Joishi Kumazawa

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PURPOSE Elevation of urinary levels of interleukin-6 and 8 has been observed in patients with acute urinary tract infections. However, to our knowledge there have been no studies concerning the secretion of interleukin-6 and 8 into the urine after acute inflammation has resolved and renal scarring has occurred. On the other hand, it is well known that(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms was determined by survey as an initial step in estimating the significance of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in Asia and Australia. METHODS The symptom index (0 to 35) and quality-of-life (QOL) index (0 to 6) of the international prostate symptom score were measured in 7588 men in 9 Asian(More)
To prevent renal scarring, which occurs at the end stage of chronic pyelonephritis due to vesicoureteral reflux of infected urine, immediate antimicrobial treatment is reported to be essential. When treatment is delayed, the antimicrobial agent is believed to be effective only in eliminating bacteria, not in preventing scar formation. Using the ascending(More)
The results of the first 6 cases of laparoscopic adrenalectomy were compared with the most recent 11 consecutive cases of traditional open adrenalectomy for the treatment of benign adrenal tumor. In both groups, all the tumors were less than 4 cm in diameter and were removed successfully with no significant complications. The weight of the resected specimen(More)
Nineteen patients with histologically proven superficial bladder cancer (Ta, T1) were treated with intravesical instillation of 30 mg of adriamycin (ADM) dissolved in 24 ml physiological saline plus 15 mg of verapamil (VR) (6 ml) every day for 10 days. In spite of the short period of treatment, 6 of the 18 evaluable patients (33.3%) showed complete response(More)
Studies on testis autoimmunity are needed for a better understanding of immunological male infertility. Evidence has accumulated that the delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) response plays a key role in the induction and/or maintenance of experimental autoimmune orchitis (EAO), an animal model for human immunological male infertility or aspermatogenesis. We(More)
A total of 370 laparoscopic adrenalectomies, including 311 transperitoneal (TP) and 59 retroperitoneal (RP) approaches, were performed in nine urologic centers, where the laparoscopic adrenalectomy was first begun independently in Japan, and their affiliated hospitals between January 1992 and September 1996. The clinical diagnoses of those 370 adrenal(More)
We established three cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cisplatin)-resistant cell lines, T24/DDP5, T24/DDP7, and T24/DDP10, by the stepwise exposure of T24 human bladder cancer cells to increasing concentrations of cisplatin. The resistance to cisplatin of T24/DDP5, T24/DDP7, and T24/DDP10 cells was 2.2-, 5.2-, and 8.4-fold that of the parental T24 cells,(More)
A human bladder cancer cell line resistant to adriamycin (ADM), T24/ADM9 has been established in vitro by exposing T24 parent cells to progressively higher concentrations of the drug over a period of 12 months. The T24/ADM9 cells were found to be 9 times more resistant to ADM than the T24 parent, and showed various degrees of cross-resistance to an ADM(More)
Three newly synthesized imidazothiazole derivatives (N276-12, N276-14, N276-17) were examined regarding their ability and mechanism as a chemosensitizing agent against multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1)-mediated and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP)-mediated MDR. All three N276 compounds almost completely reversed the acquired resistance to(More)