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PURPOSE To evaluate the validity of the cancer of the prostate risk assessment (CAPRA) score, a newly developed nomogram for preoperative prediction of recurrence after radical prostatectomy, in a single institution in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 115 men who had undergone radical prostatectomy as the first treatment for(More)
BACKGROUND Although the PSA test has been used in Korea for over 20 years, the incidence of prostate cancer has risen, and the associated mortality has increased about 13-fold over the 20-year period. Also, several investigators have suggested that Asians in America are more likely to present with more advanced prostate cancer than Caucasians. We compared(More)
The University of California, San Francisco, announced in 2011 Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment Postsurgical (CAPRA-S) score which included pathologic data, but there were no results for comparing preoperative predictors with the CAPRA-S score. We evaluated the validation of the CAPRA-S score in our institution and compare the result with the(More)
Aberrant up-regulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is associated with the development and progression of prostate cancer, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. Here we show that in the absence of androgens, the Wnt/β-catenin pathway activates AR-mediated transcription through up-regulation of the Hippo pathway effector Yes-associated protein (YAP).(More)
To evaluate the utility of transutricular seminal vesiculoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic option for symptomatic midline cyst of the prostate in patients with hematospermia and symptoms associated with prostatitis. From January 2005 to July 2013, 61 patients with symptomatic (hematospermia, pain on ejaculation, scrotal discomfort) midline cyst of the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the characteristics of patients who received primary androgen deprivation therapy (PADT) for prostate cancer and the clinical efficacy of this treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred forty patients treated by PADT were reviewed. These patients could not receive definitive therapy owing to old age, patient need, and medical(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and safety of vaporesection without a morcellator, and vapoenucleation with a morcellator in thulium laser prostatectomy for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction. METHODS Between March 2010 and January 2013, 405 patients underwent thulium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser prostatectomy. Among these patients, 150(More)
18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) scans are commonly used for the staging and restaging of various malignancies, such as head and neck, breast, colorectal and gynecological cancers. However, the value of FDG PET/CT for detecting prostate cancer is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
because no proper tool to evaluate PVD even though many patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) complained the PVD clinically. This study is to assess the correlation between PVD & ED in men with LUTS. twelve patients were enrolled. All patients were more than 40 years. Patients filled in international prostate symptom score (IPSS) and Hayllm PMD(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the relationship between postoperative prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy, especially in patients with positive surgical margins (PSMs). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 144 patients who underwent radical prostatectomies performed by a single surgeon without any(More)
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