Naoki Kawamorita

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OBJECTIVES To determine the biochemical outcome following radical prostatectomy alone in patients with high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS Between January 2002 and August 2007, 252 patients underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy. Those who received neoadjuvant hormone therapy were excluded from this analysis. Based on pre-operative data, we stratified(More)
PURPOSE Nerve growth factor over expression in the bladder has a role in overactive bladder symptoms via the mediation of functional changes in bladder afferent pathways. We studied whether blocking nerve growth factor over expression in bladder urothelium by a sequence specific gene silencing mechanism would suppress bladder overactivity and chemokine(More)
Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis is a disease with lower urinary tract symptoms, such as bladder pain and urinary frequency, which results in seriously impaired quality of life of patients. The extreme pain and urinary frequency are often difficult to treat. Although the etiology of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis is still not known,(More)
BACKGROUND Prostatic inflammation is associated with the development of prostatic hyperplasia. We investigated the effects of prostatic inflammation on expression levels of androgen-responsive genes and growth factors in the prostate. METHODS Prostatic inflammation was induced by formalin injection into bilateral ventral lobes of the prostate of male SD(More)
Purpose. The following review focuses on the recent advancements in intravesical drug delivery, which brings added benefit to the therapy of detrusor overactivity and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). Results. Intravesical route is a preferred route of administration for restricting the action of extremely potent drugs like DMSO for(More)
Neural cross-sensitization has been postulated as a mechanism underlying overlaps of chronic pelvic pain disorders such as bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Animals with experimental colitis have been used to study the underlying mechanisms for overlapped pelvic pain symptoms, and shown to exhibit(More)
Effects of tadalafil, a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, on the urethral continence reflex induced by sneezing were investigated. The amplitude of urethral pressure responses during sneezing (A-URS) and urethral baseline pressure (UBP) were measured in female rats using a microtransducer-tipped catheter. Sneeze leak-point pressure (S-LPP), defined as the(More)
A 55 year-old man complained dysuria and visited to our hospital. Physical examination showed firm large mass occupying whole abdomen. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a huge retroperitoneal tumor which compressed intestine, liver, kidney, and urinary bladder. We performed extirpation of the tumor (8.6 kg, largest diameter 60 cm) which was composed of(More)
PURPOSE Mecobalamin has been reported to be useful for peripheral nerve disorder. There have been no previous reports of the effects of mecobalamin on urinary and sexual function after nerve sparing radical prostatectomy. We examined the effects of the use of mecobalamin on urinary and erectile functions after nerve sparing radical prostatectomy. (More)