Takahiro Yoshida

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To evaluate the characteristics of wood ash as fertilizer, composition of inorganic elements and the leaching behavior were studied. The leaching behavior was evaluated by three leaching methods using different solvents (water, hydrochloric acid, and acetic acid: Japanese leaching test Nos. 18 and 19 and modified toxicity characteristic leaching procedure(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the long-term outcome of surveillance for stage I seminoma at a single institution in Japan. METHODS A retrospective review of medical records of 64 patients who underwent orchiectomy between January 1982 and December 2005 was carried out. All of them were managed by surveillance for stage I seminoma. RESULTS Median follow-up time(More)
A 38-year-old Japanese man was referred to our outpatient clinic for treatment of infertility. Semen analysis showed azoospermia. Chromosome analysis revealed a 47XXY karyotype, and non-mosaic Klinefelter's syndrome (KFS) was diagnosed. Upon physical examination, the patient's right testicular volume was 30 mL and the left testicular volume was 3 mL.(More)
In a 58-year-old male, upper digestive endoscopy revealed a protruding lesion in the esophagus on a medical examination. The patient was referred to the Department of Surgery in our hospital to undergo surgery. On the initial consultation, upper digestive endoscopy showed a smooth, soft, black purple, type II protruding lesion measuring approximately 25 mm(More)
A low-dose chemotherapy consisting of docetaxel, estramustine and dexamethasone was investigated for its beneficial effect and feasibility in Japanese patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Seventy-two Japanese patients with metastatic CRPC were enrolled to receive docetaxel (25 mg/m2 on days 2 and 9), estramustine phosphate(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was external validation to determine whether the Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment (CAPRA) score predicts biochemical relapse (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) in Japanese patients. METHODS From 1995 to 2008, 503 Japanese patients undergoing RP for clinically localized prostate cancer were included in the(More)
Most breast cancers originate in the epithelial cells lining the breast ducts. Intraductal administration of cancer therapeutics would lead to high drug exposure to ductal cells and eliminate preinvasive neoplasms while limiting systemic exposure. We performed preclinical studies in N-methyl-N'-nitrosourea-treated rats to compare the effects of(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of PUVA (psoralen plus ultraviolet A irradiation) therapy against sclerotic skin lesions in scleroderma, although the mechanisms underlying the improvement of the skin sclerosis by this therapy remain unknown. We investigated the effects of ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation following the treatment with(More)
PURPOSE Extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) has been reported to play crucial roles, including in angiogenesis, in several carcinomas. However, the correlation between EMMPRIN levels and angiogenesis expression profile has not been reported, and the role of EMMPRIN in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is unclear. In the present study, we(More)