Hann Chorng Kuo

Summary

Affiliation: Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pilot Study of Liposome-encapsulated OnabotulinumtoxinA for Patients with Overactive Bladder: A Single-center Study
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan Electronic address
    Eur Urol 65:1117-24. 2014
  2. pmc International Prostatic Symptom Score-voiding/storage subscore ratio in association with total prostatic volume and maximum flow rate is diagnostic of bladder outlet-related lower urinary tract dysfunction in men with lower urinary tract symptoms
    Yuan Hong Jiang
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e59176. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Decrease of urinary nerve growth factor but not brain-derived neurotrophic factor in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome treated with hyaluronic acid
    Yuan Hong Jiang
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 9:e91609. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Increased serum C-reactive protein level is associated with increased storage lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Shun Fa Hung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 9:e85588. 2014
  5. pmc Increased pro-inflammatory cytokines, C-reactive protein and nerve growth factor expressions in serum of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
    Yuan Hong Jiang
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e76779. 2013
  6. pmc Medical attendance for lower urinary tract symptoms is associated with subsequent increased risk of outpatient visits and hospitalizations based on a nationwide population-based database
    Ming Ping Wu
    Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chi Mei Foundation Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan Authority
    PLoS ONE 8:e57825. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Repeated intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA injections are effective in treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
    H C Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Int J Clin Pract 67:427-34. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Repeated onabotulinumtoxin-a injections provide better results than single injection in treatment of painful bladder syndrome
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Pain Physician 16:E15-23. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Clinical symptoms are not reliable in the diagnosis of lower urinary tract dysfunction in women
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 111:386-91. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Satisfaction with urethral injection of botulinum toxin A for detrusor sphincter dyssynergia in patients with spinal cord lesion
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 27:793-6. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Pilot Study of Liposome-encapsulated OnabotulinumtoxinA for Patients with Overactive Bladder: A Single-center Study
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan Electronic address
    Eur Urol 65:1117-24. 2014
    ..Intravesical instillation of liposomal BoNT-A instead of injection could prevent such adverse events...
  2. pmc International Prostatic Symptom Score-voiding/storage subscore ratio in association with total prostatic volume and maximum flow rate is diagnostic of bladder outlet-related lower urinary tract dysfunction in men with lower urinary tract symptoms
    Yuan Hong Jiang
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e59176. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Decrease of urinary nerve growth factor but not brain-derived neurotrophic factor in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome treated with hyaluronic acid
    Yuan Hong Jiang
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 9:e91609. 2014
    ..To investigate urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) patients after hyaluronic acid (HA) therapy...
  4. doi request reprint Increased serum C-reactive protein level is associated with increased storage lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Shun Fa Hung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 9:e85588. 2014
    ..This study investigated the association between serum CRP level in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) before and after medical treatment...
  5. pmc Increased pro-inflammatory cytokines, C-reactive protein and nerve growth factor expressions in serum of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
    Yuan Hong Jiang
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e76779. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Medical attendance for lower urinary tract symptoms is associated with subsequent increased risk of outpatient visits and hospitalizations based on a nationwide population-based database
    Ming Ping Wu
    Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chi Mei Foundation Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan Authority
    PLoS ONE 8:e57825. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Repeated intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA injections are effective in treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
    H C Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Int J Clin Pract 67:427-34. 2013
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of repeated intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA (BoNT-A) injections for treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Repeated onabotulinumtoxin-a injections provide better results than single injection in treatment of painful bladder syndrome
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Pain Physician 16:E15-23. 2013
    ..Onabotulinumtoxin-A (BoNT-A) is effective for the treatment of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). However, long-term follow-up does not show successful outcome after a single injection...
  9. doi request reprint Clinical symptoms are not reliable in the diagnosis of lower urinary tract dysfunction in women
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 111:386-91. 2012
    ..This study analyzed the relationship between clinical symptoms and lower urinary tract dysfunctions (LUTD) in women...
