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OBJECTIVES Preoperative low serum testosterone (TS) level has been reported to be associated with adverse pathologic results in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer (pCA) treated with radical prostatectomy (RP). However, prior studies failed to show prognostic impact of preoperative low TS in these patients. The aim of this study was to(More)
UNLABELLED Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias after pulmonary surgery are well described. Some investigators suggest that tachyarrhythmias after thoracic operations may result from the relative sympathotonic status produced by injury to the cardiac parasympathetic nerves. We examined whether postoperative thoracic sympathetic blockade by thoracic epidural(More)
Blood pressure may be influenced by several polymorphisms associated with hypertension, such as the angiotensinogen gene (M235T, T174M) and the angiotensin I-converting enzyme gene (I/D). We investigated the associations of these polymorphisms with blood pressure and components of the renin-angiotensin system in Japanese workers. Additionally, we examined(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) in radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) failure in patients with pT3aN0 prostate cancer (PCA). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 94 patients with pT3aN0 PCA treated with RP alone. All of the 94 patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The authors attempted to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of gemcitabine in combination with etoposide and cisplatin as a chemotherapy regimen and investigated the safety and antitumor activity with the recommended doses of gemcitabine with etoposide and cisplatin for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma. METHODS Patients age(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prognostic effect of the prostate cancer (PCa) volume involving the seminal vesicles (CVSVs) in the radical prostatectomy specimen from patients with Stage pT3bpN0 PCa. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 27 patients with Stage pT3bpN0 PCa who had undergone radical prostatectomy alone. We measured the(More)
A 34 year-old man with a diagnosis of nonseminomatous testicular cancer with retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis (T1N3M0S2, stage IIIb; intermediate prognosis, made after right inguinal orchiectomy was performed) was referred to our hospital after having had a total of eight courses of systemic chemotherapy and external-beam radiotherapy to the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the surgical outcome of high-grade prostate cancer (PCA) treated with antegrade radical prostatectomy with intended wide resection (aRP) and to establish the risk stratification. METHODS A consecutive 77 Japanese patients with Gleason score 8-10 PCA were treated with aRP alone and excluding patients with(More)
Mediastinal hemangiomas are rare tumors. We present a case of venous hemangioma of the mediastinum. Computed tomography shows anterior mediastinal solid mass without enhancement effects. We believe that it is necessary to include a mediastinal hemangioma for differential diagnosis, when little or no enhancement effects are noted at early and delayed CT(More)
e16548 Background: Malignant melanoma of the female genital organs is a very rare tumor and resistant to conventional photon radiotherapy. We report six cases of female genital malignant melanoma those were well controlled locally by carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT). METHODS Between November 2004 and October 2008, six patients with unresectable female(More)