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The Impact of ABO Blood Type on Developing Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Fumihiko Urabe, Shoji Kimura, Kosuke Iwatani, Keiji Yasue, Yuhei Koike, Kojiro Tashiro, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Hiroshi Sasaki, Takahiro Kimura, Shin Egawa,

The impact of ABO blood type in the development of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients remains controversial. To develop a sense of the current opinion in this area, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. In March 2021, we performed a systematic search of PubMed, the Cochrane library, and Scopus ... Read more >>

J Clin Med (Journal of clinical medicine)
[2021, 10(16):]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Adenocarcinoma.

Shoji Kimura, Takahiro Kimura,

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among men worldwide [...]. ... Read more >>

Cancers (Basel) (Cancers)
[2021, 13(15):]

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Clinical benefit of continuing pembrolizumab treatment beyond progression in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma.

Wataru Fukuokaya, Takahiro Kimura, Takafumi Yanagisawa, Shoji Kimura, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Yuhei Koike, Yuya Iwamoto, Yuki Enei, Masatoshi Tanaka, Fumihiko Urabe, Hajime Onuma, Mariko Honda, Jun Miki, Yu Oyama, Hirokazu Abe, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Background</h4>There has been no clinical evidence to justify continued pembrolizumab therapy beyond progression in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC).<h4>Materials and methods</h4>We conducted a multicenter retrospective study evaluating the clinical efficacy of continued use of pembrolizumab beyond progression in patients with metastatic UC. Data from 51 patients with metastatic UC, ... Read more >>

Cancer Immunol Immunother (Cancer immunology, immunotherapy : CII)
[2021, :]

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Pretreatment Risk Stratification for Endoscopic Kidney-sparing Surgery in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: An International Collaborative Study.

Beat Foerster, Mohammad Abufaraj, Surena F Matin, Mounsif Azizi, Mohit Gupta, Wei-Ming Li, Thomas Seisen, Timothy Clinton, Evanguelos Xylinas, M Carmen Mir, Donald Schweitzer, Andrea Mari, Shoji Kimura, Marco Bandini, Romain Mathieu, Ja H Ku, Gautier Marcq, Georgi Guruli, Markus Grabbert, Anna K Czech, Tim Muilwijk, Armin Pycha, David D'Andrea, Firas G Petros, Philippe E Spiess, Trinity Bivalacqua, Wen-Jeng Wu, Morgan Rouprêt, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Kees Hendricksen, Shin Egawa, Alberto Briganti, Marco Moschini, Vivien Graffeille, Wassim Kassouf, Riccardo Autorino, Axel Heidenreich, Piotr Chlosta, Steven Joniau, Francesco Soria, Phillip M Pierorazio, Shahrokh F Shariat,

<h4>Background</h4>Several groups have proposed features to identify low-risk patients who may benefit from endoscopic kidney-sparing surgery in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate standard risk stratification features, develop an optimal model to identify ≥pT2/N+ stage at radical nephroureterectomy (RNU), and compare it with the existing unvalidated models.<h4>Design, setting, and participants</h4>This ... Read more >>

Eur Urol (European urology)
[2021, 80(4):507-515]

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Prognostic value of PSA bounce in prostate cancer following definitive radiation therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Fumihiko Urabe, Shoji Kimura, Kojiro Tashiro, Masahito Kido, Hiroshi Sasaki, Manabu Aoki, Takahiro Kimura, Kenta Miki, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Background</h4>The prognostic significance of PSA bounce following definitive radiation therapy remains controversial. To develop a sense of current opinion in this area, we performed a systematic search of the literature based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses.<h4>Methods</h4>In January 2021, we systematically searched PubMed, the Cochrane library, ... Read more >>

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis (Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases)
[2021, :]

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Performance of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence for Detecting Lymph Node Metastasis in Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Fumihiko Urabe, Shoji Kimura, Keiji Yasue, Takafumi Yanagisawa, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Takahiro Kimura, Jun Miki, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The use of sentinel lymph node dissection in several cancers has been gaining attention with the emergence of indocyanine green fluorescence. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic performance of indocyanine green fluorescence in detecting lymph node metastasis in prostate cancer patients.<h4>Methods</h4>A literature search was conducted using PubMed, Cochrane ... Read more >>

Clin Genitourin Cancer (Clinical genitourinary cancer)
[2021, :]

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Novel Classification for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma to Better Risk-stratify Patients Eligible for Kidney-sparing Strategies: An International Collaborative Study.

