Jong-Ming Hsu

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BACKGROUND Recently, independent genome-wide scans have found multiple genetic variants at 8q24 to be associated with prostate cancer risk. This study was performed to determine whether two of the variants more strongly associated with prostate cancer risk in European and American populations, specifically rs16901979 and rs6983561, were also associated with(More)
OBJECTIVES Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a rare but life-threatening disease. Although antibiotics and aggressive debridement have been broadly accepted as the standard treatment, the mortality rate remains high. We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the outcome and identify the risk factors and prognostic indicators. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION This randomized prospective study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of the Gyrus Plasmasect loop bipolar transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) and conventional monopolar TURP in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 117 men were enrolled in this study. Fifty-eight patients(More)
Prostate carcinoma is one of the most common malignant tumors and has become a more common cancer in men. Previous studies demonstrated that evodiamine (EVO) exhibited anti-tumor activities on several cancers, but its effects on androgen-independent prostate cancer are unclear. In the present study, the action mechanisms of EVO on the growth of(More)
In the rapidly developing world of information technology, computers have been used in various settings for clinical medicine application. Studies have focused on computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system interface design and functional development to achieve a successful technology adoption process. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to(More)
Simple renal cysts are the most common renal masses, accounting for roughly 65-70% of cases. Transformation of a simple renal cyst into a renal cell carcinoma (RCC), however, is extremely rare. We reported a 48-year-old man with a right huge simple renal cyst from which about 800 ml of dark yellowish fluid with elevated protein and lactic dehydrogenase(More)
Prostate cancer is the fifth most common cancer overall in the world. Androgen ablation therapy is the primary treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. However, most prostate cancer patients receiving the androgen ablation therapy ultimately develop recurrent castration-resistant tumors within 1-3 years after treatment. The median overall survival time is(More)
Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer of men. Androgen ablation therapy is the primary treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. However, the majority of prostate cancer patients receiving the androgen ablation therapy will ultimately develop recurrent castration-resistant tumors within 3 years. Chemotherapy shows little effect on(More)
Previous studies have indicated that digoxin (DG) inhibits testosterone production by rat testicular interstitial cells through both in vivo and in vitro experiments. DG and digitoxin (DT), but not ouabain, inhibit the progesterone, pregnenolone, and corticosterone secretion by rat granulosa cells, luteal cells, and zona fasciculata-reticularis (ZFR) cells,(More)
INTRODUCTION Retrograde decompression is generally not advocated for patients with sepsis owing to ureteral obstruction by stone impaction, and the initial treatment of choice is percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN). We report our experience with the treatment of urosepsis with retrograde ureteroscopy (URS) instead of PCN drainage. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)