Min Chul Cho

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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)
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 We investigated 2-year follow-up outcomes of patients who underwent potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP)-photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) laser therapy for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS Of a total of 169 patients who underwent 80 W KTP-PVP by a single surgeon, we retrospectively analyzed the(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the impacts of terazosin and tamsulosin, on prostate activity, i.e., serum prostate-specific antigen, total prostate volume (TPV), and transition zone volume (TZV). A total of 90 patients who presented with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), ranging in age from 52 to 83(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)
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)
PURPOSE To investigate the success rate of trial without catheter (TWOC) for postoperative urinary retention (POUR) after non-urological surgery and to determine predictors of successful TWOC. METHODS A total of 104 patients who underwent non-urological surgery and were referred to the department of urology for POUR were included in this retrospective(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)
As the prototypic "atypical neuroleptic," clozapine plays an increasingly important role in the treatment of refractory psychotic patients. However, little is known about the efficacy and safety of the compound for Asian patients. This study compares dosage, efficacy, and side-effect profiles in 17 Korean-American and 17 Caucasian age- and sex-matched(More)