Gautier Marcq, Beat Foerster, Mohammad Abufaraj, Surena F Matin, Mounsif Azizi, Mohit Gupta, Wei-Ming Li, Thomas Seisen, Timothy Clinton, Evanguelos Xylinas, M Carmen Mir, Donald Schweitzer, Andrea Mari, Shoji Kimura, Marco Bandini, Romain Mathieu, Ja H Ku, Georgi Guruli, Markus Grabbert, Anna K Czech, Tim Muilwijk, Armin Pycha, David D'Andrea, Firas G Petros, Philippe E Spiess, Trinity Bivalacqua, Wen-Jeng Wu, Morgan Rouprêt, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Kees Hendricksen, Shin Egawa, Alberto Briganti, Marco Moschini, Vivien Graffeille, Riccardo Autorino, Patricia John, Axel Heidenreich, Piotr Chlosta, Steven Joniau, Francesco Soria, Phillip M Pierorazio, Shahrokh F Shariat, Wassim Kassouf,

<h4>Background</h4>The European Association of Urology risk stratification dichotomizes patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) into two risk categories.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the predictive value of a new classification to better risk stratify patients eligible for kidney-sparing surgery (KSS).<h4>Design, setting, and participants</h4>This was a retrospective study including 1214 patients from 21 centers ... Read more >>

Eur Urol Focus (European urology focus)
[2021, :]

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Prognostic Significance of Prostate-Specific Antigen Persistence after Radical Prostatectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Shoji Kimura, Fumihiko Urabe, Hiroshi Sasaki, Takahiro Kimura, Kenta Miki, Shin Egawa,

We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the prognostic value of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) persistence 4-8 weeks after radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with prostate cancer, using studies from Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane Library, on 10 October 2020. Studies were eligible if they compared patients with postoperative PSA ... Read more >>

Cancers (Basel) (Cancers)
[2021, 13(5):]

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Impact of family history on oncological outcomes in primary therapy for localized prostate cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Fumihiko Urabe, Shoji Kimura, Shutaro Yamamoto, Kojiro Tashiro, Takahiro Kimura, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Background</h4>The influence of family history on oncological outcomes of prostate cancer remains controversial. We conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to investigate the impact of family history of localized prostate cancer on oncological outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>On May 2020, we systematically searched MEDLINE, the Cochrane library, and Scopus for studies that compared ... Read more >>

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis (Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases)
[2021, 24(3):638-646]

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Impact of Dose-Effect in Smoking on the Effectiveness of Pembrolizumab in Patients with Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma.

Wataru Fukuokaya, Takahiro Kimura, Takafumi Yanagisawa, Shoji Kimura, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Yuhei Koike, Yuya Iwamoto, Yuki Enei, Masatoshi Tanaka, Fumihiko Urabe, Hajime Onuma, Mariko Honda, Jun Miki, Yu Oyama, Hirokazu Abe, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Background</h4>Subgroup analysis of KEYNOTE-045 suggested that cigarette smoking had a positive impact on the effectiveness of pembrolizumab in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC), whereas studies on other cancers treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors reported inconsistent results.<h4>Objectives</h4>This study aimed to examine the association between smoking-related factors and the effectiveness of ... Read more >>

Target Oncol (Targeted oncology)
[2021, 16(2):189-196]

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Modified Glasgow prognostic score is a pre-surgical prognostic marker of disease mortality in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma.

Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Shoji Kimura, Wataru Fukuokaya, Takafumi Yanagisawa, Kenichi Hata, Jun Miki, Takahiro Kimura, Hirokazu Abe, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Background</h4>To investigate the prognostic value of pre-surgical modified Glasgow prognostic score in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma patients treated with radical nephroureterectomy.<h4>Methods</h4>We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 273 urinary tract urothelial carcinoma patients treated with radical nephroureterectomy. The modified Glasgow prognostic score was evaluated based on pre-surgical serum C-reactive ... Read more >>

Jpn J Clin Oncol (Japanese journal of clinical oncology)
[2021, 51(1):138-144]

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Supine extraperitoneal laparoscopic nephroureterectomy without patient repositioning.

Jun Miki, Takafumi Yanagisawa, Kosuke Iwatani, Koki Obayashi, Wataru Fukuokaya, Keiichiro Mori, Fumihiko Urabe, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Shoji Kimura, Takahiro Kimura, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe a novel technique allowing laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision and lymphadenectomy, in a complete supine position, without patient repositioning.<h4>Methods</h4>Between January 2016 and October 2018, 20 consecutive patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma underwent supine extraperitoneal laparoscopic nephroureterectomy. The patients were placed in the complete supine position. ... Read more >>

Int J Urol (International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association)
[2021, 28(2):163-168]

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Reply to Cengiz Beyan and Esin Beyan. Mean platelet volume may not be a significant prognostic factor in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Int J Clin Oncol 97(2), 3-4, 2020.