  10. doi request reprint Satisfaction with urethral injection of botulinum toxin A for detrusor sphincter dyssynergia in patients with spinal cord lesion
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 27:793-6. 2008
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in male aborigines and non-aborigines in eastern Taiwan
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 107:728-35. 2008
    ..This study investigated the prevalence of LUTS in men and between aborigines and non-aborigines in eastern Taiwan, and their association with demographic, socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics...
  12. ncbi request reprint The surgical results of the pubovaginal sling procedure using polypropylene mesh for stress urinary incontinence
    H C Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi College of Medicine and General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 88:884-8. 2001
    ..To investigate the surgical results after a pubovaginal sling procedure using polypropylene mesh in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of surgical treatment for female stress urinary incontinence
    H C Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 66:13-7. 2001
    ..To compare the long-term success rates of bladder neck suspension (BNS) and pubovaginal sling procedure in different types of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in order to identify appropriate treatment strategies for SUI...
  14. doi request reprint Measurement of detrusor wall thickness in women with overactive bladder by transvaginal and transabdominal sonography
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1293-9. 2009
    ..Women with overactive bladder (OAB) might have a greater detrusor wall thickness (DWT) suggestive of detrusor overactivity (DO)...
  15. doi request reprint Therapeutic satisfaction and dissatisfaction in patients with spinal cord lesions and detrusor sphincter dyssynergia who received detrusor botulinum toxin a injection
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 72:1056-60. 2008
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor is a better biomarker than detrusor wall thickness for the assessment of overactive bladder with incontinence
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 29:482-7. 2010
    ..To compare the differences in urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) and detrusor wall thickness (DWT) between patients with overactive bladder (OAB) and controls to evaluate their suitability as biomarkers in OAB...
  17. doi request reprint Botulinum toxin A injection to the bladder neck and urethra for medically refractory lower urinary tract symptoms in men without prostatic obstruction
    Jing Liang Chen
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 108:950-6. 2009
    ..We investigated the effect of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) injection to the bladder neck and urethra of men with small BPH and LUTS that were refractory to medical treatment...
  18. doi request reprint Adverse events of intravesical botulinum toxin a injections for idiopathic detrusor overactivity: risk factors and influence on treatment outcome
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Eur Urol 58:919-26. 2010
    ..Intravesical injection of botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA) provides effective treatment for detrusor overactivity and overactive bladder (OAB). However, the high rates of treatment-related adverse events (AEs) prevent its more widespread use...
  19. doi request reprint Bladder base/trigone injection is safe and as effective as bladder body injection of onabotulinumtoxinA for idiopathic detrusor overactivity refractory to antimuscarinics
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:1242-8. 2011
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Reduction of urgency severity is associated with long-term therapeutic effect after intravesical onabotulinumtoxin A injection for idiopathic detrusor overactivity
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:1497-502. 2011
    ..This study investigated the long-term success rate of BoNT-A injection for patients with idiopathic DO and its association with reduction of urgency severity...
  21. doi request reprint Effect of repeated detrusor onabotulinumtoxinA injections on bladder and renal function in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:1541-5. 2011
    ..To investigate the therapeutic effects of repeated detrusor onabotulinumtoxinA injections on urinary incontinence and renal function in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries (SCI)...
  22. doi request reprint Comparison of intravesical botulinum toxin type A injections plus hydrodistention with hydrodistention alone for the treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 104:657-61. 2009
    ..To compare the clinical effectiveness of botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) injections followed by hydrodistention (HD) with HD alone in patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effect of detrusor function on the therapeutic outcome of a suburethral sling procedure using a polypropylene sling for stress urinary incontinence in women
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 41:138-43. 2007
    ..To assess the effect of detrusor function on the therapeutic outcome of a suburethral sling procedure in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Long-term surgical results of pubovaginal sling procedure using polypropylene mesh in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 74:147-52. 2005
    ..Surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women might cure incontinence symptom but develop new problems. This study assessed the long-term outcome of pubovaginal sling procedure using polypropylene mesh in patients with SUI...
