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Urologia Internationalis

Jian-Xin Chen, Xiao-Xiang Yu, Yu Ye, Xiao-Bo Yang, Ai-Hua Tan, Xiao-Ying Xian, Su-Chun Wei, Jun Long, Zeng-Nan Mo
OBJECTIVE: Upper urinary calculi (UUC) is considered to be a comprehensive disease associated with many risk factors, but the role of physical activity (PA) is undefined. Here, we conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate this relationship in Asian populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with UUC were the subjects of study and those who participated in a health examination in local medical center were included as controls. Information was collected through the same standard questionnaire...
October 21, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Undraga Schagdarsurengin, Lisa M Teuchert, Christina Hagenkötter, Nils Nesheim, Temuujin Dansranjavin, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Sabrina Gies, Adrian Pilatz, Wolfgang Weidner, Florian M E Wagenlehner
: Background/Aims/Objectives: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) has detrimental effects on the quality of life including the aspect of sexual dysfunction. The aim of the study was to identify if there was an adverse effect on the male genital compartment and if there are systemic or compartment-specific local signals for epigenetic dysregulation of inflammatory factors in CP/CPPS patients. METHODS: One hundred five NIH IIIb CP/CPPS patients and 41 healthy men were recruited and underwent investigations of urines, semen and blood...
October 20, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Huilei Yan, Yunhui Wang, Rong Sun, Yuanshan Cui
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of antimuscarinics alone or in combination with alpha-blockers for the treatment of ureteral stent-related symptoms. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Controlled Trial Register of Controlled Trials from 2000 to February 2016 were searched to identify randomized controlled trials that referred to the use of a combination of antimuscarinics and alpha-blockers for the treatment of ureteral stent-related symptoms...
October 20, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
A Spek, B Szabados, B Ziegelmüller, C Stief, M D'Anastasi, M Staehler
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the usage of different guidelines and to estimate the impact of changed recommendation in routine management, therapy and follow-up of patients with renal cell cancer (RCC). METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was sent to 600 urologists in Germany. Twenty-seven percent of them were included in the analysis. The questions were about the practice setting, surgical and medical treatment of RCC, follow-up modalities, knowledge and usage of RCC guidelines...
October 18, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Yen-Man Lu, Tsu-Ming Chien, Yii-Her Chou, Wen-Jeng Wu, Chun-Nung Huang
INTRODUCTION: Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is widely used. However, several studies have reported increased blood pressure immediately after SWL. Until now, the association between SWL and new-onset hypertension has been a topic of discussion. This study is aimed at determining whether SWL leads to new-onset hypertension. METHODS: Data were sourced from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 of Taiwan, Republic of China, which was compiled from 1996 to 2010 using National Health Insurance data...
October 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Orietta Dalpiaz, Daniel Krieger, Georg C Ehrlich, Kristof Pohlmann, Tatjana Stojakovic, Karl Pummer, Richard Zigeuner, Martin Pichler, Georg C Hutterer
INTRODUCTION: This study is aimed at investigating the potential prognostic impact of the preoperatively assessed platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in a European cohort of patients with non-metastatic upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinicopathological data from 180 consecutive non-metastatic UTUC patients, operated between 1990 and 2012 at a single tertiary academic center, were evaluated retrospectively. The preoperative PLR was assessed one day before surgery...
October 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Xiaobing Ju, Pu Li, Pengfei Shao, Qiang Lv, Zengjun Wang, Chao Qin, Jie Li
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy combined with bench surgery and autotransplantation in treating complex renal tumor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six patients with complex renal tumor were seen in our institution between 2010 and 2014. Three patients with bilateral renal cell carcinoma underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy on both sides. Extracorporeal tumorectomy and renal reconstruction were performed on the side of the smaller tumor and then kidney autotransplantation was performed...
