Heung Jae Park

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of microsurgical varicocelectomy in nonobstructive azoospermic patients. The surgical outcomes were correlated with the histopathologic patterns of testicular specimens. METHODS A total of 19 nonobstructive azoospermic men who underwent testicular biopsy and varicocelectomy were included in the study. In 15 patients,(More)
We evaluated the therapeutic effects of tamsulosin for women with non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction. Women who had voiding dysfunctions for at least 3 months were included. Inclusion criteria were age > or =18 yr, International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) of > or =15, and maximum flow rate (Q(max)) of > or =12 mL/sec and/or postvoid residuals (PVR) of >(More)
BACKGROUND Current therapies for end-stage renal disease have severe limitations. Dialysis is only a temporary treatment and does not restore kidney function. Transplantation is limited by donor organ shortage and immune-related problems. Here, we show that the transplantation of fetal kidney precursor cells reconstitutes kidney tissues, reduces uremic(More)
Dialysis and kidney transplantation, current therapies for kidney failure, have limitations such as severe complications, donor shortage, and immune-related problems. The development of an alternative treatment for kidney failure is demanded. The present study shows that the transplantation of fetal kidney cells reconstitutes functional kidney tissue, and(More)
Renal units were created in vivo by transplanting isolated renal segments on three-dimensional, biodegradable polymer scaffolds. Renal segments, freshly isolated from rat kidneys, were seeded on polymer scaffolds and subcutaneously implanted in athymic mice for two and four weeks. Three-dimensional renal reconstructs were formed with glomeruli and tubules,(More)
Pathologic penile conditions often require reconstructive surgery. Due to the limited amount of autologous tissues available for reconstruction, other tissue substitutes have been used. Phallic reconstruction using engineered autologous genital tissue, i.e., tissue derived from the patient's own cells, may be preferable. In this article we describe(More)
The incidence of horseshoe kidney is about 1 in 400 cases. The presence of Wilms' tumor with a horseshoe kidney is unusual, and the occurrence of Wilms' tumor in a horseshoe kidney is estimated at 0.4 to 0.9% of all Wilms' tumors. We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who presented with a stage IV Wilms' tumor in a horseshoe kidney. The patient was treated(More)
Endoscopic injection of bulking agents has been gaining attention as a therapy for urinary incontinence and vesicoureteral reflux because this therapy is simpler, less operation time-consuming and less painful than traditional surgical operations. The ideal bulking agent for the injection therapies must be easily injectable, biocompatible, volume-stable,(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the impact on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and prostate volume (PV) of statin medication for 1 year in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively investigated 791 patients in whom BPH was diagnosed. For analysis, the patients were divided into four groups according to their(More)
Staphylococcus infection was the most common organism found in infection of athletics, and tuberculosis (TB) was rare. Although genitourinary tuberculosis (GUTB) was the most common subtype of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) in the past, it was recently reported to account for less than 0.5% of all patients with EPTB and 1.5% of all patients with(More)