  25. ncbi request reprint Urodynamic parameters for the diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction in women
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 72:46-51. 2004
    ..This study was designed to compare the urodynamic parameters in women with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and asymptomatic volunteers...
  26. ncbi request reprint Recovery of detrusor function after urethral botulinum A toxin injection in patients with idiopathic low detrusor contractility and voiding dysfunction
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 69:57-61; discussion 61-2. 2007
    ..To investigate the effect of urethral botulinum A toxin (BoNT-A) injection on idiopathic low detrusor contractility and the correlation of this effect with baseline urodynamic parameters...
  27. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the pathophysiology of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients after prostatectomy
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 68:99-104. 2002
    ..To analyze the pathophysiology of persistent lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients after transurethral prostatectomy (TURP)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic effects of suburothelial injection of botulinum a toxin for neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to chronic cerebrovascular accident and spinal cord lesions
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 67:232-6. 2006
    ..Suburothelial injection of botulinum A toxin can effectively inhibit the occurrence of neurogenic detrusor overactivity...
  29. ncbi request reprint Preliminary results of suburothelial injection of botulinum a toxin in the treatment of chronic interstitial cystitis
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 75:170-4. 2005
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of suburothelial injection of botulinum A toxin in patients with chronic interstitial cystitis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Botulinum A toxin urethral injection for the treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, 707, Sec 3 Chung Yang Road, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Urol 170:1908-12. 2003
    ..This study investigates the effectiveness of botulinum A toxin in the treatment of various types of lower urinary tract dysfunction and determines the predictive factors for a successful outcome...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of vaginal trauma and oophorectomy on the continence mechanism in rats
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 69:36-41. 2002
    ..To establish an animal model for studying the effects of vaginal trauma and oophorectomy on the continence mechanism in rats...
  32. ncbi request reprint Videourodynamic characteristics and lower urinary tract symptoms of female bladder outlet obstruction
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 66:1005-9. 2005
    ..To analyze the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and videourodynamic characteristics of female bladder outlet obstruction (BOO)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Urodynamic study and potassium sensitivity test for women with frequency-urgency syndrome and interstitial cystitis
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, ROC
    Urol Int 71:61-5. 2003
    ..It is unclear whether urodynamic studies can predict a positive KCl test. This study compared the urodynamic results for women with different KCl responses who suffered from frequency-urgency syndrome and IC...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of intravesical resiniferatoxin in treating detrusor hyper-reflexia and external sphincter dyssynergia in patients with chronic spinal cord lesions
    H C Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 92:597-601. 2003
    ..To investigate the therapeutic effect of resiniferatoxin in patients with chronic spinal cord lesions, as detrusor hyper-reflexia and external sphincter dyssynergia (DESD) are common phenomenon in such patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic effect of multiple resiniferatoxin intravesical instillations in patients with refractory detrusor overactivity: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Buddhist Tzu Chi University School of Medicine, Hualien, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Urol 176:641-5. 2006
    ..In this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study we evaluated the therapeutic effects of this resiniferatoxin treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prostate botulinum A toxin injection--an alternative treatment for benign prostatic obstruction in poor surgical candidates
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 65:670-4. 2005
    ..However, some patients with chronic urinary retention or a large postvoid residual urine volume due to BPH are poor surgical candidates or are patients in whom medical treatment has failed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Multiple intravesical instillation of low-dose resiniferatoxin is effective in the treatment of detrusor overactivity refractory to anticholinergics
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 95:1023-7. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Videourodynamic analysis of pathophysiology of men with both storage and voiding lower urinary tract symptoms
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 70:272-6. 2007
    ..A detailed diagnosis to identify the causes of LUTS in men seems mandatory to correctly target different therapy to the various underlying pathologic features...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of urethral injection of botulinum A toxin in the treatment of voiding dysfunction after radical hysterectomy
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 75:247-51. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of urethral injection of botulinum A toxin in treating voiding dysfunction in these patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint Comparison of effectiveness of detrusor, suburothelial and bladder base injections of botulinum toxin a for idiopathic detrusor overactivity
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Urol 178:1359-63. 2007
    ..We compared the effectiveness of detrusor, suburothelial and bladder base injections of botulinum toxin type A in patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of intravesical resiniferatoxin for anticholinergic treatment refractory detrusor overactivity due to nonspinal cord lesions
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, 707, Section 3 Chung Yang Road, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Urol 170:835-9. 2003
    ..This study investigated the clinical effect of intravesical resiniferatoxin in treating detrusor overactivity of nonspinal cord lesions refractory to anticholinergics...