October 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Bernhard Ralla, Ahmed Magheli, Ingmar Wolff, Barbara Erber, Irena Goranova, Frank Friedersdorff, Stefan Hinz, Carsten Kempkensteffen, Kurt Miller, Jonas Busch
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue is a common symptom in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and can be similar to the fatigue found in late-onset hypogonadism (LOH). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of LOH in patients with localized RCC (loRCC) and metastatic RCC (mRCC) disease under targeted therapy (TT) and compare the results to findings of epidemiologic studies. METHODS: A total of 51 mRCC patients under TT and 33 patients with loRCC undergoing nephrectomy were included...
October 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Junji Uchida, Tomoaki Iwai, Kazuya Kabei, Shunji Nishide, Takeshi Yamasaki, Nobuyuki Kuwabara, Toshihide Naganuma, Norihiko Kumada, Yoshiaki Takemoto, Tatsuya Nakatanti
INTRODUCTION: We summarized our experience with ABO-incompatible living kidney transplant recipients from spousal donors receiving rituximab. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between June 2006 and December 2014, 82 patients with end-stage renal disease underwent living donor kidney transplantation at Osaka City University Hospital, of which 23 cases were ABO-incompatible transplantation between spouses with rituximab induction. We analyzed these recipients, focusing on their immunosuppressive protocols, frequency of acute rejections, and patient/graft survivals...
October 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Luigi Mearini, Elisabetta Nunzi, Manuel Di Biase, Elisa Silvi, Ilaria Sabatini, Massimo Porena
OBJECTIVES: The current report describes the feasibility of robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RRPLND), including some technical tricks for port placement for both right- and left-sided surgery. METHODS: Patients with advanced stage retroperitoneal disease underwent RRPLND using the 4-arm da Vinci Si Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc.). In both cases, the field of dissection was an ipsilateral template for lymph node dissection. RESULTS: RRPLND in such configuration was safe and effective in both cases...
October 11, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Nicholas J Rukin, Zain A Siddiqui, Edmund C P Chedgy, Bhaskar K Somani
AIMS: The study aimed to determine the current trends in urolithiasis-related admissions and associated interventions in England between 2006/2007 and 2013/2014 utilizing Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) online data. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data was extracted from the online HES data set for each year from 2006/2007 to 2013/2014 inclusive. Admissions and procedural interventions were identified from their corresponding OPCS-4 and ICD-10 codes. RESULTS: Finished consultant episodes (FCEs) for urolithiasis have increased by 20% over the last 7 years, with 93,039 FCEs in the year 2013/2014...
October 1, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Wenhui Zhu, Hua Xu, Jing Ma, Jianming Guo, Wei Xue, Baojun Gu, Lu Sheng, Xudong Yao, Fukang Sun, Jian Gong, Weiliang Qiu, Qiang Ding, Haowen Jiang
PURPOSE: The study aimed to evaluate the effects of metformin on insulin, C-peptide and body weight in Chinese men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). METHODS: Between March 2013 and June 2014, 62 newly diagnosed patients of prostate cancer (PCa) due to receive ADT were recruited from 7 hospitals in Shanghai. Patients were randomized to respectively receive ADT (n = 31) and ADT + metformin (n = 31) for 6 months. Fasting and postprandial serum levels of insulin and C-peptide, blood glucose, prostate specific antigen, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) were measured at the beginning and end of 6-month treatment...
September 30, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Kristýna Procházková, Michael Staehler, Ivan Trávníček, Tomáš Pitra, Viktor Eret, Tomáš Ürge, Lada Eberlová, Milena Roušarová, Petr Hošek, Zdeněk Chudáček, Jiří Ferda, Ondřej Hes, Milan Hora
AIM: Papillary renal cell carcinoma type 1 (pRCC1) represents the second most common type of malignant renal epithelial tumour. The origin of its characteristic appearance, its growth mechanism, and the long-term efficiency of its surgical treatment remain uncertain. Our aim was to determine typical characteristics of surgically treated pRCC1. METHODS: pRCC1 was verified in 83 of 1,629 (5.1%) kidney tumours surgically treated in the period of January 2007-January 2016...
