Rino Sugiyama

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AIMS We investigated the effect of resiniferatoxin (RTX)-treatment on cystometric parameters in the spinal cord injury (SCI) rats in both conscious and urethane-anesthetized conditions and evaluated the influence of urethane-anesthesia on the effect of RTX on lower urinary tract (LUT) function in SCI rats. METHODS Female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. SCI(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a recessive inherited autoinflammatory syndrome. Patients with FMF have symptoms such as recurrent fever and abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by arthralgia. Biopsy specimens have revealed substantial neutrophil infiltration into synovia. FMF patients have a mutation in the Mediterranean fever gene, encoding pyrin,(More)
PURPOSE Imidafenacin and fesoterodine are used to treat overactive bladder. Imidafenacin, fesoterodine and its active metabolite 5-hydroxymethyl tolterodine are muscarinic receptor antagonists. It is believed that these agents act on afferent nerves in addition to smooth muscle. We investigated the effects of imidafenacin and 5-hydroxymethyl tolterodine on(More)
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