Michio Tokiwa

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We administered intracavernous injections of 20 micrograms. prostaglandin E1 to 135 patients with impotence, and evaluated the effects and side effects. Among 135 patients who underwent intracavernous injection of prostaglandin E1 complete erection was observed in 83 (62 per cent), while incomplete erection was noted in 33 (24 per cent). In both groups the(More)
BABYSCAN, a whole-body counter (WBC) for small children was developed in 2013, and units have been installed at three hospitals in Fukushima Prefecture. Between December, 2013 and March, 2015, 2707 children between the ages of 0 and 11 have been scanned, and none had detectable levels of radioactive cesium. The minimum detectable activities (MDAs) for(More)
Following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, assessment of internal radiation exposure was indispensable to predict radiation-related health threats to residents of neighboring areas. Although many evaluations of internal radiation in residents living north and west of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are available, there is little(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess internal radiocontamination of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who were regularly taking haemodialysis (HD) and living in areas affected by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the Great East Japan earthquake on 11 March 2011. METHODS Internal radiocontamination in 111 patients with ESRD regularly taking HD(More)
We examined histological features of allograft biopsies in ABO minor-mismatched kidney transplantation. Forty-five patients who underwent ABO minor-mismatched kidney transplantation between September 1999 and December 2001 at our institute. The mean age was 32.6 years, with 28 males and 17 females. We divided them into five groups based on the donor and(More)
A 61-year-old-woman with end-stage renal disease caused by IgA nephropathy received living unrelated kidney transplantation from her husband in February 2001. Pre-transplant donor-specific T- and B-cell cross-match was negative. Immunosuppressive treatment consisted of tacrolimus (TAC), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), methylprednisolone (MP) and antilymphocyte(More)