  42. ncbi request reprint Clinical effects of suburothelial injection of botulinum A toxin on patients with nonneurogenic detrusor overactivity refractory to anticholinergics
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 66:94-8. 2005
    ..Suburothelial injection of botulinum A toxin might effectively inhibit the occurrence of detrusor overactivity mediated by sensory nerves...
  43. ncbi request reprint Investigation of dysfunctional voiding in children with urgency frequency syndrome and urinary incontinence
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 76:72-6. 2006
    ..This study analyzed the videourodynamic investigations in children with urgency frequency syndrome and/or urinary incontinence...
  44. ncbi request reprint Will suburothelial injection of small dose of botulinum A toxin have similar therapeutic effects and less adverse events for refractory detrusor overactivity?
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 68:993-7; discussion 997-8. 2006
    ..To investigate whether suburothelial injection of different doses of botulinum A toxin (BTX-A) will have a similar therapeutic effect but fewer adverse events than 200 U BTX-A in patients with refractory detrusor overactivity...
  45. doi request reprint Increased serum nerve growth factor levels in patients with overactive bladder syndrome refractory to antimuscarinic therapy
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:1525-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the serum nerve growth factor (NGF) and urinary NGF levels in patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) refractory to antimuscarinic therapy...
  46. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor level is increased in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and decreased in responders to treatment
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 104:1476-81. 2009
    ....
  47. doi request reprint The efficacy of additive tolterodine extended release for 1-year in older men with storage symptoms and clinical benign proastatic hyperplasia
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao and Graduate Institution of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:568-71. 2011
    ..To determine the efficacy of toterodine extended release (ER) treatment for 1 year in older men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and storage symptoms treated with alpha-blockers and/or 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5ARI)...
  48. pmc Increased serum adipokines implicate chronic inflammation in the pathogenesis of overactive bladder syndrome refractory to antimuscarinic therapy
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e76706. 2013
    ..OAB could be a subtype of neurogenic inflammation. This pilot study investigated serum adipokine levels in patients with OAB refractory to antimuscarinic therapy...
  49. doi request reprint International Prostate Symptom Score for assessing lower urinary tract dysfunction in women
    Sheng Mou Hsiao
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Banqiao, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Int Urogynecol J 24:263-7. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) to evaluate lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in women...
  50. ncbi request reprint Multiple intravesical instillations of low-dose resiniferatoxin in the treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis
    Chung Hsin Peng
    Department of Urology, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Urol Int 78:78-81. 2007
    ..Current medications used in the treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC) have limited efficacy. This prospective study investigated the efficacy of multiple intravesical instillations of resiniferatoxin (RTX) at the concentration of 10 nM...
  51. doi request reprint Immunohistochemical evidence suggests repeated intravesical application of botulinum toxin A injections may improve treatment efficacy of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
    Jia Heng Shie
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 111:638-46. 2013
    ..It also shows that repeated BoNT-A injections are necessary to achieve greater success in the treatment of IC/BPS...
