Ted Hueih-Shing Hsu

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PURPOSE We evaluated the feasibility of performing laparoscopic nephrectomy and adrenalectomy exclusively by using robotic telepresent technology from a remote workstation and compared outcomes with those of conventional laparoscopy in an acute porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five pigs underwent bilateral laparoscopic nephrectomy (robotic in 5 and(More)
PURPOSE A new clinical test for intrinsic urethral sphincter dysfunction is proposed and compared to abdominal leak point pressure determination by video urodynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients were prospectively included in the study if they had stress urinary incontinence symptoms and were to undergo video urodynamic testing. Patients with urinary(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy and morbidity of laparoscopic renal and adrenal surgery in comparison to open surgery in obese patients are unknown. This retrospective study was performed to compare the outcome of laparoscopic versus open renal and adrenal surgery in the markedly and morbidly obese patient (body mass index 30 or greater). MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVES Robotic technology has been employed to manipulate the laparoscope during urologic procedures. However, to our knowledge, robotic technology has not been previously applied to actually perform the urologic laparoscopic procedure. The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility and efficacy of performing robotic-assisted laparoscopic(More)
PURPOSE Because symptomatic lymphoceles are infrequent, single center studies generally report small numbers of patients. We report a multi-institutional experience with and long-term outcome following laparoscopic lymphocelectomy in 81 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were obtained from 9 institutions at which at least 5 cases of laparoscopic(More)
PURPOSE We determined the incidence and spectrum of metabolic abnormalities in patients with caliceal diverticular calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five men and 9 women with caliceal diverticular calculi underwent metabolic evaluation, including determination of serum electrolytes, calcium, phosphate and uric acid, and 24-hour urinary volume, creatinine,(More)
The effects of MK-486, an inhibitor of peripheral aromatic L-amino acids decarboxylase, on the urinary metabolites derived from orally administered L-Dopa-2-(14)C were studied in three Parkinsonian patients. Treatment with MK-486 before L-Dopa-2-(14)C markedly reduced radioactivity found in catecholamines fraction by 70-80% during 48 hr, but increased(More)
OBJECTIVES To retrospectively compare the outcome of laparoscopic and open radical nephrectomy or nephroureterectomy in patients 80 years old or older, inasmuch as the tolerance profile of major laparoscopic renal surgery in comparison to open surgery in the elderly patient has not been previously reported. METHODS Since September 1997, 11 patients 80(More)