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Acta Medica Okayama

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042706/protective-effects-of-bisoprolol-against-acute-exacerbation-in-moderate-to-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#1
Akihiko Taniguchi, Nobuaki Miyahara, Naohiro Oda, Daisuke Morichika, Eiki Ichihara, Isao Oze, Yasushi Tanimoto, Hirohisa Ichikawa, Utako Fujii, Mitsune Tanimoto, Arihiko Kanehiro, Katsuyuki Kiura
Although recent retrospective studies suggested that the use of β-blockers appears to help improve the mortality rate and decrease the rate of exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with heart failure, the effects of β-blockers on COPD patients without heart failure have not been established. Based on previous reports, we have launched a multicenter, prospective, single-arm phase II study to evaluate the preventive effect of the cardioselective β-blocker bisoprolol in COPD exacerbation, in Japanese individuals with moderate-to-severe COPD who do not have heart failure but do have hypertension requiring the use of medication...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042705/ureterolithotripsy-for-a-ureteral-calculus-at-the-ureteroureterostomy-of-a-renal-transplant-recipient
#2
Yosuke Mitsui, Koichiro Wada, Motoo Araki, Takashi Yoshioka, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Shingo Nishimura, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Katsumi Sasaki, Toyohiko Watanabe, Yasutomo Nasu
We describe a 40-year-old living-donor renal-transplant recipient who underwent successful ureterolithotripsy. He had been on hemodialysis for >15 years pre-transplant and underwent ureteroureterostomy along with the surgery. One year post-transplant, ultrasound examination demonstrated hydronephrosis, and CT showed a 6-mm ureteral calculus at the ureteroureterostomy site. No pain and no elevated serum creatinine were present. As the ureter was easily accessed, we performed a ureterolithotripsy, which would confirm whether a suture caused the calculus...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042704/alternative-to-rituximab-therapy-for-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-who-was-unable-to-continue-anti-tnf-therapy
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Eri Katsuyama, Hiroshi Wakabayashi, Ken-Ei Sada, Sumie Hiramatsu, Yoshia Miyawaki, Michiko Morishita, Keiji Ohashi, Haruki Watanabe, Takayuki Katsuyama, Sonia Zeggar, Mariko Narazaki, Noriko Tatebe, Katsue Sunahori-Watanabe, Tomoko Kawabata, Jun Wada
We herein present a case of a 38-year-old man who had bamboo spine and severe sacroiliitis and who was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Infliximab (IFX) markedly improved the axial symptom but was discontinued due to the side effect of peripheral neuropathy. Switching from IFX to etanercept worsened the side effect. Rituximab (RTX) administration elicited a good response without side effects. RTX might be a suitable option for AS therapy when TNF inhibitors are difficult to use.
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042703/modification-of-dentofacial-growth-associated-with-goldenhar-syndrome
#4
Ei Ei Hsu Hlaing, Yoshihito Ishihara, Chikako Hara, Hiroshi Kamioka
The rare developmental defect, Goldenhar syndrome is characterized by complex craniofacial and dentofacial anomalies. Here we describe the successful orthodontic treatment of a 5-year-old Japanese Goldenhar syndrome patient with mild facial asymmetry, right microtia, right-side hearing loss, and tongue-thrusting by a modification of dentofacial growth using a non-surgical orthopedic treatment approach. Improvement of the vertical discrepancies on the affected side and canted occlusal plane as well as mandibular deviation were achieved with a functional orthopaedic approach...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042702/genetic-factors-of-low-responsiveness-to-hepatitis-b-virus-vaccine-confirms-the-importance-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-class-ii-types-in-a-japanese-young-adult-population
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Nobuyasu Yukimasa, Shota Kohama, Wataru Oboshi, Shoichi Sato, Takehiro Nakamura
We investigated the genetic mechanisms underlying the association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA) types and the immune response to hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination in 84 healthy Japanese adults, and found that the HLA-DRB1*04 and HLA-DQB1*03 frequencies were higher in the low responders (<10 mIU/ml; n=9, 10.7%) compared to the responders (≥10 mIU/ml, n=75, 89.3%). The combination of DRB1*04 and DQB1*03 was associated with a low response to vaccination. The DRB1*04 and DQB1*03 haplotypes' frequencies were significantly higher in the low responders compared to responders...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042701/direct-damage-to-a-vertebral-artery-better-predicts-a-vertebral-artery-injury-than-elongation-in-cervical-spine-dislocation
