Hiroyuki Nomura

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OBJECTIVES Incidence of lymph node metastasis is relatively high even in early-stage epithelial ovarian cancers (EOC). Lymphadenectomy is important in the surgical treatment of EOC; however, the exact role of lymphadenectomy in the management of EOC remains unclear. In this study, we evaluated lymph node metastasis in stages I and II EOC patients. (More)
OBJECTIVES To compare photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS Patients were enrolled in a prospective non-randomized trial and underwent PVP (n = 78) and TURP (n = 51). Primary outcome variables included: International Prostate Symptom(More)
Progestin preparations are made of synthetic progesterone and have often been used for hormone therapy in gynecological patients with endometriosis or endometrial cancer. Hormone therapy using progestin is considered to be one of the effective means of treatment particularly when dealing with endometrial cancer(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the relation between cofilin 1 expression and progression-free survival in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. We performed quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemical analysis in 78 patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (excluding those with mucinous and clear-cell(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the learning experience, in addition to its impact on outcomes, in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) who undergo photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 74 Japanese patients who underwent PVP. All patients were assessed for treatment efficacy in outcome variables(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of hand-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (HALRN) in patients with localized stage T(1)/T(2) renal-cell carcinoma, we analyzed the clinical results of our patients treated in this way. PATIENTS AND METHODS From March 1999 to March 2003, a total of 96 patients aged 28 to 86 years (mean 61 years) with clinical stage(More)
Clear cell carcinoma of the ovary (CCC) is a histologic subtype of epithelial ovarian cancer with a distinct clinical behavior. There are marked geographic differences in the prevalence of CCC. The CCC is more likely to be detected at an early stage than high-grade serous cancers, and when confined within the ovary, the prognosis is good. However, advanced(More)
Epimutation is defined as abnormal transcriptional repression of active genes and/or abnormal activation of usually repressed genes caused by errors in epigenetic gene repression. Epimutation arises in somatic cells and the germline, and constitutional epimutation may also occur. Epimutation is the first step of(More)
Irinotecan is a key chemotherapeutic drug used to treat many tumors, including cervical and ovarian cancers; however, irinotecan can cause toxicity, particularly in the presence of uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) gene polymorphisms, which are associated with reduced enzyme activity. Here, we investigated the prevalence of three(More)
Mitochondria could be a good target for anti-parasitic drugs. The alpha and beta subunits of mitochondrial processing peptidase (MPP) and the core subunits of the cytochrome bc1 complex, UCR-1 and UCR-2, are homologous to one another and are important for mitochondrial functions. However, our knowledge of these proteins in nematodes is very limited.(More)