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To investigate the relationships between whole-body vibration and changes in wakefulness, We measured the change of a subjective wakefulness level and electroencephalogram (EEG). Subjects are ten healthy male university students. The subjects were exposed to whole-body vibration with frequency (10 Hz) and acceleration level (0.6 ms(-2) r.m.s.) for 12 min in(More)
AIM We investigated the prognostic factors associated with overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) who received molecular targeted-therapies. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 66 patients underwent molecular targeted-therapies at the Kurume University between May 2008 and April 2014. Medical records were retrieved and(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the potential use of the transtheoretical model (TTM) by clarifying the program's effects on workers at a small-scale company. Subjects were 22 male workers at a communication system company. They were divided into two physical activity improvement program groups, the TTM-based assistance group (TTM group, n=12) and(More)
Treating extended prostatic small cell neuroendo-crine carcinoma (PSCNC) is extremely difficult and no standard treatment has yet been established. We experienced a case of advanced mixed-type PSCNC in which the patient achieved long-term survival and local control following combined therapy. Locally advanced PSCNC causing lower urinary obstruction was(More)
Ureteral polyps are benign tumors of the ureter, which are relatively rare. The etiology has proposed various hypotheses, involving chronic inflammation and congenital disease. Most of them are commonly diagnosed in the upper ureter including the ureteropelvic junction. Some studies have reported polypectomy using a holmium laser, but several studies(More)
To examine the relationship between shiftwork experience and quality of sleep after retirement, we carried out a self-reported questionnaire survey on 777 retired workers of a manufacturing company. Questionnaire items included past illness, current health status, dietary habit, alcohol drinking, smoking, regular exercise, sleep, working condition (job,(More)
The influence of the presence or absence of the neurovascular bundles on patient QOL were examined using the UCLA Prostate Cancer Index (UCLA-PCI) in patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy. The study was performed in 105 patients who were histopathologically diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Molecular targeted therapies have dramatically improved the prognosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma. However, patients in whom the treatment could initially be effective will experience disease progression later. CASE PRESENTATION A 74-year-old Japanese man who was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma with no evidence of metastasis(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze clinical and dosimetric factors involved in prostate-specific antigen bounce in patients who underwent permanent implant brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer, and to study the relationships among prostate-specific antigen bounce, age and sexual function. METHODS Between March 2007 and April 2012, 116 patients with localized(More)
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