Vol. 36 N. 06, 2010

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Int Braz J Urol. Vol. 36 N. 06 – 2010


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CONTENTS

EDITOR’S COMMENT

655 | F.J.B. Sampaio

REVIEW ARTICLE

657 | Phyllanthus niruri as a promising alternative treatment for nephrolithiasis

M.A. Boim, I.P. Heilberg, N. Schor (Editorial Comment by Dr. R. Miyaoka)

665 | The novel prostate cancer antigen 3 (PCA3) biomarker

Bourdoumis, A.G. Papatsoris, M. Chrisofos, E. Efstathiou, A. Skolarikos, C. Deliveliotis (Editorial Comment by Dr. P.E. Spiess)

CLINICAL UROLOGY

670 | The beginning of the 21st century: a paradigm shift in the surgical management of renal cell carcinoma in South America

M.F. Dall’Oglio, A. Crippa, C. Camara, J. Pontes-Junior, J.R. Colombo, A.J. Nesrallah, L.C.N. Oliveira, M. Srougi (Editorial Comment by Dr. P.E. Spiess)

678 | Transperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty: Brazilian initial experience with 55 cases

M.T.C. Lasmar, H.A. Castro Junior, A. Vengjer, F.A.T. Guerra, E.A.C. Souza, L.M. Rocha (Editorial Comment by Dr. A. I. Mitre)

685 | Do all patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer need staging radionuclide bone scan? A retrospective study

M.A. Al-Ghazo, I.F. Ghalayini, R.S. al-Azab, I. Bani-Hani, A. Barham, Y. Haddad (Editorial Comment by Dr. T.W. Kang)

693 | Radical perineal prostatectomy and early continence: outcomes after 120 cases

Albayrak, O. Canguven, C. Goktas, C. Cetinel, R. Horuz, H. Aydemir

700 | Racial differences in hypogonadal improvement and prostate-specific antigen levels in hypogonadal men treated with testosterone replacement therapy

R.M. Coward, J. Simhan, C.C. Carson III (Editorial Comments by Dr. E.L. Rhoden, Dr. A.I. El-Sakka)

710 | The approach to the difficult urethral catheterization among urology residents in the United States

Villanueva, G.P. Hemstreet III (Editorial Comments by Dr. S.J. Srirangam, Reply by the Authors)

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

718 | Laparoendoscopic pfannenstiel nephrectomy using conventional laparoscopic instruments – preliminar experience

A.W. Branco, W. Kondo, L.C. Stunitz, J. Valente, A.J. Branco Filho (Editorial Comment by Dr. A.I. Mitre)

PEDIATRIC UROLOGY

724 | Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of pediatric urolithiasis: a single institution experience

K.N. Stamatiou, I. Heretis, D. Takos, V. Papadimitriou, F. Sofras (Editorial Comment by Dr. R. Miyaoka)

NEUROUROLOGY

732 | Botulinum toxin a in the treatment of spinal cord injury patients with refractory neurogenic detrusor overactivity

R.A. Alvares, J.A.F. Silva, A.L. Barboza, R.T.M. Monteiro

BASIC AND TRANSLATIONAL UROLOGY

738 | Development of a computer assisted gantry system for gaining rapid and accurate calyceal access during percutaneous nephrolithotomy

D. Zarrabi, J. P. Conradie, C. F. Heyns, C. Scheffer, K. Schreve (Editorial Comments by Dr. A.I. Mitre, Dr. R.N. Pedro & Dr. N.R. Netto Junior, Dr. M. Rubinstein and Dr. J.A. Cadeddu)

749 | Effect of hydrogen peroxide on rabbit urinary bladder citrate synthase activity in the presence and absence of a grape suspension

Venugopal, R.E. Leggett, C. Schuler, R.M. Levin (Editorial Comment by Dr. F.A. Valentini)

RADIOLOGY PAGE

759 | Hematuria in a patient with persistent left cardinal vein crossing retroaortic to the right cardinal vein (inferior vena cava)

E.K. Lang, Q.D. Nguyen

UROLOGICAL SURVEY

STONE DISEASE

762 | Evaluation of optimal color for stent identification in a hemorrhagic environment

Monga

763 | Hemostatic sandwich to control percutaneous nephrolithotomy tract bleeding

Monga

ENDOUROLOGY & LAPAROSCOPY

764 | The learning curve for laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: an international multicenter study

F.J. Kim

765 | Does prior abdominal surgery influence outcomes or complications of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy?

F.J. Kim

IMAGING

766 | Ultrasound assessment of intravesical prostatic protrusion and detrusor wall thickness–new standards for noninvasive bladder outlet obstruction diagnosis?

Prando

767 | Renal cell carcinoma: diffusion-weighted MR imaging for subtype differentiation at 3.0 T

Prando

PATHOLOGY

769 | Skeletal muscle involvement by limited Gleason score 6 adenocarcinoma of the prostate on needle biopsy is not associated with adverse findings at radical prostatectomy

Billis

770 | The plasmacytoid carcinoma of the bladder – rare variant of aggressive urothelial carcinoma

Billis

RECONSTRUCTIVE UROLOGY

771 | Volar onlay urethroplasty for reconstruction of female urethra in recurrent stricture disease

S.P. Elliott

772 | Vaginal flap urethroplasty for wide female stricture disease

S.P. Elliott

UROLOGICAL ONCOLOGY

773 | Clinical outcome in a contemporary series of restaged patients with clinical T1 bladder cancer

Bohle

774 | Outcome predictors of radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate-specific antigen greater than 20ng/ml: A European multi-institutional study of 712 patients

Bohle

NEUROLOGY & FEMALE UROLOGY

775 | Functional results after tape removal for chronic pelvic pain following tension-free vaginal tape or transobturator tape

S.P. Petrou

777 | Outcomes of patients lost to followup after mid urethral synthetic slings–successes or failures?

S.P. Petrou

PEDIATRIC UROLOGY

778 | Pelvic reduction during pyeloplasty for antenatal hydronephrosis: does it affect outcome in ultrasound and nuclear scan postoperatively?

M.C. Wallis

779 | Is staging beneficial for Fowler-Stephens orchiopexy? A systematic review

M.C. Wallis

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