Michihiro Yabe

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We report a Japanese Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) patient with occasional myalgia and cramps during normal activity that developed at the age of 28 months. His family history was negative for neuromuscular diseases. Muscle biopsy analyses, including dystrophin immunostaining, disclosed no clinically relevant findings. The diagnosis of BMD was initially(More)
The authors report a 14-year-old boy with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome complicated by progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Several therapeutic approaches were attempted, but there was no response. The patient died 2 months after the onset of neurologic symptoms. We detected three distinct, rearranged regions(More)
We report a rare case of giant prostatic hyperplasia treated by open surgery. A 70-year-old man was suffering from macrohematuria. Computed tomography revealed a markedly enlarged prostate measuring 580 mL. The serum prostate-specific antigen level was 9.430 ng/mL. Prostatic biopsy showed benign prostatic hyperplasia. We perfomed retropubic open(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on laboratory findings in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients in Fukushima. METHODS Changes in laboratory findings and cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) between before and after the earthquake were retrospectively analyzed in 90 adult HD patients with(More)
BACKGROUND When urine output increases, voided volume at each voiding also increases in normal subjects. This is generally understood as a vesical adaptation response to diuresis (VARD). Because lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are supposed to be improved by the change in bladder function after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP),(More)
AIMS The aim of the present study was to investigate whether atherosclerosis could be associated with lower urinary tract dysfunction in the early postoperative period after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP). METHODS Eighty consecutive patients undergoing RARP were investigated. The severity of atherosclerosis was evaluated by the(More)
Although open retropubic radical prostatectomy has been the most commonly used surgical technique for patients with localized prostate cancer for decades, robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has recently become an alternative option and widely used in Japan as well as around the world. RARP has been shown to have higher postoperative continent rates(More)
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