Tufan Tarcan

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The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of female urinary incontinence (UI) and risk factors of bothersomeness and help-seeking behavior of hidden female UI in urology and obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinics. This multicentric and cross-sectional study was conducted as a part of the Turkish Overactive Bladder Study. Female patients(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to study the effect of chronic ischemia on bladder contraction and detrusor smooth muscle reactivity. The relationship between structural damage and functional changes in the chronically ischemic bladder was also investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS Male New Zealand White rabbits were divided into arterial injury (AI),(More)
PURPOSE The overall goal was to determine whether chronic ischemia and hypercholesterolemia interfere with bladder function and structure. The roles of atherosclerosis-induced chronic ischemia and hypercholesterolemia in bladder fibrosis and non-compliance were studied in the rabbit. The relationship between ischemia-induced changes in the expression of(More)
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)
To review our long-term results of the sub-ureteric injection of calcium hydroxyapatite in the endoscopic management of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children. A sub-ureteric injection of calcium hydroxyapatite was given to 14 children (23 ureteral units) affected by VUR grades I–V. All children were followed-up with monthly urine cultures, and a renal(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)
Clitoral and vaginal engorgement during sexual stimulation depend in part on the increase of arterial inflow. It has been shown that apomorphine (APO), a non-selective dopamine receptor agonist, produces penile erection by activating dopaminergic receptors in the central nervous system. Our aim was to study whether systemic administration of APO improves(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to an inflammatory response and generates oxidative stress, which has deleterious effects on the function of several organ systems, including the urinary bladder. The present study was designed to investigate the putative beneficial effect of quercetin against SCI-induced bladder damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS In(More)
PURPOSE A subset of newborns with myelodysplasia have normal bladder function on urodynamic assessment. We analyzed long-term followup in this population to determine the necessity for subsequent urological surveillance. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the records of 25 of 204 newborns (12%) with myelodysplasia in whom neurourological(More)