September 30, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Jason Gan, Rizwan Hamid
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this literature review was to analyse the advantages and disadvantages of a traditional ileal conduit (IC) with separate colostomy technique compared to the outcomes of a double-barrelled wet colostomy (DBWC) technique. The former technique results in the formation of two stomas, and the latter results in the formation of one stoma. METHODS: PubMed was searched electronically for articles on DBWC. Fifteen articles were retrieved and of them 13 were included in the literature review (350 patients)...
September 22, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Wenjie Zhong, Pascal Mancuso
INTRODUCTION: Virtual reality is an increasingly popular surgical training tool in Australia, following the introduction of Australia's first virtual reality simulation machine at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney. This literature review aims at identifying gaps in previous studies, and in providing a comprehensive review of future studies to be further developed in Australia. METHOD: A multi-field research was performed combining the key terms 'uro*' and 'virtua*' and 'simula*' and 'robo*'...
September 16, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Matthias Haas, Karsten Günzel, Kurt Miller, Bernd Hamm, Hannes Cash, Patrick Asbach
Prostate volume in multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is of clinical importance. For 3-Tesla mpMRI without endorectal coil, there is no distinctive standard for volume calculation. We tested the accuracy of the ellipsoid formula with planimetric volume measurements as reference and investigated the correlation of gland volume and cancer detection rate on MRI/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion-guided biopsy. One hundred forty-three patients with findings on 3-Tesla mpMRI suspicious of cancer and subsequent MRI/US fusion-guided targeted biopsy and additional systematic biopsy were analyzed...
September 15, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Mathias Wolters, Matthias Oelke, Bettina Lutze, Markus Weingart, Markus A Kuczyk, Iris F Chaberny, Karolin Graf
INTRODUCTION: Deep surgical site infections (DSSI) usually require secondary treatments. The aim of this study was to compare the total length of hospitalisation (LOH), intensive care unit (ICU) duration, and total treatment costs in patients with DSSI versus without DSSI after open radical cystectomy (ORC) and urinary diversion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective case-control study in a tertiary care hospital in patients after ORC with urinary diversion during April 2008 to July 2012...
September 14, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Karsten Günzel, Matthias Haas, Andreas Maxeiner, Carsten Stephan, John Buckendahl, Patrick Asbach, Kurt Miller, Carsten Kempkensteffen, Hannes Cash
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the predictive factors that enable identifying men in which a sole MRI/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion-guided targeted biopsy (TB) detects the maximal prostate cancer (PCa) risk group. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 251 consecutive patients who received a sensor-based, real-time MRI/US TB in combination with a 10-core systematic biopsy (SB) between August 2013 and July 2015. Univariate and multivariate binary regression analyses were performed to evaluate the predictors for equal/superior detection of the PCa risk group by TB compared to SB...
September 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Salvatore Arena, Carmelo Romeo
It has been reported that treatment with polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) in males affected by lichen sclerosus significantly improves the overall conditions of treated patients. It confirms that PDRN has a potent cytoprotective action as in other pathological conditions. We believe that multicentric randomized clinical trials are necessary for testing the benefits of this promising agent.
September 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Yukun Ge, Abai Xu, Meng Zhang, Hu Xiong, Lu Fang, Xiaolong Zhang, Chunxiao Liu, Song Wu
INTRODUCTION: FK506 binding proteins (FKBPs) function as oncogenes or tumor suppressors by interacting with steroid hormone receptors, kinases, or other cellular factors in addition to intracellular ligands FK506 and rapamycin. In this study, we aimed at evaluating the expression and function of FKBPs in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four RCC specimens were analyzed by whole transcriptome sequencing. Small interfere RNA was employed to knockdown FKBP10 in 786-O and A-704 cells, and cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, invasion and migration were evaluated...
September 8, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
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