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Fukushima Journal of Medical Science

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904302/the-incidence-and-severity-of-iga-vasculitis-with-nephritis-over-a-10-year-period-in-our-hospital
#1
Keishi Yamane, Yukihiko Kawasaki, Ryo Maeda, Shinichiro Ohara, Kazuhide Suyama, Mitsuaki Hosoya
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the recent frequency of onset and severity of IgA vasculitis with nephritis (IgAVN) in Fukushima Prefecture, we examined the epidemiology and clinico-pathological manifestations of IgAVN in our hospital over a 10-year period. METHODS: We enrolled 18 patients with IgAVN treated between 2004 and 2013 in the Department of Pediatrics, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine. These patients were divided into two groups; Group 1 consisted of 12 patients with IgAVN hospitalized between 2004 and 2008 and Group 2 consisted of 6 patients with IgAVN hospitalized between 2009 and 2013...
September 14, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904301/a-case-of-gastric-lipoma-resected-by-endoscopic-submucosa-dissection-with-difficulty-in-preoperative-diagnosis
#2
Mizue Ichinose, Takuto Hikichi, Yukiko Kanno, Naohiko Gunji, Masashi Fujita, Masahito Kuroda, Kumiko Terashima, Yoshinori Sato, Satoshi Kawana, Yuko Hashimoto, Hiromasa Ohira, Masayuki Miyata
A 66-year-old man was referred to our hospital with an increasing subepithelial lesion in the gastric antrum. Using esophagogastroduodenoscopy, a tumor with a steep, 20-mm-high rise protruding in the lumen was observed. The mucosal surface of the tumor was reddish, with ulcers forming at the base. Moreover, the tumor was mobile and soft. A biopsy specimen was taken from the ulcer, but tumor tissue was not collected from the submucosa. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) showed a high echoic mass in the submucosa...
September 14, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867684/neutralizing-epitopes-of-rsv-and-palivizumab-resistance-in-japan
#3
Koichi Hashimoto, Mitsuaki Hosoya
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of the most important viral pathogen related to acute lower respiratory infection in young children. The virus surface envelope contains the G, F, and SH proteins as spike proteins. The F protein is considered to be a major antigenic target for the neutralizing (NT) epitope as only the F protein is essential for cell infection among the three viral envelope proteins, and it is more highly conserved than the G protein. Recently, four antigenic targets related to NT activity have been reported;site I, site II, site IV, and site zero (0)...
September 1, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747618/comprehensive-approach-for-post-prostatectomy-incontinence-in-the-era-of-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#4
Nobuhiro Haga, Ruriko Takinami, Ryo Tanji, Akifumi Onagi, Kanako Matsuoka, Tomoyuki Koguchi, Hidenori Akaihata, Junya Hata, Soichiro Ogawa, Masao Kataoka, Yuichi Sato, Kei Ishibashi, Ken Aikawa, Yoshiyuki Kojima
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has enabled steady and stable surgical procedures due to both meticulous maneuvers and magnified, clear, 3-dimensional vision. Therefore, better surgical outcomes have been expected with RARP than with other surgical modalities. However, even in the RARP era, post-prostatectomy incontinence has a relatively high incidence as a bothersome complication. To overcome post-prostatectomy incontinence, it goes without saying that meticulous surgical procedures and creative surgical procedures, i...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747617/prolonged-infection-at-the-tibial-bone-tunnel-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#5
Hironori Numazaki, Hideo Kobayashi, Katsuhiro Yoshida, Michiyuki Hakozaki, Shin-Ichi Konno
A 24-year-old man with severe atopic dermatitis underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction of the right knee seven years earlier but developed a surgical site infection. The infection did not heal after removal of the metal implants, and a fistula eventually developed. This condition was left untreated for six years before he was referred to our hospital. Magnetic resonance imaging showed fluid in the tibial bone tunnel and extensive bone marrow edema surrounding the bone tunnel. Based on these findings, abscess formation within the tibial bone tunnel and osteomyelitis spreading to the proximal tibia were suspected...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747616/assessment-of-non-invasive-chronic-fungal-rhinosinusitis-by-cone-beam-ct-comparison-with-multidetector-ct-findings
#6
Tomohiko Yamauchi, Akiko Tani, Shuji Yokoyama, Hiroshi Ogawa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy of cone beam CT (CBCT) to diagnose non-invasive chronic fungal rhinosinusitis. METHODS: Preoperative CT evaluation of non-invasive chronic fungal rhinosinusitis was performed by CBCT (3D Accuitomo 170(®)) and traditional multidetector CT (MDCT) (Aquilion 32(®)) in 13 and 38 patients with non-invasive chronic fungal maxillary sinusitis, respectively, in different facilities. Detection of intrasinus calcification was compared between these two groups...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747615/isolated-congenital-megacystis-with-spontaneous-resolution-a-case-report
#7
Toshihiko Nakamura
The patient was a male infant with an antenatal diagnosis of huge intraabdominal mass. Prenatal ultrasound at 35 weeks gestation revealed a markedly enlarged cystic mass in the lower abdomen. After birth at 38 weeks, the infant was allowed to void spontaneously and passed meconium. Ultrasonography showed an enlarged bladder with wall thickness of 2.9 mm and no hydronephrosis. Voiding cystourethrograms showed no evidence of vesicoureteral reflex and posterior urethral valve. The post-void residuals were 15 mL at 11 days of life, 5 mL at 1 month and 0 mL at 5 months...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740027/heart-failure-and-sleep-disordered-breathing
#8
Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yasuchika Takeishi
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is frequently observed in patients with heart failure (HF), and complex pathologic conditions exist between both conditions. In this review article, we describe the characteristics of SDB complicated with HF, the prognostic impact of SDB in HF patients, and the favorable effects of positive airway pressure in HF patients with SDB.
