Yasumitsu Uchida

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There have been several studies on the antitumor activities of vitamin E succinate (alpha-TOS) as complementary and alternative medicine. In the present study, we investigated the cytotoxic effect of alpha-TOS and the enhancement of chemosensitivity to paclitaxel by alpha-TOS in bladder cancer. KU-19-19 and 5637 bladder cancer cell lines were cultured in(More)
We report a rare case of vesical endometriosis in a 65-year-old postmenopausal woman. An abdominal hysterectomy had been performed 34 years previously, and exogenous estrogens had not been administered. The hormone levels were normal for a castrated female subject. The patient was treated surgically with transurethral resection and the following hormonal(More)
We report a rare case of thrombosis in the inferior vena cava (IVC) due to enlarged cysts in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. A 71-year-old woman visited our hospital with a complaint of rapid left lower extremity swelling. Computed tomography (CT) revealed massive thrombosis from the IVC to the bilateral common iliac vein. The extrinsic(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine how angiotensin II (Ang II) contributes to renal interstitial fibrosis, the inflammatory response, and tubular cell apoptosis and proliferation in unilateral ureteral obstruction using mice genetically deficient in angiotensinogen (Agt(-/-)). METHODS The left kidney of wild-type mice (WT; C57BL/6) and Agt(-/-) mice was obstructed(More)
This is the first report of urothelial carcinoma (UC) in a hemodialysis (HD) patient treated with almost the same doses of gemcitabine and paclitaxel (GP) as those administered to patients with normal renal function. There have been some reports of UC treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy in HD patients. However, there have only been a few reports of UC(More)
A 65-year-old man complained of macroscopic hematuria and urinary obstruction. A blood clot in the bladder eliminated transurethrally demonstrated a solitary tumor at the dome of the bladder. Transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TUR-Bt) was performed, and histological diagnosis was malignant melanoma. Physical examination revealed a black-pigmented(More)
A 78-year-old man was admitted to the Department of Otolaryngology of our hospital with bilateral lymph node swelling of the neck. Pathological examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). He underwent computed tomography (CT) of the neck and chest, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and laryngoscopy to locate a primary tumour, however, no obvious(More)
We report two cases of acute urinary retention secondary to benign inflammatory nervous disease. Case 1 is in a 48-year-old male who was diagnosed with aseptic meningitis. Case 2 is in a 67-year-old male who was diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. These two cases differred in specific mechanism of the disease, but both shared symptoms of(More)
This is the first case report describing brachiocephalic vein thrombosis without compression by a metastatic tumour during chemotherapy for testicular cancer. According to previous reports of testicular cancer patients with a major thrombus, anticoagulant therapy was required to resolve all cases. However, in the present case, a major thrombus in the(More)
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