Soo Woong Kim

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The surgical treatment of urethral stricture diseases is continually evolving. Although various surgical techniques are available for the treatment of anterior urethral stricture, no one technique has been identified as the method of choice. This article provides a brief updated review of the surgical options for the management of different sites and(More)
The most common cause of male infertility is varicocele, and varicocele is the most common correctable cause of male factor infertility. In this article we reviewed the concept of varicocele in terms of its diagnosis, method of treatment, indications for treatment, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors. Physical examination is an essential diagnostic(More)
Rbm is a male infertility gene located on the Y chromosome that is expressed in the testis. To investigate the specific events of spermatogenesis in which Rbm plays a role, the precise pattern of expression of Rbm in the mouse testis was determined. An antibody was generated against the Rbm protein and used to detect a single specific band of 43 kDa in size(More)
AIMS To investigate the incidence of de novo urinary incontinence (UI) after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia and to determine predictors of postoperative de novo UI. METHODS A total of 204 men who underwent HoLEP and in whom 12-month follow-up data on UI were available were included in this study. The(More)
PURPOSE According to previous studies, the prevalence of premature ejaculation (PE) in Korea ranges from 11.3% to 33%. However, the actual practice patterns in managing patients with PE is not well known. In this study, we have endeavored to determine how contemporary urologists in Korea manage patients with PE. MATERIALS AND METHODS The e-mailing list(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine whether the outcome of mid-urethral sling procedures is influenced by the body mass index of Korean women suffering from stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS A total of 285 women, ranging in age from 28 to 80 years (mean 55.4), all of whom were followed up for at least 6 months, were ultimately(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the long-term outcomes of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure for the treatment of female urinary incontinence (UI). MATERIALS AND METHODS We included 141 patients who underwent the TVT procedure for UI and responded to a questionnaire at the 6-year follow-up. The questionnaire included selected questions of the Korean(More)
PURPOSE We investigated 2-year follow-up outcomes of patients who underwent potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP)-photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) laser therapy for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS Of a total of 169 patients who underwent 80 W KTP-PVP by a single surgeon, we retrospectively analyzed the(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the impacts of terazosin and tamsulosin, on prostate activity, i.e., serum prostate-specific antigen, total prostate volume (TPV), and transition zone volume (TZV). A total of 90 patients who presented with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), ranging in age from 52 to 83(More)
AIMS We examined the impact of patient-perceived incontinence severity (PPIS) on health-related quality of life (QoL) and sexual function in women with urinary incontinence (UI). METHODS Patients were recruited from clinic practices at one hospital. Between May 2004 and June 2006, 353 women 27-79 years old (mean 55.7) underwent detailed evaluations. To(More)