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INTRODUCTION To evaluate the incidence and risk factors for postoperative inguinal hernia (IH) after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and to assess whether a newly developed prevention technique reduces the incidence of IH after RARP. METHODS We included 161 consecutive patients (322 groins) who underwent RARP between September 2011 and October(More)
We present the first case report of the use of sorafenib and S-1 for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) producing granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). This entity is clinically rare and has a poor outcome. A 78-year-old Japanese man presented with macrohematuria, left flank pain, and a palpable mass. Laboratory data showed marked(More)
Objective: Due to the increasing numbers of radical prostatectomy performed for prostate cancer, a substantial and increasing number patients suffer from postoperative urinary incontinence and also erectile failure. Despite the improving surgical techniques, the reported incontinence rates are between 5% and 48%. In patients with dual problems of ED and(More)
Intermittent exposures of rats to ozone (O3) of 1 and 0.5 ppm were performed. Flow resistance of the lungs left in situ in the chest cavity opened after the sacrifice was measured at different levels of elastic pressure, and it was shown that daily 3-hr exposures to 1 ppm O3 for 30 consecutive days mainly produced increased resistance of more-central(More)
A 32-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with left testicular tumor and treated surgically at 30 years old, was diagnosed with recurrence of the testicular tumor by the elevation of tumor markers and para-aortic lymph node enlargement on computerized tomography. At the same time, creatine kinase was extremely elevated and he was diagnosed with polymyositis(More)
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