Masato Fukushima

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PURPOSE We performed a randomised controlled study regarding the effects of androgen replacement therapy (ART) on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in hypogonadal men with benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). METHODS Fifty-two patients with hypogonadism and BPH were randomly assigned to receive testosterone (ART group) as 250 mg of testosterone enanthate(More)
To characterize the stems of Akebia trifoliata chemically, a detailed phytochemical examination was carried out on A. trifoliata stems, with particular attention to the triterpene and triterpene saponin constituents, and resulted in the isolation of three new triterpenes (1-3) and three new triterpene saponins (11-13), together with seven known triterpenes(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate microdeletions and palindrome complexes in the azoospermic factor (AZF) c regions of the Y chromosome, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with sequence-tagged site (STS) markers with known physical positions, after verification of the exact physical locations of candidate STSs and exclusion of those that would give ambiguous results(More)
This study focuses on the 5-year Protein 3000 Project launched in 2002, the largest biological project in Japan. The project aimed to overcome Japan's alleged failure to contribute fully to the Human Genome Project, by determining 3000 protein structures, 30 percent of the global target. Despite its achievement of this goal, the project was fiercely(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal behavior and delirium are common in children with influenza. While abnormal behavior and delirium are considered to be associated with influenza encephalopathy, an increased risk of such neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients receiving neuraminidase inhibitor treatment is suspected. Laninamivir octanoate hydrate, recently approved in(More)
Studies have shown that prior information concerning the spatial location of a subsequent target facilitates the selection of that target for further visual processing in three-dimensional (3-D) space. Using Posner's cuing paradigm, our work examined the reaction time of drivers when cue duration and peripheral environment luminance was changed, and(More)
Contrary to claims that view the life sciences as having similar effects everywhere, I draw on research in the Biopolis of Singapore to examine how an assemblage of global and situated elements engenders conditions that crystallize scientific inquiries and orient social effects in the research milieu. I trace some of the intricate relationships among many(More)
We report a case of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) treated effectively with testosterone enanthate. A 70-year-old man was diagnosed with low-risk MDS in 1998, and he was first given methenolone acetate orally because of gradual progression of anemia and thrombocytopenia. However, this treatment was not effective, so we changed the treatment to testosterone(More)
In 1994, the JSRAE published JARef, Vol. 1, ‘HFCs and HCFCs,’ JAR Thermodynamic Tables, Vol. 1, Version 1.0, which provides the thermodynamic properties of 12 refrigerants by a printed form and a software. At the time reliable experimental data for new alternative refrigerants were qualitatively and quantitatively limited, some of the properties had to be(More)
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