Int Braz J Urol. Vol. 37 N. 01 – 2011

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01 | Francisco J. B. Sampaio,  Fernando J. Kim and Miriam Dambros


05 | Novel Concepts in Male Infertility

Sandro C. Esteves, Ashok Agarwal

16 | Constipation and LUTS – How do They Affect Each Other?

Marcio A. Averbeck, Helmut Madersbacher


29 | Rate of Renal Cell Carcinoma Subtypes in Different Races

Alexander Sankin, Jacob Cohen, Hongbei Wang, Richard J. Macchia, Nicholas Karanikolas

35 | Risk of Catecholamine Crisis in Patients Undergoing Resection of Unsuspected Pheochromocytoma

Gina Song, Bonnie N. Joe, Benjamin M. Yeh, Maxwell V. Meng, Antonio C. Westphalen, Fergus V. Coakley

42 | Early Removal of Nasogastric Tube is Beneficial for Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy with Urinary Diversion

Ioannis Adamakis, Stavros I. Tyritzis, George Koutalellis, Theodoros Tokas, Konstantinos G. Stravodimos, Dionysios Mitropoulos, Constantinos A. Constantinides

49 | Invasive Bladder Cancer in the Eighties: Transurethral Resection or Cystectomy?

Oscar Rodriguez Faba, Joan Palou, Guillermo Urdaneta, Luis Gausa, Humberto Villavicencio

57 | Parallel Determination of NeuroD1, Chromogranin-A, KI67 and Androgen Receptor Expression in Surgically Treated Prostate Cancers

Cindolo, M. Cantile, R. Franco, P. Chiodini, G. Schiavo, I. Forte, I. Zlobec, L. Salzano, G. Botti, S. Gidaro, L. Terracciano, C. Cillo

67 | Learning Curve for Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

Fernando J. A. Saito, Marcos F. Dall’Oglio, Gustavo X. Ebaid, Homero Bruschini, Daher C. Chade, Miguel Srougi

79 | Reducing Infectious Complications after Transrectal Prostate Needle Biopsy Using a Disposable Needle Guide: Is It Possible?

Cenk Gurbuz, Lutfi Canat, Gokhan Atis, Turhan Caskurlu

87 | The Implication of Initial 24-Core Transrectal Prostate Biopsy Protocol on the Detection of Significant Prostate Cancer and High Grade Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia

Michael Nomikos, Ioannis Karyotis, Prodromos Phillipou, Charalambos Constadinides, Dimitrios Delakas


94 | Infrapubic Approach for Malleable Penile Implant

Oswaldo L. D. Berg


100 | Urodynamics in Women from Menopause to Oldest Age: What Motive? What Diagnosis?

Françoise A. Valentini, Gilberte Robain, Brigitte G. Marti


108 | Laparoscopic Skill Laboratory in Urological Surgery: Tools and Methods for Resident Training

Fabio C. M. Torricelli, Giuliano Guglielmetti, Ricardo J. Duarte, Miguel Srougi


113 | Emphysematous Cystitis as Complication in Chronic Rejection of Renal Transplant

Erich K. Lang, Karl Zhang, Daniel Thorner, Quan D. Nguyen



116 | The effect of fat and nonfat components of the skin-to-stone distance on shockwave lithotripsy outcome

Hammad FT, Balakrishnan A. (Editorial Comment by Dr. Manoj Monga)

117 | Emergency ureteroscopic treatment for upper urinary tract calculi obstruction associated with acute renal failure: feasible or not?

