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Freehand Versus Grid-Based Transperineal Prostate Biopsy: A Comparison of Anatomic Region Yield and Complications.

Ahmet Urkmez, Cihan Demirel, Muammer Altok, Tharakeswara K Bathala, Daniel D Shapiro, John W Davis,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The freehand (FH) technique of transperineal (TP) prostate biopsy using commercialized needle access systems facilitates a reduction in anesthesia requirements from general to local or local/sedation. We sought to compare the efficacy and complication rates of the FH method with those of the standard grid-based (GB) method.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The GB ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2021, :101097JU0000000000001902]

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Penile Rehabilitation and Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction Following Radical Prostatectomy and Radiotherapy: A Systematic Review.

Melianthe Nicolai, Ahmet Urkmez, Selcuk Sarikaya, Mikkel Fode, Marco Falcone, Maarten Albersen, Murat Gul, Georgios Hatzichristodoulou, Paolo Capogrosso, Giorgio Ivan Russo,

After radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiotherapy (RT) for prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction (ED) is the main complication next to urinary incontinence, affecting quality of life. The pathophysiology of ED after these treatments is believed to include neuropraxia causing reduced oxygenation and structural changes of the tissue in the corpora cavernosa. ... Read more >>

Front Surg (Frontiers in surgery)
[2021, 8:636974]

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[Evaluation of ischemia-modified albumin in obstructive renal injury.]

Emre Tokuc, Ahmet Urkmez, Gulistan Gumrukcu, Rahime Orak, Salim Neselioglu, Zulfu Sertkaya, Metin Ishak Ozturk,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This study was aimed at assessing the ability of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) to predict renal injury by associating biochemical, functional, and pathological findings with various degrees of ureteral obstruction.<h4>Methods</h4>Twenty-four rats were randomized into three groups, and their blood was sampled to determine the creatinine and IMA values and renal scintigraphy ... Read more >>

Arch Esp Urol (Archivos espanoles de urologia)
[2021, 74(4):427-434]

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Renoprotective effect of platelet-rich plasma in obstructive uropathy.

Emrah Özsoy, Musab Ali Kutluhan, Mehmet Akyüz, Emre Tokuç, Ahmet Ürkmez, Gülistan Gümrükçü, Metin İshak Öztürk,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To investigate the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in reducing renal injury in ureteral obstruction.<h4>Methods</h4>Twenty-four Wistar Albino rats were randomized and divided into four groups as the donor (n = 6), sham (n = 6), saline (n = 6), and PRP (n = 6). Blood was obtained from the donor group by cardiac puncture and PRP was prepared. ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2021, 53(6):1073-1079]

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Temporal learning curve of a multidisciplinary team for magnetic resonance imaging/transrectal ultrasonography fusion prostate biopsy.

Ahmet Urkmez, John F Ward, Haesun Choi, Patricia Troncoso, Irene Inguillo, Justin R Gregg, Muammer Altok, Huseyin C Demirel, Wei Qiao, Hyunseon C Kang,

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2021, 127(5):524-527]

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Adoption of Single-Port Robotic Prostatectomy: Two Alternative Strategies.

Ronney Abaza, Oscar Martinez, Christopher Murphy, Ahmet Urkmez, John Davis,

<b><i>Objective:</i></b> To demonstrate two distinct methods for adopting the single-port (SP) robotic surgery system for robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) by two experienced robotic surgeons (J.D. and R.A.) and evaluate early outcomes with each strategy. <b><i>Methods:</i></b> The initial RALP procedures using the SP robot by two surgeons were reviewed from prospective ... Read more >>

J Endourol (Journal of endourology)
[2020, 34(12):1230-1234]

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Surgical techniques to improve continence recovery after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.

Ahmet Urkmez, Weranja Ranasinghe, John W Davis,

Radical prostatectomy directly affects urinary continence dynamics with incontinence being a major factor in patients' quality of life, social and psychological status. In order to help maintain continence after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), a number of surgical techniques have been described. In the present narrative review, we summarize the surgical ... Read more >>

Transl Androl Urol (Translational andrology and urology)
[2020, 9(6):3036-3048]

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Can the systemic immune inflammation index be a predictor of BCG response in patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer?

Serkan Akan, Caner Ediz, Aytac Sahin, Hasan Huseyin Tavukcu, Ahmet Urkmez, Alper Horasan, Omer Yilmaz, Ayhan Verit,

<h4>Aim</h4>We aimed to investigate the predictor role of the systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) on Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) response in patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 96 patients with high-risk NMIBC, who received intravesical BCG, were enrolled in the study. BCG responsive group (group 1) and BCG ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Pract (International journal of clinical practice)
[2021, 75(4):e13813]

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Effects of platelet-rich plasma on spermatogenesis and hormone production in an experimental testicular torsion model.

Musab Ali Kutluhan, Emrah Özsoy, Aytaç Şahin, Ahmet Ürkmez, Ramazan Topaktaş, Tuncay Toprak, Gülistan Gümrükçü, Ayhan Verit,

<h4>Background</h4>Platelet-rich plasma is a biological instrument rich in growth factors and cytokines.<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of platelet-rich plasma on spermatogenesis and hormone production in an experimental testicular torsion model.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The rats were randomly divided into three groups, including six rats in each group ... Read more >>

Andrology (Andrology)
[2021, 9(1):407-413]

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Assessment of clinical features and renal functions in Coronavirus disease-19: A retrospective analysis of 96 patients.

