Volkan Selmi

Volkan Selmi
Bozok University · Department of Urology

Doctor of Medicine

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Introduction It is thought that both individuals are affected psychologically and sexually in couples experiencing abortion. In addition to the stress caused by infertility, sexual life may also be negatively affected in couples who experience psychogenic wear, such as abortion and curettage. The aim of this study is to evaluate male sexual functio...
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Introduction Mammals' sexual functions exhibit seasonal variations that have been attributed to changes in the daylight. In this study, taking into consideration endocrine and psychogenic status, we aimed to investigate whether human males experience changes in erectile functions and sexual desire depending on daylight periods and seasons, and whet...
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Objective: Overweight and obesity increased worldwide over four decades. In 2016, nearly 11% of men and 15% of women over 18 years old were obese. Obesity is accepted as a risk factor for renal stones. The relationship between obesity and urolithiasis is complicated. Various complications can occur during perioperative or postoperative follow-up in...
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Aim: Lubricants applied to the urethra prior to using the urethral catheter increase patient comfort and ease of operation. Different combinations of water-based lubricants are widely used in medicine. Combinations of fusidic acid and petroleum jelly creams and ointments are also used in the clinical routine for lubrication. In this study, we compa...
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Introduction: Preoperative assessment of renal stones is essential to selecting treatment options and achieving high success rates; thus, some nephrolithometric scoring systems have been developed by using preoperative clinical data and stone characteristics. Initially, nomograms predicting stone-free rates (SFRs) were designed for percutaneous nep...
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Purpose: In this study, we aimed to find a more accurate predicting constant value of energy per mm3xHounsfield Unit (HU) to ablate urinary stones by endoscopic stone treatment. Material and methods: The files of 142 patients who underwent rigid or flexible ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy in our clinic between December 2018 and March 2020 were e...
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Introduction: Ureteral stones may have an influence on kidney functions due to postrenal obstruction or urinary infections. Urgent decompression or stone removal is necessary and recommended to prevent further complications in case of severe conditions such as anuria and urosepsis. Although it is believed that ureteral stone removal would result i...
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Background: Retrograde intrarenal surgery is used for treatment of urinary system stones. The ureteral access sheath (UAS) is used to decrease intrapelvic pressure, help with access of multiple instruments, and facilitate drainage and removal of the fragmented stones. Objective: Assess the effect of the UAS on the outcomes of retrograde intraren...
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Objectives: Holmium:Yttrium Aluminum Garnet laser lithotripsy is used in Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery. Fragmentation is made with a certain value of pulse energy (Joule) and frequency (Hertz) in Holmium laser lithotripsy and the multiplication of these values gives us total power (Watt). Devices with maximum power of 20 Watt and 30 Watt are used i...
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Objective: Varicocele is the most commonly surgically curable cause of male infertility. However, the mechanisms related to the effect of reducing fertility potential have not been clearly identified. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of varicocelectomy on semen parameters, reproductive hormones and testosterone / estradiol ratio...
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Background: Urinary system stone disease is an important health problem. It has been reported to have a prevalence of 14.8% in Turkey. The aim of the renal stone removal surgery is to clear the stones with minimal complications. Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is a safe method due to the fewer and minor complications. As a clinic in central An...
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Purpose: To compare the effects of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) on postoperative pain and their differences in terms of the postoperative need for analgesics in the treatment of 2-4 cm kidney stones. Methods: A total of 132 patients who suffered from renal stones 2-4 cm in size and had surgery at our...
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Aim: The aim of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate the preoperative and postoperative intrarenal vascular parameters of the kidneys undergoing URS and RIRS operations and compare the outcomes with the results of the normal contralateral kidneys. Materials and Methods: A total of 89 patients were included in the study. There were 42 and...
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Objective: We aimed to retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness and safety of flexible ureteroscopy (f-URS), semirigid ureteroscopy (sr-URS), and shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) to treat single 11-20 mm stones in the proximal ureter. Materials and methods: Patients treated at our clinic for 11-20 mm single stones in the proximal ureter who underwen...
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Objective: Retrograde intrarenal surgery is commonly indicated for the treatment of 10-20 mm ureteral and renal stones. Sometimes, primary retrograde endoscopy is not possible. Pre-stenting may facilitate passage of ureteroscope or ureteral access sheath in these cases. This study aimed to assess the impact of preoperative ureteral stenting on the...
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Background: Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is a safe and minimally invasive method for the endoscopic treatment of upper urinary system stones especially sized <2 cm. Ureteral entrance is an important stage of RIRS. General anesthesia (GA) is usually used for RIRS. There is not enough data about the effect of anesthesia methods on the success...
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and sperm parameters and reproductive hormone levels in patients with no known risk factors for infertility. Material and methods: Four hundred patients who met the study's inclusion criteria were divided into three groups according to their BMI va...
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Varicocele is determined as dilatation of veins in the pampiniform plexus of the spermatic cord. Although various factors have been implicated in the pathophysiology of varicocele, the underlying aetiological cause is not fully understood. Endothelial dysfunction is a precursor of vascular pathologies that may develop gradually and a substantial in...
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BACKGROUND: To investigate the applicability of the combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) method in RIRS for the treatment of kidney stone disease and also to compare with general anesthesia (GA) in terms of their effects on early postoperative pain levels and their cost. METHODS: A hundred consecutive patients who were scheduled for RIRS wer...
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Objective The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and red blood cell distribution width (RDW)/platelet ratio (RPR) values, which are pro-inflammatory markers, with abnormal sperm parameters, and to evaluate their availability as predictive markers. Materials...
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Objective: the aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of male factor infertility with the clinical patterns of patients in our region. Materials and methods: this is a descriptive retrospective study of 406 infertility cases presented at our urology clinic from February 2018 to February 2019. We assessed hormone and physical examinatio...
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Purpose: In our study, we assessed the efficiency and reliability of retrograde intrarenal surgery secondary to open surgery for kidney stone treatment. Moreover, we compared the efficiency and safety of retrograde intrarenal surgery for the patients with previous history of open surgery, Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, secondary RIRS and primary RIR...
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Background and objectives The population of elderly adults is increasing globally, and due to metabolic changes related to advanced age, many elderly adults experience kidney stones. Flexible ureteroscopy (f-URS) is a minimally invasive procedure to treat kidney stones, but it is not free of complications. The goals of this study were to analyze th...
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Introduction: Kidney stones occur more frequently in patients with a horseshoe kidney (HSK) anomaly. Abnormal anatomy may make the stone removal procedures more difficult. Therefore we aimed to evaluate and compare retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for the treatment of renal stones in the HSK anomaly. Ma...
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Background/aim: The artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is still one of the best options for incontinence treatment. It may also have an advantage for revision or reimplantation in the management of complications. In this study we aimed to discuss the etiological factors for AUS reimplantation and effects of these etiological factors on success r...
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Background: The prevalence of urolithiasis is nearly 20% and patients with urolithiasis constitute an essential part of the patients referred to the urology clinic. Many parameters should be considered for the management of renal stones and authors recommend extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), and perc...
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Objective: To compare the success and complication rates and advantages and disadvantages of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) methods for the upper calyceal renal stones between 10 and 20 mm. Materials and methods: The files of 124 patients who had upper calyceal renal stones in diameter 10-20 mm were a...

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