Kenji Takashima

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A 40-year-old man with stage I left testicular seminoma who had been followed for 18 months after orchiectomy, complained of pain in his left upper extremity and dysbasia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bone scintigraphy suggested multiple bone lesions in the thoracic vertebrae and right ischium, and bone biopsy revealed metastasis of seminoma. There(More)
BACKGROUND The recent sport promotion and healthy boom brought increasing the sport population. Running especially is the most popular activity. Various urinary abnormalities are induced by strenunous exercise. Hematuria has been found after various sports activities and noted as sports hematuria by some studies. We evaluated relation between hematuria and(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the clinical significance and prognostic value of histopathological features of bladder cancer, such as subepithelial growth patterns and tumor growth pattern at the invasion front. METHODS In total, 130 patients newly diagnosed with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and underwent transurethral resection between 1998 and 2009 were(More)
A 47-year-old woman with previous history of transvaginal uterectomy 4 years before, presented to another hospital complaining of pollakisuria and pain during micturition. She was treated with antibiotics, but symptoms failed to resolve. So she referred to our department for investigations and treatments. On cystoscopy, there was a large mass with edematous(More)
Placebo-controlled randomized trials have demonstrated that prophylactic levofloxacin (LVFX) significantly reduced the incidence of febrile neutropenia (FN) in patients receiving chemotherapy for advanced solid tumors. Garenoxacin (GRNX) has been reported to be more effective than LVFX against gram-positive bacteria especially Streptococcus pneumoniae.(More)
Voltage-induced infrared spectra of annealed spin-cast thin films of ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE)) (molar ratio, 3:1) were measured in a stepwise cyclic external electric field. Most of the observed infrared bands originated from the β ferroelectric crystalline phase. The voltage-induced spectral changes were(More)
Background. We examined the long-term effects of two chemotherapeutic agents, thiotepa and UFT, a 4 : 1 mixture of uracil and tegafur (a 5-fluorouracil pro-drug), in preventing postoperative recurrence of superficial bladder cancer. Methods. The subjects of the study were 153 patients with newly diagnosed superficial bladder cancer (≦ grade 2, ≦ pT1b) who(More)
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