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Bladder cancer is a common urologic cancer whose incidence continues to rise annually. Urinary microparticles are an attractive material for noninvasive bladder cancer biomarker discovery. In this study, we applied isotopic dimethylation labeling coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to discover bladder cancer biomarkers in(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the early effect of pelvic floor muscle exercise on the frequency of urination, terminal dribbling, urinary incontinence and satisfaction with life in patients after transurethral prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From February to October 1996, 50 patients who had undergone transurethral prostatectomy were selected for study. The(More)
Urodynamic measurements were performed before and after acupuncture at 2 different points in 52 women who presented with frequency, urgency and dysuria. Measurements included cystometry, anal sphincter electromyography, urethral pressure profilometry and uroflowmetry. The results of this study showed a significant increase in maximum cystometric capacity(More)
A retrospective study of 36 patients with xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis who underwent nephrectomy at our hospital was performed. The disease occurred most frequently in middle-aged women with a history of recurrent urinary tract disorder. There were 2 cases of focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, 2 associated with emphysematous pyelonephritis, 2(More)
PURPOSE We identified and quantified prognostic factors for emphysematous pyelonephritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The clinical information, laboratory data and radiological findings from 38 patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS There were no significant differences between the nonsurvivor and survivor groups(More)
AIM To determine the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the prostate for patients undergoing radical cystoprostatectomy for bladder cancer in Taiwan. METHODS A total of 248 patients in Taiwan who were histologically confirmed for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder underwent cystoprostatectomy. Histopathologic evaluation of the prostate specimens(More)
Urodynamic studies were performed on 62 patients who underwent abdominoperineal resection of the rectum during the last 14 months. Of these patients 20 were evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively, and 42 were studied postoperatively only. Urodynamic studies consisted of cystometry, urethral sphincter electromyography and uroflowmetry. The results of(More)
PURPOSE Transitional cell carcinoma is the most common upper urinary tract cancer in Taiwanese patients on dialysis. It is a unique finding compared with Western countries. Unfortunately, the long-term outcomes of patients with upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma on dialysis are largely unknown. This study presents clinical outcome of patients(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the tolerance and efficacy of a modified concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) protocol for patients with invasive bladder cancer "unfit" for radical cystectomy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-three muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients who were unfit for or unwilling to receive radical cystectomy were enrolled in this study. All(More)
Enterovesical fistulas are not uncommon in patients with inflammatory or malignant colonic disease, however, fistulas secondary to primary bladder carcinomas are extremely rare. We herein reported a patient presenting with intractable urinary tract infection due to enterovesical fistula formation caused by a squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder.(More)