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BACKGROUND Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) is a widely-accepted diagnostic modality whose efficacy has been investigated by numerous past studies in the differentiation of malignant lesions from benign entities. AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the(More)
PURPOSE A questionnaire was administered to urologists to evaluate attitudes and behaviors about protection from radiation exposure during fluoroscopy guided endourological procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS The questionnaire was e-mailed to 1,482 urologists, including urology residents, specialists and urologists holding all levels of academic degrees,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness and safety of pneumatic and holmium:YAG laser lithotripters in the treatment of pediatric ureterolithiasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of patients treated using pneumatic (PL) (n = 29) or laser (LL) (n = 35) lithotripter between 2009 and 2011 were retrospectively analysed. The patients were evaluated with(More)
This study aims to investigate the role of urinary biomarkers in the determination of the potential risks of renal parenchymal tubular damage in adult patients who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) with the indication of renal stone. A randomized and prospective controlled study was performed between June and December 2013. We enrolled 29(More)
Aim: There are some controversies on the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopic stone extraction (URS) in ureteral stones. Because, previous studies on this topic mostly included lower ureteral stones, we aimed to compare effectiveness of these two methods in both lower and upper ureteral stones. Method: After(More)
AIMS We retrospectively review patients who underwent ureteral implantation with a psoas hitch during obstetric or gynecologic operations and describe a new modification. METHODS Between December 1997 and May 2005, 20 patients between 26 and 56 years underwent ureteral reimplantation by using the nonrefluxing, extravesical Lich-Gregoir onlay technique(More)
The goal of our prospective study was to measure the effect of a new standard model male gonad shield on the testicular radiation exposure during routine abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT). Two hundred male patients who underwent upper abdominal and pelvic CT examinations were included in our study. To prepare the testes shield (TS), 2 No. 8(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the attitude and knowledge of urology residents concerning ionizing radiation, we undertook a survey of European urology residents. METHODS The questionnaire was sent to 1184 urology residents within the database of the European Society of Residents in Urology (ESRU) by e-mail between November 2011 and January 2012. The questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In this study, 2 different varicocelectomy methods were compared with regard to postoperative scrotal pain, length of operation, and complications. METHODS Forty varicocele patients, who visited our clinic because of infertility or scrotal pain between 2008 and 2009, were enrolled in this clinical study. Microscopic subinguinal(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a multicenter pediatric study of ureteral stents unintentionally left in situ. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 22 patients with encrusted Double-J® ureteral stents unintentionally left in situ were treated at 4 centers between January 2007 and March 2012. Stone burdens were estimated using plain radiography and computerized(More)