#6
Kosei Nagata, Hirotaka Chikuda, Koichi Inokuchi, Keisuke Ishii, Atsuki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kanai, Kota Miyoshi
Cervical spine dislocation and fracture of a transverse process are isolated risk factors for vertebral artery injuries (VAIs), which can cause a life-threatening ischemic stroke. Since in vivo experiments are not possible, it has not been unclear whether damage to or extension of vertebral arteries is more predictive of a VAI. To identify the imaging characteristics associated with VAI, we analyzed 36 vertebral arteries from 22 cervical spine dislocation patients who underwent computed tomography angiography (Aug...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042700/preoperative-risk-factors-for-conversion-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-to-open-cholecystectomy-and-the-usefulness-of-the-2013-tokyo-guidelines
#7
Masashi Utsumi, Hideki Aoki, Tomoyoshi Kunitomo, Yutaka Mushiake, Isao Yasuhara, Fumitaka Taniguchi, Takashi Arata, Koh Katsuda, Kohji Tanakaya, Hitoshi Takeuchi
To identify predictive factors for conversion from laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) to open cholecystectomy performed for mixed indications as an acute or elective procedure. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 236 consecutive cases of LC performed in our department between January 2012 and January 2015, and evaluated preoperative risk factors for conversion and the usefulness of the 2013 Tokyo guidelines (TG2013) for diagnosing acute cholecystitis. The conversion rate in our series was 8% (19/236 cases)...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042699/arthroscopic-repair-of-the-medial-meniscus-radial-oblique-tear-prevents-the-progression-of-meniscal-extrusion-in-mildly-osteoarthritic-knees
#8
Takayuki Furumatsu, Yuya Kodama, Yusuke Kamatsuki, Tomohito Hino, Toshifumi Ozaki
Extrusion of the medial meniscus (MM) is associated with knee joint pain in osteoarthritic knees. The relationships among MM radial/oblique tears, MM extrusion (MME), and the effect of arthroscopic meniscal repair are not established. Here we evaluated the effects of arthroscopic all-inside MM repair on MME and the clinical outcomes in patients with radially oriented MM tears and mildly osteoarthritic knees. Twenty patients with a symptomatic radial or oblique tear of the MM posterior segment, MME ≥2.5 mm, and mildly osteoarthritic knees were treated using FasT-Fix 360 All-inside Meniscal Suture devices...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042698/evaluating-low-kv-dual-source-ct-angiography-by-high-pitch-spiral-acquisition-and-iterative-reconstruction-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease-patients
#9
Yohei Marukawa, Shuhei Sato, Takashi Tanaka, Akihiro Tada, Yuichiro Kanie, Susumu Kanazawa
We retrospectively evaluated the qualities of pediatric cardiovascular dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) images reconstructed by sinogram-affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE) and filtered back projection (FBP). We analyzed the cases of 287 congenital heart disease (CHD) patients < 5 years old, referred to our department in August 2013-March 2015. We divided them into two groups according to tube voltage (70 kVp, n=147; 80 kVp, n=140). All images were acquired by a CARE kV system and reconstructed by FBP and SAFIRE...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042697/vaginoplasty-with-a-pudendal-groin-flap-in-male-to-female-transsexuals
#10
Yuko Mukai, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Morito Sugimoto, Yoshihiro Kimata, Yuzaburo Namba
Many vaginoplasty techniques have been introduced to improve the outcomes of sex reassignment surgery for male-to-female transsexuals. Some vaginoplasty patients still require additional skin grafts, making dilation mandatory to overcome shrinkage. We developed a new vaginoplasty method (called the "pudendal-groin flap") that uses pudendal-groin flaps. One of this procedure's advantages is that skin grafts are unnecessary, even for patients with small penises and scrotums. We introduce the procedure here and describe our evaluation of its utility...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042696/the-usefulness-of-colonoscopy-for-the-detection-of-ileal-involvement-in-intestinal-follicular-lymphoma-patients
#11
Masaya Iwamuro, Katsuyoshi Takata, Eiko Hayashi, Seiji Kawano, Sakiko Hiraoka, Yoshiro Kawahara, Tadashi Yoshino, Hiroyuki Okada
