Hiroyuki Ihara

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We investigated the effect of extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) on the production of interleukin (IL)-6, whose molecules are capable of stimulating the development of osteoclasts from their hematopoietic precursors as well as are involved in signal transduction systems in human osteoblastic SaM-1 cells. These human osteoblasts constitutively(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate survival of hormone-naïve prostate cancer patients diagnosed with prostate-specific antigen ≥500 ng/ml, stratified according to the prostate-specific antigen level and type of therapy. METHODS Data of prostate cancer patients with prostate-specific antigen ≥500 ng/ml diagnosed between 2001 and 2003 and receiving primary androgen(More)
We compared perioperative outcomes and costs between open and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. The Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, including cases from 2007 to 2010, was used by one-to-one propensity-score matching. The following items were compared: complication rate; homologous and autologous transfusion rate;(More)
Ureteric sciatic hernias are extremely rare. Here we report a case of a 78-year-old woman presented with colicky left abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed a ureteric sciatic hernia, and drip infusion pyelography revealed dilated left ureter with herniation of the ureter into the sciatic foramen. The hernia was successfully repaired laparoscopically.(More)
Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis is a rare, benign condition characterized by progressive calcification of the scrotal skin. A 29-year-old man who had undergone primary surgical excision of idiopathic scrotal calcinosis 7 years previously presented with recurrence that he had first noticed 3 years after surgery. Multiple yellowish nodules were observed in the(More)
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