Hiroyuki Nose

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OBJECTIVES We assessed the accuracy of two noninvasive, ultrasound methods of diagnosing bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). The potential for the combined methods to enhance the accuracy of diagnosis was also assessed. METHODS We evaluated 30 male outpatients using two recently developed diagnostic methods, transabdominal ultrasound grading of intravesical(More)
To determine health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) or permanent prostate brachytherapy (BT), third party-conducted QOL surveys were prospectively compared. Between 2004 and 2005, 37 patients underwent RRP and 36 were treated with BT. A QOL survey consisting of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form(More)
OBJECTIVES To perform a randomized comparative study to investigate the clinical effects of extracorporeal magnetic innervation (ExMI) and functional electrical stimulation (FES) on urinary incontinence after retropubic radical prostatectomy. METHODS Thirty-six patients with urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy were randomly assigned to three(More)
INTRODUCTION Radical prostatectomy is a common procedure for the treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer. However, urinary incontinence is a significant potential source of morbidity following surgery. Extracorporeal magnetic stimulation (ExMS) is a new technology used for pelvic muscle strengthening in the treatment of stress urinary(More)
The RBE-weighted absorbed dose, called "biological dose," has been routinely used for carbon-ion treatment planning in Japan to formulate dose prescriptions for treatment protocols. This paper presents a microdosimetric approach to measuring the biological dose, which was redefined to be derived from microdosimetric quantities measured by a(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal magnetic innervation (ExMI) is a new technology used for pelvic muscle strengthening for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. We explored whether this new technology is effective for patients with urge incontinence, as well as those with stress urinary incontinence. METHODS We studied 20 patients with urge incontinence(More)
From January 2004 to March 2007, 308 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer were treated using iodine-125 (125I) seed implantation (permanent brachytherapy) at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We evaluated the treatments efficacy and morbidity in 300 prostate cancer patients who were followed(More)
PURPOSE To reveal a predictive factor for biochemical recurrence (BCR) after permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) using iodine-125 seed implantation in patients with localized prostate cancer classified as low or intermediate risk based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. METHODS AND MATERIALS From January 2004 to December 2009,(More)
Pharyngeal chlamydial and gonococcal infections can occur as a consequence of oral sex, and they also can be transmitted from the pharynx to the genital tract of sex partners. There have been many reports on the prevalence of pharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in men who have sex with men; however, there have been few reports on the(More)
PURPOSE Resiniferatoxin (RTX) is a specific C fiber neurotoxin which produces desensitization. In this study we performed intravesical RTX therapy in patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity. In addition we measured the current perception threshold of C and A delta fibers before and after treatment to evaluate clinical significance. MATERIALS AND(More)