  52. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor level is correlated with the severity of neurological impairment in patients with cerebrovascular accident
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 104:1158-62. 2009
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Urgency severity scale could predict urodynamic detrusor overactivity in patients with overactive bladder syndrome
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:1300-4. 2011
    ..To evaluate the correlation between an urgency severity scale (USS) based on a voiding diary with detrusor overactivity (DO) in a videourodynamic study in patients with an overactive bladder (OAB)...
  54. doi request reprint High classification of chronic heart failure increases risk of overactive bladder syndrome and lower urinary tract symptoms
    Aih Fung Chiu
    Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University and Tzu Chi College of Technology, and Department of Cardiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 79:260-5. 2012
    ..To assess the urologic symptoms among patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and to explore whether a higher classification of CHF increases the risk associated with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) and lower urinary tract symptoms...
  55. doi request reprint Increased apoptosis and suburothelial inflammation in patients with ketamine-related cystitis: a comparison with non-ulcerative interstitial cystitis and controls
    Cheng Ling Lee
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 112:1156-62. 2013
    ..To investigate the suburothelial inflammation and urothelial dysfunction that occurs with ketamine-related cystitis (KC) and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Increased expression of transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily 1 in the bladder predicts the response to intravesical instillations of resiniferatoxin in patients with refractory idiopathic detrusor overactivity
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and School of Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
    BJU Int 100:1086-90. 2007
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Intravesical hyaluronic acid for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome: a comparative randomized assessment of different regimens
    Ming Chih Lai
    Department of Urology, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Urol 20:203-7. 2013
    ..To compare the clinical effectiveness of different regimens of intravesical hyaluronic acid instillation for patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome...
  58. doi request reprint Predictors of successful first-line antimuscarinic monotherapy in men with enlarged prostate and predominant storage symptoms
    Chun Hou Liao
    Department of Urology, Cardinal Tien Hospital and School of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    Urology 81:1030-3. 2013
    ..To identify predictors of successful first-line antimuscarinic monotherapy for patients with enlarged prostate and predominant storage symptoms...
  59. doi request reprint Decrease of urinary nerve growth factor levels after antimuscarinic therapy in patients with overactive bladder
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 103:1668-72. 2009
    ..To determine urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) and after treatment with antimuscarinics...
  60. doi request reprint Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in indigenous and non-indigenous women in Eastern Taiwan
    Fei Chi Chuang
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Center and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 109:228-36. 2010
    ..To investigate the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), their impact on quality of life, and their association with socioeconomic and lifestyle factors among indigenous and non-indigenous women in Eastern Taiwan...
  61. doi request reprint Serum C-reactive protein levels are associated with residual urgency symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia after medical treatment
    Chun Hou Liao
    Department of Urology, Cardinal Tien Hospital and College of Medicine, Ph D Program in Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Graduate Institute of Basic Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Urology 78:1373-8. 2011
    ..We investigate the association between serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level and residual urgency symptoms in BPH patients after medical treatment...
  62. ncbi request reprint Positioning of a suburethral sling at the bladder neck is associated with a higher recurrence rate of stress urinary incontinence
    Yuan Hong Jiang
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Ultrasound Med 32:239-45. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the suburethral sling position and the outcome of anti-incontinence surgery...
  63. ncbi request reprint Urodynamic evidence of effectiveness of botulinum A toxin injection in treatment of detrusor overactivity refractory to anticholinergic agents
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 63:868-72. 2004
    ..To investigate the urodynamic changes after detrusor injection of botulinum A toxin in patients with detrusor overactivity refractory to treatment with anticholinergic agents...
  64. ncbi request reprint Intravesical botulinum toxin A injections plus hydrodistension can reduce nerve growth factor production and control bladder pain in interstitial cystitis
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Buddhist Tzu Chi University School of Medicine, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 70:463-8. 2007
    ..To investigate the level of nerve growth factor (NGF) mRNA in bladder tissue and the effect of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) treatment in patients with interstitial cystitis (IC)...
