Athanasios Bantis
Democritus University of Thrace
Internal medicineRadiologyUrologySurgeryPathologyOncologyTumor necrosis factor alphaProstateUreterUrine cytologyAndrogenLithotripsyDiseaseUrinary bladderUrineLaparoscopyProstate cancerIn patientTreatment optionsRadiation therapyMedicineChromogranin A
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#1Chalil ArifH-Index: 1
Last. Emmanouil PatrisH-Index: 1
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Varicocele is characterized by the dilatation of the veins of the spermatic cord. Its prevalence in general male population is 15% while in the infertile population the prevalence rises up to 25%. The varicocele is considered an etiological factor for male infertility. Although different pathophysiological patterns have been proposed, there is no consensus in the urological society to date. In most of the cases varicocele is asymptomatic but sometimes gives mild symptoms as dull pain at the scro...
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#1Stilianos Giannakopoulos (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 7
#2Stavros Giannopoulos (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 3
Last. Stavros Touloupidis (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 14
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Objective To present a prospectively studied series of patients who underwent second-look flexible nephroscopy combined with holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser lithotripsy under local anesthesia for residual stone removal after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Materials and Methods Thirty consecutive eligible patients who underwent a PCNL procedure in the previous 48-96 hours were included. The inclusion criteria were the following: (1) 1 or 2 residual stones 0.8-1.5 cm in diamet...
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#1Athanasios BantisH-Index: 8
#2Petros SountoulidesH-Index: 16
Last. Athanasios ZisimopoulosH-Index: 1
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The use of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan imaging is undoubtedly a significant evolution in oncological urology, although at present of limited use in every day urology practice. The aim of this study is to highlight the indication and diagnostic accuracy of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT in the staging of a patient with metachronous bilateral testicular seminoma, elevated tumor markers, and equivocal conventional imaging findings.
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#2Athanasios BantisH-Index: 8
Urological malignancies are traditionally affecting people of older age, may not be upfront lethal, especially prostate cancer (PCa), and as a result urological patients often live many years with their disease. Recent advancement in the treatment of castration-resistant PCa have resulted in a prolongation of survival and an improvement in the quality of life even for of patients with advanced disease. The availability of new treatments that prolong life for cancer patients might result in an in...
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#1Christos KalaitzisH-Index: 9
#2E. PatrisH-Index: 4
Last. Stavros TouloupidisH-Index: 14
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To describe the radiological findings and the clinical importance of megacalycosis.On the basis of a case report and literature review, diagnostic criteria and clinical significance of megacalycosis are presented.Megacalycosis is mostly asymptomatic and is usually discovered either accidentally or as a result of its complications, such as stone formation, flank pain, hematuria, infection, and fever. The renal pelvis, infundibulum, and ureter are not dilated. Calyces have a semilunar configuratio...
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Ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) and Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) are highly effective for the treatment of uretral lithiasis and remain the treatment option for the majority of patients for more than two decades. In the present study we aimed to evaluate the levels of serum tumor necrosis factor A (TNFa) and interleucin 6 (IL6) in patients undergoing ESWL and URS.A total number of seventy patients were involved in our study. Thirty patients (17 males, 13 females), with a mean age...
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is highly effective for the treatment of uretral lithiasis and remains the first treatment option for the majority of patients when ureteral lithiasis can not be treated otherwise for more than two decades. In the present study we aim to evaluate the levels of serum tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-a) and interleucin 6 (IL-6) in patients undergoing ESWL and investigate whether preESWL levels of serum TNF-a and IL-6 correllate with any possible ...
#1Athanasios BantisH-Index: 8
#2Petros SountoulidesH-Index: 16
Last. Savas DeftereosH-Index: 9
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Blunt penile trauma during sexual activity, although highly underreported due to the associated patient embarrassment, constitutes a real urological emergency requiring immediate attention and possibly early surgical intervention. We report a case of a 58-year old man who presented with penile pain following excessive masturbation. Although there were no clinical signs of penile deformity or hematoma, magnetic resonance imaging revealed the presence of a rupture in the tunica albuginea. The pati...
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Malignancies of the genitourinary tract are currently diagnosed more frequently than ever in the past. While for some of them, like prostate cancer, available treatment options are likely to lead the majority of patients to cure from the disease, for others, like renal cancer, advanced disease will eventually lead to death within months. This coupled with the fact that the average life expectance in the Western World is increasing will result in a vast patient population with either advanced, no...
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Endoscopic lithotripsy for upper urinary tract stones is the cornerstone of treatment and a routine procedure for practicing urologists. Although highly effective in reducing or eliminating stone burden, ureteroscopy is associated with a significant risk of infectious complications, namely, fever, pyelonephritis, and rarely sepsis [1]. Although prophylactic administration of antibiotics is recommended in ureteroscopic lithotripsy cases in order to ensure sterile urine [2], infectious complicatio...
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