Akio Hoshi

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In order to hold non-adhesive type cells while maintaining cellular interactions and various autocrine/paracrine factors, a micro 3D culture system using Hyaluronan (HA)-type I collagen capsules was investigated as a possible scaffold for cell transplantation. Skeletal muscle-derived enzymatically extracted cells, which include numerous non-adhesive type(More)
BACKGROUND Cellular cardiomyoplasty for myocardial infarction has been developed using various cell types. However, complete differentiation and/or trans-differentiation into cardiomyocytes have never occurred in these transplant studies, whereas functional contributions were reported. METHODS AND RESULTS Skeletal muscle interstitium-derived(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe a novel dorsal vein complex preserving technique for intrafascial nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and to evaluate its postoperative outcomes. METHODS A total of 109 patients who underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy by a single surgeon were evaluated, including 44 patients with dorsal vein complex preserving(More)
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