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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)
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)
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)
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)
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