Yasuhisa Yamamoto

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Purpose: Our objective was to apply ooplasmic round spermatid nuclear injections for the treatment of nonobstructive azoospermia. Materials: Participants were nine azoospermic men who had previously undergone diagnostic testicular biopsy. Spermatogenetic arrest was diagnosed at the round spermatid stage (n=6) or primary spermatocyte stage (n=3). A second(More)
We investigated whether testicular telomerase activity is due to telomerase expression in all cells or expression in a limited number of cells. Telomerase activity was assayed in highly purified fractions of spermatogonia cells plus primary spermatocytes, secondary spermatocytes plus round spermatids, secondary spermatocytes plus spermatids plus(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine factors affecting successful sperm retrieval by testicular sperm extraction in patients with nonmosaic Klinefelter's syndrome. DESIGN Medical record analysis for nonmosaic Klinefelter's syndrome patients who underwent testicular sperm extraction. SETTING Three university-based tertiary centers. PATIENT(S) Fifty-one patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Klinefelter's syndrome is the most frequent chromosomal abnormality in infertile men. In this study, the chromosomes of round spermatids and spermatogonia/primary spermatocytes from men with non-mosaic Klinefelter's syndrome were examined, together with the Sertoli cell secretory function and sperm morphometry. METHODS Twenty-four men with(More)
Nowadays, many people are suffering from the disease that their kidneys no longer function adequately. Knowing their own physical conditions accurately and then recognizing the necessity of self-management are the key to the exploration of a better quality of life (QOL) for such patients. In this paper, we present a trial of developing a visual interface(More)
We evaluated the effects of smoking on testicular function and fertilizing potential in rats. Twenty rats (group A) were exposed to the smoke of 20 cigarettes for 1 h per day. Ten rats (group B) were exposed to the smoke of 40 incense sticks for 1 h per day, and an additional 10 rats served as a control group (group C). After 10 weeks of daily exposure,(More)
Circulating adiponectin (ADP) level in diabetic patients was mainly studied from a viewpoint of insulin action, with little being known about the regulation by pancreatic beta-cell function. We thus investigated the relationship between the serum ADP concentration and pancreatic beta-cell function in non-obese [body mass index (BMI) <30 kg/m(2)] diabetic(More)
We evaluated the effect of cotinine on sperm fertilizing capacity in vitro. Human spermatozoa were washed and re-suspended in medium containing albumin and various concentrations of cotinine (0, 100, 200, 400, or 800 ng/ml). After an 8-h incubation period, sperm motility, hypoosmotic swelling test (HOST) outcome, and the percentage of hyperactivated(More)
We report the results of a retrospective study conducted on patients who developed recurrence following surgery for colorectal cancer, and present a practical plan to improve the survival rates. Of 974 patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in our hospital during the 20 years between 1974 and 1993, 152 developed recurrence, as local recurrence(More)
Breast cancer confined within the lactiferous duct or lobule, without invading the stroma, is called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), whereas breast cancer that has invaded the stroma through the basal membrane is called invasive cancer. Heparanase, an endo-beta-D-glucuronidase that specifically degrades heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) in the(More)