Berkan Resorlu

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi, Kale-Sultanie, Çanakkale, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: To determine the impact of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) on global and regional renal function in children. In total, 40 children (41 renal units) undergoing PNL were included in this prospective study. All patients were evaluated using quantitative single-photon emission computed tomography (QSPECT) with technetium-99 m-dimercaptosuccinic acid ((99m)Tc-DMSA) examinations before and 3 months after surgery. The mean age was 9.5 years (range, 3-16), and the mean stone size was 3.4 cm (range, 2-6.5). Of the cases, 39 (95%) were managed as being stone-free after a single session of PNL. After additional treatment procedures, 40 (97.5%) of the cases were managed as being stone-free. Of the 41 renal units, new focal cortical defects on (99m)Tc-DMSA scans were seen in 4 (9.7%) patients. Total relative uptake in the treated kidneys increased from 42.3% to 44.1%. The mean creatinine level before PNL was 1.18 ± 0.45 (0.8-1.6) mg/dL compared with 1.16 (0.7-1.5) mg/dL by the end of the follow-up period (not statistically significantly different, p > 0.05). PNL in children is a safe and feasible method for the maximal clearance of stones. QSPECT of (99m)Tc-DMSA confirmed that renal function is preserved or even improved after percutaneous stone removal.
    Renal Failure 06/2015; DOI:10.3109/0886022X.2015.1056063 · 0.78 Impact Factor
  • 05/2015; 7(3). DOI:10.5812/numonthly.7(3)2015.27253
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    ABSTRACT: Double pigtail (JJ) ureteral stents, are the most commonly used method of urinary diversion in the ureteral obstructions. Encrustations may occur as a result of prolonged exposure due to forgetting these stents in the body. Removing these materials might be an annoyance. Forty-four patients from three tertiary referral centres with forgotten JJ stents left in them between the years 2007 and 2014 were included in the study. Stents could not be removed by attempted cystoscopy. As an alternative approach, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) was the first choice since it is minimally invasive. The results of that treatment are presented along with the relevant demographic data. JJ stenting for urolithiasis was performed in 36 patients, after open surgery in five patients, and for oncological reasons in three patients. ESWL was applied to stents or to any suspicious region adjacent to the stent. In 29 of 44 patients, the stents were easily removed under cystoscopic procedures while in one patient the fragmented residual stent was spontaneously excreted. In eight patients, ureteroscopy was required; in five patients, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy was required; and in one patient, open surgery was required in order to remove stents. ESWL can be considered as a first-line treatment when a forgotten JJ stent is detected despite all precautions after any kind of urological intervention involving insertion of ureteral stents.
    05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00240-015-0782-4
  • Ali Ünsal, Berkan Reşorlu
    04/2015; DOI:10.5350/ENDO2014070310
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the situations in which ureteral double-J stent should be used after retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS). Patients with no ureteral double-J stent after RIRS constituted Group 1, and those with double- J stent after RIRS constituted Group 2. Patients' age and gender, renal stone characteristics (location and dimension), stone-free status, VAS score 8 hours after surgery, post-procedural renal colic attacks, length of hospitalization, requirement for re-hospitalization, time to rehospitalization and secondary procedure requirements were analyzed. RIRS was performed on 162 renal units. Double-J stent was used in 121 (74.6%) of these after RIRS, but not in the other 41 (25.4%). At radiological monitoring at the first month postoperatively after RIRS, complete stone-free status was determined in 122 (75.3%) renal units, while residual stone was present in 40 (24.6%). No significant differences were observed between the groups in terms of duration of fluoroscopy (p = 0.142), operation (p = 0.108) or hospitalization times (p = 0.798). VAS values determined routinely on the evening of surgery were significantly higher in Group 1 than in Group 2 (p = 0.025). Twenty-eight (17.2%) presentations were made to the emergency clinic due to renal colic within 1 month after surgery. Double-J catheter was present in 24 (85.7%) of these patients. Routine double-J stent insertion after RIRS is not essential since it increases costs, morbidity and operation time.
    Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia: organo ufficiale [di] Società italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica / Associazione ricerche in urologia 04/2015; 87(1):72-5. DOI:10.4081/aiua.2015.1.72
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    ABSTRACT: The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of varicocelectomy on DNA fragmentation index and semen parameters in infertile patients before and after surgical repair of varicocele. In this prospective study, 72 men with at least 1-year history of infertility, varicocele and oligospermia were examined. Varicocele sperm samples were classified as normal or pathological according to the 2010 World Health Organization guidelines. The acridine orange test was used to assess the DNA fragmentation index (DFI) preoperatively and postoperatively. DFI decreased significantly after varicocelectomy from 34.5% to 28.2% (P = 0.024). In addition all sperm parameters such as mean sperm count, sperm concentration, progressive motility and sperm morphology significantly increased from 19.5 × 10(6) to 30.7 × 10(6), 5.4 × 10(6)/ml to 14.3 × 10(6)/ml, and 19.9% to 31.2% (P < 0.001) and 2.6% to 3.1% (P = 0.017). The study was limited by the loss to follow-up of some patients and unrecorded pregnancy outcome due to short follow-up. Varicocele causes DNA-damage in spermatozoa. We suggest that varicocelectomy improves sperm parameters and decreases DFI.
    Indian Journal of Urology 04/2015; DOI:10.4103/0970-1591.152811
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of ureterorenoscopy (URS) on morbidity and renal functions in patients with ureteral stones and nondialysis-requiring renal insufficiency. The data of 3200 patients who had ureterorenoscopic lithotripsy and diagnostic URS were analyzed retrospectively. Age, urea and creatinine levels in the preoperative period and 4 h after surgery, the size of the stone, duration of surgery, percentage change in urea and creatinine levels [(last level-first level/first level) × 100] and postoperative complications were noted. Student's t-test was used for the intergroup analysis of continuous variables. p < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. There were 90 patients in nondialysis-requiring renal insufficiency group (group 1) and 101 patients in the control group (group 2). Percentage changes of urea and creatinine levels in the renal insufficiency and the control groups were found as -0.3% ± 3.3, 0.67% ± 3.9 and 2.3% ± 23.2, 2.5% ± 31.6 (p = 0.24 and p = 0.56), respectively. In group 1, three (3.3%) patients had postoperative febrile urinary infection, however febrile infections were not seen in any of the patients in group 2 (p = 0.06). Our results indicated that URS might be used safely in ureteral stones of the patients with nondialysis-requiring renal insufficiency.
    Renal Failure 02/2015; DOI:10.3109/0886022X.2015.1015380 · 0.78 Impact Factor
  • Renal Failure 02/2015; 37(4):1-2. DOI:10.3109/0886022X.2015.1012982 · 0.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To assess the efficacy and safety of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) to treat renal stones in different age groups of patients. We performed a retrospective analysis of 947 patients who underwent RIRS for renal calculi between January 2008 and January 2014. Age at RIRS was analysed both as a continuous and categorical variable and patients were categorized into three age groups; aged ≤ 15 years at surgery (group i, n=51), 16 - 60 years (group Ii, n=726) and>60 years (group iii, n=170). We compared the 3 groups with the regard to stone characteristics, operative parameters and postoperative outcomes. The stone-free rate was 78.4% in group i, 77.5% in group ii, and 81.1% in group iii (P=.587). A multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that only stone size and stone number had significant influence on the stone-free rates after RIRS. Intraoperative complications occurred 13.7% in group i, 5.6% group ii, and 7.6% in group iii. Overall complication rates in children were higher than adult patients but the differences were not statistically significant. We found that only operation time was associated with the increased risk of intraoperative complications. Peroperative medical complications developed in 8 patients (.8%) in group ii and 2 patients (1.1%) in group iii. A 48-year-old man died from septic shock 5 days after the surgery. RIRS was observed to be a safe and effective procedure in all age groups of patients with stone disease, therefore age should not be considered as a limiting factor. Copyright © 2014 AEU. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.
