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Elevated serum progastrin‐releasing peptide (31–98) in metastatic and androgen‐independent prostate cancer patients *
Increases in neuroendocrine phenotype and secretory products are closely correlated with tumor progression and androgen independence in prostate cancer. In this study, we explored this correlationExpand
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Increased expression of system large amino acid transporter (LAT)-1 mRNA is associated with invasive potential and unfavorable prognosis of human clear cell renal cell carcinoma
BackgroundThe system L amino acid transporter (LAT) has an important role in the transport of various amino acids, and there have been reports about the relation of this system to cancer. AlthoughExpand
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Anteroposterior dissection HoLEP: a modification to prevent transient stress urinary incontinence.
OBJECTIVES The prevalence of transient stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after HoLEP has been reported to be as high as 44%. Anteroposterior dissection HoLEP was newly developed to protect theExpand
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Kidney transplantation of living unrelated donor-recipient combinations.
INTRODUCTION According to the Japanese renal transplant registry in 2009, there were 1123 living kidney transplantations (LKT), including 35% from spouses (husband/wife). Up to the present in Japan,Expand
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Tumor infiltrating dendritic cells predict treatment response to immmunotherapy in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
BACKGROUND Although renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is considered to be an immunogenic tumor, the role of immunogenicity in this tumor for predicting treatment response has been little investigated. Expand
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Metronomic oral cyclophosphamide chemotherapy possibly contributes to stabilization of disease in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: a prospective analysis of consecutive
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND Castration-resistant prostate cancer remains a therapeutic challenge, even after establishing the survival benefits of docetaxel chemotherapy. Metronomic chemotherapyExpand
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Retroperitoneoscopic hand-assisted live-donor nephrectomy according to the basic principle of transplantation in donor kidney selection.
PURPOSE We assessed the feasibility of retroperitoneoscopic hand-assisted live-donor nephrectomy according to the basic principle of transplantation in kidney selection, namely, leaving theExpand
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Transplantation of ABO-incompatible and living unrelated donor-recipient combinations.
INTRODUCTION According to the Japanese renal transplant registry 2005, 834 transplantations were performed using living donors. Among them 199 (23.9%) kidneys were donated from spouses (husband/wife)Expand
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Opening the bladder for cesarean hysterectomy for placenta previa percreta with bladder invasion
Cesarean hysterectomy for placenta previa percreta with bladder invasion often induces not only massive hemorrhage but also severe bladder/ureter injuries. A 37‐year‐old woman with previous cesareanExpand
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The Rho-kinase inhibitor HA-1077 suppresses proliferation/migration and induces apoptosis of urothelial cancer cells
BackgroundActivation of Rho, one of the small GTPases, and its major downstream target Rho-kinase (ROCK) promotes the development and metastasis of cancer. We previously showed that elevation of RhoExpand
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