Kenjiro Noda

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BACKGROUND The objects of this study is to evaluate the ipsilateral stone recurrence who became stone free status after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). METHODS Three hundred ninety five patients who became stone free after ESWL with Lithostar and followed more than 6 months, were analyzed stone recurrence. Stone recurrence were diagnosed by(More)
We assessed the expression levels of survivin mRNA in bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) to provide additional information regarding its malignant potential. The real-time PCR method was used to detect the survivin mRNA level for 21 bladder tumor specimens, and for urinary exfoliated cells from 12 newly diagnosed bladder tumor patients. All bladder(More)
An 84-year-old male was referred to our hospital with the chief complaint of a painless inguinal mass. An elastic hard mass was palpable in the right inguinal region next to the spermatic cord. Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed an inguinal homogeneous mass which was slightly enhanced. Since the operation appearance indicated the tumor was(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate retrospectively whether the eight-core biopsy method improves the prostate cancer detection rate when compared with the standard sextant biopsy method in patients with prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels of 4.1-10 ng/mL. MATERIAL AND METHODS Of 437 patients whose PSA levels ranged from 4.1 to 10 ng/mL, 237 underwent a(More)
AIM To assess whether zoledronic acid (ZOL) adds to the effect of combined androgen blockade (CAB) in patients with hormone-naive bone metastatic prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were treated with either a combination of CAB (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist and bicalutamide) and ZOL (CAB-Z group) or CAB-alone (historical(More)
We evaluated the early efficacy of non-surgical treatment using 0.07% betamethasone valerate ointment on, 34 boys with phimosis between January 2001 and June 2005. Patients were treated with 0.07% betamethasone valerate ointment applied to the distal aspect of the prepuce every other day for 2-6 weeks. During the treatment period, patients were instructed(More)
A 59-year-old male was referred to our hospital with the chief complaint of a painless scrotal mass. A 6 X 4.5 X 4 cm elastic hard mass with irregular surface was palpable in the right scrotum. We diagnosed a tumor in the right scrotum and resected the tumor surgically. Histopathologically, the tumor was liposarcoma of the right scrotum. Lung tumors were(More)
BACKGROUND No guideline exists on how to treat boy's phimosis. We examined if retraction of the foreskin of the newborn boy's penis could make true phimosis become false phimosis. METHODS We taught the mother to retract the foreskin and keep inside the foreskin clean. Exposure degree of glans by retraction of foreskin was defined in 7 grades, 0 (none)(More)