Osamu Fujita

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OBJECTIVES To perform a randomized comparative study to investigate the clinical effects of extracorporeal magnetic innervation (ExMI) and functional electrical stimulation (FES) on urinary incontinence after retropubic radical prostatectomy. METHODS Thirty-six patients with urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy were randomly assigned to three(More)
INTRODUCTION Radical prostatectomy is a common procedure for the treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer. However, urinary incontinence is a significant potential source of morbidity following surgery. Extracorporeal magnetic stimulation (ExMS) is a new technology used for pelvic muscle strengthening in the treatment of stress urinary(More)
We examined the involvement of the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in bladder outlet obstruction (BOO)-induced bladder smooth muscle hypertrophy using a rat in vivo and in vitro study. BOO induced increases in bladder weight and bladder smooth muscle thickness 1 week after the operation. By using antibody microarrays, 64 of 389(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between occupational class and exposure to job stressors among employed men and women in Japan remains unclear. METHODS Data of 16,444 men and 3,078 women were analyzed. The information was obtained from answers to a questionnaire distributed among employees of nine companies in Japan between 1996 and 1998 (average response(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal magnetic innervation (ExMI) is a new technology used for pelvic muscle strengthening for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. We explored whether this new technology is effective for patients with urge incontinence, as well as those with stress urinary incontinence. METHODS We studied 20 patients with urge incontinence(More)
BACKGROUND Research on the association between job strain or other job stressors and depressive disorders is still limited. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prospective association of job strain, role stressors and job insecurity with long-term sick leave due to depressive disorders. METHODS A prospective study was conducted of a(More)
OBJECTIVES Insomnia is associated with physical and mental disorders. We examined the effect of insomnia on immune functions, focusing on the T helper 1 (Th1)/ T helper 2 (Th2) balance, by a cross-sectional design. METHODS We provided a self-administered questionnaire to evaluate sleep habits, smoking and medical disorders to 578 men without any toxic(More)
Social support is supposed to have a positive health effect via alteration of immunity. In this study, associations between perceived social support and immune systems were examined. Immunological assessments, e.g. T cell count, Natural Killer cell count, Interferon-gamma, Interleukin-4, and psychological assessments, e.g. Generic Job Stress Questionnaire(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the effect of acute exercise in hypoxia on flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD). Eight males participated in this study. Two maximal exercise tests were performed using arm cycle ergometry to estimate peak oxygen uptake $$ \left( {\dot{V}{\text{O}}_{{ 2 {\text{peak}}}} } \right) $$ while breathing normoxic [inspired O2(More)
PURPOSE Resiniferatoxin (RTX) is a specific C fiber neurotoxin which produces desensitization. In this study we performed intravesical RTX therapy in patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity. In addition we measured the current perception threshold of C and A delta fibers before and after treatment to evaluate clinical significance. MATERIALS AND(More)