Shih-Tsung Huang

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to clarify the value of renal drainage half-time in the evaluation of pediatric hydronephrosis after dismembered pyeloplasty. METHODS We reviewed the records of 30 children who underwent dismembered pyeloplasty for unilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction with no other associated urological abnormality. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Tadalafil is a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Past clinical trials have assessed its efficacy and safety in western populations. Tadalafil has not been investigated in a large clinical trial with a South-east Asian population. AIM To assess the efficacy and safety of on-demand tadalafil for(More)
BACKGROUND There are presently several options for the management of posterior urethral disruption. However, these options remain controversial for several reasons. Thus, this medical issue has been continuously investigated. METHODS From 1991 to 2001, 22 patients with complete posterior urethral disruption out of 720 urethral injury cases were(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective review was made of patients who received vasectomy reversal from 1989 to 1998 at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) in Linkou, Taiwan. The patency rate and partner pregnancy rates were also analyzed. METHODS Seventy patients underwent a vasovasostomy at CGMH from 1989 to 1998. Postoperative semen analysis and achievement of(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct a cohort study in men older than 40 years in Taiwan to evaluate the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) by self-report and the use of the abridged, five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). METHODS From July to August 2003, 990 Taiwanese men older than 40 years of age completed a telephone survey(More)
AIM To determine if there are different penile hemodynamic patterns between sildenafil non-responders and responders by using color Doppler ultrasonography. METHODS A total of 69 erectile dysfunction (ED) patients aged 22-79 years were enrolled into the present study. Thirty-eight (55.1%) men with ED who did not respond to four attempts of treatment with(More)
BACKGROUND Microsurgical sub-inguinal varicocelectomy has been associated with extremely high success rates and minimal postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to report the techniques and outcomes of varicocelectomy using a modified microsurgical method, specifically a loupe-assisted high inguinal varicocelectomy instead of the usual(More)
BACKGROUND This manuscript compares the efficacy and safety of duloxetine with placebo in Taiwanese women with SUI. METHODS Taiwanese women with SUI were were randomly assigned to placebo (n = 61) or duloxetine 80 mg/day (n = 60) in this double-blind, 8-week, placebo-controlled study. Outcome variables included: incontinence episode frequency (IEF),(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the correlation of ultrasonographic estimates of testicular volume with true testicular volume and to compare the accuracy and precision of the three most commonly utilized formulas. A total of 15 patients underwent high-resolution ultrasonography (US) analysis for testicular volume before orchiectomy. Testicular(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study aimed to develop and validate the Chinese Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) for assessing overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms and compare it with a 3-day bladder diary. METHODS The Chinese OABSS was developed by linguistic validation of the original version. Its reliability and validity and correlations with a 3-day(More)