Int Braz J Urol. Vol. 34 N. 01 – 2008

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02 | F.J.B. Sampaio


3 | Prognostic Relevance of the Histological Subtype of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Marcos F. Dall’Oglio, Alberto A. Antunes, Antonio C. Pompeo, Alcides Mosconi, Katia R. M.

Leite, Miguel Srougi

9 | Retrospective Study Comparing Six- and Twelve-Core Prostate Biopsy in Detection of Prostate Cancer

Motoi Tobiume, Yoshiaki Yamada, Kogenta Nakamura, Nobuaki Honda

15 | Evaluation of Core and Surface Body Temperatures, Prevalence, Onset, Duration and Severity of Hot Flashes in Men after Bilateral Orchidectomy for Prostate Cancer

Naseem A. Aziz, Chris F. Heyns (Editorial comment by Dr. Michio Naoe; Dr. Bernardo Rocco; Dr. Marcelo Pimentel; Dr. Eric C. Nelson & Dr. Christopher P. Evans)

23 | Gleason Score as Predictor of Clinicopathologic Findings and Biochemical (PSA) Progression Following Radical Prostatectomy

Marbele S. Guimaraes, Maisa M. Quintal, Luciana R. Meirelles, Luis A. Magna, Ubirajara

Ferreira, Athanase Billis

30 | Semen and Urine Culture in the Diagnosis of Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

(Editorial comment by Dr. C. Lowell Parsons; Dr. Emrah Yatkin & Dr. Risto Santti)

41 | Prostate Specific Antigen Levels Following Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

Roberto C. Fonseca, Cristiano M. Gomes, Elton B. Meireles, Geraldo C. Freire, Miguel Srougi

49 | Sperm Defect Severity Rather Than Sperm Source Is Associated With Lower Fertilization Rates after Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Sidney Verza Jr, Sandro C. Esteves


57 | Relevance of Herniography for Accurate Diagnosis of Patent Processus Vaginalis in Cryptorchidism

Varela-Cives, A. Bautista-Casasnovas, P. Taboada-Santomil, E. Estevez-Martinez,

Mendez-Gallart, M. Pombo-Arias, R. Tojo-Sierra


63 | An Effective Day Case Treatment Combination for Refractory Neuropathic Mixed Incontinence

Prasad Patki, Joe B Woodhouse, Krishna Patil, Rizwan Hamid, Julian Shah (Editorial comment by Dr. Kathleen C. Kobashi)

73 | Preoperative Valsava Leak Point Pressure May Not Predict Outcome of Mid-Urethral Slings. Analysis from a Randomized Controlled Trial of Retropubic versus Transobturator Mid-Urethral Slings

Elisabetta Costantini, Massimo Lazzeri, Antonella Giannantoni, Vittorio Bini, Alberto Vianello,

Ervin Kocjancic, Massimo Porena (Editorial comment by Dr. M. Neuman; Dr. Lior Lowenstein & Dr. Kenneth Powers)

84 | Posterior Repair with Perforated Porcine Dermal Graft

Bernard Taylor, Robert D. Moore, John R. Miklos, T. Fleming Mattox (Editorial comment by Dr. Martin Rudnicki)


91 | Effects of Repeated Extracorporeal Shock Wave on Kidney Apoptosis of Normal and Diabetic Rat

Vicente M. Kira, Djalma J. Fagundes, Cesar O. P. Bandeira, Oskar Kaufman, Anna T. N. Fagundes, Valdemar Ortiz


97 | Re: Results from Three Municipal Hospitals Regarding Radical Cystectomy on Elderly Patients

Matthias May, Stephanie Fuhrer, Kay-P. Braun, Sabine Brookman-Amissah, Willi Richter, Bernd Hoschke, Horst Vogler, Michael Siegsmund



100 | Cost-effectiveness of medical expulsive therapy using alpha-blockers for the treatment of distal ureteral stones

Bensalah K, Pearle M, Lotan Y

101 | Practical use of investigations in patients with hematuria

El-Galley R, Abo-Kamil R, Burns JR, Phillips J, Kolettis PN


102 | Laparoscopic radical cystectomy and extracorporeal urinary diversion: a single center experience of 48 cases with three years of follow-up

