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Acta Medica Okayama

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238015/syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-following-liver-transplantation
#1
Kosei Takagi, Takahito Yagi, Susumu Shinoura, Yuzo Umeda, Ryuichi Yoshida, Daisuke Nobuoka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Takashi Kuise, Tomokazu Fuji, Hiroyuki Araki, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is an extremely rare cause of hyponatremia post-liver transplantation. A 15-year-old Japanese girl with recurrent cholangitis after Kasai surgery for biliary atresia underwent successful living donor liver transplantation. Peritonitis due to gastrointestinal perforation occurred. Hyponatremia gradually developed but improved after hypertonic sodium treatment. One month later, severe hyponatremia rapidly recurred. We considered the hyponatremia's cause as SIADH...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238014/positive-minimal-residual-disease-of-flt3-itd-before-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-resulted-in-a-poor-prognosis-of-an-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#2
Yuka Iwasaki, Rituo Nishiuchi, Michinori Aoe, Takahide Takahashi, Hirokazu Watanabe, Chiho Tokorotani, Kiyoshi Kikkawa, Akira Shimada
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3)-internal tandem duplication (ITD) often have a poor prognosis, even after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We report a case of AML with FLT3-ITD identified upon initial diagnosis, who received HSCT at complete remission after 3 consecutive chemotherapies. However, the patient relapsed when the same FLT3-ITD clone emerged, and finally died. Retrospective analysis revealed an allelic ratio of FLT3-ITD/wild type of 1...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238013/lanthanum-deposition-in-the-stomach-usefulness-of-scanning-electron-microscopy-for-its-detection
#3
Masaya Iwamuro, Haruo Urata, Takehiro Tanaka, Akemi Ando, Takahiro Nada, Kosuke Kimura, Kenji Yamauchi, Chiaki Kusumoto, Fumio Otsuka, Hiroyuki Okada
After having been treated with lanthanum carbonate administration for 4 years for hyperphosphatemia, a 75-year-old Japanese woman undergoing hemodialysis was diagnosed with lanthanum phosphate deposition in the stomach. The deposition, seen as white microgranules, was observed using esophagogastroduodenoscopy with magnifying observation. To the best of our knowledge, these are the minutest endoscopy images of lanthanum phosphate deposition in the gastric mucosa. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observation enabled easier identification of the deposited material, which was visible as bright areas...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238012/two-revision-surgeries-on-cemented-custom-made-tumor-prostheses
#4
Yukihiro Yoshida, Yuki Okamura, Mamoru Akita, Masashi Taniguchi, Toshio Kojima, Eiji Osaka, Yasuaki Tokuhashi
We performed revision surgery in 2 patients for stem fracture of a cemented tumor prosthesis that occurred more than 25 years after the initial surgery. For revision, the global modular replacement system (GMRS) was used. However, as bone cement in the bone could not be adequately removed, stems with respective diameters of 11 and 12.5 mm were used. In revision surgery for cemented tumor prostheses, adequate removal of residual bone cement is optimal. However, when there is a risk of fracture, it may be appropriate to insert a thicker stem after reaming the femoral canal as much as possible, and then fix the stem using the cement-in-cement method...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238011/human-rad-17-polymorphism-at-codon-546-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-colorectal-cancer
#5
Yukiko Yasuda, Akiko Sakai, Sachio Ito, Kaori Sasai, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Nagahide Matsubara, Mamoru Ouchida, Hiroshi Katayama, Kenji Shimizu
Human RAD17 acts as an activator of checkpoint signals in response to DNA damage. Here we evaluated the association of hRAD17 Leu546Arg (rs1045051), a missense single nucleotide polymorphism, with the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in relation to smoking and alcohol consumption habits in 212 CRC patients and 1,142 cancer-free controls in a case-control study conducted in Japan. The results showed that the hRAD17 Leu/Arg genotype compared to the Leu/Leu genotypes was significantly associated with the protective effect on CRC risk with the adjusted odds ratio (OR) of 0...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238010/verification-of-implant-surface-modification-by-a-novel-processing-method