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724842/short-term-effect-of-back-school-based-on-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-involving-multidisciplinary-collaboration
#9
Ryo Motoya, Koji Otani, Takuya Nikaido, Yoko Ono, Takatomo Matsumoto, Ryohei Yamagishi, Shoji Yabuki, Shin-Ichi Konno, Shin-Ichi Niwa, Hirooki Yabe
ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to develop a comprehensive back school program that included elements of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), implement this through multidisciplinary collaboration, and ascertain its effectiveness as a pilot study. DesignThis school was implemented in the form of five 90-minute group sessions held every other week.MethodsParticipants comprised 7 chronic low back pain patients with poor improvement in the usual treatment. Practitioners were orthopaedic surgeon, physical therapist, and a clinical psychologist...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680010/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-in-bladder-cancer-relations-with-recurrence-progression-risk
#10
Ken Kikuchi, Takeshi Shigihara, Yuko Hashimoto, Masayuki Miyajima, Nobuhiro Haga, Yoshiyuki Kojima, Fumio Shishido
AIMS: To evaluate the relationship between the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value for bladder cancer and the recurrence/progression risk of post-transurethral resection (TUR). METHODS: Forty-one patients with initial and non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer underwent MRI from 2009 to 2012. Two radiologists measured ADC values. A pathologist calculated the recurrence/progression scores, and risk was classified based on the scores. Pearson's correlation was used to analyze the correlations of ADC value with each score and with each risk group, and the optimal cut-off value was established based on receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680009/contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-gallbladder-cancer-and-pancreatic-cancer
#11
Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Yuki Sato, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) plays a major role in diagnosing gallbladder (GB) cancer and pancreatic cancer (PC). In cases of GB cancer, EUS allows for precise observations of morphology and wall layers. However, proficiency is required for the morphologic diagnosis of GB tumors. Therefore, contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CH-EUS) began to be performed to diagnose GB lesions. CH-EUS enables real-time observation of the hemodynamics of GB tumors. The enhanced patterns generated by CH-EUS improve precision in the diagnosis of such tumors...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680008/spontaneous-regression-of-chemotherapy-resistant-metastases-from-a-scalp-angiosarcoma
#12
Masahiro Suzuki, Takashi Matsuzuka, Masakazu Ikeda, Yuta Nakaegawa, Tetsuro Kobayashi, Tomotaka Kawase, Takehiro Kobari, Shigeyuki Murono
Angiosarcomas are rare malignant tumors derived from endothelial cells and occur most commonly in the scalp and the face. The prognosis is poor. Therefore, spontaneous regression of angiosarcoma is a rare phenomenon.We describe a case of a 73-year-old man with multiple metastatic angiosarcoma.In the present case, weekly paclitaxel therapy had an effect, but could not be continued because of interstitial pneumonia (IP). Weekly docetaxel therapy did not have an effect, but further chemotherapy was not carried out because aggravation of the IP was a concern...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680007/the-japan-environment-and-children-s-study-jecs-in-fukushima-prefecture-a-progress-report-on-the-enrollment-stage
#13
Koichi Hashimoto, Seiji Yasumura, Keiya Fujimori, Hyo Kyozuka, Yu Wakaki, Akiko Sato, Haruko Hanzawa, Tadahiko Yokoyama, Testushi Sato, Mitsuaki Hosoya
The Japan Environment and Children's Study is an ongoing nationwide birth cohort study that is being conducted at 15 regional centers throughout Japan. The recruitment of subjects in the study area within Fukushima Prefecture, which includes Fukushima City, Minami Soma City and Futaba County, was begun on January 31, 2011 with the cooperation of the obstetrics and gynecology departments of local medical institutions. On March 11, soon after the start of recruitment, the Tohoku region was hit by an unprecedented disaster in the shape of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which was closely followed by the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680006/vertebral-fracture-at-the-caudal-end-of-a-surgical-fusion-for-thoracic-vertebral-fracture-in-a-patient-with-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-dish
#14
Hiroshi Kobayashi, Koji Otani, Kazuyuki Watanabe, Kinshi Kato, Takuya Nikaido, Shoji Yabuki, Shin-Ichi Kikuchi, Shin-Ichi Konno
The patient was an 86-year-old woman with back pain after a fall. She had no neurological findings at the initial visit. Plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and a Th10 fracture. Two weeks later, she started gait exercise with immobilization by a rigid orthosis. Twenty-five days later, she presented with paralysis and numbness of her legs. Computed tomography (CT) showed anterior expansion in the vertebral body of Th10. MRI showed an intramedullary high-intensity area on T2-weighted images at the same level...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680005/efficacy-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-schwannoma-six-cases-of-a-retrospective-study
