Obaidullah; Aslam, Mohammed
Hypospadias is more common than cleft lip and palate. However, in comparison to the latter, few units have dedicated any team to its correction. Hence, urologists, paediatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons and paediatric urologists keep trying various methods of correcting this deformity. That more than 350 procedures have been described for the correction of one anomaly speaks volumes of dissatisfaction with the results. We describe our humble experience with this anomaly over a period of 10 years during which time we were able to treat 1415 cases. However, this paper only describes results of 1206 patients. We use universally only one technique for hypospadias repair and perform this in two stages. This technique has been described by many but lately popularized by Aivar Bracka from UK. Our overall fistula rate has been 3.8% though most of the fistulae occurred in the earlier period. Other complications included repeated UTI (3%) and hair growth in the urethra (0.2%).
Raig, Hanna; Rosentau, Alar; Muru, Merle; Risberg, Jan
BP when the sea-level rose c 6m in less than a thousand years, the Siivertsi site (8.1 cal ka BP) was inundated and a coastal lagoon evolved in the basin. Shores of this lagoon were preferable living environments for Neolithic people between 7.1-6.1 cal ka BP as appears from 15 settlement sites around the basin. Due to slowing of water-level rise and on-going land uplift, the water body dried up. People abandoned the Tőrvajőe lagoon and concentrated mostly along the ancient rivers in Narva-Luga Klint Bay (Rosentau et al., 2013). References Rosentau A., Muru M., Kriiska A., Subetto D. A., Vassiljev J., Hang T., Gerasimov D., Nordqvist K., Ludikova A., Lõugas L., Raig H., Kihno K., Aunap R., Letyka, N. 2013. Stone Age settlement and Holocene shore displacement in the Narva-Luga Klint Bay area, eastern Gulf of Finland. Boreas. 10.1111/bor.12004. ISSN 0300-9483
Sternberg, Andris; Muzikante, Inta; Zicans, Janis
Conference photograph ERAF logo International Organizing Committee Andris Sternberg (chairperson), Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia, MATERA Juras Banys, Vilnius University, Lithuania Gunnar Borstel, University of Osnabrück, Germany Niels E Christensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark Robert A Evarestov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden Dag Høvik, The Research Council of Norway, Norway, MATERA Marco Kirm, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia Vladislav Lemanov, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia Witold Lojkowski, Institute of High Pressure Physics, Poland Ergo Nommiste, University of Tartu, Estonia Helmut Schober, Institut Laue-Langevin, France Sisko Sipilä, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Finland, MATERA Ingólfur Torbjörnsson, Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland, MATERA Marcel H Van de Voorde, University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands International Program Committee Inta Muzikante (chairperson), Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia, MATERA Liga Berzina-Cimdina, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, Riga Technical University, Latvia Janis Grabis, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Latvia Leonid V Maksimov, Vavilov State Optical Institute, Russia Linards Skuja, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia Maris Springis, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia Ilmars Zalite, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Latvia Janis Zicans, Institute of Polymers, Riga Technical University Local Committee: Liga Grinberga, Anatolijs Sarakovskis, Jurgis Grube, Raitis Siatkovskis, Maris Kundzins, Anna Muratova, Maris Springis, Aivars Vembris, Krisjanis Smits, Andris Fedotovs, Dmitrijs Bocarovs, Anastasija Jozepa, Andris Krumins.