#6
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yoshiki Okada, Nobuhiro Abe, Noriyuki Hisamori, Toshiaki Kaneeda, Shigeaki Moriyama, Hitoshi Ohmori, Masayoshi Mizutani, Hiroyuki Yanai, Yoshio Nakashima, Yusuke Yokoyama, Toshifumi Ozaki
Metals have been used clinically as biomaterials, especially in the orthopaedic and dental fields. Metals used as implants wear at contact surfaces, producing metal particles and metal ions that may be harmful. Newly developed metal implants and methods of implant surface modification are currently under scrutiny. We evaluated the use of electrolytic in-process dressing (ELID) as a surface finishing method for metal implants. Metal implants processed using the ELID method (ELID group) or not processed (Non-ELID group) were inserted surgically into rabbit femurs...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238009/results-of-total-elbow-arthroplasty-with-cementless-implantation-of-an-alumina-ceramic-elbow-prosthesis-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
Keiichiro Nishida, Kenzo Hashizume, Masatsugu Ozawa, Ayumu Takeshita, Daisuke Kaneda, Ryuichi Nakahara, Yoshihisa Nasu, Yasunori Shimamura, Hajime Inoue, Toshifumi Ozaki
We investigated the long-term clinical results of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) by cementless fixation of alumina ceramic unlinked elbow prostheses (J-alumina ceramic elbows: JACE) for the reconstruction of elbow joints with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Seventeen elbows in 17 patients (aged 44-72 years, average 54.8) replaced by JACE TEA without bone cement were investigated. The average follow-up period was 10.7 (range, 1.0-19.3) years. Clinical conditions of each elbow before and after surgery were assessed according to the Mayo Elbow Performance Index (MEPI)...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238008/interfractional-seminal-vesicle-motion-relative-to-the-prostate-gland-for-image-guided-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-with-without-androgen-deprivation-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#8
Takahiro Waki, Kuniaki Katsui, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi, Takeshi Ogata, Norihisa Katayama, Mitsuhiro Takemoto, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon, Susumu Kanazawa
We investigated differences in seminal vesicle (SV) length and interfractional SV motion relative to the prostate gland in prostate cancer patients. We compared 32 patients who received androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) before radiotherapy with 12 patients receiving radiotherapy alone at Okayama University Hospital in August 2008-July 2011. We examined the right and left SVs' length and motion by computed tomography (CT) to determine the ADT's effects and analyzed 347 CT scans in a multiple linear regression model...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238007/radiation-induced-liver-injury-after-3d-conformal-radiotherapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-quantitative-assessment-using-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri
#9
Yoshiyuki Fukugawa, Tomohiro Namimoto, Ryo Toya, Tetsuo Saito, Hideaki Yuki, Tomohiko Matsuyama, Osamu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Natsuo Oya
Focal liver reaction (FLR) appears in the hepatobiliary-phase images of gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI) following radiotherapy (RT). We investigated the threshold dose (TD) for FLR development in 13 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) with 45 Gy in 15 fractions. FLR volumes (FLRVs) were calculated based on planning CT images by referring to fused hepatobiliary- phase images...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238006/the-development-of-a-novel-bone-filler-titanium-wire-ball
#10
Ichiro Tsukamoto, Masao Akagi
In designing bone fillers, hardness has heretofore not been a major concern. Fillers are typically very hard and thus often accelerate the collapse of the adjacent bones. We developed a novel, relatively soft bone filler, whose hardness is similar to the human cancellous bone. The structure is simple: a 0.14-mm-diameter pure titanium wire was rolled and folded with both ends buried in the central portion, resulting in a ball of 4-mm diameter with 83% internal void ratio, having 300-500 μm internal gaps. The balls are chemically washed in an acidic solution at the end of the manufacturing process...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238005/frequency-of-exacerbations-and-hospitalizations-in-copd-patients-who-continue-to-smoke
