Masanobu Horie

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ESRD treated with dialysis is associated with increased left ventricular hypertrophy, which, in turn, is related to high mortality. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists improve survival in patients with chronic heart failure; however, the effects in patients undergoing dialysis remain uncertain. We conducted a multicenter, open-label, prospective,(More)
In Japan, the population of patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) is <4% of the total number of patients with end-stage renal disease. Few systemic analyses have examined why the number of PD patients has not increased in Japan. We organized a registry to analyze PD patients and retrospectively investigated 561 PD patients (about 5% of all Japanese PD(More)
PURPOSE We retrospectively evaluated the outcome of Hautmann neobladder reconstruction in terms of complications, lower urinary tract symptoms, and sexual function in a large group of patients who underwent radical cystectomy. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 118 patients (105 men and 13 women) who underwent radical cystectomy and Hautmann(More)
Genital chlamydial infection is a principal sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Chlamydia trachomatis can cause male urethritis, acute epididymitis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease as sexually transmitted infections. Fortunately, homotypic resistant C. trachomatis strains have not been isolated to date; however, several studies have(More)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is one of the most important pathogens causing sexually transmitted infection, and strains that are resistant to several antimicrobials are increasing. To investigate the trends of antimicrobial susceptibility among N. gonorrhoeae strains isolated from male patients with urethritis, a Japanese surveillance committee conducted the first(More)
Early withdrawal within 3 years after starting peritoneal dialysis (PD) and PD-related peritonitis have been major obstacles preventing increases in the population of PD patients. To address these problems, we implemented education programs for medical staff. This study analyzed the recent status and outcomes of PD therapy, focusing on findings such as the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine urinary CD44v6 total ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression in patients with bladder cancer using real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and evaluate its potential as a novel marker of bladder cancer. METHODS We used the bladder cancer cell line T24 and determined CD44v6 expression in cancer cells(More)
A 48-year-old female with the von Hippel-Lindau disease had the recurred renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) in the left remnant kidney after the right nephrectomy and partial resection of the left kidney due to the multiple RCCs. We performed radiofrequency ablation (RFA) under CT guidance for the treatment of that recurred tumor. As the tumors were adjacent to(More)
BACKGROUND We searched for indicators to predict the prognosis of infectious peritonitis by measuring levels of complement proteins and activation products in peritoneal dialysis (PD) fluid (PDF) of patients at early stages of peritonitis. We retrospectively analyzed the relationship between the levels of sC5b-9, C3 and C4 in PDF and the subsequent clinical(More)