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We prospectively investigated the safety and efficacy of sunitinib using a modified regimen (2 weeks on/1 week off) in 24 patients (22 males, 2 females ; age range 39-86 years, median 64 years) with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). During the observation period (3-62 weeks, median 21 weeks), thrombocytopenia was seen in 13 (54.2%), leukopenia in 11(More)
A 29-year-old woman had undergone gastrocystoplasty with Mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy for urethral trauma at 9 years of age. Since then, she was being followed up for performing clean intermittent self-catheterization at regular intervals. Twenty years after the surgery, she presented with gross hematuria. Ultrasonographic findings revealed bilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE High-risk clinically localized prostate cancer is seen in a highly heterogeneous population with a wide variation of clinical aggressiveness and a novel subclassification for the better prediction of clinical outcomes is needed. The aim of this study is to validate a modified D'Amico risk criteria for substratification of high-risk prostate cancer(More)
We assessed the safety, and postoperative urinary status of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Of the initial 117 patients who underwent HoLEP from November 2004 to March 2011, 49 were followed up for two yearsor longer. These 49 patients were evaluated once preoperatively, and at the(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the impact of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in male patients without co-morbidity. PATIENTS AND METHOD From 2003 to 2011, a total 567 men who presented out urological department completed the questionnaires including International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS),(More)
We report a case of the rechallenge of everolimus for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after successful recovery from grade 3 interstitial lung disease (ILD). A 76-year-old man with metastatic RCC developed grade 3 ILD one month after the initiation of everolimus therapy (10 mg/day). ILD subsided in 4 months after the withdrawal of everolimus and(More)