    Actas urologicas españolas 02/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.acuro.2014.06.006 · 1.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: To investigate whether or not the age of spontaneous resolution of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE) was familial. Patients and Methods: A questionnaire was administered to more than 1,500 people, and 100 appropriate participants were identified from four referral hospitals. We included the participants who had MNE and whose parents also had MNE with spontaneous resolution. Then the association between the spontaneous resolution time of MNE in parents and that in their children was investigated. Results: The mean ages of spontaneous resolution were 10.7 (10-30 years), 9.4 (6-17 years) and 10.9 (6-18 years) in participants, their mothers and their fathers, respectively. According to the statistical analysis, there was a positive correlation between participants and both their mothers and fathers (p < 0.05). In addition, it was revealed that familial MNE history based on first- and second-degree relatives, in addition to their parents, was also associated with the increased spontaneous resolution age of MNE (p < 0.05). According to our results, gender and parents' education status were not statistically associated with the spontaneous resolution (p > 0.05). Conclusion: As a conclusion, the age of spontaneous resolution of MNE is familial. Although the exact reasons of spontaneous resolution still remain a mystery; further genetic investigations may be able to resolve this mystery. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Urologia Internationalis 01/2015; 94(2). DOI:10.1159/000370166 · 1.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The aim was to compare the findings of non-contrast computerized tomography (NCCT) evaluated by urology specialists with the findings of experienced radiologists, who are accepted as a standard reference for patients who present with acute flank pain. Materials and Methods: Five hundred patients evaluated with NCCT were included in the study. The NCCT images of these patients were evaluated by both radiologists and urology specialists in terms of the presence of calculus, size of calculus, the location of calculus, the presence of hydronephrosis, and pathologies other than calculus, and the results were compared. Results: The evaluations of urology specialists and standard reference radiology specialists are consistent with each other in terms of the presence of calculus (kappa [κ]: 0.904), categorical stone size (κ: 0.81), the location of calculus (κ: 0.88), and hydronephrosis (κ: 0.94). However, the evaluations of urology specialists in detecting pathologies other than calculus, which may cause acute flank pain or accompany renal colic, were found to be inadequate (κ: 0.37). The false-negative rate of detecting pathologies outside of the urinary system by the urology specialists is calculated as 0.86. Conclusion: Although the urology specialists can evaluate the findings related to calculus sufficiently with NCCT, they may not discover pathologies outside of the urinary system. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Urologia Internationalis 01/2015; 94(2). DOI:10.1159/000370247 · 1.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To determine the efficacy of dexpanthenol applied early after urethral trauma for preventing inflammation and spongiofibrosis. Twenty-seven rats were randomized and divided into 3 groups, with 9 rats in each group. The urethras of all rats were traumatized with a pediatric urethrotome knife at 6-o' clock. For 14 days, group I was given 0.9% saline twice a day (control group), group II was given dexpanthenol 500 mg/kg ampules once a day and 0.9% saline once a day, and group III was given dexpanthenol 500 mg/kg ampules twice a day intraurethrally using a 22 ga catheter sheath. On day 15, the penises of the rats were degloved to perform penectomy. The mean fibrosis scores were 2.4, 2.2, and 1.4, and mean inflammation scar scores were 2, 1.4, and 1.3 in groups I, II, and III, respectively. There was a significant difference between groups I and II for inflammation (P = .011); however, the difference for fibrosis was not significant (P = .331). The differences between groups I and III were statistically significantly different both for inflammation and fibrosis (P = .004 and P = .003, respectively). Groups II and III were not different significantly for inflammation (P = .638); however, there was less fibrosis in group III, in which high-dose dexpanthenol was administered. We showed that dexpanthenol applied early after urethral trauma significantly decreased inflammation and spongiofibrosis. We hope that our study will help to decrease strictures after urethral trauma and contribute to pharmaceutical investigations aiming to improve the success of the surgery for urethral strictures. