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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)
OBJECTIVE The Pirarubicin Monotherapy Study Group trial was a randomized Phase II study that evaluated the efficacy of intravesical instillation of pirarubicin in the prevention of bladder recurrence after nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma. This study conducted further analysis of the Pirarubicin Monotherapy Study Group cohort,(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)
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)
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)
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)
In April 2003, a 59-year-old woman suffering from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) underwent radical nephrectomy (Stage I). In October 2004, bilateral lower lobe lung tumors were resected with thoracoscopic assistance. Histologically, resected specimens were diagnosed as metastases from RCC. However, 2 months later,lung and abdominal lymph node metastases were(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)