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Yonago Acta Medica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331426/environmental-distribution-and-drug-susceptibility-of-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-isolated-from-outdoor-and-indoor-environments
#1
Sachiko Nakamoto, Misaki Sakamoto, Kana Sugimura, Yuki Honmura, Yuki Yamamoto, Natsumi Goda, Hiroo Tamaki, Naoto Burioka
Achromobacter xylosoxidans is an environmental bacterium with multi-drug resistance. We isolated Achromobacter xylosoxidans and investigated its susceptibility to 13 drugs. Seventy-eight water samples were collected from rivers and ponds, and 11 samples were swabbed from residential sinks and baths. Nine strains of Achromobacter xylosoxidans were isolated from the 89 samples. Five strains, including 2 that were sampled from residential homes, showed high resistance to multiple aminoglycosides. This indicated that Achromobacter xylosoxidans is widely distributed in various outdoor and indoor environments...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331425/apocrine-adenocarcinoma-occurring-on-the-chin
#2
Hiromi Higaki-Mori, Kazunari Sugita, Reiko Tsutsumi, Koji Adachi, Yuichi Yoshida, Osamu Yamamoto
We report a case of adenocarcinoma affecting the chin of a 48-year-old man. The tumor showed signs of apocrine differentiation and had infiltrated the muscle. The patient had no history or clinical evidence of breast cancer. We made a diagnosis of cutaneous apocrine adenocarcinoma. Apocrine adenocarcinoma rarely arises in areas with scarce apocrine glands. We reviewed the literature on apocrine adenocarcinoma of the face in areas other than the eyelids and auditory canal, where specialized apocrine glands are present...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331424/gastric-schwannoma-with-enlargement-of-the-regional-lymph-nodes-resected-using-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-report-of-a-patient
#3
Shota Shimizu, Hiroaki Saito, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Hirohiko Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
Preoperative differential diagnosis of gastric submucosal tumors has generally been difficult because they are covered with normal mucosa. However, recent advances in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided sampling of submucosal gastrointestinal lesions have made it possible to achieve preoperative differential diagnosis of gastric submucosal tumors. A 76-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a gastric submucosal tumor. The tumor was observed in the antrum of the stomach. It was preoperatively diagnosed as a schwannoma after immunohistochemical evaluation of a biopsy specimen, obtained using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331423/a-case-of-unruptured-right-gastroepiploic-artery-aneurysm-successfully-resected-by-laparoscopic-surgery
#4
Yuki Murakami, Hiroaki Saito, Shota Shimizu, Yusuke Kono, Hirohiko Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital to undergo surgery to remove a pituitary adenoma. Preoperative dynamic computed tomography revealed an incidental right gastroepiploic arterial aneurysm (GEAA). After removal of the pituitary adenoma, we performed a laparoscopic right gastroepiploic aneurysmectomy. The postoperative course was uneventful. Right GEAAs should be treated at diagnosis owing to the high possibility of rupture. Laparoscopic right gastroepiploic aneurysmectomy is feasible and should be considered for the treatment of right GEAAs...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331422/evaluation-of-incontinence-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-using-the-international-consultation-on-incontinence-modular-questionnaire-short-form-and-noting-the-number-of-safety-pads-needed-by-japanese-patients
#5
Katsuya Hikita, Masashi Honda, Bunya Kawamoto, Panagiota Tsounapi, Kuniyasu Muraoka, Takehiro Sejima, Atsushi Takenaka
BACKGROUND: The definition of continence after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP) has not been consistently defined, with many studies only noting the amount of safety pads used. We therefore examined what definition of continence would be appropriate, employing both the International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire Short Form (ICIQ-SF) and the number of pads used by patients. We also evaluated the relationship between the number of pads used and degree of incontinence...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331421/factors-affecting-intention-to-undergo-dementia-screening
#6
Shinya Takeda, Maki Ota, Toshiatsu Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we focused on the main perception-related factors that affect people's intention to undergo dementia screening. METHODS: The 344 subjects that answered all the survey questions were included in the analysis. Data on the following variables were collected: Basic attributes such as age, sex, years of education, and number of people in the household; degree of intention to undergo dementia screening; degree of awareness of the seriousness of the consequences of dementia; degree of awareness that the person may someday develop dementia; degree of awareness of their ability to prevent dementia; availability of social support; degree of knowledge of lifestyle habits that can prevent dementia; role in the community and purpose in life...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331420/serum-procalcitonin-in-patients-with-acute-liver-failure
#7
Takaaki Sugihara, Masahiko Koda, Toshiaki Okamoto, Kenichi Miyoshi, Tomomitsu Matono, Kenji Oyama, Keiko Hosho, Jun-Ichi Okano, Hajime Isomoto
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a known diagnostic marker of bacterial infection. There are no previous reports of PCT concerning acute liver failure (ALF). We evaluated the clinical value of serum PCT levels in patients with ALF. METHODS: Forty-four patients with acute hepatitis (19 men and 25 women; median age, 40 years; range, 20-79 years) were retrospectively enrolled from January 2001 and June 2015. PCT levels were measured by saved serum samples obtained within 3 days after admission...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331419/falsely-elevated-serum-vitamin-b12-levels-were-associated-with-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-chronic-viral-liver-disease
