Kazuro Kikkawa

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BACKGROUND While novel drugs have been developed, docetaxel remains one of the standard initial systemic therapies for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients. Despite the excellent anti-tumor effect of docetaxel, its severe adverse effects sometimes distress patients. Therefore, it would be very helpful to predict the efficacy of docetaxel(More)
We report a case of pyoderma gangrenosum of the penis presenting as Fournier's gangrene. A 77-year-old man who had undergone radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer 16 month earlier, presented with penile pain and fever. Symptoms began with erythema and induration on the dorsal surface of the penile shaft followed by spontaneous purulent drainage with(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of zoledronic acid (ZA) on bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with prostate cancer receiving combined androgen blockade (CAB) as a first-line androgen deprivation therapy. Patients receiving CAB for prostate cancer without bone metastasis were candidates for this study. Forty-two patients were randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE Mutations of the genes encoding subunits of potassium voltage-gated channel, KCNQ2 and KCNQ3, have been identified in patients with benign familial neonatal seizures (BFNS). This study set out to determine the frequency of microchromosomal deletions of KCNQ2 or KCNQ3 associated with BFNS. METHODS The study subjects were patients with BFNS (n =(More)
UNLABELLED To determine whether dendritic cells (DC) transduced with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) gene can induce PSA-specific cytotoxic lymphocytes (CTL) against prostate cancer cells, and whether bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) cell-wall skeleton (CWS) can enhance the maturation of DC-PSA and the killing activity of subsequently induced PSA-specific(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether survivin-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) could be induced by dendritic cells (DCs) transduced with survivin gene by adenoviral vector, and whether these CTLs would display cytotoxic activities against human urologic cancer cell lines. Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein family, is expressed in(More)
We report a case of renal transplantation using a horseshoe kidney from a living, genetically unrelated donor. The recipient was a 60-year-old man with diabetic nephropathy, and the donor was the 63-year-old wife of the recipient with a horseshoe kidney free of complications. Computed tomography showed two renal arteries and one renal vein on the left side,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of treatment results after endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery (ECIRS). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted of 75 patients with renal stones who underwent ECIRS and a preoperative non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) examination. The stone-free rate (SFR),(More)