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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724842/short-term-effect-of-back-school-based-on-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-involving-multidisciplinary-collaboration
#1
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...
July 20, 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
#2
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...
July 5, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680009/contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-gallbladder-cancer-and-pancreatic-cancer
#3
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...
July 5, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680008/spontaneous-regression-of-chemotherapy-resistant-metastases-from-a-scalp-angiosarcoma
#4
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...
July 5, 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
#5
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...
July 5, 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
#6
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...
July 5, 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
#7
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...
July 5, 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
#8
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...
June 22, 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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331155/therapeutic-efficacy-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-therapy-versus-exercise-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain-a-prospective-study
#13
Naoto Takahashi, Jun-Ichi Omata, Masumi Iwabuchi, Hironari Fukuda, Osamu Shirado
Therapy for chronic, nonspecific low back pain is mainly conservative: medication and/or exercise. Pharmacotherapy, however, has side effects, and the quantities of concomitant drugs in older persons require attention. Although exercise promises improved function, its use to alleviate pain is controversial. Thus, we compared the efficacy of pharmacotherapy versus exercise for treating chronic nonspecific low back pain. The pharmacotherapy group (n=18: 8 men, 10 women) were prescribed celecoxib monotherapy...
April 28, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829595/imiquimod-induced-ccr9-ameliorates-murine-tnbs-colitis
#14
Ryoma Suzuki, Kyoko Katakura, Tatsuo Fujiwara, Naohiko Gunji, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiromasa Ohira
To investigate whether Imiquimod (IMQ) as TLR7 ligand protects mice from colonic inflammation and the mechanisms underlying in such immunoregulatory conditions. METHODS: Murine colitis was induced to Balb/c mice by administration of trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) with or without daily intraperitoneal administration of IMQ. Colitis was evaluated by body weight decreases and by histological score. Also colonic mRNA expression was measured by RT-PCR. To confirm the induction of Regulatory T cells (Tregs) by type-1 IFN from pDCs, we generated mouse bone marrow-derived pDCs and co-cultured these with CD4(+) T cells isolated from mouse spleen with or without IMQ stimulation...
December 16, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818459/serial-investigation-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-a-very-low-birth-weight-infant-with-transient-late-onset-hyperglycemia
#15
Toshihiko Nakamura, Daisuke Hatanaka, Mari Nakamura, Michiko Kusakari, Hidehiro Takahashi, Takashi Kamohara
Transient late-onset hyperglycemia was detected in a very low birth weight (VLBW) infant (gestational age 28 weeks, birth weight 1,082 g) by routine point-of-care glucose monitoring. The infant had no clinical symptom. Serial continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) was conducted for 3 days at 31, 35, and 39 weeks' post conceptual age. The difference values between the maximum and minimum blood glucose levels during the interval from one enteral feeding to the next enteral feeding were 32.3±14.3 mg/dL, 47...
December 16, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477992/surgical-treatment-options-for-septic-non-union-of-the-tibia-two-staged-operation-flow-through-anastomosis-of-fvfg-and-continuous-local-intraarterial-infusion-of-heparin
#16
Ryoichi Kawakami, Soichi Ejiri, Michiyuki Hakozaki, Satoshi Hatashita, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Yoshitaka Kobayashi, Yoko Takahashi, Shin-Ichi Konno
BACKGROUND: The treatment of septic non-union of the tibia is a challenging area. The objective of this clinical study was to improve the treatment outcomes in patients with a highly active infection by the three strategies consisting of a two-staged operation, a flow-through technique for vascular anastomosis of a free vascularized fibular graft (FVFG), and continuous local intra-arterial infusion of heparin. PATIENTS & METHOD: Five patients with septic non-union of the tibia who were treated with an FVFG (mean age: 52...
December 16, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477991/an-evidence-based-medicine-approach-to-the-laparoscopic-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Taisuke Otani, Noriyuki Isohata, Kensuke Kumamoto, Shungo Endo, Kenichi Utano, Daiki Nemoto, Masato Aizawa, Alan K Lefor, Kazutomo Togashi
During the 1990s, laparoscopic resection was established as a treatment for gastrointestinal malignant tumors. A number of randomized controlled trials comparing laparoscopic-assisted colorectal surgery with conventional open colorectal surgery for colon cancer have been conducted. These trials have shown short-term benefits, and the vast majority demonstrated no significant difference in long-term outcomes. Laparoscopic-assisted colorectal surgery is widely performed for the treatment of colon cancer, whereas laparoscopic-assisted colorectal surgery for rectal cancer is less commonly performed...
December 16, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477990/successful-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-early-gastric-cancer-adjacent-to-gastric-cardia-varix
#18
Ko Watanabe, Takuto Hikichi, Jun Nakamura, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Yuichi Waragai, Hitomi Kikuchi, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Mika Takasumi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Katsutoshi Obara, Hiromasa Ohira
A 58-year-old man with liver cirrhosis and renal failure was diagnosed with esophageal varices (EVs) and a gastric cardia varix (GCV) by esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). The patient also exhibited early gastric cancer (EGC) in the upper gastric body adjacent to the GCV. The EVs and GCV were treated using endoscopy before endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of the EGC to prevent variceal bleeding during ESD. Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) was performed to treat the EVs. In addition, extra-variceal polidocanol injection and argon plasma coagulation (APC) were performed after EVL...
December 16, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27210310/successful-therapy-with-tonsillectomy-plus-pulse-therapy-for-the-relapse-of-pediatric-iga-nephropathy-treated-with-multi-drugs-combination-therapy
#19
Nobuko Sakai, Yukihiko Kawasaki, Tomoko Waragai, Tomoko Oikawa, Masatoshi Kaneko, Tomoko Sato, Kazuhide Suyama, Mitsuaki Hosoya
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of chronic glomerulonephritis worldwide. In Japan, the treatment for use as an initial therapy was established in Guidelines for the Treatment of Childhood IgA nephropathy; however, no rescue therapy for recurrent or steroid-resistant pediatric IgAN was established. We report here a 15-year-old boy with severe IgAN, who was treated with combination therapy involving prednisolone, mizoribine, warfarin, and dilazep dihydrochloride for 2 years. The response to the combination therapy was good and both proteinuria and hematuria disappeared...
June 8, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27210309/intracranial-hemorrhage-and-platelet-transfusion-after-administration-of-anti-platelets-agents-fukushima-prefecture
#20
Yuhko Suzuki, Taku Sato, Jun Sakuma, Masahiro Ichikawa, Yugo Kishida, Keiko Oda, Yoichi Watanabe, Takeshi Goto, Masahiro Sato, Kenneth E Nollet, Kiyoshi Saito, Hitoshi Ohto
We conducted a case series study to assess intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in the context of anti-platelets agents (APAs) and platelet (PLT) transfusion in Fukushima Prefecture.This study included patients who were newly diagnosed with ICH between January 2008 and June 2014 in the neurosurgical hospitals of Fukushima Prefecture. Four of ten neurosurgical hospitals responded to our questionnaire. Of 287 ICH patients, 51 (20.6%) were on APA therapy, of whom PLT transfusion was given to only one persistently bleeding patient who was on dual anti-platelet therapy...
June 8, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
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