  65. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor levels are increased in patients with bladder outlet obstruction with overactive bladder symptoms and reduced after successful medical treatment
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 72:104-8; discussion 108. 2008
    ..This study was designed to measure the urinary NGF levels in patients with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) with or without OAB and to determine whether urinary NGF can serve as a biomarker for OAB...
  66. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor level could be a biomarker in the differential diagnosis of mixed urinary incontinence in women
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 102:1440-4. 2008
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  67. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor but not prostaglandin E2 increases in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and detrusor overactivity
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Department of Urology, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 106:1681-5. 2010
    ..To compare urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels among patients with detrusor overactivity (DO), increased bladder sensation (ISB), interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome(IC/BPS) and controls...
  68. ncbi request reprint Botulinum A toxin treatment of urethral sphincter pseudodyssynergia in patients with cerebrovascular accidents or intracranial lesions
    Yue Hwa Chen
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urol Int 73:156-61; discussion 161-2. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of urethral injection of botulinum A toxin in treating these patients...
  69. ncbi request reprint Causes of failed urethral botulinum toxin A treatment for emptying failure
    Yung Ming Liao
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 70:763-6. 2007
    ..However, some patients do not benefit from this treatment. It is essential to identify the causes for these failed procedures...
  70. ncbi request reprint Effect of botulinum a toxin in the treatment of voiding dysfunction due to detrusor underactivity
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 61:550-4. 2003
    ..To investigate the effects of botulinum A toxin in treating patients with voiding dysfunction due to detrusor underactivity...
  71. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor levels in overactive bladder syndrome and lower urinary tract disorders
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 109:862-78. 2010
    ..It is possible to use urinary NGF levels as a bio-marker for diagnosis of OAB as well as for the assessment of therapeutic outcome in patients with OAB or DO. Here, we review the latest medical advances in this field...
  72. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor levels are elevated in patients with detrusor overactivity and decreased in responders to detrusor botulinum toxin-A injection
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Eur Urol 56:700-6. 2009
    ..Determination of urinary NGF level could serve as a valuable biomarker for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression of DO...
  73. pmc Increased urine and serum nerve growth factor levels in interstitial cystitis suggest chronic inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of disease
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualin, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e44687. 2012
    ..Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is considered a bladder disorder due to localized chronic inflammation. This study investigated the nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in serum and urine in patients with IC/BPS...
  74. doi request reprint Reduction of cystometric bladder capacity and bladder compliance with time in patients with end-stage renal disease
    Jing Liang Chen
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 111:209-13. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the bladder capacity, compliance, and lower urinary tract dysfunction in ESRD patients with duration after dialysis and anuria...
  75. ncbi request reprint Correlation of bladder base elevation with pelvic floor hypertonicity in women with lower urinary tract symptoms
    Fei Chi Chuang
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yu Li Veteran Hospital, and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 26:502-6. 2007
    ..To determine whether the bladder base elevation as revealed by cystogram under fluoroscopy is associated with pelvic floor hypertonicity or bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in women...
  76. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor in women with overactive bladder syndrome
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 107:799-803. 2011
    ..To measure urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) in women with overactive bladder (OAB)-dry and OAB-wet and investigate the association of urinary NGF expression with these factors...
  77. doi request reprint Elevation of serum c-reactive protein in patients with OAB and IC/BPS implies chronic inflammation in the urinary bladder
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Department of Urology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:417-20. 2011
    ..An elevation of C-reactive protein (CRP) has been associated with chronic inflammation and lower urinary tract symptoms. This study aims to elucidate the association between CRP and OAB or IC/BPS...
  78. doi request reprint Therapeutic effects of add-on botulinum toxin A on patients with large benign prostatic hyperplasia and unsatisfactory response to combined medical therapy
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 43:206-11. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of BoNT-A in patients with large BPH with an unsatisfactory response to combined alpha-blocker and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor therapy...
