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Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 2

Age-Related Changes in Concentration and Histological Distribution of 54 Trace Elements in Nonhyperplastic Prostate of Adults

Vladimir Zaichick and Sofia Zaichick
Abstract

Objective: To clarify a possible role of prostatic trace elements in an etiology of age-dependent gland diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. Methods: The variation with age of the 54 trace elements concentration in prostatic parenchyma and the relationship of these trace elements with basic histological structures of nonhyperplastic prostate glands of 65 subjects aged 21-87 years was investigated by an instrumental neutron activation analysis combined with inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry and a quantitative morphometric analysis.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5742/1510019

Review Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 2

The Effect of Prostate Biopsy on Erectile Functions

Ali Atan, Ersin Koseoglu and Altug Tuncel
Abstract

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common malignancy among men in the United States of America (USA). Tissue samples should be taken from different parts of prostate by transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy (TPND) and these samples should be examined histopathologically for the diagnosis of PCa. In recent years, the serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) measurement and number of prostate biopsies performed have become more frequent.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5742/1510018

Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 2

Factors Predicting Pleural Complication Following Upper Pole Access Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Treewattanakul C, Kittirattakarn P, Chongruksut W and Lojanapiwat B
Abstract

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) via upper-pole access can be achieved either supracostally and subcostally. The supracostal access is associated with a higher rate of pulmonary complication. We studied the factors, which predict the pulmonary complication following upper pole access PCNL and postoperative outcomes of patients with pulmonary complication.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5742/1510017