Wataru Fukuokaya, Takahiro Kimura, Fumihiko Urabe, Shoji Kimura, Kojiro Tashiro, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Yusuke Koike, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kenta Miki, Shin Egawa,

Int J Clin Oncol (International journal of clinical oncology)
[2020, 25(12):2177-2178]

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Novel technique to secure closure of the umbilical defect and umbilical reconstruction after laparoscopic resection of urachal remnant.

Hiroshi Sasaki, Masaya Murakami, Shoji Kimura, Kojiro Tashiro, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Takafumi Yanagisawa, Takahiro Kimura, Shin Egawa,

Int J Urol (International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association)
[2020, 27(12):1158-1160]

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Association of preoperative serum De Ritis ratio with oncological outcomes in patients treated with cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Ekaterina Laukhtina, Benjamin Pradere, David D Andrea, Giuseppe Rosiello, Stefano Luzzago, Angela Pecoraro, Carlotta Palumbo, Sophie Knipper, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Vitaly Margulis, Fahad Quhal, Reza Sari Motlagh, Hadi Mostafaei, Keiichiro Mori, Shoji Kimura, Dmitry Enikeev, Shahrokh F Shariat,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Identifying which patients are likely to benefit from cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) is important. We tested the association between preoperative serum De Ritis ratio (DRR, Aspartate Aminotransferase/Alanine Aminotransferase) and overall survival (OS) as well as cancer-specific survival (CSS) in mRCC patients treated with CN.<h4>Material and ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2020, 38(12):936.e7-936.e14]

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Comparison of the Immunotherapy Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours (iRECIST) with RECIST for capturing treatment response of patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma treated with pembrolizumab.

Wataru Fukuokaya, Takahiro Kimura, Takafumi Yanagisawa, Shoji Kimura, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Yuhei Koike, Yuya Iwamoto, Yuki Enei, Masatoshi Tanaka, Fumihiko Urabe, Hajime Onuma, Mariko Honda, Jun Miki, Yu Oyama, Hirokazu Abe, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the clinical usefulness of Immunotherapy Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours (iRECIST) in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC) treated with pembrolizumab. The iRECIST is designed to accurately capture the tumour response treated with immunotherapy.<h4>Patients and methods</h4>We conducted a multicentre retrospective study evaluating the clinical utility of iRECIST ... Read more >>

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2021, 127(1):90-95]

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Association of De Ritis ratio with oncological outcomes in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

Ekaterina Laukhtina, Hadi Mostafaei, David D'Andrea, Benjamin Pradere, Fahad Quhal, Keiichiro Mori, Noriyoshi Miura, Victor M Schuettfort, Reza Sari Motlagh, Abdulmajeed Aydh, Mohammad Abufaraj, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Dmitry Enikeev, Shoji Kimura, Shahrokh F Shariat,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The De Ritis ratio (aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase, DRR) has been linked to oncological outcomes in several cancers. We aimed to assess the association of DRR with recurrence-free survival (RFS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a retrospective analysis of 1117 patients diagnosed with NMIBC ... Read more >>

World J Urol (World journal of urology)
[2021, 39(6):1961-1968]

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Low compliance to guidelines in nonmuscle-invasive bladder carcinoma: A systematic review.

Keiichiro Mori, Noriyoshi Miura, Marek Babjuk, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Hadi Mostafaei, Ekaterina Laukhtina, Fahad Quhal, Reza Sari Motlagh, Benjamin Pradere, Shoji Kimura, Shin Egawa, Shahrokh F Shariat,

<h4>Purpose</h4>This systematic review assessed compliance to guidelines for the management of nonmuscle-invasive bladder carcinoma (NMIBC).<h4>Methods</h4>The PUBMED, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases were searched in November 2019 in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis statement.<h4>Results</h4>Fifteen studies incorporating a collective total of 10,575 NMIBC ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2020, 38(10):774-782]

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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Variant Histology in Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder Treated with Radical Cystectomy.

