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OBJECTIVE The effects of sunitinib in a broad patient population, especially those of Asian ethnicity, have been rarely investigated. Here, we assessed the efficacy and safety of sunitinib in Korean patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. METHODS Between April 2006 and August 2008, 77 Korean patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma were treated(More)
The abilities of intracavernous injection of autologous stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) to facilitate recovery of erectile function in a rat model of cavernous nerve (CN) injury were compared. Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: sham and control groups (intracavernous injection of(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic performance of double-echo gradient-echo (GRE) chemical shift magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the differentiation of angiomyolipoma (AML) with minimal fat from other renal neoplasms, with pathologic examination or follow-up data serving as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate preoperative diagnosis of fat scanty angiomyolipomas is an important clinical issue. By evaluating the low signal intensity of angiomyolipomas in MR T2-weighted images the diagnostic accuracy can be elevated. PURPOSE To retrospectively assess the usefulness of T2-weighted MR imaging for differentiating low-fat angiomyolipomas (AMLs)(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the risk factors and prognosis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) developing after nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial cell carcinoma (UUT-UC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 422 patients who underwent nephroureterectomy for UUT-UC between 1990 and 2010, and identified 173 (40.9%)(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between body mass index and clinicopathological features of bladder cancer, and to assess the prognostic value of body mass index in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. METHODS The medical records of 714 patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer were reviewed. The(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the impact of traditional prognostic factors and tumor location on the survival of patients treated for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the data on 86 patients with upper tract TCC who underwent nephroureterectomy with a bladder cuff (95%) or parenchymal sparing surgery(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of the wash-in rate based on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI for the detection and localization of prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 53 patients, the wash-in rate was measured in the cancer area and in three normal areas (the peripheral zone, inner portion of the transitional zone, and outer portion of the(More)
OBJECTIVE • To analyse the clinicopathological and radiological features of multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma (MCRCC) and to determine the preoperative factors differentiating MCRCC from other cystic RCC (CRCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS • The medical records of 53 patients with complex cystic renal masses evaluated by multiphase computed tomography(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the change in unilateral renal function after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy to determine factors affecting the course and factors predicting the postoperative glomerular filtration rate decrease. MATERIALS AND METHODS From prospectively collected data on 116 patients who underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy we evaluated the(More)