To evaluate the usefulness of colonoscopy for the detection of ileal involvement in patients with intestinal follicular lymphoma, seventeen patients with intestinal follicular lymphoma who underwent colonoscopy and biopsy sampling from the terminal ileum were enrolled. The patients were divided into 2 groups: cases with ileal involvement (n=6) and cases without ileal involvement (n=11). Patients' clinical backgrounds were compared between the two groups. Subsequently, 10 board-certified endoscopists independently evaluated the endoscopic pictures and determined whether the ileum was involved with follicular lymphoma...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042695/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-acute-liver-failure-comparing-guidelines-on-the-prediction-of-liver-transplantation
#12
Kazuhiro Yoshida, Yuzo Umeda, Akinobu Takaki, Takeshi Nagasaka, Ryuichi Yoshida, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise, Kosei Takagi, Tetsuya Yasunaka, Hiroyuki Okada, Takahito Yagi, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
Determining the indications for and timing of liver transplantation (LT) for acute liver failure (ALF) is essential. The King's College Hospital (KCH) guidelines and Japanese guidelines are used to predict the need for LT and the outcomes in ALF. These guidelines' accuracy when applied to ALF in different regional and etiological backgrounds may differ. Here we compared the accuracy of new (2010) Japanese guidelines that use a simple scoring system with the 1996 Japanese guidelines and the KCH criteria for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042694/immunohistochemistry-of-vasohibin-2-in-human-kidney-disease-implications-in-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-reduced-renal-function
#13
Yuka Arata, Katsuyuki Tanabe, Norikazu Hinamoto, Hiroko Yamasaki, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Yohei Maeshima, Naoki Kanomata, Yasufumi Sato, Jun Wada
Several angiogenesis-related factors are known to play important roles in the pathogenesis of kidney disease. Vasohibin-2 (VASH-2) was recently reported as a novel proangiogenic factor. Although VASH-2 was demonstrated to accelerate tumor angiogenesis, its roles in non-tumor processes including renal disease have not been well elucidated yet. Here, we performed a retrospective study including an immunohistochemical analysis of human kidney biopsy specimens from 82 Japanese patients with a variety of kidney diseases, and we evaluated the correlations between the immunoreactivity of VASH-2 and the patients' clinicopathological parameters...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042693/occult-sources-of-bleeding-in-blunt-trauma-a-narrative-review
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Tetsuya Yumoto, Yoshinori Kosaki, Yasuaki Yamakawa, Atsuyoshi Iida, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, Taihei Yamada, Kohei Tsukahara, Hiromichi Naito, Takaaki Osako, Atsunori Nakao
Worldwide, hemorrhagic shock in major trauma remains a major potentially preventable cause of death. Controlling bleeding and subsequent coagulopathy is a big challenge. Immediate assessment of unidentified bleeding sources is essential in blunt trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock. Chest/pelvic X-ray in conjunction with ultrasonography have been established classically as initial diagnostic imaging modalities to identify the major sources of internal bleeding including intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal, or retroperitoneal hemorrhage related to pelvic fracture...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824193/a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-rectal-diclofenac-and-sublingual-nitrate-as-a-combined-prophylactic-treatment-for-post-ercp-pancreatitis
#15
Takeshi Tomoda, Hironari Kato, Sho Mizukawa, Shinichiro Muro, Yutaka Akimoto, Daisuke Uchida, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Naoki Yamamoto, Shigeru Horiguchi, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Okada
Acute pancreatitis is the major complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography(ERCP). A preliminary research suggested that the administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with nitrate might reduce the incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) more effectively than NSAIDs alone. We conduct a two-arm, multicenter, prospective, randomized, superiority trial to evaluate the additional effect of nitrate for prevention of PEP. A total of 900 patients randomly receive 50 mg diclofenac suppository either alone or with 5 mg isosorbide dinitrate sublingual tablet...
