divided into treated (n = 12) and age-matched control (n = 10) groups. The treated(More)
AIMS To investigate the effects of cold-induced stress on bladder tissue histomorphology and contractility in a rat model. METHODS Eighteen male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups: Control group (Group 1), acute cold-stress group (Group 2, kept at +4 degrees C for 8 hr), and chronic cold-stress group (Group 3, kept at +4 degrees C for 4(More)
AIMS Since lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) related to multiple sclerosis (MS) has a different behavior pattern than other types of neurogenic voiding dysfunction, we aimed to prepare a national consensus report for the management of LUTD due to multiple sclerosis in light of available literature. METHODS A search of available databases yielded an(More)
Isoprostane 8-epi PGF2alpha is a product of oxidative stress that causes potent smooth muscle contraction. Its production increases in conditions associated with oxidative stress such as in diabetes, smoking, and aging. The aim was to study whether the urinary bladder synthesizes isoprostane 8-epi PGF2alpha and releases to the urine and whether isoprostane(More)
PURPOSE This was a prospective single-arm study to assess the efficacy and safety of intradetrusor injections of onabotulinum toxin-A in children with urinary incontinence associated with neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to myelomeningocele. All patients had failed the first-line treatment of a combination of oral antimuscarinics and intermittent(More)
AIMS This manuscript serves as a scientific background review; the evidence base, for the presentation made available on ICS website to summarize current knowledge and recommendations for the measurement and use of the DLPP. METHODS This review has been prepared by a Working Group of The ICS Urodynamics Committee. The methodology used included(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the value of urine nerve growth factor (NGF), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-Beta-1), tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) levels to predict the urodynamic profile before and after botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT-A) treatment in children with myelodysplasia. METHODS This prospective(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study, is to find out the most accurate cut-off level for the detrusor leak point pressure (DLPP) in terms of upper urinary tract (UUT) protection in a cohort of children with myelodysplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and ninety-three children with myelodysplasia were included in the study based on the availability of(More)
AIMS Our aim was to investigate the effects of doxazosin, sildenafil, and their combination on bladder tissue contractility and adrenergic receptor (AR) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression utilizing a male rat model of partial urethral obstruction (PUO). METHODS Thirty male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into five groups. Except the(More)
Since their introduction in 1996, tension-free midurethral slings (MUS) have been proven to have long-term efficacy and safety. They are considered the gold standard treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, especially in cases that are associated with urethral hypermobility. However, they are not free of complications and, although rare, some of(More)