Katsuya Nonomura

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A recently developed real-time computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy system, which provides effective real-time reconstruction and display of CT images, was used to monitor nonvascular interventional procedures performed in 57 patients. Biopsy of thoracic lesions (n = 38), biopsy or drainage of pelvic lesions (n = 6), drainage or aspiration of intracranial(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) is known to have pivotal roles in various inflammatory processes. The TWEAK receptor, fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Fn14), has various unique functions under physiological and pathological conditions; however, the therapeutic potential of its direct targeting remains unknown. Here, we(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prognostic role of different clinico-pathological parameters in node-positive patients treated by radical cystectomy. METHODS A retrospective multi-institutional study of 435 patients who underwent radical cystectomy between 1990 and 2005 was carried out. Of them, pathological lymph node (LN) metastases were found in 83(More)
PURPOSE We determined whether diagnostic ureteroscopy for upper urinary tract cancer affects intravesical recurrence and cancer specific mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a retrospective, multi-institutional study we evaluated 208 patients undergoing nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract cancer who had no perioperative systemic chemotherapy,(More)
PURPOSE Three-dimensional arrangements of smooth muscle cells, collagenous component and peripheral nerves of congenital ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction were studied in order to clarify the pathogenetic mechanism of interaction among these neuro-myo-stromal components. MATERIALS AND METHODS The UPJ and upper ureters were obtained from 14 patients(More)
From March 1989 to December 1992, we encountered 25 kidneys in 21 patients with a suspicious ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction detected only on prenatal ultrasound. In all these patients other urological abnormalities were excluded by voiding cystourethrography and other radiological findings. Diuretic renography (DR) was initially performed at an(More)
PURPOSE We determined prognostic factors associated with prolonged survival after metastasectomy for urothelial carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 42 patients who underwent resection of urothelial carcinoma metastases with curative intent at 4 Japanese university hospitals were included in analysis. Of the patients 41 of 42 underwent systemic(More)
BACKGROUND Hypospadias is one of the most common congenital anomalies in the world. Recently, increases in the prevalence of hypospadias have been reported in various countries including Japan. In this study, we examined whether the prevalence of hypospadias in Hokkaido, Japan, increased or not, using standardized diagnostic criteria. We also investigated(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the role of lymph-node (LN) dissection in patients undergoing surgery for upper urinary tract (UUT) cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed the clinicopathological data from 312 patients with UUT cancer treated predominantly by nephroureterectomy. The relationship between clinical characteristics and cancer-specific survival (CSS)(More)
PURPOSE Successful kidney transplantation (KTx) can ameliorate bodily damage caused by end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Arterial stiffness (AS) is one of the critical factors that shorten the survival of patients due to cardiovascular events. KTx may reduce AS as well; however, this has not been investigated well. We therefore conducted a retrospective study(More)