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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)
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)
We determined the optimum 13C-labeling position in phenacetin for use in a breath test to diagnose liver disease based on infrared spectroscopy detection of 13CO2 in exhaled air. ([1-13C]Ethoxy)phenacetin gave the best result. This compound was also employed in a urine test using 13C-NMR spectroscopy. In the urine test, healthy subjects gave a higher signal(More)
We report two cases of metastatic urothelial cancer treated with high-dose-intensity (HD) methotrexate vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin (MVAC). After HD-MVAC, the size of primary and lymph node tumors decreased by 57-67% as compared with the standard M-VAC therapy. By shortening the dose interval, HD-MVAC may increase the anti-tumor effect without(More)
A 58-year-old woman, who had been suffering from chronic renal failure on hemodialysis since 1999, underwent living renal transplantation on January 14, 2003. The donor was her husband, and his left kidney was resected by a hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic technique. Vascular clamps were removed after vascular anastomoses, but the color of two-thirds of(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)
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)
A 28-year-old man, who had undergone right orchiectomy and prophylactic irradiation for stage I seminoma 6 years ago, developed left testicular tumor. Since the secondary tumor was localized in the lower pole of the testis, partial orchiectomy was performed with an attempt to preserve the testicular function. The pathological finding of the surgical(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)