Takashige Namima

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PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy of a single early intravesical instillation of pirarubicin (THP) in the prevention of bladder recurrence after nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC). PATIENTS AND METHODS From December 2005 to November 2008, 77 patients clinically diagnosed with UUT-UC from 11 institutions participating(More)
The aim of this study is to localize the primary sensory cortex of urogenital organs in the human brain. Using a newly developed MRI-linked magnetoencephalography system, we measured somatosensory evoked magnetic fields (SEFs) for unilateral stimuli on the dorsal penile nerve (DPN), posterior tibial nerve (PTN) and median nerve (MN). In five healthy male(More)
BACKGROUND Simultaneous determinations of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (hCG) and hCG-beta frequently produce discrepancies, that is when hCG or hCG-beta is normal, the other is elevated. Accordingly, we examined the significance of simultaneous determination of serum hCG and hCG-beta in testicular tumors. METHODS Simultaneous determination of hCG(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the effects and indications of sacral surface therapeutic electrical stimulation (SS-TES) for refractory urinary incontinence. DESIGN Evaluation before and after therapy. SETTING On clinical site and at nursing home. SUBJECTS Seven neurogenic bladder, five unstable bladder and six nocturia cases were investigated. Twelve were(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the efficacy and safety of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injection into the bladder wall for the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity secondary to spinal cord injury in Japanese patients. METHODS We enrolled Japanese spinal cord injury patients with cystometrically confirmed neurogenic detrusor overactivity who experienced(More)
Treatment by internal iliac arterial infusion chemotherapy (IA) combined with pelvic irradiation has proved to be effective for locally invasive bladder. Eight male patients, median age of 78 years (range 73-81) were enrolled. Pretreatment CT and whole layer core biopsy revealed T3a or T3b. Pelvic CT or fine needle aspiration biopsy following bipedal(More)
A 67-year-old Japanese man developed a sudden onset of severe right-side upper abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. On hospitalization, physical examination revealed sweating, tachycardia, hypertension and the appearance of peripheral vasoconstriction. An urgent computed tomography scan with contrast demonstrated a large hematoma in the right(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate normal changes in the bulbocavernosus reflex (BCR) during the micturition cycle, we examined the change in BCR during the micturition cycle using an evoked potential reaction of the BCR (BCR-EP). METHODS Fourteen normal subjects were examined in the study. The BCR-EP was recorded at empty bladder, filled bladder, during voiding(More)
The objective of the present study was to assess the short-term effects of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injection for refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder (OAB) in the setting of a prospective multicenter clinical trial. Refractory OAB was defined as persistent urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) ≥ once a week despite taking anticholinergic agents, or(More)
UNLABELLED PURPOSE AND MATERIALS: Out of 84 patients with meningomyelocele repaired at birth, 14 (15. 7%) children (6 boys and 8 girls, average 8.8 year-old) who underwent cord untethering for tethered cord syndrome of delayed onset (Delayed TCS) were urologically evaluated. RESULTS Eleven (78.5%) children were detected orthopedically by deterioration of(More)