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Local recurrence after radical cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer: an analysis of predictive factors.
OBJECTIVES To examine which clinicopathologic parameters predict clinically detectable local recurrence after radical cystectomy. Local recurrence after radical cystectomy for invasive bladder cancerExpand
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Growth rates of primary and metastatic lesions of renal cell carcinoma
Abstract Background: The natural history and growth rate of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have not yet been determined. The growth rates of primary lesions in incidentally found RCC were compared withExpand
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Mollusc gonadotropin-releasing hormone directly regulates gonadal functions: a primitive endocrine system controlling reproduction.
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is central to the control of vertebrate reproductive cycles and since GnRH orthologs are also present in invertebrates, it is likely that the common ancestor ofExpand
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TWO MULTIVALVULID MYXOZOANS CAUSING POSTMORTEM MYOLIQUEFACTION: KUDOA MEGACAPSULA N. SP. FROM RED BARRACUDA (SPHYRAENA PINGUIS) AND KUDOA THYRSITES FROM SPLENDID ALFONSO (BERYX SPLENDENS)
Postmortem myoliquefaction associated with multivalvulid myxozoans was found in fillets of red barracuda (Sphyraena pinguis) and splendid alfonso (Beryx splendens), which were imported to Japan fromExpand
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Balance of apoptosis and proliferation of germ cells related to spermatogenesis in aged men.
To clarify whether germ cell apoptosis is related to a decrease of germ cells in the aged testis with impaired spermatogenesis, we investigated the apoptotic rate of each germ cell type. TesticularExpand
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The secretin precursor gene. Structure of the coding region and expression in the brain.
Secretin is a 27-amino acid gastrointestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of bicarbonate-rich pancreatic fluid. We isolated and analyzed the coding region of the gene for the rat secretinExpand
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Randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐ and propiverine‐controlled trial of the once‐daily antimuscarinic agent solifenacin in Japanese patients with overactive bladder
To compare solifenacin succinate (5 and 10 mg once‐daily) to placebo and propiverine hydrochloride (20 mg once‐daily), respectively, in Japanese patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB).
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Detection of telomerase activity in exfoliated cells in urine from patients with bladder cancer.
BACKGROUND Telomeres are specific structures located at the ends of chromosomes that help maintain chromosome stability. In most tissues, telomeres become shorter as cells divide, a phenomenonExpand
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Ejaculatory disorder caused by alpha‐1 adrenoceptor antagonists is not retrograde ejaculation but a loss of seminal emission
Aim: The etiology of the ejaculatory disorder induced by alpha‐1 blockers is still controversial, although it has been suggested to be retrograde ejaculation. The aim of this study was to investigateExpand
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