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Pancreatic arteriovenous malformations (AVM), while extremely rare, are frequently complicated by gastrointestinal bleeding. The elimination of pancreatic AVM is difficult once portal hypertension has developed. We describe herein a patient with congenital AVM of the pancreatic head presenting with recurrent episodes of melena, in whom pylorus-preserving(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6/BSF-2/IFN beta 2) is a multifunctional cytokine that regulates the growth and differentiation of various tissues, and is known particularly for its role in the immune response and acute phase reactions. A complementary DNA encoding the human IL-6 receptor (IL-6-R) has now been isolated. The IL-6-R consists of 468 amino acids, including a(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the physiological effects of aldosterone on human penile corpus cavernosum (hPCC) tissue, as aldosterone has a wider physiological action than just the maintenance of electrolyte balance, and there are mineralocorticoid receptors, i.e. aldosterone receptors, in hPCC tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS Specimens of hPCC were obtained from 10(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the subjective and objective outcomes (by survival analysis) after penile revascularization surgery in patients with arteriogenic erectile dysfunction (ED), selected by established strict criteria. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 51 patients diagnosed with arteriogenic ED caused by localised arterial lesions and who had(More)
Fifty-three patients with primary bladder carcinoma underwent total cystectomy during the past 10 years. Ages ranged from 32 to 87 years old, with an average of 68.2 years. Radical total cystectomy, including systemic lymphadenectomy was performed in 22 cases, simple total cystectomy in 8 cases and salvage total cystectomy in 23 cases. An ileal conduit was(More)
B cell stimulatory factor 2 receptors (BSF-2-R) were studied using radioiodinated recombinant BSF-2 with a specific activity of 6.16 X 10(13) cpm/g. Kinetic studies showed that binding of 125I-BSF-2 to CESS cells reached maximum level within 150 min at 0 degrees C. There was a single class of receptors with high affinity (Kd 3.4 X 10(-10) M) on CESS, and(More)
Erection is a hemodynamic event and accordingly, erectile dysfunction (ED) is closely related with ischemic heart disease. We should confirm that the cardiac condition of the ED patient is safe enough to perform sexual intercourse prior to beginning treatment for ED. Asymptomatic ischemic heart disease cannot be diagnosed only in an interview, but it's(More)
Recently, nitric oxide (NO) has been believed to act as a neuronal messenger to mediate penile erection. In the present study using human penile tissue, we investigated the coexistence of neuronal NO synthase (NOS), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) by a triple staining method using NADPH diaphorase (ND) staining, a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare computed tomography (CT) angiography (CTA) obtained by multi-slice CT (a new minimally invasive method) with the current standard of arterial imaging, digital subtraction angiography (DSA), in diagnosing arteriogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients with suspected arteriogenic ED underwent DSA and(More)