#11
Serap Argun Baris, Tugba Onyilmaz, Ilknur Basyigit, Hasim Boyaci, Fusun Yildiz
We evaluated the frequency of exacerbations and hospitalizations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who continue to smoke.: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of the COPD patients treated in Chest Diseases Clinic of Kocaeli University School of Medicine in 2007-2013. Their demographic characteristics, smoking status (non-smoker, current smoker, ex-smoker), Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), and history of COPD exacerbation and hospitalizations were evaluated. The cases of 120 patients (11 females, 9...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238004/effects-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-for-neuroprotection-from-the-viewpoint-of-redox-regulation
#12
REVIEW
Nobuyuki Nosaka, Ayumi Okada, Hirokazu Tsukahara
Redox regulation has recently been recognized as an important factor in acute illnesses as well as in chronic diseases. It has also become a target for neuroprotection in acute intensive care. Despite its well-known therapeutic effects, therapeutic hypothermia has recently been re-evaluated for its potential use in emergency and critical care medicine. Hypothermia is an undesirable physiological condition that can increase oxidative stress and decrease anti-oxidative potency. However, many studies have shown that under ischemia/reperfusion conditions, therapeutic hypothermia actually suppresses enhanced oxidative stress and maintains or increases anti-oxidative potency...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003680/pseudoaneurysm-of-the-perforating-branch-of-the-deep-femoral-artery-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#13
Masataka Fujii, Takayuki Furumatsu, Yasutaka Kadota, Yoshinobu Shimamura, Shigeyuki Tsuchimochi, Toshifumi Ozaki
The present report describes the first known, case of a pseudoaneurysm of the perforating branch of the deep femoral artery following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. A 19-year-old man underwent ACL reconstruction using the outside-in femoral tunnel-creation method. Seven days after the surgery, he complained of abnormal thigh pain and had swelling with local heat on the distal lateral thigh. Magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and color Doppler ultrasonography showed the pseudoaneurysm in the thigh...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003679/acute-bowel-injury-due-to-cryoablation-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-correlated-radiologic-and-pathologic-findings
#14
Hideo Gobara, Takao Hiraki, Toshihiro Iguchi, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Takeshi Nagasaka, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Takehiro Tanaka, Susumu Kanazawa
An 87-year-old Japanese man underwent percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) therapy for his renal cell tumor. We displaced the colon from the tumor using hydrodissection. Computed tomography (CT) immediately after PCA was indicative of iceball extension to the colon wall, and a discontinuous enhancement of the colon wall was observed. We therefore performed an emergency surgery. On laparotomy, we observed a dark-purple area on the affected area of the colon, and the resected specimen showed focal, deep ulceration on the mucosal surface...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003678/usefulness-of-thoracoscopic-debridement-for-chronic-empyema-after-an-extrapleural-pneumonectomy
#15
Hidejiro Torigoe, Shinichi Toyooka, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Junichi Soh, Shinichiro Miyoshi
We present the case of a 65-year-old Japanese man diagnosed with chronic empyema (without a bronchopleural fistula) that occurred 7 months after he underwent an extrapleural pneumonectomy for right malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Following thoracic drainage and irrigation for 1 month, we performed surgery by a thoracoscopic approach, in light of his general condition. We performed debridement and removal of the Gore-Tex polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patch that had been used for the reconstruction of the diaphragm and the pericardium...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003677/two-relapsed-stage-iii-childhood-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-patients-with-npm-alk-fusion-in-bone-marrow-from-initial-diagnosis