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Urology 01/2015; 85(1):274.e9-274.e13. DOI:10.1016/j.urology.2014.09.038 · 2.13 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cross-fused renal ectopia is a rare congenital anomaly in which both kidneys are fused and located on the same side. We report a case of right-to-left cross-fused renal ectopia and nephrolithiasis, in whom retrograde intrarenal surgery was used to treat the stone disease. To our knowledge, this is the first case of retrograde intrarenal surgery of a crossed-fused ectopic kidney. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Urology 12/2014; 85(2). DOI:10.1016/j.urology.2014.10.013 · 2.13 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study we aimed to determine the effects of previous open renal surgery, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the results and complications of subsequent percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in pediatric patients. We reviewed the files of all 105 patients with 116 renal units (RU) undergoing PCNL at two main institutions between December 2000 and February 2014. The 116 RUs were divided into four groups: primary PCNL patients with 44 RU (37.9 %) were categorized as group 1, 29 RU (25 %) with a history of failed ESWL on the same side were categorized as group 2, 23 RU (19.8 %) with previous PCNL surgery were categorized as group 3 and 20 RU (17.2 %) with open renal surgery were categorized as group 4. Patient characteristics, mean operative time, mean fluoroscopy time, time to access the collecting system, hemoglobin change, number of more than 1 access, stone-free rates, postoperative hospitalization time and complications in four groups were compared. There were no differences between the groups in age, sex, mean stone size and stone laterality. Mean operative time, mean fluoroscopy time, time to access the collecting system, hemoglobin change, complication rates, number of more than one access hospitalization times were similar in the each group (p > 0.05 for each parameter). The stone-free rates after PCNL were 81.8 % in group 1, 79.3 % in group 2, 78.3 % in group 3 and 80 % in group 4 (p = 0.67). Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is effective and safe in children who have previously had open nephrolithotomy, history of ESWL or PCNL without no more complications than are seen with primary PCNL of kidneys and with similar success rate.
    11/2014; 43(2). DOI:10.1007/s00240-014-0739-z
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    ABSTRACT: Urinary tract stone disease is seen at a level of 1%-2% in childhood (< 18 years). In recent years, however, there has been a marked increased in pediatric stone disease, particularly in adolescence. A carbohydrate- and salt-heavy diet and a more sedentary lifestyle are implicated in this increase. Although stone disease is rare in childhood, its presence is frequently associated with metabolic or anatomical disorders or infectious conditions, for which reason there is a high possibility of post-therapeutic recurrence. Factors such as a high possibility of recurrence and increasing incidence further enhance the importance of minimally invasive therapeutic options in children, with their expectations of a long life. In children in whom active stone removal is decided on, the way to achieve the highest level of success with the least morbidity is to select the most appropriate treatment modality. Thanks to today's advanced technology, renal stones that were once treated only by surgery can now be treated with minimally invasive techniques, from invasion of the urinary system in an antegrade (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) or retrograde (retrograde intrarenal surgery) manner or shock wave lithotripsy to laparoscopic stone surgery. This compilation study examined studies involving the RIRS procedure, the latest minimally invasive technique, in children and compared the results of those studies with those from other techniques.
  • European Urology Supplements 11/2014; 13(7):e1415. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(14)61616-X · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To present the outcomes of flexible ureterorenoscopy (F-URS) and laser lithotripsy for the treatment of calculi within pelvic ectopic kidney (PEK).
