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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)
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)
PURPOSE To evaluate the serial changes in sexual function in the short-term period after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and to investigate whether a change in each domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) is associated with improvement of micturition. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE The effects of subphysiological and physiological levels of estradiol on vaginal blood flow and estrogen receptor were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Intact or ovariectomized female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. Two weeks after surgery rats were infused with vehicle (polyethyleneglycol), or estradiol at subphysiological (5 microg daily) or(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the impact of patient-perceived disease severity (PPDS) on the quality of life (QoL) of women with urinary incontinence (UI) and to identify factors predicting PPDS. METHODS A total of 109 women (mean age 54.9; range 31-77) with stress UI combined with or without urge UI were included in the primary analyses. The(More)
PURPOSE The improvement of testicular volume, testosterone levels and sperm concentration was suggested to be significantly associated with the number of internal spermatic veins (ISVs) ligated during varicocelectomy. Herein, we investigated preoperative color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) findings as potential preoperative predictors of the number of ISVs(More)
The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of medical castration (luteinizing hormone-receptor hormone [LH-RH] agonist treatment) or surgical castration on erectile function in an animal model. New Zealand White male rabbits were either kept intact (control); surgically orchiectomized; or treated for 2, 4, or 8 weeks with the LH-RH agonist(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) is an uncommon disease with various gastrointestinal symptoms characterized by eosinophilic infiltration. Its incidence increases recently. We investigated the clinicopathologic features of the patients with EG. METHODS Between January 1970 and July 2003, a total of 28 cases of EG have been reported. By(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)
Arginase is a binuclear manganese metalloenzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of l-arginine to form l-ornithine and urea. The X-ray crystal structure of a fully active, truncated form of human arginase II complexed with a boronic acid transition state analogue inhibitor has been determined at 2.7 A resolution. This structure is consistent with the(More)