#15
Mika Takasumi, Takuto Hikichi, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Hitomi Kikuchi, Naoki Konno, Yuichi Waragai, Hiroyuki Asama, Katsutoshi Obara, Hiromasa Ohira
BACKGROUND: Schwannomas are difficult to diagnose using imaging alone. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is an effective and safe tissue sampling technique. Nevertheless, few reports have described EUS-FNA for schwannoma. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the efficacy of EUS-FNA for diagnosing schwannoma. METHODS: This retrospective study examined six consecutive schwannoma patients who were diagnosed as having schwannoma either from EUS-FNA results or from surgically resected specimens...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638004/modification-of-the-hcmv-specific-ifn-%C3%AE-release-test-quantiferon-cmv-and-a-novel-proposal-for-its-application
#16
Takahiro Kobayashi, Jun-Ichi Sato, Kazufumi Ikuta, Ryoko Kanno, Kyoko Nishiyama, Tetsuo Koshizuka, Ken Ishioka, Tatsuo Suzutani
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is universally distributed among humans without any adverse effects; however, it induces severe diseases in immunocompromised patients such as organ transplant recipients and AIDS patients. To manage these immunocompromised patients, an easy clinical examination for the monitoring of disease risk is required. In this study, we modified the interferon-γ (IFN-γ) release test (QuantiFERON(®)-CMV) using HCMV immediate early-1 (IE-1) or pp65 whole proteins, or UV-inactivated HCMV particles as an antigen...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450665/early-diagnosis-of-chronic-pancreatitis-understanding-the-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-chronic-pancreatitis
#17
Akane Yamabe, Atsushi Irisawa, Goro Shibukawa, Ai Sato, Mariko Fujisawa, Noriyuki Arakawa, Yoshitsugu Yoshida, Yoko Abe, Ryo Igarashi, Takumi Maki, Shogo Yamamoto
The prognosis of advanced chronic pancreatitis (CP) is poor with the mortality rate approximately two-fold higher than the general population according to a survey of the prognosis of CP. From this standpoint, the concept of early CP was propagated in Japan in 2009 to encourage the medical treatment for the earlier stages of CP. That is, picking up the patients suspicious for early CP and then providing medical treatment for them are very important not only for patients, but also for health care economics...
April 28, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420824/dynamic-changes-in-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-findings-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-a-case-report
#18
Tsuyoshi Hatakeyama, Yasuto Kunii, Itaru Miura, Shuntaro Itagaki, Soichi Kono, Tetsuya Shiga, Sachie Oshima, Keiko Nozaki, Rieko Suzuki, Hirooki Yabe
The clinical course of schizophrenia is characterized by recurrence and chronicity and has a large burden on society. Nevertheless, diagnosis of schizophrenia is based only on distinctive symptoms and the disease course. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a useful method for measuring changes in the hemoglobin concentration in the cortical surface area and reflects brain function. We measured NIRS four times during the clinical course in a patient with first-episode schizophrenia.A 17-year-old woman admitted to our hospital because of hallucinations, delusions and appetite loss...
April 28, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331157/the-usefulness-of-combined-assessment-of-e-e-ratio-and-transmitral-flow-pattern-to-interpret-cardiac-condition
#19
Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihisa Akiomi, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-Ichi Saitoh, Yasuchika Takeishi
High mitral inflow early (E) velocity to tissue Doppler E' ratio (E/E') and an E to late diastolic filling velocity ratio (E/A) are used to evaluate left ventricular (LV) diastolic function and filling pressure, but the usefulness of combined assessment of E/E' and E/A is not fully understood. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 1,266 patients who underwent echocardiography to assess cardiac function. Patients were grouped based on the values of E/E' (low E/E'<15, high E/E'≥15) and E/A (low E/A≤0...
April 28, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331156/neonatal-high-permeability-pulmonary-edema-based-on-serial-cytokine-profiles-and-kl-6-in-serum-case-report
#20
Toshihiko Nakamura, Mari Nakamura, Naoto Takahashi
A newborn male with pulmonary edema was delivered at term by elective Caesarian section. Cytokine profiles of 17 cytokines and KL-6 in cord blood and serial serum values were investigated. The cord blood values of all 17 cytokines and KL-6 were within normal limits. Subsequently, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-13, IL-17, and IFNγ rapidly elevated during the first several hours after birth and dramatically decreased thereafter, whereas KL-6 rose to 611 U/ml on the 3(rd) day of life and then gradually decreased. These cytokines may induce pulmonary permeability, and KL-6 secreted in lining fluid could result in influx into the bloodstream...
April 28, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
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