Learn More
OBJECTIVE To perform a prospective randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the prone and modified supine positions. METHODS Between August 2010 and August 2011, 102 patients with renal calculi and 20 patients with ureteral calculi were randomized to undergo fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guided PCNL(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors predicting septic shock and severe hemorrhage in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 420 renal calculi patients who underwent ultrasound-guided PCNL from March 2005 to May 2011. Data on patients who experienced infectious shock requiring anti-shock therapy and severe renal(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) under the guidance of ultrasonography and fluoroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 562 renal calculi patients (313 men and 249 women; mean age 46 years, ranged from 13 to 70 years) who underwent 582 PCNL from March 2004 to October 2011 in our department.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the percutaneous access outcomes and complications following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) that was obtained by sonographer or urologist at a single academic institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective chart review of 259 patients who underwent PCNL was performed. Patients were stratified according to percutaneous access by(More)
Despite accumulating evidence suggesting a critical role of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and Survivin in human bladder cancer, the effects of silencing these genes on the proliferation of T24 bladder carcinoma cells remain unknown. Here, we investigated the inhibitory effects of STAT3 or Survivin silencing on the in vitro and(More)
PURPOSE To compare the safety and efficacy of standard-tract combined with mini-tract to single standard-tract in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for renal staghorn calculi. METHODS The records of 216 patients with staghorn calculi (110 (50.9%) had complete and 106 (49.1%) had partial) who received PCNL were reviewed retrospectively. 58 patients(More)
Tripartite motif 44 (TRIM44), a member of the TRIM protein family, has been shown to play a role in tumor development and progression. However, the potential involvement of TRIM44 in prostate cancer has not been fully explored. Therefore, in the present study, we analyzed the expression of TRIM44 in prostate cancer and assessed the role of TRIM44 in the(More)
PURPOSE The present study was designed to investigate the risk factors affecting the conversion to open surgery in retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy of nonfunctioning renal tuberculosis (TB). PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 144 patients who underwent a retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy procedure by a single surgeon were retrospectively(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the safety and efficacy of combining Doppler ultrasound with X-ray-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with one-step balloon dilation for management of complex renal stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 85 renal stone patients who underwent 89 PCNLs from January 2011 to May 2012. Doppler ultrasound with(More)
  • 1