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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)
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 study the surgical outcomes of radical nephrectomy with thrombectomy and to determine prognostic factors for survival of Korean patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and venous tumor thrombus. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 124 patients with RCC and venous tumor thrombus who underwent radical nephrectomy and thrombectomy were included in(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)
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy with or without standard pelvic lymphadenectomy in Korean men with high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS The clinical and pathologic data of 199 patients with high-risk features were reviewed retrospectively. High-risk features were prostate-specific antigen level(More)
PURPOSE We determined whether Rho-kinase inhibition would improve corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction by suppressing apoptosis and fibrosis via normalization of the Rho-kinase driven pathways related to the 2 structural alterations in a rat model of cavernous nerve crush injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 30 male 10-week-old male Sprague Dawley®(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)
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)
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)