Keiichiro Mori, Mohammad Abufaraj, Hadi Mostafaei, Fahad Quhal, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Alberto Briganti, Shoji Kimura, Shin Egawa, Shahrokh F Shariat,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The currently available evidence regarding the prognostic and clinical significance of each variant histology subtype of urothelial bladder cancer remains scarce. We assessed the prognostic value of variant histology in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder treated with radical cystectomy.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>PubMed®, Web of Science™, Cochrane Library and Scopus® ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2020, 204(6):1129-1140]

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Differential Impact of Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Antagonist Versus Agonist on Clinical Safety and Oncologic Outcomes on Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Mohammad Abufaraj, Takehiro Iwata, Shoji Kimura, Anoud Haddad, Hashim Al-Ani, Lana Abusubaih, Marco Moschini, Alberto Briganti, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Shahrokh F Shariat,

<h4>Context</h4>Androgen deprivation therapy is the mainstay treatment of metastatic prostate cancer, achieved mainly by gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists or antagonists.<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate the differential impact of GnRH agonists and antagonists on clinical safety and oncologic outcomes.<h4>Evidence acquisition</h4>This meta-analysis was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses ... Read more >>

Eur Urol (European urology)
[2021, 79(1):44-53]

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The impact of cytoreductive nephrectomy on survival outcomes in patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in a real-world cohort.

Florian Janisch, Tobias Hillemacher, Constantin Fuehner, David D'Andrea, Christian P Meyer, Thomas Klotzbücher, Christina Kienapfel, Malte W Vetterlein, Shoji Kimura, Mohammad Abufaraj, Roland Dahlem, Shahrokh F Shariat, Margit Fisch, Michael Rink,

<h4>Background</h4>Tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy (TKI) has changed the treatment paradigm of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The recent CARMENA and SURTIME trials challenged the role of the cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN).<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the impact of CN prior to TKI therapy in patients with mRCC in a real-world setting.<h4>Methods</h4>Overall, 262 consecutive patients ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2020, 38(9):739.e9-739.e15]

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Blood platelet volume predicts treatment-specific outcomes of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Wataru Fukuokaya, Takahiro Kimura, Fumihiko Urabe, Shoji Kimura, Kojiro Tashiro, Shunsuke Tsuzuki, Yusuke Koike, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kenta Miki, Shin Egawa,

<h4>Background</h4>In the present guidelines for the management of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), it is unclear who benefits most from androgen receptor axis-targeted agents (ARATs) or docetaxel as the first-line treatment.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a retrospective study to explore new treatment-specific biomarkers in mCRPC. A total of 211 patients with mCRPC who ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Oncol (International journal of clinical oncology)
[2020, 25(9):1695-1703]

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Prognostic value of preoperative hematologic biomarkers in urothelial carcinoma of the bladder treated with radical cystectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Keiichiro Mori, Noriyoshi Miura, Hadi Mostafaei, Fahad Quhal, Reza Sari Motlagh, Ivan Lysenko, Shoji Kimura, Shin Egawa, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Shahrokh F Shariat,

This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the prognostic value of preoperative hematologic biomarkers in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder treated with radical cystectomy. PUBMED, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases were searched in September 2019 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Oncol (International journal of clinical oncology)
[2020, 25(8):1459-1474]

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Inflammatory bowel disease and prostate cancer risk: A systematic review.

Anoud Haddad, Mohammed Qussay Al-Sabbagh, Hashim Al-Ani, Abdel Muez Siyam, Emad Aborajooh, Takehiro Iwata, Shoji Kimura, Shahrokh F Shariat, Mohammad Abufaraj,

<b>Objective</b>: To evaluate the risk of prostate cancer (PCa) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), focussing on ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) separately. <b>Methods</b>: A systemic search was carried out using PubMed and Web of Science databases following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses ... Read more >>

Arab J Urol (Arab journal of urology)
[2020, 18(4):207-212]

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The expression of urokinase-type plasminogen activator system in upper tract urothelial carcinoma and its prognostic value after radical nephroureterectomy.

Mohammad Abufaraj, Shoji Kimura, Andrea Haitel, Takihero Iwata, Ula Isleem, David D'Andrea, Francesco Soria, Keiichiro Mori, Michael Rink, Karim Bensalah, Morgan Rouprêt, Vitaly Margulis, Alberto Briganti, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Shahrokh F Shariat,

<h4>Background</h4>To evaluate the expression pattern and prognostic role of the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) system in patients who underwent radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for nonmetastatic upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 732 patients who were treated with RNU for clinically nonmetastatic UTUC comprised our analytical cohort. Immunohistochemical staining of uPA, ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2020, 38(8):685.e17-685.e25]

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