Kazufumi Nakashima

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OBJECTIVES The Japan Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment was developed as a risk stratification instrument for patients undergoing primary androgen deprivation therapy. However, there have been no studies to validate the accuracy of the Japan Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment in predicting clinical outcomes. We examined whether the clinical outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a retrospective review of clinical T1a renal cell carcinoma patients treated in our institution. The clinicopathological findings and patients' prognoses were analyzed according to tumor size, and risk factors for tumor recurrence were elucidated. METHODS A total of 140 cases of sporadic renal cell carcinoma with a diameter of 4 cm(More)
AIMS To examine which preoperative factors, including urodynamic evaluations, and operative procedures could predict continence status after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses of preoperative factors such as age, body mass index, prostate-specific(More)
Liquid-based urine cytology (LB-URC) was evaluated for cytological diagnosis and detection of human papillomavirus (HPV), Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma. Midstream urine samples were collected from 141 male patients with urethritis and 154 controls without urethritis, and sediment cells were preserved in liquid-based cytology solution. Urethral swabs from(More)
BACKGROUND Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has shown a gradual increase in male predominance due to the increasing incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated OSCC. However, the mode of HPV transmission to the oral cavity is poorly understood, and little is known about the epidemiology of oral HPV infection in men. The prevalence rates(More)
The critical factors and etiological role of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the development of female bladder tumor were examined. Eighty-four female patients with primary bladder tumor were studied. After DNA extraction from each paraffin-embedded tissue, HPV-DNA and genotype were checked. In cases of all HPV-positive cases and some HPV-negative(More)
To clarify the recent trends in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) distribution in men in Japan, we analyzed the PSA distributions of men undergoing PSA-based population screening. We summarized the annual individual data of PSA-based population screening in Kanazawa, Japan, from 2000 to 2011, and analyzed baseline serum PSA values of the participants at the(More)
The aims of the study were to investigate desirable evaluation methods for post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) by analyzing the urinary status before robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).Questionnaires were evaluated from 155 patients prior to operation. The 24-h pad test before RARP revealed a weight of 1.1 g. The mean scores were as follows:(More)
This study was performed to determine the associations between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cytological changes in the male glans and urethral samples. Two rubbed samples of the glans and distal urethra were collected from 160 patients with urethritis, and the collected cells were placed into preservative solution for liquid-based cytology. DNA(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure changes in penile length (PL) over time before and after radical prostatectomy (RP), and to investigate the underlying mechanisms for these changes. PATIENTS AND METHODS The stretched PL (SPL) of 102 patients was measured before, 10 days after, and at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months after RP. The perpendicular distance from the(More)