Takeshi Matsuura

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An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed for the detection of the egg yolk precursor vitellogenin (VTG) in the liver of medaka (Oryzias latipes) and was employed to establish an in vivo testing system for estrogen and estrogenic compounds using liver homogenates. Results of 3-month-old fish exposed to three reference chemicals(More)
By breeding and feeding salt to spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) continuously over a long period (until 60 wk old), rats with systolic blood pressures (SBP) of over 270 mmHg were prepared. It was studied whether or not supplying large amounts of vitamin C (200 mg/rat/d) over this period might bring any beneficial effect to blood pressure. Moreover,(More)
OBJECTIVES Appropriate management of renal trauma is still controversial. Many of the patients have minor injuries and conservative treatment can achieve excellent outcomes without any complications. For major injuries of deep lacerations or ruptures, we have been performing early surgical treatment to salvage the kidney in the selected cases after the(More)
A 66-year-old man underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Coronary angiography showed a diffuse lesion with lotus root appearance and severe stenosis in the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Multiple channels were observed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Different channels were connected to the first diagonal branch, the first septal(More)
INTRODUCTION A little deeper resection was done during transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) to fill the disparities of reported prevalence rates between latent and incidental prostate cancer, as well as in order not to overlook clinically significant incidental cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed TURP(More)
Background. We analyzed radical TUR-PCa against localized prostate cancer. Patients and Methods. Seventy-nine out of 209 patients with prostate cancer in one lobe were studied. Patients' age ranged from 58 to 91 years and preoperative PSA, 0.70 to 17.30 ng/mL. In other 16 additional patients we performed focal TUR-PCa. Patients' age ranged from 51 to 87(More)
Rupture of a silicon port catheter is a relatively rare complication and sometimes it is difficult to remove it. We experienced three cases of retrieval of silicone port catheters migrating into cardiac ventricle or pulmonary artery. Several devices such as a snare wire, an ablation catheter, and a basket catheter in combination with interventional guiding(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the rationale for RTUR-PCa against pT1a/b cancer, we analyzed oncological and functional outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-six patients with incidental prostate cancer were included and the age ranged from 66 to 91 years (mean, 76.6; median, 75.0). Preoperative prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels were between 0.70 and 44.1(More)
We retrospectively examined the cases of renal tumors experienced between 1993 and 2002 to evaluate the rates of incidence and preoperative identification by imaging techniques, mainly CT, of retroperitoneal venous abnormalities. Among a total of 178 renal cell carcinomas and 13 renal benign tumors, the incidence of multiplicity of renal veins was 5.3%,(More)
A male patient with Marfan syndrome underwent aortic root replacement and developed left ventricular (LV) failure. Four years later, he underwent aortic arch and aortic valve replacement. Thereafter, his LV failure progressed, and cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) appeared, which we treated with extracorporeal LV assist device (LVAD) placement. Three months(More)