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This study investigated the efficacy and the adverse effects of sertraline in the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE). Thirty-seven patients with PE were randomly assigned to receive either sertraline or a placebo. Of them 22 were given 50 mg of sertraline per day and the other 15 patients were given an identical placebo one per day. After 4 weeks, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is accepted as first-line therapy for kidney stones. The aim of this study was to evaluate SWL therapy in patients with congenital urinary system anomalies. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 120 patients with congenital urinary system anomalies and kidney stones who underwent SWL treatment(More)
The nephrotoxic actions of aluminium (Al) arise from its accumulation in the kidneys, with the resultant degeneration of the renal tubular cells. It has been suggested that Al generates reactive oxygen species that cause the oxidative deterioration of cellular lipids, proteins, and DNA. To test this hypothesis, we have here investigated the potential for a(More)
PURPOSE To compare the treatment options for lower ureteral stones larger than 1 cm. METHODS The records of 449 patients with lower ureteral calculi larger than 1 cm were reviewed retrospectively. Of these patients 342 (76.1%) were treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) (group 1), 66 (14.7%) with pneumatic lithotripsy (PL) (group 2) and(More)
We present our experience with combined pneumatic lithotripsy and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in 52 patients with bladder stone(s) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). All stones were fragmented with the pneumatic Swiss Lithoclast. Pneumatic lithotripsy and evacuation caused a mean increase of 16 minutes in operating time. No(More)
Different forms of Aluminium (Al) are environmental xenobiotics that induce free radical-mediated cytotoxicity and reproductive toxicity. Vitamin E (alpha -tocopherol) is an antioxidative agent that has been reported to be important for detoxification pathways. This study was thus aimed at elucidating the protective effects of vitamin E towards aluminium(More)
We investigated the efficacy of prophylactic use of single dose oral ofloxacin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole regimens for transrectal prostate biopsy in 110 men. In the ofloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and control groups, urinary infection was found in 2 (4.76%), 3 (6.66%) and 6 (26.08%) patients, respectively. Both of these antibiotic regimens(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of nuclear matrix protein 22 (NMP22) test, BTA stat test and cytology in the urine of patients with a spectrum of urologic conditions, including bladder cancer. METHODS A total of 140 patients (40 with bladder cancer) provided a urine sample(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) therapy for isolated lower caliceal calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed 165 patients who were treated with the Siemens Lithostar Plus on an outpatient basis between March 1993 and August 1997. The age of patients ranged from 17 to 70(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, 1121 patients with lower ureteral stones were evaluated to compare the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy with three different lithotripsy modalities. METHODS Of these patients, 726 were treated with SWL, whereas 430 underwent ureteroscopy, with pneumatic lithotripsy (PL), ultrasonic(More)