Shigeru Fujihiro

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We have developed a highly sensitive method for detecting prostate cancer cells using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with primers specific for prostate-specific antigen gene. Forty-four lymph nodes obtained from 22 patients with prostate cancers were analyzed by RT-PCR to detect metastatic prostate cancer cells. RT-PCR could detect(More)
The Japanese surveillance committee conducted the first nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of uropathogens responsible for female acute uncomplicated cystitis at 43 hospitals throughout Japan from April 2009 to November 2010. In this study, the causative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus saprophyticus) and their(More)
Using a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-based quantitative analysis method, we investigated MDR1 mRNA expression levels in 58 bladder cancer specimens to determine whether MDR1 gene expression was induced or enhanced in bladder cancers during chemotherapy. In bladder cancer specimens which were obtained from patients treated with(More)
A total of 24 patients with urothelial cancer were treated with a combination chemotherapy consisting of vincristine (1 mg, i.v., day 1), bleomycin (15 mg, or peplomycin, 10 mg, i.m. day 2), mitomycin-C (4 mg, i.v. day 3), tegafur (600-750 mg, p.o., every day) and OK-432 (2-4 KE, i.m., day 1, 3, 5). This one-week course was repeated for an average of 4.6(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of nocturia in association with other voiding symptoms in men with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS Seventy-three patients in whom OSAS was diagnosed at Gifu Red Cross Hospital during the period from October 2005 through April 2006 were assessed on the basis of the International Prostate Symptom Score(More)
A 78-year-old man had undergone high inguinal orchiectomy because of a tumor of the right spermatic cord. Pathological diagnosis was pleomorphic liposarcoma according to the WHO classification. Adjuvant therapy was not performed because of advanced age. Six years later, he consulted our hospital with the chief complaint of asymptomatic swelling of the right(More)
An extremely rare case of esophageal metastasis from prostate cancer is reported. A 65-year-old man presented with anorexia and back pain. Upper gastrointestinal X-ray fluoroscopy and endoscopy revealed a shallow longitudinal ulcer, with converging mucosal folds, approximately 5 cm above the esophagogastric junction. The histological diagnosis of the(More)
We report a case of high flow priapism secondary to arteriovenous fistula produced by perineal trauma in a 43-year-old patient. Diagnosis was based on the result of gasometry in cavernous blood and color doppler sonography. Superselective embolization of the deep artery of the penis was performed with good results. After 6 months of treatment, erection and(More)
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) isoenzyme distribution was examined in 106 urine samples being tested cytologically for evidence of bladder cancer; the samples were selected to have less than 20 leucocytes and erythrocytes per high power field and the LDH pattern determined by electrophoresis. The Papanicolaou stained-smears showed 68 negative, 17 suspicious(More)
A male case of synchronous double cancers of the breast and prostate is reported. An 84-year-old male was admitted to the hospital complaining of general malaise, anorexia and weight loss. A tumor 3 cm in diameter was noted in his left breast, which was removed by mastectomy, and was diagnosed as papillotubular carcinoma. An induration of his prostate and(More)