Masahiro Iinuma

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PURPOSE We assessed the influence of HARDN on residual donor kidney and allograft function, invasiveness and morbidity in elderly living donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 89 living donors underwent nephrectomy before September 2004 at our institution. The 18 donors who were 65 years or older included 4 of 27 with ODN and 14 of 62 with HARDN. (More)
The circadian variation of clinical pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus was studied using 16 adult renal transplant recipients 1 month after the operation. The recipients were administered tacrolimus twice a day (9 a.m. and 9 p.m.), and whole-blood samples were obtained just prior to and 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 12 hours after oral administration. Histological(More)
We performed 52 laparoscopic adrenalectomies between January 1997 and March 2003. In 51 patients, adrenal tumors were successfully removed laparoscopically. In one patient, the laparoscopic procedure was converted to open surgery because of insufflator's trouble and hemorrhage. Perioperative blood transfusion was required in two patients; one for(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our technique and early results of hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy (HARN) for living donor transplantation and to assess its feasibility. METHODS HARN was effectively and safely performed on 44 donors from July 2001 to September 2003 at Akita University Medical Center. We describe our techniques and experiences with(More)
Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is expected to improve symptoms associated with refractory ascites of the decompensated liver cirrhosis patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the CART system performed on the decompensated liver cirrhosis patients. In this retrospective observational study, we(More)
A 69-year-old woman visited a hospital with a complaint of left abdominal dull pain. A computed tomographic scan demonstrated a large tumor with central necrosis in the left retroperitoneum, and an angiography revealed hypervascular tumor which was fed from splenic, left renal, left gastric and left colic arteries. Renal cell carcinoma with extrarenal(More)
OBJECTIVES To elucidate the clinical significance of the HER-2 gene alterations in urine-exfoliated cells detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in patients with urothelial transitional cell carcinoma. METHODS The relative increase of HER-2 (RI-HER2) and gain of chromosome 17 (G-17) in urine-exfoliated cells were examined using DNA probes(More)
Partial nephrectomy is widely accepted as a treatment for small renal cell carcinoma. However, the laparoscopic approach has not yet been considered as a standard procedure. We reviewed our 13 retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomies and 11 conventional open partial nephrectomies. We have used microwave tissue coagulation for retroperitoneoscopic surgery(More)
We developed neural cell sheets being positive for mature motoneuron markers, such as βIII tubulin, islet1 and HB9, from human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells after embryoid body formation. We transplanted the neural cell sheets into the complete transection sites of spinal cord injury (SCI) model mice. We assessed functional and histological analyses(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case control study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the long-term prevalence of the Modic changes and disc degeneration in the non-fused segments of the surgically treated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients and compare with age- and sex-matched healthy controls. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA No studies have looked at the association(More)