#8
Takaaki Sugihara, Masahiko Koda, Toshiaki Okamoto, Kenichi Miyoshi, Tomomitsu Matono, Kenji Oyama, Keiko Hosho, Jun-Ichi Okano, Hajime Isomoto, Yoshikazu Murawaki
BACKGROUND: Vitamin B12 is stored primarily in the liver, and highly elevated serum vitamin B12 levels occur in acute hepatitis and severe alcoholic liver disease. We evaluated the relationship between vitamin B12 levels and liver disease severity and long term prognosis in patients with chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis. METHODS: We enrolled 90 patients (57 men, 33 women) with chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis who admitted to our hospital as a prospective cohort study...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331418/optimization-of-pcr-condition-the-first-study-of-high-resolution-melting-technique-for-screening-of-apoa1-variance
#9
Hesty Wahyuningsih, Ferdy K Cayami, Udin Bahrudin, Mochamad A Sobirin, Farmaditya Ep Mundhofir, Sultana Mh Faradz, Ichiro Hisatome
BACKGROUND: High resolution melting (HRM) is a post-PCR technique for variant screening and genotyping based on the different melting points of DNA fragments. The advantages of this technique are that it is fast, simple, and efficient and has a high output, particularly for screening of a large number of samples. APOA1 encodes apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1) which is a major component of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). This study aimed to obtain an optimal quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-HRM condition for screening of APOA1 variance...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331417/%C3%AE-tocotrienol-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-contractile-phenotype-expression-of-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cells
#10
Takehito Fukushima, Akira Yamasaki, Tomoya Harada, Hiroki Chikumi, Masanari Watanabe, Ryota Okazaki, Miki Takata, Yasuyuki Hasegawa, Jun Kurai, Masaaki Yanai, Akihiro Yamamoto, Yuriko Sueda, Andrew J Halayko, Eiji Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Tocotrienols, members of the vitamin E family, exist in four different isoforms (α, β, γ and δ tocotrienol) that have can be protective against brain damage, as well as having anticancer effects in vivo and in vitro. We have shown that γ-tocotrienol inhibits human airway smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration induced by platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB by suppressing RhoA activation. In this study, we tested whether γ-tocotrienol modulates transforming growth factor (TGF) -β-induced induction of human airway smooth muscle (ASM) into a contractile phenotype and concomitant synthesis of extracellular matrix proteins...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331416/dna-pk-inhibition-by-nu7441-enhances-chemosensitivity-to-topoisomerase-inhibitor-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells-by-blocking-dna-damage-repair
#11
Masaaki Yanai, Haruhiko Makino, Bingqiong Ping, Kenichi Takeda, Natsumi Tanaka, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Kosuke Yamaguchi, Masahiro Kodani, Akira Yamasaki, Tadashi Igishi, Eiji Shimizu
BACKGROUND: DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the most cytotoxic form of DNA damage and are induced by ionizing radiation and specific chemotherapeutic agents, such as topoisomerase inhibitors. Cancer cells acquire resistance to such therapies by repairing DNA DSBs. A major pathway for the repair of DNA DSBs is non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ), which requires DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) activity. In this study, we investigated the effect of NU7441, a synthetic small-molecule compound, as a specific inhibitor of DNA-PK on the chemosensitization of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) A549 cells...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331415/structure-of-resilience-among-japanese-adult-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-a-qualitative-study
#12
Ikuko Nishio, Masami Chujo
BACKGROUND: Resilience is the process of overcoming adversities and difficulties. We clarified the structure of resilience and its motivational power among adult Japanese patients with type 1 diabetes. This is likely to help ensure effective nursing support to empower patients with diabetes and help them recuperate and improve their personal lives. METHODS: Participants were 17 patients with type 1 diabetes, and data were collected using semi-structured interviews...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070166/biochemical-recurrence-prediction-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-following-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#13
Noriya Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Yumioka, Hideto Iwamoto, Toshihiko Masago, Shuichi Morizane, Masashi Honda, Takehiro Sejima, Atsushi Takenaka
BACKGROUND: High-risk prostate cancer treatment has been controversial. Some high-risk prostate cancer patients fail to respond to radical prostatectomy only. Thus, we aimed to investigate the predictive factors for biochemical recurrence (BCR) and identify patients who could achieve sufficient therapeutic effect by radical prostatectomy only. METHODS: Of 264 medical records reviewed, 141 low-intermediate-risk and 100 high-risk prostate cancer patients, excluding those who had received neoadjuvant hormone therapy, were analyzed...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070165/resilience-associated-with-self-disclosure-and-relapse-risks-in-patients-with-alcohol-use-disorders
#14
Ayako Yamashita, Shin-Ichi Yoshioka
