Chie Yoshikawa

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To determine the prognostic value of angiogenesis factor expression for patients with muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder treated with neoadjuvant methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (M-VAC) chemotherapy and radical cystectomy, we evaluated the expression of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), vascular(More)
The expression of cyclin A protein was retrospectively investigated in 124 patients with human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with immunohistochemical techniques using antibody to cyclin A protein (BF683). Of 124 tumors, 49 (39.5%) exhibited positive staining in cancer cells with this antibody. Staining was observed predominantly but not exclusively in(More)
Vinculin is a cytoskeletal protein associated with membrane actin-filament-attachment sites of cell-cell and cell-matrix adherens-type junctions. In this article, we examine the expression of vinculin to elucidate its role in human renal neoplasms. We reviewed surgically resected specimens and selected available tissue from 79 renal tumors in 78 patients.(More)
Tumor invasion and metastasis are regulated by the expression of genes such as E-cadherin, which regulates cell adhesion, and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), which alters the integrity of the extracellular matrix. Both up-regulation of MMP-9 and down-regulation of E-cadherin correlate with bladder cancer metastasis. The purpose of this study was first(More)
Central venous catheterization is usually done in operating theater after general anesthesia. However, life-threatening complications can occasionally occur. Recently, application of ultrasound especially ultrasound-guided venipuncture has become popular for safe and reliable procedure. We investigated the current state of central venous catheterization by(More)
OBJECTIVES Knee pain related to osteoarthritis increases with age and is more common in middle-aged women. Although hormone replacement therapy (HRT) improves knee pain, women unresponsive to HRT need an effective adjunctive therapy. The aim of this study was to assess whether oral porcine placental extracts (PPE) have an impact on patients with knee pain(More)
OBJECTIVE Injections of human placental extract, which is known to play a role in skin regulation, have long been used for the treatment of skin wrinkles and non-healing wounds. Porcine placental extract (PPE), an oral supplement, was recently developed for this purpose. The aim of this study was to assess whether PPE has a positive effect on the(More)
OBJECTIVES Injections of human placental extract have long been used to treat menopausal symptoms. Recently, porcine placental extract (PPE), an oral supplement, has been developed for this purpose. The aim of this study was to assess whether PPE has an impact on climacteric symptoms in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. METHODS Seventy-six women(More)
We used fluorescence in situ hybridization with centromere-specific probes for chromosomes 7, 8, 10, and Y to determine the copy number of these chromosomes in metastatic prostate cancers of five Japanese cases. Freshly prepared samples were obtained from prostate needle biopsies at different phases of clinical treatment; pretreatment, 1 week, 4 weeks, 12(More)