See-ming Hou

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Primary bladder amyloidosis is a rare disease. There are approximately 100 reported cases. The lesions can be confused with bladder neoplasm and are characterised histologically by the classical apple green birefringence under polarised light. In this article, we report a 51-year-old lady with known history of primary bladder amyloidosis presenting with(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an uncommon condition and only a few cases of IMT in the spermatic cord have been reported, with none associated with an undescended testis. We present the case of a man with an undescended left testis who had an IMT involving the spermatic cord. He was treated with surgery and no adjuvant therapy afterward. He(More)
AIM To explore the bone mineral density (BMD) preservation effect of zoledronic acid and its renal safety and tolerability in Chinese patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). METHODS Overall 26 prostate cancer patients with ADT were given zoledronic acid 4 mg by a 15-min i.v. infusion every 3 months for up to 12 months.(More)
PURPOSE Studies among asymptomatic male subjects have suggested that a higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with lower serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. We aimed to investigate whether a similar effect also occurs in patients presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) to a urological unit and its potential implications. METHODS(More)
Irritative urinary symptoms and micro-hematuria are the common findings in bladder cancer patients. In this study, we investigated the use of urine microscopy and cytological examination for early detection of bladder cancer in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Male patients presented with LUTS to urology clinic were enrolled. Voiding(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the effect of the combination of the doxazosin gastrointestinal therapeutic system and 10 mg vardenafil on the hemodynamic status of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a double-blinded, randomized, placebo controlled crossover trial. Patients with benign prostatic(More)
To investigate PSA- and PHI (prostate health index)-based models for prediction of prostate cancer (PCa) and the feasibility of using DRE-estimated prostate volume (DRE-PV) in the models. This study included 569 Chinese men with PSA 4–10 ng/mL and non-suspicious DRE with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) 10-core prostate biopsies performed between April 2008(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the extended use of Prostate Health Index (PHI) and percentage of [-2]pro-prostate-specific antigen (%p2PSA) in Chinese men with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) 10-20 ng/mL and normal digital rectal examination (DRE). MATERIALS AND METHODS All consecutive Chinese men with PSA 10-20 ng/mL and normal DRE who agreed for transrectal(More)
PURPOSE Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) was first introduced in 2003. Although there have been modifications to the surgical techniques over the years, in every published RARC series the surgical robot is invariably docked between the patient's legs. We evaluated the use of a side-docking approach in RARC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten RARCs using a(More)