Vigen Malkhasyan

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to develop a fast, comfortable, and safe method of ureteral stent removal in women. METHODS From February 2014 to July 2015, a retrospective multicenter controlled study including 82 female outpatients was conducted. The control group was composed of 46 patients who underwent stent removal using a 22F cystoscope.(More)
AIM To analyze the sub-segment of mHealth devoted to assessing of the risk of recurrent stone formation and metaphylaxis of stone formation. To design a smartphone application (app.) in Russian language for urolithiasis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three working groups of urologists from three St. Petersburg clinics searched for downloadable medical(More)
AIM To investigate factors affecting the compliance of patients with the combination therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four hundred BPH outpatients treated with combination therapy were surveyed. RESULTS The absolute majority of patients (76.16%) expected a quick positive result. 10.47% viewed their disease as too advanced,(More)
Treatment of ureteral calculi has dramatically changed over time. Open surgery was the method of choice before the 80s, however, two events strongly influenced the management of ureteral lithiasis: the development of rigid ureteroscopy and the application of shock waves. Since then, many papers have been published to assess the efficacy of each technique.(More)
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