Musab Ali Kutluhan, Ahmet Taş, Aytaç Şahin, Ahmet Ürkmez, Ramazan Topaktas, Ömer Ataç, Ayhan Verit,

<h4>Background</h4>The most common extra pulmonary organ dysfunction in acute respiratory distress syndrome is acute kidney injury. Current data so far indicate low incidence of AKI in Covid-19 disease.<h4>Objective</h4>In this retrospective study, we analysed the clinical features of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 and investigated the effect of Covid-19 on kidney function.<h4>Methods</h4>Ninety-six ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Pract (International journal of clinical practice)
[2020, 74(12):e13636]

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Patterns of sexual behavior and psychological processes in asexual persons: a systematic review.

Leonor de Oliveira, Joana Carvalho, Selcuk Sarikaya, Ahmet Urkmez, Andrea Salonia, Giorgio Ivan Russo, ,

Asexuality is commonly regarded as lack of sexual attraction. Research in asexuality grew progressively in the past two decades. However, asexuals' patterns of sexual behavior and psychological processes were not yet systematized. This review searched for articles that could potentially help establishing these patterns. Articles published in English until December ... Read more >>

Int J Impot Res (International journal of impotence research)
[2020, :]

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Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy among urologist practitioners: how the opinion of urologists changed between 2016 and 2019.

Paolo Capogrosso, Marina Di Mauro, Mikkel Fode, Lior Lowenstein, Yacov Reisman, Federico Dehò, Andrea Salonia, Giorgio Ivan Russo, ,

Over the past few years, an increase use of low-intensity shockwave therapy (LISWT) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) has been observed. However, many controversies in the scientific literature about its efficacy still exist. We aimed to investigate changes in the pattern of usage and attitudes toward LISWT for ... Read more >>

Int J Impot Res (International journal of impotence research)
[2020, :]

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Comparison of Cohen and Lich-Gregoir ureteral reimplantation in the surgical management of primary unilateral vesicoureteral reflux in children.

Cemil Aydin, Ali Akkoc, Ramazan Topaktas, Aykut Bugra Senturk, Zeynep Banu Aydin, Ahmet Ürkmez, Muhammet Yaytokgil,

<h4>Objective</h4>Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) represents one of the most significant risk factors for acute pyelonephritis in children. Various intravesical and extravesical techniques have been described for the surgical correction of VUR. The aim of our study was to compare the results of open intravesical and extravesical procedures for unilateral primary VUR ... Read more >>

Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) (Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira (1992))
[2020, 66(4):424-429]

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How reliable are imaging techniques in aging males with bladder cancer?

Musab Ali Kutluhan, Emrah Özsoy, Fulya Başkak, Ahmet Ürkmez, Ramazan Topaktaş, Orhan Koca,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The aim of this study was to evaluate consistency between clinical lymph node positivity and pathological lymph node positivity in patients undergoing open radical cystectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection due to bladder cancer.<h4>Material and method</h4>A total of 135 patients who had open radical cystectomy, extended lymph node dissection, and ... Read more >>

Aging Male (The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male)
[2020, 23(5):1339-1345]

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Is spinal anesthesia an alternative and feasible method for proximal ureteral stone treatment?

Ramazan Topaktaş, Selçuk Altin, Cemil Aydin, Ali Akkoç, Ahmet Ürkmez, Zeynep Banu Aydin,

<h4>Introduction</h4>We investigated the clinical, operational, and pain parameters of patients who underwent semirigid ureterorenoscopy (sURS) under spinal anesthesia (SA) and general anesthesia (GA) for proximal ureter stones.<h4>Material and methods</h4>Patients treated with sURS after diagnosis of proximal ureter stones between January 2014 and May 2017 were reviewed retrospectively. The patients were ... Read more >>

Cent European J Urol (Central European journal of urology)
[2020, 73(3):336-341]

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The relationship between anogenital distance and benign prostate hyperplasia-related lower urinary tract symptoms.

Musab Ali Kutluhan, Aytaç Şahin, Ahmet Ürkmez, Tuncay Toprak, Korhan Akgül, Ramazan Topaktaş, Zülfü Sertkaya, Ayhan Verit,

Anogenital distance (AGD) is the length between the genitals and anus which shows an androgenic activity in the evolution of the reproductive system in the uterine life. For prostatic evolution and development during the embryological stage, androgen exposure is required. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between ... Read more >>

Andrologia (Andrologia)
[2020, 52(7):e13589]

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Association between atherogenic dyslipidemia and fournier's gangrene.

Serkan Akan, Ahmet Urkmez,

<h4>Objective</h4>We aimed to determine whether atherogenic dyslipidemia is associated with the disease and morbidity in our patients treated for Fournier's gangrene (FG).<h4>Methods</h4>Sixty-two patients who were treated with the diagnosis of FG at our center between 2012 and 2017 were retrospectively screened.<h4>Results</h4>The triglyceride values of the patients who required reconstructive surgery ... Read more >>

Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) (Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira (1992))
[2020, 66(4):479-484]

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Treatment of ureteral catheter related symptoms; mirabegron versus tamsulosin/solifenacin combination: A randomized controlled trial.

