Int Braz J Urol. Vol. 33 N. 01 – 2007

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01 | F.J.B. Sampaio


03 | Energy Sources for Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy – Critical Appraisal

Mauricio Rubinstein, Alireza Moinzadeh, Jose R. Colombo Jr, Luciano A. Favorito, Francisco Sampaio, Inderbir S. Gill

11 | Epigenetic Targets in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Murugesan Manoharan, Kavitha Ramachandran, Mark S. Soloway, Rakesh Singal


19 | Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy with and without Retrograde Pyelography: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Ali Tabibi, Hamed Akhavizadegan, Kia Nouri-Mahdavi, Mohammad Najafi- Semnani, Mojgan Karbakhsh, Ali R. Niroomand (Editorial comment by Dr. Anuar I. Mitre & Dr. Hassan A. Razvi)

25 | Comparison of the Clinical and Pathologic Staging in Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Sean McLaughlin, Jon Shephard, Eric Wallen, Susan Maygarden, Culley C. Carson, Raj S.

Pruthi (Editorial comment by Dr. M. Manoharan)

33 | Stereological Study of Collagen and Elastic System in the Detrusor Muscle of Bladders from Controls and Patients with Infravesical Obstruction

Mauricio Rubinstein, Francisco J. Sampaio, Waldemar S. Costa (Editorial comment by Dr. Jae-Seung Paick & Dr. Hann-Chorng Kuo)

42 | Antibiotic Resistance and Trend of Urinary Pathogens in General Outpatients from a Major Urban City

Carlos R. Kiffer, Caio Mendes, Carmen P. Oplustil, Jorge L. Sampaio (Editorial comment by Dr. Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen & Dr. Florian M. E. Wagenlehner)

50 | Wet Heat Exposure: A Potentially Reversible Cause of Low Semen Quality in Infertile Men

Shai Shefi, Phiroz E. Tarapore, Thomas J. Walsh, Mary Croughan, Paul J. Turek (Editorial comment by Dr. Yefim R. Sheynkin)

58 | The Isolated Gamma Probe Technique for Sentinel Node Penile Carcinoma Detection Is Unreliable

Lucio F. Gonzaga-Silva, Jose M. Tavares, Fernando C. Freitas, Manoel E. Tomas Filho, Vladmir P. Oliveira, Marcos V. Lima (Editorial comment by Dr. Simon Horenblas; Dr. Curtis A. Pettaway; Dr. Riccardo Autorino & Dr. Sisto Perdonà)


68 | Mannitol Extravasation during Partial Nephrectomy Leading to Forearm Compartment Syndrome

Bradley A. Erickson, Ronald L. Yap, Joseph F. Pazona, Brian J. Hartigan, Norm D. Smith (Editorial comment by Dr. Andreas H. Wille)

72 | True Hermaphroditism presenting as an Inguinal Hernia

Kadir Ceylan, Ekrem Algun, Mustafa Gunes, Hasan Gonulalan

74 | Bovine Pericardium In Penile Prosthesis Reimplantation

Eduardo J. Lopes, Tarsila C. Santos, Modesto Jacobino

77 | Painless Inter Epididymal Testicular Torsion of the Spermatic Cord

Salomon V. Romano, Haime S. Hernan, Norberto Fredotovich (Editorial comment by Dr. Antonio Macedo Jr.)


80 | Increased Urinary N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase Activity in Children with Hydronephrosis

Sylva Skalova, Pavel Rejtar, Stepan Kutilek (Editorial comment by Dr. Y. Yang; Dr. Boris Chertin & Dr. David R. Vandersteen)

87 | Laparoscopic Upper-Pole Nephroureterectomy in Infants

Marcio L. Miranda, Antonio G. Oliveira-Filho, Patricia T. Carvalho, Elaine Ungersbock, Hugo Olimpio, Joaquim M. Bustorff-Silva (Editorial comment by Dr. Ubirajara Barroso Jr. & Dr. Henri Steyaert)


94 | Total Laparoscopic Gastrocystoplasty: Experimental Technique in a Porcine Model

Frederico R. Romero, Claudemir Trapp, Michael Muntener, Fabio A. Brito, Louis R.

Kavoussi, Thomas W. Jarrett (Editorial comment by Dr. Jose R. Colombo Jr.)