#16
Yui Kanazawa, Yuka Yamashita, Mitsuhiro Fujiwara, Michiko Muraoka, Kana Washio, Kiichiro Kanamitsu, Hisashi Ishida, Takae Nakano, Miho Yamada, Keizo Horibe, Takehiro Tanaka, Tadashi Yoshino, Akira Shimada
Childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) accounts for approx. 10-30% of cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and the ALCL99 study reported 60-75 disease-free survival; however, a relatively high relapse rate was observed (25-30% ). We report 2 patients with Stage III ALCL who relapsed 6-18 months after the end of ALCL99 chemotherapy. A retrospective molecular analysis identified the nucleophosmin (NPM)-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusion gene in the first diagnostic bone marrow samples taken from both patients...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003676/a-case-of-refractory-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome-clarkson-s-disease-during-pregnancy
#17
Yukiko Hikasa, Masao Hayashi, Satoshi Suzuki, Hiroshi Morimatsu
A 32-year-old woman, pregnant with twins, presented with a chief complaint of general fatigue. Her general condition had rapidly deteriorated since her last visit to the primary obstetrician; the patient was then referred to our hospital because of suspected fetal death. She underwent emergency cesarean section because fetal death had indeed occurred, and she was then admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). On ICU admission, she was found to be in shock. Laboratory analysis revealed extreme hemoconcentration and a low albumin level, and initially, septic shock with obstetric complications was suspected...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003675/surgery-in-the-standing-position-by-a-surgeon-with-achilles-tendon-rupture
#18
Takao Yasuhara, Ken Kuwahara, Susumu Sasada, Atsuhiko Toyoshima, Jun Morimoto, Kyohei Kin, Hiroaki Manabe, Yasuyuki Miyoshi, Akira Kusumegi, Yuichi Takahashi, Kiyoshi Ito, Isao Date
Unexpected injuries can have a profound effect on a surgeon's performance and thus on patients and surgical departments. Here we describe a technique for performing surgery in the standing position, as done by a surgeon with an Achilles tendon rupture. During his prescribed 45-day non-weight-bearing period for the left ankle after surgery for an Achilles tendon rupture, the surgeon was able to participate in 15 surgeries as an operator or assistant, due to his use of a combination of injured-leg genuflection on a stool and a 'Surgical Body Support' device...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003674/prenatal-diagnosis-of-interrupted-aortic-arch-usefulness-of-three-vessel-and-four-chamber-views
#19
Yumika Hirano, Hisashi Masuyama, Kei Hayata, Eriko Eto, Etsuko Nobumoto, Yuji Hiramatsu
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is fatal if not diagnosed. Prenatal diagnosis is helpful, but it is difficult to detect IAA and even more so to differentiate types A and B prenatally. Our objectives were to find a way to detect IAA using 2 views-three-vessel view (3VV) and four-chamber view (4CV)-and to differentiate between types A and B. We retrospectively analyzed fetal echocardiographic images and medical records of eight IAA patients. All eight patients had a ventricular septal defect (VSD) on 4CV. The aorta/main pulmonary artery (Ao/MPA) diameter ratio on 3VV was significantly low, which is characteristic of type B IAA...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003673/shortening-oblique-osteotomy-with-screw-fixation-for-correction-of-the-lesser-metatarsophalangeal-joints-of-rheumatoid-forefoot
#20
Keiichiro Nishida, Takahiro Machida, Masahiro Horita, Kenzo Hashizume, Ryuichi Nakahara, Yoshihisa Nasu, Hideki Ohashi, Kenta Saiga, Toshifumi Ozaki
The metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints are often and predominantly affected in rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of the current study was to describe surgical techniques of shortening oblique osteotomy for lesser metatarsal bone with screw fixation at the osteotomy site, and to investigate the short-term clinical outcomes of our procedure. Twenty-seven feet (78 toes) of 24 RA patients underwent the shortening oblique osteotomy for the correction of deformity at the lesser MTP joints. The average Japanese Society of Surgery of the Foot (JSSF) standard rating system for the RA foot and ankle scale improved significantly from 59...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
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