Tsuyoshi Nakamura

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PURPOSE To clarify the effect of genetic polymorphisms on the response to interferon alfa (IFN-alpha) for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC), and to find a reliable molecular marker to select those patients with MRCC who would benefit from IFN-alpha immunotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out an association study in which 463 single nucleotide(More)
The highest frequency of penile cancer occurs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and there have been a few reports concerning the association of penile cancer with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in these areas. The objective of this study was to determine the relation between penile cancer and the prevalence of HPV genotypes in northern Thailand.(More)
Although enteral nutrition (EN) therapy for Crohn's disease has been confirmed to be as effective as steroid therapy, the precise mechanism responsible for the effects of EN remains unclear, although some of the therapeutic effects of EN are believed to be due to a low dietary fat content. In order to elucidate the influence of fat in EN, it is important to(More)
Purpose and methods: MS-209 is a newly synthesized quinoline compound used orally to overcome human P-glycoprotein (Pgp)-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR). The multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) gene is thought to play an important role in MDR in lung cancer. To investigate whether MS-209 could also overcome MRP-mediated MDR, we examined the(More)
SUMMARY This study identified that physiologically the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle at the level of the base of the tongue contributes to retrusive movement of the tongue with constriction of the mid-pharyngeal cavity and possesses unique properties in terms of motor speech control along with the genioglossus muscle. From a kinematic study(More)
We carried out a statistical study of the influence of meteorological and day-of-the-week factors on the intrinsic emergency patients transported to hospitals by ambulance. Multiple piecewise linear regression analysis was performed on data from 6,081 emergency admissions for 1 year between April 1997 and March 1998 in Fukuoka, Japan. The response variable(More)
We examined pathologically a bamboo nodule of the vocal fold by means of immunohistochemical studies and scanning electron microscopic examination. A 38-year-old female showed a high index of antinuclear antibodies without any systemic symptoms but had complained of progressive voice disorder for 9 months. She had used her voice excessively in her(More)