Seok Ho Kang

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate the incidence of chronic kidney disease in patients with T1a renal cell carcinoma both before and after partial or radical nephrectomy, and to assess risk factors for chronic kidney disease. METHODS From January 2001 to December 2011, 1928 patients with a single renal mass ≤4 cm undergoing partial(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation of the ultrasonographic wrist-to-forearm median nerve area ratio (WFR) and cross sectional area of median nerve at the wrist (CSA-W) to the electrophysiologic severity in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHOD One hundred and ten wrists electrophysiologically graded as mild, moderate, and severe CTS and(More)
PURPOSE We analyzed a series of patients who had undergone laparoscopic partial nephrectomies (LPNs) and open partial nephrectomies (OPNs) to compare outcomes of the two procedures in patients with pathologic T1a renal cell carcinomas (RCCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1998 to May 2009, 417 LPNs and 345 OPNs were performed on patients with small(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to identify the predictive factors for prostate cancer in patients with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels equal to or less than 4 ng/ml. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study of medical records was conducted on 292 patients with initial serum PSA ≤4 ng/ml among 2,305 patients who underwent prostate biopsy from(More)
OBJECTIVE To help preserve accessory pudendal arteries (APAs) and to ensure optimal postoperative sexual function after a laparoscopic or robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, we have evaluated the incidence of APAs as detected on multidetector-row CT (MDCT) angiography and have provided a detailed anatomical description. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
PURPOSE A robotic virtual reality simulator (Mimic dV-Trainer) can be a useful training method for the da Vinci surgical system. Herein, we investigate several repetitive training schedules and determine which is the most effective. METHODS A total of 30 medical students were enrolled and were divided into 3 groups according to the training schedule.(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to report establishment of the 1st Web-based database (DB) system to collect renal cell carcinoma (RCC) data in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS The new Web-based DB system was established to collect basic demographic and clinicopahtological characteristics of a large cohort of patients with RCC in Korea. Data from a(More)
PURPOSE There is no established standard second-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC) who failed gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC) chemotherapy. This study was conducted in order to investigate the efficacy and toxicity of modified methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (MVAC) in patients with(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) by use of a standardized reporting methodology by a single surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively reviewed a maintained institutional database of 52 patients who underwent RARC to manage bladder cancer and were followed up in 3 months by a single surgeon at Korea(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the baseline clinical factors and medication treatment strategy used in cases with medication treatment failure of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS From January 2006 to December 2009, 677 BPH patients with at least 3 months of treatment with medication were enrolled. We analyzed clinical factors by medication failure (n=161)(More)