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PURPOSE To compare efficacy and safety between early extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eESWL) and deferred ESWL (dESWL) in colic patients with ureteral stones and to investigate whether eESWL can play a critical role in improving treatment outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 279 patients who underwent ESWL for single radio-opaque ureteral(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the serial changes in sexual function in the short-term period after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and to investigate whether a change in each domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) is associated with improvement of micturition. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Cervical cancer is known to be highly associated with viral oncogene E6 and E7 of human papilloma virus. Down-regulation of oncogene expression by antisense-based gene therapy has been extensively studied. To investigate the effect of HPV 16 E6 antisense nucleic acid (AS) on cervical cancer cells, human cervical cancer cell lines, CaSki and SiHa cells(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the long-term outcomes of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure for the treatment of female urinary incontinence (UI). MATERIALS AND METHODS We included 141 patients who underwent the TVT procedure for UI and responded to a questionnaire at the 6-year follow-up. The questionnaire included selected questions of the Korean(More)
PURPOSE To investigate changes in nocturia and predictive factors for improvement after photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 103 patients who complained of nocturia of >/=2 times per night on baseline frequency-volume chart (FVC) and who underwent PVP were(More)
Pseudomonas putida F1 can assimilate benzene, toluene and ethylbenzene using the toluene degradation pathway, and can also utilize p-cymene via p-cumate using the p-cymene and p-cumate catabolic pathways. In the present study, P. putida F1 strains were isolated that were adapted to assimilate new substrates such as n-propylbenzene, n-butylbenzene, cumene(More)
AIMS To investigate the incidence of de novo urinary incontinence (UI) after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia and to determine predictors of postoperative de novo UI. METHODS A total of 204 men who underwent HoLEP and in whom 12-month follow-up data on UI were available were included in this study. The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to optimize and establish erythropoietin (EPO) enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) system. METHODS We prepared several monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies specific to human-EPO. The best combinations of antibodies for coating and detecting antibodies were selected for the establishment of ELISA. We tested several(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the outcome at least 6 months after the tension-free vaginal tape or transobturator tape procedure in women with urinary incontinence, and identified factors predicting persistent stress urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 464 women 28 to 80 years old (mean age 56) were included in the study. Tension-free vaginal(More)
To investigate the factors that influence treatment satisfaction after high-power potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser vaporization of the prostate, we compared the characteristics between patients who were satisfied and those who were not satisfied. In all, 97 patients aged between 53-82 years (median age 67 years) underwent high-power KTP laser(More)