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OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli before transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy and prospectively analyze the rates of infective complications after biopsy in patients receiving fluoroquinolone prophylaxis. E. coli is the pathogen most commonly associated with infections after TRUS-guided prostate(More)
A 52-year-old woman was referred to our institute for the evaluation of a tumor in her pelvic cavity. The tumor seemed to have arisen from the bladder or urethra, and bilateral iliac lymphadenopathy was seen. Her urethral mucosa looked intact according to the results of cystourethroscopy. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimens showed(More)
Previously, we reported that caveolin-1 (cav-1) is overexpressed in metastatic prostate cancer and that virulent prostate cancer cells secrete biologically active cav-1. We also showed that cav-1 expression leads to prosurvival activities through maintenance of activated Akt and that cav-1 is taken up by other cav-1-negative tumor cells and/or endothelial(More)
We analyzed the effects of castration on epididymal white adipose tissue (WAT) in C57BL/6J mice which were fed a regular or high-fat diet. Fourteen days following surgical castration profound effects on WAT tissue such as reductions in WAT wet weight and WAT/body weight ratio, induction of lipolysis and morphologic changes characterized by smaller(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study is to clarify whether symphysiotomy is an essential procedure combined with the laparoscopic pyeloplasty for the surgical treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction related to horseshoe kidney. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed five horseshoe kidney patients with symptomatic hydronephrosis who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND GLIPR1 is upregulated by p53 in prostate cancer cells and has preclinical antitumor activity. A phase I clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and activity of the neoadjuvant intraprostatic injection of GLIPR1 expressing adenovirus for intermediate or high-risk localized prostate cancer before radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Intravesical instillation of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is efficient for prophylaxis of superficial bladder cancer and treatment for carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the upper urethelial cancer. However, the incidence of adverse effects is relatively high, and those include reactive arthritis. We retrospectively evaluated the incidence and the(More)
PURPOSE Approximately 80% of patients with prostate cancer will develop bone metastases, which often lead to bone pain and skeletal-related events. Sr-89 is an established alternative for the palliation of bone pain in prostate cancer. We aimed to assess the effect of Sr-89 radionuclide therapy on quality of life (QOL) in prostate cancer patients with(More)
Previously we reported caveolin-1 (Cav-1) overexpression in prostate cancer cells and showed that it promotes prostate cancer progression. Here, we report that Cav-1 was overexpressed in 41.7% (15 of 36) of human high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) specimens obtained during radical prostatectomies. Positive correlations exist between(More)