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Nephrogenic Adenoma of the Urinary Bladder: Clinical Experience and Review of the Literature
Background: Nephrogenic adenoma (NA) is a rare disease of the urinary tract. We report our clinical experience with this disease in the urinary bladder and review the literature. Methods: BetweenExpand
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PSA density as a better predictor of prostate cancer than percent‐free PSA in a repeat biopsy
Background: The aim of our study was to identify the optimal predictor of prostate cancer among several prostate‐specific antigen (PSA) derivatives in repeat prostate biopsy. Methods: WeExpand
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Long-term outcome of robotic partial nephrectomy for renal angiomyolipoma.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE To present the long-term result and efficacy of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) for renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) with perioperative outcome and renal function preservation. Expand
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Efficacy of a protocol including heparin ointment for treatment of multikinase inhibitor-induced hand–foot skin reactions
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a protocol including topical heparin therapy for hand–foot skin reactions (HFSR) during multikinase (MKI) treatment.MethodsWeExpand
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Impacts of ICAM-1 gene polymorphisms on urothelial cell carcinoma susceptibility and clinicopathologic characteristics in Taiwan
Intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1, a cell adhesion molecule, is reportedly overexpressed in several cancers and may contribute to tumorgenesis and metastasis. The current study explored theExpand
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Application in robotic urologic surgery
Background: The da Vinci robot system has become the mainstay of minimally invasive surgery and has been used in numerous complex reconstructive procedures. Due to the success of this innovativeExpand
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Escin induces apoptosis in human renal cancer cells through G2/M arrest and reactive oxygen species-modulated mitochondrial pathways.
Escin, a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid compound, exhibits antitumor effects on various types of human cancer cells, but its effect on human renal cancer cells has not been fully elucidated. In theExpand
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Malfunction of the da Vinci robotic system in urology
Objectives:  To analyze the incidence of malfunction of the da Vinci robotic system in a single center and to provide potential solutions.
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Impacts of CA9 Gene Polymorphisms on Urothelial Cell Carcinoma Susceptibility and Clinicopathologic Characteristics in Taiwan
Background Carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9) is reportedly overexpressed in several types of carcinomas and is generally considered a marker of malignancy. The current study explored the effect of CA9 geneExpand
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Five‐year experience of peritoneal dialysis catheter placement
Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a widely used renal replacement therapy for end‐stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Using laparoscopic guidance for PD catheter placement, we have designed aExpand
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