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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of long-term treatment with two different antimuscarinics, imidafenacin and solifenacin, in patients with overactive bladder (OAB). PATIENTS AND METHODS Male or female patients 20 years of age or older who had urgency (more than 1 episode in 24 h) were randomized into two groups: group(More)
BACKGROUND Radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) has resulted in substantial blood loss and the frequent need for homologous blood transfusion. In this study, the efficacy of autologous blood transfusion, from medical and financial perspectives, was evaluated in patients undergoing RRP. METHODS Between 1994 and 2000, 80 patients with localized prostate(More)
  • T Koide
  • 1992
With the use of a newly developed and convenient enzymatic method, tissue, urine and blood polyamine (diamine, spermidine and spermine) levels were evaluated as a tumor marker of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in 50 cases with the disease. Furthermore, blood and urine polyamines were periodically determined and evaluated as a follow-up marker. The pretreatment(More)
OBJECTIVE In addition to overactive bladder (OAB) and sleep disorders (disturbance of additional sleep induction), nocturnal polyuria has been reported as an etiology of nocturia in elderly people. To investigate the influence of heart function on nocturnal polyuria in elderly people, we examined the association with nocturnal polyuria using brain(More)
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