Hemal AK, Kolla SB, Wadhwa P, Dogra PN, Gupta NP

103 | Laparoscopic renal oncological surgery in the presence of abdominal aortic and vena caval pathology: 8-year experience

Lin YC, Haber GP, Turna B, Frota R, Koenig P, Desai M, Kaouk J, Gill IS


104 | MRI in the histologic characterization of testicular neoplasms

Tsili AC, Tsampoulas C, Giannakopoulos X, Stefanou D, Alamanos Y, Sofikitis N, Efremidis SC

105 | Prostate cancer: identification with combined diffusion-weighted MR imaging and 3D 1H MR spectroscopic imaging—correlation with pathologic findings

Mazaheri Y, Shukla-Dave A, Hricak H, Fine SW, Zhang J, Inurrigarro G, Moskowitz CS, Ishill NM, Reuter VE, Touijer K, Zakian KL, Koutcher JÁ


107 | Small cell carcinoma of the prostate. A morphologic and immunohistochemical study of 95 cases

Wang W, Epstein JI

108 | Pseudocarcinomatous epithelial hyperplasia in the bladder unassociated with prior irradiation or chemotherapy

Lane Z, Epstein JI


109 | Beneficial effect of taurine on testicular ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats

Wei SM, Yan ZZ, Zhou J

111 | Microarray analysis of exstrophic human bladder smooth muscle

Hipp J, Andersson KE, Kwon TG, Kwak EK, Yoo J, Atala A


112 | Tissue engineering of urethra using human vascular endothelial growth factor gene-modified bladder urothelial cells

Guan Y, Ou L, Hu G, Wang H, Xu Y, Chen J, Zhang J, Yu Y, Kong D

114 | Early continence outcomes of posterior musculofascial plate reconstruction during robotic and laparoscopic prostatectomy

Nguyen MM, Kamoi K, Stein RJ, Aron M, Hafron JM, Turna B, Myers RP, Gill IS


115 | Prediction of pathological stage is inaccurate in men with PSA values above 20 ng/mL

Gallina A, Jeldres C, Chun FK, Shariat SF, Briganti A, Walz J, Roehrborn CG, Saad F, Huland H, Graefen M, Montorsi F, Karakiewicz PI

116 | Intravesical instillation of bacille Calmette-Guérin for superficial bladder cancer: cost-effectiveness analysis

Uchida A, Yonou H, Hayashi E, Iha K, Oda M, Miyazato M, Oshiro Y, Hokama S, Sugaya K, Ogawa Y

117 | A multicentre, randomised prospective trial comparing three intravesical adjuvante therapies for intermediate-risk superficial bladder cancer: low-dose bacillus Calmette-Guerin (27 mg) versus very low-dose bacillus Calmette-Guerin (13.5 mg) versus mitomycin C

Ojea A, Nogueira JL, Solsona E, Flores N, Gómez JM, Molina JR, Chantada V, Camacho JE, Piñeiro LM, Rodríguez RH, Isorna S, Blas M, Martínez-Piñeiro JA, Madero R; CUETO Group (Club Urológico Español De Tratamiento Oncológico)

118 | Serial markers of bone turnover in men with metastatic prostate cancer treated with zoledronic Acid for detection of bone metastases progression

Lein M, Wirth M, Miller K, Eickenberg HU, Weissbach L, Schmidt K, Haus U, Stephan C, Meissner S, Loening SA, Jung K


119 | Predictors of success with postoperative voiding trials after a mid urethral sling procedure

Wheeler TL 2nd, Richter HE, Greer WJ, Bowling CB, Redden DT, Varner RE

120 | Does uroflow predict ISD?

Smith PP, Appell RA


121 | Passerini-Glazel feminizing genitoplasty: modifications in 17 years of experience with 82 cases.

Lesma A, Bocciardi A, Montorsi F, Rigatti P

122 | Lymphatic-sparing laparoscopic varicocelectomy versus microscopic varicocelectomy: is there a difference?

VanderBrink BA, Palmer LS, Gitlin J, Levitt SB, Franco I