  79. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor level could be a potential biomarker for diagnosis of overactive bladder
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Urol 179:2270-4. 2008
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  80. doi request reprint Urinary nerve growth factor levels are elevated in patients with overactive bladder and do not significantly increase with bladder distention
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:78-81. 2009
    ..This study investigated the effect of bladder volume on urinary NGF production in normal controls and patients with OAB...
  81. doi request reprint Transurethral incision of the bladder neck to treat bladder neck dysfunction and voiding dysfunction in patients with high-level spinal cord injuries
    Qian Sheng Ke
    Department of Urology, Lo Tung Po Ai General Hospital, Lo Tung, Yilan, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 29:748-52. 2010
    ..We report the surgical outcomes in patients with high-level SCI who underwent transurethral incision of the bladder neck (TUI-BN)...
  82. doi request reprint Differences in mast cell infiltration, E-cadherin, and zonula occludens-1 expression between patients with overactive bladder and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 80:225.e13-8. 2012
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  83. doi request reprint Upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma in eastern Taiwan: high proportion among all urothelial carcinomas and correlation with chronic kidney disease
    Chia Yen Chen
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 106:992-8. 2007
    ..This study investigated the incidence of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC) in eastern Taiwan and its association with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  84. doi request reprint Increased cell apoptosis of urothelium mediated by inflammation in interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
    Jia Heng Shie
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 79:484.e7-13. 2012
    ..Chronic inflammation and impaired urothelial homeostasis are possible pathogenesis of IC/PBS...
  85. doi request reprint Videourodynamic evaluation of urge syndrome following pubovaginal sling procedure for stress urinary incontinence in women
    Fei Chi Chuang
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1253-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate women with urge syndrome following pubovaginal sling procedure for stress urinary incontinence using a polypropylene mesh...
  86. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes of augmentation enterocystoplasty with an ileal segment in patients with spinal cord injury
    Jing Liang Chen
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien 970, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 108:475-80. 2009
    ..We evaluated long-term outcomes in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) who underwent AE with an ileal segment...
  87. ncbi request reprint Botulinum toxin for the lower urinary tract
    Yao Chi Chuang
    Department of Urology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    BJU Int 105:1046-58. 2010
    ..We review the biological action of BoNT in bladder and prostate, and present the techniques and results of the clinical studies with BoNT in the lower urinary tract...
  88. doi request reprint Higher levels of cell apoptosis and abnormal E-cadherin expression in the urothelium are associated with inflammation in patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
    Jia Heng Shie
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    BJU Int 108:E136-41. 2011
    ..To investigate the relationships between suburothelial inflammation and urothelial dysfunction in interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBlS)...
  89. ncbi request reprint Transurethral incision of bladder neck in treatment of bladder neck obstruction in women
    Chung Hsin Peng
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 65:275-8. 2005
    ..Bladder neck obstruction in women is an infrequently diagnosed urologic condition...
  90. ncbi request reprint Videourodynamic results in stress urinary incontinence patients after pelvic floor muscle training
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 102:23-9. 2003
    ..This study investigated the anatomical change of bladder base descent as well as the functional changes of bladder and urethra after PFMT using videourodynamic study...
  91. ncbi request reprint Videourodynamic analysis of the relationship of Valsalva and cough leak point pressures in women with stress urinary incontinence
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Urology 61:544-8; discussion 548-9. 2003
    ..To use videourodynamic assessment to investigate the relationship between Valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP) and cough leak point pressure (CLPP) in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
  92. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of desmopressin in treatment of refractory nocturia in patients older than 65 years
    Hann Chorng Kuo
    Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Republic of, Hualien, Taiwan, China
    Urology 59:485-9. 2002
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of desmopressin treatment in patients 65 years old and older with nocturia and to determine whether baseline urodynamic characteristics influenced the outcome of treatment...
  93. ncbi request reprint Identification of the alternative splice products encoded by the human protein phosphatase inhibitor-1 gene
    Hsin Tzu Liu
    Department of Research, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien 970, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 291:1293-6. 2002
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