    Urology 10/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.urology.2014.07.041 · 2.13 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: To investigate whether congenital renal vein anomalies are involved in the etiology of hematuria by analyzing abdominal multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) results. Methods: Six hundred and eighty patients undergoing MDCT for various abdominal pathologies in whom possible causes of hematuria were excluded were retrospectively assessed in terms of left renal vein anomalies, such as circumaortic left renal vein (CLRV), retroaortic left renal vein (RLRV) and multiple renal vein (MRV). Patients with CLRV, RLRV or MRV and patients with normal left renal veins were compared in terms of the presence of hematuria. Results: Left renal vein anomalies were detected in 100 patients (14.7%). RLRV, CLRV and MRV were identified in 5.4, 2.5 and 6.8% of patients, respectively. Hematuria was determined in 8.1% of patients with an RLRV anomaly and in 10.5% of patients with no RLRV anomaly (p = 0.633). Hematuria was detected in 23.5% of patients with a CLRV anomaly and 10.1% of those without (p = 0.074), and in 21.7% of patients with an MRV anomaly and 9.6% of those without (p = 0.009). Conclusions: In addition to increasing risk of complication during retroperitoneal surgery, numeric congenital renal vein anomalies are also significant in terms of leading to clinical symptoms such as hematuria. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Urologia Internationalis 08/2014; 94(2). DOI:10.1159/000365664 · 1.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of en bloc stapling and separate ligation techniques for renal vascular control during laparoscopic nephrectomy. Patients and Methods: Clinical data were collected from 60 patients who underwent laparoscopic nephrectomies using en bloc stapling (n = 27, group 1) or the separate ligation method (n = 33, group 2). Comparative analysis was carried out between the two groups, examining operative times, blood loss, intra- and postoperative complications and hospital stay. Results: Compared with the separate ligation method, the en bloc hilar control technique was associated with a shorter total operating time (98 vs. 121 min, p = 0.029). However, both groups were similar in terms of estimated blood loss, hemoglobin drop, changes in creatinine level and postoperative hospital stay. The total complication rates in group 1 and 2 were 3.7 and 15.1%, respectively, with a statistically significant difference. There were no complications related to the use of the endo-GIA stapler and no patients required conversion to open surgery in group 1. In group 2, 2 patients required conversion to open surgery, including 1 due to renal vein bleeding secondary to inaccurate vascular control and the other due to bleeding from the vena cava during dissection. In addition, 1 patient had a superficial bowel injury that was repaired laparoscopically and another had a superficial liver tear that was managed without conversion or transfusion. Conclusion: En bloc ligation of the renal hilum is an easy and reliable technique that allows safe and fast control of the renal pedicle. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Urologia Internationalis 08/2014; 94(1). DOI:10.1159/000363250 · 1.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: To review our intraoperative complications of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for kidney calculi and stratify these complications according to the modified Satava classification system (SCS). Patients and Methods: 230 patients (119 males, 111 females) who underwent RIRS because of kidney calculi were analyzed. We documented and stratified the intraoperative complications according to the modified SCS. There are four grades for this classification: grade 1 complications include events without consequences for patients; grade 2a complications include events that could be treated with endoscopic surgery intraoperatively; grade 2b complications include events which were treated with endoscopic treatment in another session, and grade 3 describes the events requiring laparoscopic or open surgery. Results: Mean age was 39.1 years (range 1-78). The stone-free rate after one session was 81%. Intraoperative complications were recorded in 30.4% of the patients. According to the modified SCS, grade 1 complications were documented in 15.9%, grade 2a complications were documented in 5.6%, and grade 2b complications were documented in 8.9% of the patients. Grade 3 complications were not detected in any of the patients. Conclusion: In our opinion, the modified SCS can facilitate patients to understand the safety of this surgery and can make it easier to compare the results of different institutes and surgeons. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Urologia Internationalis 02/2014; 92(2). DOI:10.1159/000354623 · 1.15 Impact Factor

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  • 2012–2015
    • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi
      • Faculty of Medicine
      Kale-Sultanie, Çanakkale, Turkey
  • 2013–2014
    • Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital
      Ismir, İzmir, Turkey
  • 2009–2013
    • Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital
      Engüri, Ankara, Turkey
    • Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital
      Engüri, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2011
    • T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Ankara Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
      Engüri, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2006–2011
    • Ankara University
      • Department of Urology
      Ankara, Ankara, Turkey