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PURPOSE To compare our experience with laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LACIC) and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RACIC) with ileal conduit urinary diversion. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective data were gathered on 20 consecutive patients undergoing LACIC performed between August 2002 and July 2005, and on 14 consecutive patients(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic partial/wedge nephrectomy, similar to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, is a technically challenging procedure that is performed by a limited number of expert laparoscopic surgeons. The incorporation of a robotic surgical interface has dramatically increased the use of minimally invasive pelvic surgery such that robotic laparoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of pathologically confirmed unfavourable prostate cancers among Korean men who fulfilled the contemporary Epstein criteria for clinically insignificant prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 131 Korean men who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) for clinically insignificant prostate(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of a u-healthcare service using Zigbee and mobile phone for elderly patients with diabetes mellitus or heart diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS From July to October, 2005, 29 patients were enrolled in our study. Two selected u-healthcare items, ECG and blood glucose measurement, were monitored. Twenty patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES A paucity of data exists on actual pathology of the contemporary patients strictly categorized as having low-risk prostate cancer. We tried to identify useful preoperative predictors of Gleason score upgrading in patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) for low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed via multi-core prostate biopsy. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of the preoperative staging of uterine cervical cancer by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in 115 patients in a prospective study. METHODS A prospective study was performed in 115 patients who underwent MR imaging at 1.5 T before surgery or biopsy. Histopathologic findings were correlated with MR imaging results for all(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, controversy continues regarding the association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and prostate cancer (PCa). We investigated the impact of DM in PCa detection among men who underwent contemporary multi-core prostate biopsy. METHODS In this retrospective study, we reviewed records of 3,925 men who underwent multi (≥ 12)-core prostate(More)
PURPOSE To develop a preoperative prediction model using a computer-assisted volumetric assessment of potential spared parenchyma to estimate the probability of chronic kidney disease (CKD, estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) 6 months from extirpative renal surgery (nephron-sparing surgery [NSS] or radical nephrectomy [RN]). (More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively determine the usefulness of segmental enhancement inversion during the corticomedullary phase (CMP) and early excretory phase (EEP) of biphasic multidetector computed tomography (CT) in differentiating small renal oncocytoma from renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was institutional review(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if partial nephrectomy (PN) confers a renal functional benefit compared to radical nephrectomy (RN) for clinical T2 renal masses (T2RM) when adjusting for tumor complexity characterized by the RENAL nephrometry score. METHODS A 2-center study of 202 patients with T2RM undergoing RN (122) or PN (80) (median follow-up, 41.5 months).(More)