Makoto Kobuke

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To determine health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) or permanent prostate brachytherapy (BT), third party-conducted QOL surveys were prospectively compared. Between 2004 and 2005, 37 patients underwent RRP and 36 were treated with BT. A QOL survey consisting of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form(More)
From January 2004 to March 2007, 308 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer were treated using iodine-125 (125I) seed implantation (permanent brachytherapy) at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We evaluated the treatments efficacy and morbidity in 300 prostate cancer patients who were followed(More)
PURPOSE There is no effective therapy against hormone refractory prostate cancer. This led us to evaluate the effectiveness and toxicity of cis-platinum (CDDP) and ifosfamide (IFM) combination chemotherapy in the patients with hormone-unresponsive carcinoma of the prostate. METHODS Patients with hormone-unresponsive prostate cancer were scheduled to(More)
PURPOSE To reveal a predictive factor for biochemical recurrence (BCR) after permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) using iodine-125 seed implantation in patients with localized prostate cancer classified as low or intermediate risk based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. METHODS AND MATERIALS From January 2004 to December 2009,(More)
To investigate antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of various bacterial pathogens isolated from complicated urinary tract infection (UTI) cases, the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy, the Japanese Association of Infectious Disease, and the Japanese Society of Clinical Microbiology conducted the second nationwide surveillance from January to September 2011.(More)
The crystal structure of Streptomyces erythraeus trypsin (abbreviated as SET) has been determined in order to clarify the precise structure of the vicinity of the active site of serine protease and to understand its structure-function relationship. Crystals of SET were prepared at its active pH range (pH 5-10) without any inhibitors which might have(More)
77 Background: To reveal a predictive factor for biochemical recurrence (BCR) after permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) using iodine-125 (125I) seed implantation in patients with localized prostate cancer classified as low or intermediate risk based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. METHODS From January 2004 to December(More)
We compared the safety and efficacy of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with a thick loop and with a standard loop. We compared 36 consecutive men (median age, 70 years) with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperlasia (BPH) treated by TURP with a thick loop to a cohort of 36 men (median age, 72 years) treated by TURP with a standard loop. The(More)
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