Shintaro Miyamoto

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the incidence of radical prostatectomy-related inguinal hernia (RPRIH) and the predictive factors for RPRIH. METHODS We reviewed the medical charts of patients who had undergone retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) at our institution from January 2002 to December 2004 and had a median follow-up of 17 months (range 3 to 42). All(More)
OBJECTIVE A high body mass index (BMI) and a low testosterone level were recently reported to be prognostic factors for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) recurrence following radical prostatectomy (RP). The goal of this study was to clarify their relationship and influences on biochemical recurrence after RP. METHODS We analysed 126 patients whose data,(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical relevance of carbapenem and third-generation cephalosporin treatment for febrile complicated pyelonephritis, which often leads to urosepsis. Parenteral antimicrobial treatment with a carbapenem or third-generation cephalosporin was administered to febrile patients and the treatment was switched to oral(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the detection rates of Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma, which are presumptive causes of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), in young men in Sapporo, Japan. In addition, we examined the associations among Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma. A survey of 100 asymptomatic healthy male volunteers was carried out.(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence rates of asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STI) in young men in Sapporo, Japan. A survey of 204 healthy male volunteers was conducted. First-voided urine specimens were used for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae with polymerase chain reaction assay, and cotton swab(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with T1G3 bladder cancer are at high risk of progression to muscle-invasive cancer, and early cystectomy is considered as a treatment option in this particular situation. On the other hand, understaging of T1G3 bladder cancer has been gradually proven as second or repeat transurethral resection (TUR) has been widely applied. To evaluate(More)
The aim of this study was to establish a standard protocol for surgical antimicrobial agents for patients who received transurethral ureterolithotripsy (TUL). We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of patients who received TUL. From October 2002 to December 2003, 2 days (total, four times) of antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) was done, and from(More)
The nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) has been valuable in the diagnosis of urinary tuberculosis; however, no studies have attempted to determine the significance of NAAT post treatment. We encountered three patients with urinary tuberculosis who underwent sequential NAAT during antituberculosis chemotherapy and post treatment. All patients were(More)
A 65-year-old female was admitted to our hospital complaining of left upper abdominal pain. Although the symptom improved with observation, serum creatinine rose to 2.0 mg/dl. Slight atrophy of the left kidney was seen on abdominal plain computed tomography. In order to examine the possibility of renal infarction from thrombosis with angiography, we(More)
This paper addresses the development of a hardware-in-the-loop simulator and flight simulation of a subscale experimental winged rocket. The hardware-in-the-loop simulator was developed to evaluate the performance of the winged rocket. Two control strategies for the ascent and return flights were studied using the hardware-in-the-loop simulator. The(More)