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To determine health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) or permanent prostate brachytherapy (BT), third party-conducted QOL surveys were prospectively compared. Between 2004 and 2005, 37 patients underwent RRP and 36 were treated with BT. A QOL survey consisting of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form(More)
To determine the independent risk factors of bladder recurrence in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC). A total of 364 patients underwent nephroureterectomy (NUx) for UUT-UC between January 2005 and April 2009 in Okayama University and 17 affiliated hospitals. Patients with concomitant bladder cancer were excluded from the(More)
The aim of this study was to reveal the clinical features of anterior urethral recurrence in patients with superficial bladder cancer, and to determine the appropriate treatment. Three hundred and three patients with superficial bladder cancer, who were newly diagnosed and initially treated conservatively in our hospital between 1965 and 1990, were followed(More)
To compare the health-related quality of life of elderly patients after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in urinary diversion groups: ileal conduit, ureterocutaneostomy, or orthotopic urinary reservoir. The 109 participating elderly patients aged 75 or older completed self-reporting questionnaires: the QLQ-C30, and on satisfaction with urinary(More)
To compare the quality of life (QOL) in patients with ileal neobladder and sigmoidal neobladder, a retrospective survey was conducted using a formulated questionnaire. Between January and March 1999, a QOL survey was conducted using self-administered questionnaires (EORTC QLQ-C30, IPSS, supplemented with detailed questionnaires about continence, sexual(More)
OBJECTIVES To better understand bone metabolism and predict bone loss in treatment using gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist for patients with prostate cancer. METHODS The changes in bone mineral density and blood levels of bone metabolism markers and the level of pyridinoline cross-linked carboxy-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen, a specific(More)
Six out of 30 patients with chronic renal failure showed osteosclerosis in the lateral radiograph of the lumbar spine. When two groups with a similar degree of renal impairment were compared, the patients with osteosclerosis were younger and had a significantly higher level of circulating PTH (p less than 0.05) and total hydroxyproline excretion (p less(More)