Aytac Sahin, Caglar Yildirim, Ozgur H Yuksel, Ahmet Urkmez,

 OBJECTIVES: The double-J (DJ) stents are commonly used to relieve the ureteral obstruction. Besides several known benefits, some of the patients encounter stent-related morbidities with considerable effects on the quality of life, general health situation, sexual matters, and daily work performance. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of tamsulosin/solifenacin ... Read more >>

Arch Esp Urol (Archivos espanoles de urologia)
[2020, 73(1):54-59]

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Is neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio a predictive factor for recurrence of urethral stricture?

Ahmet Urkmez, Ramazan Topaktas, Emrah Ozsoy, Emre Tokuc, Musab Ali Kutluhan, Ilker Artuk, Ridvan Kayar, Metin Ishak Ozturk,

INTRODUCTION:Due to spongiofibrosis and inflammatory processes underlying the pathogenesis of urethral stricture, it is possible that the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may give essential information about the course of the disease and recurrence possibilities. Our study aims to evaluate the correlation between NLR and recurrence rates. METHODS:A total of 512 patients ... Read more >>

Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) (Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira (1992))
[2019, 65(12):1448-1453]

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Evaluation of dynamic thiol-disulphide homeostasis in obstructive uropathy.

Emre Tokuc, Ahmet Urkmez, Unal Can, Rahime Orak, Gulistan Gumrukcu, Ozcan Erel, Musab Ali Kutluhan, Zulfu Sertkaya, Metin Ishak Ozturk,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To evaluate the ability of thiol-disulphide homeostasis to predict renal injury in ureteral obstruction by matching renal scintigraphy and pathological findings in an experimental rat model.<h4>Methods</h4>24 rats were randomized and divided into 3 groups as sham, partial and complete. Blood samples for biochemical evaluations and dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scintigraphy ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2020, 52(5):821-828]

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Scrotal Lymphedema and its Conservative Treatment: A Rare Complication of Circumcision.

Serkan Akan, Berna Urkmez, Ilker Artuk, Ahmet Urkmez,

Lymphedema is defined as an abnormal accumulation of extracellular fluid in the subcutaneous compartment caused by impaired lymphatic drainage. Scrotal lymphedema is a rare condition characterised by swelling of the scrotal skin due to deterioration in lymphatic drainage. Over time, fibrosis may develop in the scrotum and genital malformations that ... Read more >>

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak (Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP)
[2020, 30(1):94-95]

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Predictive value of ischaemia-modified albumin in spermatogenesis in an experimental testicular torsion model.

Musab Ali Kutluhan, Ahmet Urkmez, Aytac Sahin, Ramazan Topaktas, Gulistan Gumrukcu, Ayhan Verit,

Our aim was to measure the ability of ischaemia-modified albumin (IMA) to predict testicular histopathological damage in the testes of rats with short- and long-term ischaemia using experimental testicular torsion and subsequent reperfusion via detorsion.21 Wistar Albino rats were randomized into three groups. The sham group was subjected to a ... Read more >>

Andrologia (Andrologia)
[2020, 52(2):e13471]

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Increased neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in testicular cancer.

Aytaç Şahin, Tuncay Toprak, Musab Ali Kutluhan, Yasin Vural, Ahmet Ürkmez, Ayhan Verit,

OBJECTIVE:Testicular cancers, which are less common than other cancers, are important in terms of being seen in young people. Physical examination, imaging, laboratory and tumor markers are used for diagnosis. There are some studies of some blood parameters that can be involved in inflammation and tumorogenesis. We retrospectively compared hematological ... Read more >>

Arch Ital Urol Androl (Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica)
[2019, 91(2):]

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Results of purified micronized flavonoid fraction in the treatment of categorized type III chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.

Aytac Sahin, Musab Ali Kutluhan, Caglar Yildirim, Ahmet Urkmez, Serkan Akan, Ayhan Verit,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The management of chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is controversial because of the unclear pathogenesis of this disease. In one theory, prostatitis has been proposed to be associated with pelvic venous diseases such as varicocele and hemorrhoids, dilatation of the Santorini plexus. In this study, we investigated the effect of ... Read more >>

Aging Male (The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male)
[2020, 23(5):1103-1108]

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Assesment of anogenital distance as a marker in diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Aytac Sahin, Musab Ali Kutluhan, Tuncay Toprak, Yasin Vural, Ahmet Ürkmez, Serkan Akan, Ayhan Verit,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Anogenital distance (AGD), the distance from the sexual organs to the anus, is a sexually dimorphic feature in mammals. In this study, we investigated the relationship between anogenital distance and prostate cancer (PCa).<h4>Methods</h4>52 patients diagnosed with PCa and 60 patients with benign prostate hyperplasia as a control group were included ... Read more >>

Arch Ital Urol Androl (Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica)
[2019, 91(3):]

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