100 | Re: Laparoscopic-Assisted Nephroureterectomy after Radical Cystectomy for Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Frederico R. Romero, Michael Muntener, Sompol Permpongkosol, Louis R. Kavoussi, Thomas W. Jarrett



102 | Miniperc? No, Thank You!

Giusti G, Piccinelli A, Taverna G, Benetti A, Pasini L, Corinti M, Teppa A, Zandegiacomo de Zorzi S, Graziotti P

102 | Acute Effects of Percutaneous Tract Dilation on Renal Function and Structure

Handa RK, Matlaga BR, Connors BA, Ying J, Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Kim SC, Lingeman JE, Evan AP, Willis LR


103 | Preoperative and Intraoperative Risk Factors for Side-Specific Positive Surgical Margins in Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer

Secin FP, Serio A, Bianco FJ Jr, Karanikolas NT, Kuroiwa K, Vickers A, Touijer K, Guillonneau B

104 | Limitations of Laparoscopy for Bilateral Nephrectomy for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Lipke MC, Bargman V, Milgrom M, Sundaram CP


105 | Conscious Sedation Reduces Distress in Children Undergoing Voiding Cystourethrography and Does Not Interfere With the Diagnosis of Vesicoureteric Reflux: A Randomized Controlled Study

Herd DW, McAnulty KA, Keene NA, Sommerville DE

107 | Surgically Relevant Normal and Variant Renal Parenchymal and Vascular Anatomy In Preoperative 16-MDCT Evaluation of Potential Laparoscopic Renal Donors

Raman SS, Pojchamarnwiputh S, Muangsomboon K, Schulam PG, Gritsch HA, Lu DS


108 | Predicting Urethral Injury from Pelvic Fracture Patterns in Male Patients with Blunt Trauma

Basta AM, Blackmore CC, Wessells H


109 | Spindle Cell Lesions of the Adult Prostate

Hansel DE, Herawi M, Montgomery E, Epstein JI

110 | Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors of the Urinary Tract: A Clinicopathologic Study of 46 Cases, Including a Malignant Example Inflammatory Fibrosarcoma and a Subset Associated With High-Grade Urothelial Carcinoma

Montgomery EA, Shuster DD, Burkart AL, Esteban JM, Sgrignoli A, Elwood L, Vaughn DJ, Griffin CA, Epstein JI


112 | Testicular Volume Measurement: Comparison of Ultrasonography, Orchidometry, and Water Displacement

Sakamoto H, Saito K, Oohta M, Inoue K, Ogawa Y, Yoshida H

113 | Immediate Improvement in Penile Hemodynamics after Cessation of Smoking: Previous Results

Sighinolfi MC, Mofferdin A, De Stefani S, Micali S, Cicero AF, Bianchi G

114 | Effect of Extract of Phyllanthus Niruri on Crystal Deposition in Experimental Urolithiasis

Barros ME, Lima R, Mercuri LP, Matos JR, Schor N, Boim MA


115 | Efficacy of the InVancetrade mark Male Sling in Men with Stress Urinary Incontinence

Fassi-Fehri H, Badet L, Cherass A, Murat FJ, Colombel M, Martin X, Gelet A

116 | The Hormonal Regulation of Cutaneous Wound Healing

Gilliver SC, Ashworth JJ, Ashcroft GS


117 | Outcome of Surgery for Clinical Unilateral T3a Prostate Cancer: A Single-Institution Experience

Hsu CY, Joniau S, Oyen R, Roskams T, Van Poppel H

118 | Discrepancy between Clinical and Pathologic Stage: Impact on Prognosis after Radical Cystectomy

Shariat SF, Palapattu GS, Karakiewicz PI, Rogers CG, Vazina A, Bastian PJ, Schoenberg MP, Lerner SP, Sagalowsky AI, Lotan Y


119 | Voiding Dysfunction Following Removal of Eroded Synthetic Mid Urethral Slings

Starkman JS, Wolter C, Gomelsky A, Scarpero HM, Dmochowski RR

121 | Objective and Subjective Cure Rates after Trans-obturator Tape (OBTAPE) Treatment of Female Urinary Incontinence

Deval B, Ferchaux J, Berry R, Gambino S, Ciofu C, Rafii A, Haab F


122 | Natural History of Patients With Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney-What Followup Is Needed?

Onal B, Kogan BA

123 | Impact of Patient Age on Distal Hypospadias Repair: A Surgical Perspective

Perlmutter AE, Morabito R, Tarry WF