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Expression of leptin and leptin receptor in the testis of fertile and infertile patients.
The aim of our study was to investigate the relationships between the expression of leptin, leptin receptor in the testis and spermatogenesis, and testosterone (T) concentration in infertile men.Expand
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A novel technique for approaching the endopelvic fascia in retropubic radical prostatectomy, based on an anatomical study of fixed and fresh cadavers
To present the anatomical basis and details of a technique for an approach to the endopelvic fascia devised to preserve urinary continence.
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Preservation of the puboprostatic collar and puboperineoplasty for early recovery of urinary continence after robotic prostatectomy: anatomic basis and preliminary outcomes.
OBJECTIVES The aims of the present study are to prove the hypothesis that the preservation of the puboprostatic collar and puboperineoplasty contribute to the early recovery of urinary continenceExpand
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Pelvic autonomic nerve mapping around the prostate by intraoperative electrical stimulation with simultaneous measurement of intracavernous and intraurethral pressure.
PURPOSE In previous studies we noted that the neurovascular bundle was not identical to the bundle of the cavernous nerve fibers. In this study we sought to prove these anatomical findingsExpand
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Prognostic impact of preoperative hematological disorders and a risk stratification model in bladder cancer patients treated with radical cystectomy
The present study investigated prognostic indicators, including clinicopathological and preoperative hematological factors, and developed a prognostic factor‐based risk stratification model inExpand
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Abnormalities of thyroid function in Japanese patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with sorafenib: a prospective evaluation.
The objective of this study was to characterize features of thyroid dysfunction in Japanese patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who were treated with sorafenib. We performed aExpand
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Upper urinary tract recurrence following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
Aim:  The objective of this study was to analyze the clinicopathological features of upper urinary tract recurrence following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.
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Preoperative prognostic factors after radical nephroureterectomy in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
PurposeTo evaluate the clinical significance of preoperative biomarkers such as laboratory data, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG PS) and clinicopathological factors inExpand
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Retroperitoneoscopic nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract cancer: a comparative study with conventional open retroperitoneal nephroureterectomy.
PURPOSE To compare the outcomes of retroperitoneoscopic nephroureterectomy (RNU) with those of open retroperitoneal nephroureterectomy (ORNU) for upper urinary tract cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODSExpand
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Anatomical analysis of the neurovascular bundle supplying penile cavernous tissue to ensure a reliable nerve graft after radical prostatectomy.
PURPOSE Urologists and anatomists have disagreed concerning pelvic neurovascular bundle (NVB) structure. Recently interposition nerve grafting has been performed to improve erectile function afterExpand
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