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to clarify the self-disclosure and risks of relapse associated with promoting resilience of patients with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and participating in self-help groups. METHODS: An anonymous, self-administered questionnaire survey was administered to 48 patients with AUD and participating in self-help groups; this questionnaire consisted of basic attributes, a bidimensional resilience scale to assess both innate and acquired resilience factors, a scale to assess depth of self-disclosure, and a scale assessing relapse risks...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070163/development-of-reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-simple-and-rapid-detection-of-promyelocytic-leukemia-retinoic-acid-receptor-%C3%AE-mrna
#15
Yuki Hashimoto, Yuki Hatayama, Nao Kojima, Shota Morishita, Satoko Matsumoto, Yuzuru Hosoda, Ayako Hara, Toru Motokura
BACKGROUND: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a disease characterized by expression of Promyelocytic Leukemia-Retinoic Acid Receptor α (PML-RARα) chimeric mRNA. Although APL is curable, early death due to hemorrhage is a major problem. Here, we report the development of a simple and rapid diagnostic method for APL based on reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP). METHODS: An RT-LAMP primer set was designed to detect three types of PML-RARα mRNA in a single reaction...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070162/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-evaluation-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-liver-metastases
#16
Naoyuki Ueda, Haruki Nagira, Naoko Sannomiya, Saeko Ikunishi, Yuiko Hattori, Akira Kamida, Yuki Koyanagi, Kenta Shimabayashi, Kengo Sato, Hiroaki Saito, Yasuaki Hirooka
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic effect of chemotherapy for liver metastases is currently determined by changes in tumor diameter depicted on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging, but it cannot accurately determine if there is central necrosis. Furthermore, due to the risk of radiation exposure and high cost, frequent examination using these methods places a heavy burden on patients. Meanwhile, real-time observation of blood flow and vessel morphology within tumors has become possible by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS)...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708542/atypical-arteritis-in-internal-carotid-arteries-a-novel-concept-of-isolated-internal-carotid-arteritis
#17
Kazuki Fukuma, Hisanori Kowa, Hiroyuki Nakayasu, Kenji Nakashima
We presented a 38-year-old woman suffering from acute cerebral infarction due to arteritis limited to bilateral internal carotid arteries without a condition of giant cell arteritis or granulomatosis with polyangitis. Our case is unprecedented and characterized by a young woman with wall enhancement in the internal carotid arteries on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), therapeutic effects of steroids, and positive status for human leucocyte antigen-B39, -B51 and -DR4. These disease characteristics were not in accordance with existing diagnostic criteria of vasculitis, such as Takayasu's arteritis, giant cell arteritis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and Behcet's disease...
September 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708541/analysis-of-direct-simultaneous-measurement-of-glottal-airflow-velocity-subglottal-pressure-and-high-speed-imaging-using-flexible-transnasal-endoscope-in-a-human-subject
#18
Hideyuki Kataoka, Shiro Arii, Takahiro Fukuhara, Kazunori Fujiwara, Yasuomi Kunimoto, Kensaku Hasegawa, Hiromi Takeuchi
It is difficult to directly observe glottal airflow velocity just above the glottis due to sensor size requirements and limited accessibility. We developed a miniature hot-wire probe and flexible fiberscopic high-speed imaging system for human examinations. Simultaneous direct measurement of glottal airflow velocity, subglottal pressure, and vocal fold vibration was achieved in a patient who was treated with a T-tube for tracheal stenosis. Airflow velocity changes at the anterior midline of the vocal folds were synchronized with subglottal pressure changes during each phonation cycle...
September 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708540/combination-therapy-of-interventional-radiology-and-surgery-for-infarction-of-the-small-intestine-caused-by-portal-vein-and-mesenteric-vein-thrombosis-a-patient-report
#19
Takayoshi Kimura, Satoru Murata, Shiro Onozawa, Takahiko Mine, Tatsuo Ueda, Fumie Sugihara, Daisuke Yasui, Izumi Miki, Shinichiro Kumita, Toshihide Ogawa
We report the case of a man in his 70s who suffered from intestinal infarction caused by acute portal vein and mesenteric vein thrombosis (PVMVT). Combination therapy with percutaneous transcatheter thrombectomy and surgical bowel resection was successfully performed, and a satisfactory outcome was achieved. Intestinal infarction caused by PVMVT can be fatal and has a high mortality rate even if surgical resection is performed. The combination therapy of interventional radiology and surgery might be a safe and effective method for patients with this life-threatening condition...
September 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708539/usefulness-of-t-shaped-gauze-for-precise-dissection-of-supra-pancreatic-lymph-nodes-and-for-reduced-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#20
Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Hiroaki Saito, Yuki Murakami, Hirohiko Kuroda, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki
BACKGROUND: Supra-pancreatic lymph node dissection is important in patients undergoing laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) for gastric cancer. A clear view of the supra-pancreatic area is necessary for precise dissection of supra-pancreatic lymph nodes without injury to the pancreas. This retrospective study assessed the efficacy of T-shaped gauze (TSG) in retracting the pancreas during supra-pancreatic lymph node dissection. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 80 patients who underwent LG for gastric cancer...
September 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
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