Yang S, Qian H, Song C, Xia Y, Cheng F, Zhang C (Editorial Comment by Dr. Manoj Monga)


118 | Quality of life after open or robotic prostatectomy, cryoablation or brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer

Malcolm JB, Fabrizio MD, Barone BB, Given RW, Lance RS, Lynch DF, Davis JW, Shaves ME, Schellhammer PF (Editorial Comment by Dr. Fernando J. Kim)


119 | Positive predictive value of CT urography in the evaluation of upper tract urothelial cancer

Sadow CA, Wheeler SC, Kim J, Ohno-Machado L, Silverman SG (Editorial by Dr. Adilson Prando)

120 | Urinary calculi composed of uric acid, cystine, and mineral salts: differentiation with dual-energy CT at a radiation dose comparable to that of intravenous pyelography

Thomas C, Heuschmid M, Schilling D, Ketelsen D, Tsiflikas I, Stenzl A, Claussen CD, Schlemmer HP Dr. Adilson Prando)


122 | Application of the Epstein criteria for prediction of clinically insignificant prostate cancer in Korean men

Lee SE, Kim DS, Lee WK, Park HZ, Lee CJ, Doo SH, Jeong SJ, Yoon CY, Byun SS, Choe G, Hwang SI, Lee HJ, Hong SK (Editorial Comment by Dr. Athanase Billis)

123 | The Epstein criteria predict for organ-confined but not insignificant disease and a high likelihood of cure at radical prostatectomy

Lee MC, Dong F, Stephenson AJ, Jones JS, Magi-Galluzzi C, Klein EA (Editorial Comment by Dr. Athanase Billis)


124 | The use of penile skin graft versus penile skin flap in the repair of long bulbo-penile urethral stricture: a prospective randomized study

Hussein MM, Moursy E, Gamal W, Zaki M, Rashed A, Abozaid A (Editorial Comment Dr. Sean P. Elliott)

126 | Halofuginone-coated urethral catheters prevent periurethral spongiofibrosis in a rat model of urethral injury

Krane LS, Gorbachinsky I, Sirintrapun J, Yoo JJ, Atala A, Hodges SJ (Editorial Comment by Dr. Sean P. Elliott)


127 | Do patients benefit from routine follow-up to detect recurrences after radical cystectomy and ileal orthotopic bladder substitution?

Giannarini G, Kessler TM, Thoeny HC, Nguyen DP, Meissner C, Studer UE (Editorial Comment by Dr. Andreas Bohle)

128 | Multicentric oncologic outcomes of high-intensity focused ultrasound for localized prostate cancer in 803 patients

Crouzet S, Rebillard X, Chevallier D, Rischmann P, Pasticier G, Garcia G, Rouviere O, Chapelon JY, Gelet A (Editorial Comment by Dr. Andreas Bohle)


129 | Salvage spiral sling techniques: alternatives to manage disabling recurrent urinary incontinence in females

Rodriguez AR, Hakky T, Hoffman M, Ordorica R, Lockhart J (Editorial Comment by Dr. Steven P. Petrou)

130 | Long-term durability of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of overactive bladder

MacDiarmid SA, Peters KM, Shobeiri SA, Wooldridge LS, Rovner ES, Leong FC, Siegel SW, Tate SB, Feagins BA (Editorial Comment by Dr. Steven P. Petrou)


131 | A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of transureteral and shock wave lithotripsy – which is the best minimally invasive modality to treat distal ureteral calculi in children?

Basiri A, Zare S, Tabibi A, Sharifiaghdas F, Aminsharifi A, Mousavi-Bahar SH, Ahmadnia H(Editorial Comment by Dr. M. Chad Wallis)

133 | Impact of epispadias repair on bladder growth in boys with classic bladder exstrophy

Kufner M, Gearhart JP, Mathews R (Editorial Comment by Dr. M. Chad Wallis)


134 | Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Treatment of Gonadal Vein Syndrome in a Boy

Hubert S. Swana, Alejandro R. Rodriguez, Timothy A. Kim, Mark A. Rich (Editorial Comment by Dr. Philippe E. Spiess)

136 | Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site Retroperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy: A Novel Concept

Alejandro R. Rodriguez, Tariq Hakky, Philippe E. Spiess (Editorial Comment by Dr. Jose Jaime Correa)