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CONTEXT As a novel therapeutic method for erectile dysfunction (ED), low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave treatment (LI-ESWT) has been applied recently in the clinical setting. We feel that a summary of the current literature and a systematic review to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of LI-ESWT for ED would be helpful for physicians who are interested(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a prospective randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the prone and modified supine positions. METHODS Between August 2010 and August 2011, 102 patients with renal calculi and 20 patients with ureteral calculi were randomized to undergo fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guided PCNL(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors predicting septic shock and severe hemorrhage in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 420 renal calculi patients who underwent ultrasound-guided PCNL from March 2005 to May 2011. Data on patients who experienced infectious shock requiring anti-shock therapy and severe renal(More)
BACKGROUND MYST1 (also known as hMOF), a member of the MYST family of histone acetyltransferases (HATs) as an epigenetic mark of active genes, is mainly responsible for histone H4K16 acetylation in the cells. Recent studies have shown that the abnormal gene expression of hMOF is involved in certain primary cancers. Here we examined the involvement of hMOF(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) under the guidance of ultrasonography and fluoroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 562 renal calculi patients (313 men and 249 women; mean age 46 years, ranged from 13 to 70 years) who underwent 582 PCNL from March 2004 to October 2011 in our department.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the percutaneous access outcomes and complications following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) that was obtained by sonographer or urologist at a single academic institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective chart review of 259 patients who underwent PCNL was performed. Patients were stratified according to percutaneous access by(More)
OBJECTIVES We compare the T1 and T2 relaxation times and magnetization transfer ratios (MTRs) of normal subjects and patients with osteoarthritis (OA) to evaluate the ability of these techniques to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of OA. MATERIALS AND METHODS The knee joints in 11 normal volunteers and 40 patients with OA were prospectively(More)
The study was to compare the preventive effects of the local application of mitomycin C (MMC) and 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) on reducing intraarticular adhesion after knee surgery in rabbit model. Thirty-six New-Zealand rabbits were randomly and equally divided into three groups: MMC, HCPT and control group. Approximately 10 mm × 10 mm of the cortical(More)
High expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) was found to be correlated with tumor progression and poor prognosis in a variety of carcinomas. However, few studies have investigated the role of MMP-9 in human hilar cholangiocarcinoma. In this study, a total of 58 patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma who underwent curative resection were included(More)
Despite accumulating evidence suggesting a critical role of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and Survivin in human bladder cancer, the effects of silencing these genes on the proliferation of T24 bladder carcinoma cells remain unknown. Here, we investigated the inhibitory effects of STAT3 or Survivin silencing on the in vitro and(More)