Hideo Tahara

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Visceral larva migrans (VLM) is a disease usually observed in children in which the larvae of animal parasites invade and reside in human tissues for long periods. Although the common causal species of VLM are Toxocara canis and T. cati, we identified three adult patients with VLM, probably due to Ascaris suum, whose diagnosis was made by specific(More)
BACKGROUND Micropapillary urothelial carcinoma (MPUC) is a rare variant of urothelial carcinoma (UC), which is often advanced at presentation, and carries poor prognosis. Majority of the reported cases of MPUC originate from the urinary bladder. Of over 190 MPUC cases reported in the English literature, 35 cases were of the upper urinary tract. We report a(More)
OBJECTIVES Appropriate management of renal trauma is still controversial. Many of the patients have minor injuries and conservative treatment can achieve excellent outcomes without any complications. For major injuries of deep lacerations or ruptures, we have been performing early surgical treatment to salvage the kidney in the selected cases after the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of dutasteride add-on therapy for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) with small prostates who have been treated with α-blocker therapy for >3 months. METHODS A total of 110 men with clinical BPH were enrolled. There were 17 and 93 subjects with a prostate volume (PV)(More)
A 58-year-old woman visited our hospital with nausea and right flank pain. At first abdominal ultrasonography was performed, suggesting a right renal infarction. Computed tomography (CT) study of the abdomen with intravenous contrast was performed to determine the cause of the symptoms. The scan revealed poor enhancement in the lower half of the right(More)
A 70-year-old man underwent right nephrectomy for clear cell renal carcinoma in 1985. After nephrectomy, he was routinely followed up as an outpatient. Solitary chest tumor was detected on pulmonary CT in 2005. A wedge resection of pulmonary tumor was performed under diagnosis of primary lung cancer. The histological feature was not of primary lung cancer,(More)
In eight anesthetized mongrel dogs, the pumpless ECMO applied between the femoral artery and vein was performed under the condition of hypoventilation for 24 hours. The methods were same as the first and second reports, except the pumpless ECMO was used. The abnormal parameters in the cardiovascular and respiratory system (blood gas analysis and end(More)
The purpose of this study is whether 123I-BMIPP detects a culprit lesion in patients with unstable angina. Twenty-six patients with unstable angina underwent 123I-BMIPP (BMIPP) and 201Tl (Tl) imaging at rest. BMIPP image was compared with Tl imaging. BMIPP imaging revealed defects or low uptake corresponding to myocardial ischemic areas predicted by(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to investigate the growth rate and clinical outcome of patients with a small renal mass (SRM) after delayed surgery versus immediate surgery. METHODS We reviewed the clinical records of 328 patients with SRM ≦ 4cm at diagnosis, who underwent delayed or immediate surgical intervention from January 2000 to December 2011.(More)
In an MHC class I-disparate combination of mouse strains, a single intravenous injection of donor spleen cells combined with 10 suboptimal doses of 15-deoxyspergualin (DSG) administration was effective in inducing donor-specific suppression of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses and prolonged survival of the relevant skin allograft. Proliferative(More)