Soo Woong Kim

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We evaluated the outcome at least 6 months after tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), suprapubic arc (SPARC) sling, or transobturator tape (TOT) procedure in women with mixed urinary incontinence and identified factors predicting the outcome in these patients. A total of 144 women, 29 to 77 years old (mean age 57.3), were included in the study; TVT (n = 72),(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the outcome of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure for stress urinary incontinence with low Valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP) and identified factors predicting the outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 221 women 29 to 80 years old (mean age 55.2) were included in the study. The TVT procedure was performed mostly using(More)
Male germ cell development includes mitotic and meiotic cell divisions that are followed by dramatic morphological changes resulting in the production of spermatozoa. Genetic evidence has indicated that the DAZ family genes are critical for successful male germ cell development in diverse animals as well as humans. In the present study, we investigated the(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the outcome at least 6 months after the tension-free vaginal tape or transobturator tape procedure in women with urinary incontinence, and identified factors predicting persistent stress urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 464 women 28 to 80 years old (mean age 56) were included in the study. Tension-free vaginal(More)
INTRODUCTION Erectile function after high-power potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) photoselective laser vaporization of the prostate has not been investigated systemically. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of high-power KTP photoselective laser vaporization of the prostate on erectile function in men with lower urinary tract symptoms(More)
We investigated the effects of systemic modulation of angiotensin 2 on the erectile dysfunction of aged rats. Young and aged (18 months old) male Sprague-Dawley rats were either treated with daily administration of losartan (angiotensin type 1 receptor antagonist, 30 mg/kg/d PO) or the drug vehicle (control) for 4 weeks (n=6 in each group). We monitored the(More)
AIM To investigate the flaccid and stretched penile sizes of young Korean men and their complexes or pride about their penile size. METHODS After an explanation and agreement to the purpose and methods of this study, 123 Korean men in their early 20's visiting the Jinhae Military General Hospital were included in the study. The flaccid penile length,(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether chronic treatment with a type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibitor (PDE5I) could suppress corporal apoptosis via potentiation of Akt signalling in diabetic erectile dysfunction. METHODS Sprague-Dawley rats (12 wk old) were divided into three groups (n=12 in each): normal control, diabetes (DM), and diabetes treated with PDE5I(More)
Premature ejaculation (PE) is suspected to be the most prevalent male sexual complaint, and the prevalence of PE is considerably high also in the younger generation. We investigated the PE prevalence based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed text revision; DSM-IV-TR) definition and the risk factors of PE in Korean young men(More)