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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE The objective was to determine predictive factors for premature discontinuation of docetaxel-based systemic chemotherapy in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of men who were treated with docetaxel-based systemic chemotherapy for CRPC in a single institution(More)
Prostatic abscess is uncommon and difficult to diagnose, because its clinical presentation mimics lower urinary tract symptoms. Prostatic abscess is often caused by gram-negative organisms and occasionally by Staphylococcus aureus. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) often causes skin and soft-tissue infections, and rarely causes(More)
Prostate cancer bone metastasis occurs in 50-90% of men with advanced disease for which there is no cure. Bone metastasis leads to debilitating fractures and severe bone pain. It is associated with therapy resistance and rapid decline. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is standard of care for advanced prostate cancer, however, bone metastatic prostate(More)