Min Chul Cho

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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 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 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)
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)
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)
AIMS We examined the impact of patient-perceived incontinence severity (PPIS) on health-related quality of life (QoL) and sexual function in women with urinary incontinence (UI). METHODS Patients were recruited from clinic practices at one hospital. Between May 2004 and June 2006, 353 women 27-79 years old (mean 55.7) underwent detailed evaluations. To(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)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common disorder that can jeopardize quality of life and the partnership of patients and their sexual partners. The advent of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is) has revolutionized a treatment for ED, and they are recognized as the first-line therapy for ED, regardless of its etiology. Mirodenafil, a(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)
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)