Seung Chol Park

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PURPOSE To report short-term retrospective perioperative and pathologic outcomes of the first robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) series in Korea. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between April 2007 and August 2009, 104 nonconsecutive patients, including 22 women, underwent RARC across seven institutions. We evaluated the outcomes in these cases, including(More)
AIM To evaluate the effects of tolterodine extended release (ER) and alfuzosin for the treatment of Double-J stent-related lower urinary tract symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-two patients (33 men and 19 women; mean age 52.0 years) who underwent insertion of a Double-J stent after urological surgery were prospectively randomized into three groups.(More)
AIMS Fournier gangrene is a rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis involving the genitalia. It can be treated with antibiotics and immediate debridement along with treatment of the predisposing condition. We evaluated the prognostic factors, clinical characteristics and treatment of patients of the Fournier gangrene. METHODS The subjects were 40 male(More)
Only 54% of prostate cancer cases in Korea are localized compared with 82% of cases in the US. Furthermore, half of Korean patients are upgraded after radical prostatectomy (41.6%-50.6%). We investigated the risk factors for upgrading and/or upstaging of low-risk prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in the normal rectal flora of patients undergoing transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate biopsy in Korea. METHODS Between May 2010 and October 2010, rectal swabs were cultured from patients before transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate biopsy in three tertiary referral centers of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether listening to music during transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided 12-core needle prostate biopsy decreases anxiety, pain and dissatisfaction among patients and results in a more comfortable and better tolerated procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS 76 male patients who underwent TRUS-guided prostate biopsy between March 2013 and June(More)
PURPOSE Although endoscopic realignment has been accepted as a standard treatment for urethral injuries, the long-term follow-up data on this procedure are not sufficient. We report the long-term outcome of primary endoscopic realignment in bulbous urethral injuries. METHODS Patients with bulbous urethral injuries were treated by primary endoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms in Korean patients so as to identify the candidate genes associated with urinary stones. Urinary stones are a multifactorial disease that includes various genetic factors. METHODS A normal control group of 535 healthy subjects and 278 patients with urinary stones was evaluated. Of 125(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the gases generated from GreenLight High-Performance System (HPS) laser prostatectomy with Urosol or normal saline solution and transurethral resection and vaporization of the prostate (TURVP) with Urosol. METHODS A total of 36 smoke samples were collected from a continuous irrigation suction system attached to a Tenax absorber during(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the optimal cut-off of a nadir prostate-specific antigen (PSA) for prediction of progression within 24 months after combined androgen blockade (CAB) and to analyze predictive factors of failing to achieve the nadir PSA. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 343 patients with prostate cancer treated with CAB(More)