August 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824192/robotic-renal-autotransplantation-first-case-outside-of-north-america
#16
Motoo Araki, Koichiro Wada, Yosuke Mitsui, Takuya Sadahira, Risa Kubota, Shingo Nishimura, Takashi Yoshioka, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Kei Fujio, Atsushi Takamoto, Morito Sugimoto, Katsumi Sasaki, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Shin Ebara, Hideki Taninishi, Hiroyuki Amano, Masashi Inui, Masami Watanabe, Toyohiko Watanabe, Yasutomo Nasu
A 38-year-old woman with a 2.7-cm left ureteral stenosis requiring chronic ureteral stent exchange elected to undergo robotic renal autotransplantation. Left ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) was also suspected. Robotic donor nephrectomy contributed to the fine dissection for desmoplastic changes. The kidney was removed through a Gelport and examined on ice. UPJO was not seen. An end-to-side robotic anastomosis was created between the renal and external iliac vessels. The console time was 507 min, and the warm ischemia time was 4 min 5 sec...
August 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824191/cervical-spine-osteoradionecrosis
#17
Masato Tanaka, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Tomoyuki Takigawa, Yoshihiro Kimata, Toshifumi Ozaki
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN), a well-known complication of radiotherapy in the mandibular bone, is very rare in the cervical spine. The authors report the result of a 3-year follow-up of a 63-year-old female patient with ORN of the cervical spine. The patient had a history of laryngeal carcinoma and was treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy with a total of 120 Gy. Eight years later, she developed acute, severe neck pain due to cervical spine necrosis. The authors performed vascularized fibular bone graft and posterior pedicle screw fixation to reconstruct her cervical spine...
August 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824190/a-case-of-dermatomyositis-with-severe-myalgia-and-muscle-weakness-testing-positive-for-anti-melanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-antibody
#18
Kenji Yamazaki, Hiroshi Wakabayashi, Yu Suganami, Shinichi Sano, Yu Wakunami, Takashi Katayama, Kentaro Deguchi, Shoko Nagotani, Masayuki Kishida
We report a case of a woman with typical dermatomyositis (DM) with skin manifestations, severe myalgia and muscle weakness complicated by interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pneumomediastinum. Pneumomediastinum persisted despite treatment with immunosuppressive therapy (steroids and cyclosporine). After the test for anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibody came out positive, we doubled the cyclosporine dose and her condition improved. Despite typical clinical features of DM, in cases complicated by pneumomediastinum or steroid resistance, measurement of anti-MDA5 antibody may be useful for immunosuppressant dose titration...
August 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824189/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-surgical-management-of-hemodialysis-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#19
Yusuke Otani, Takehiro Okabayashi, Yasuo Shima, Yuichi Shibuya, Kazuhide Ozaki, Jun Iwata, Sojiro Morita, Tatsuo Iiyama
This retrospective study evaluated the short- and long-term outcomes after surgical management for gastric cancer in hemodialysis patients compared to non-dialysis patients. Twelve hemodialysis patients were compared with a propensity score-matched cohort of 39 gastric cancer patients who had not undergone hemodialysis. Short- and long-term outcomes along with scores estimating physiological ability and surgical stress were evaluated in both groups. The incidence of postoperative morbidity according to the Clavien-Dindo classification was higher in the hemodialysis gastric cancer group than in the non-dialysis gastric cancer group...
August 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824188/further-molecular-analysis-of-g6pd-deficiency-variants-in-southern-vietnam-and-a-novel-variant-designated-as-g6pd-ho-chi-minh-173-a-g-58-asp-gly-frequency-distributions-of-variants-compared-with-those-in-other-southeast-asian-countries
#20
Fumihiko Kawamoto, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Nghiem Minh Pham, Taeko Hayashi, Yuichi Kasahara, Nguyen The Dung, Yasutoshi Kido, Toshio Kanbe, Indah S Tantular
We conducted a survey of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency among newborn babies at Tu Du Hospital, Ho Chi Minh, southern Vietnam. A total of 90 deficient babies were detected, including 85 in the Kinh ethnic group, 4 Chinese, and 1 in the K'Ho minority group. In the Kinh ethnic group, G6PD variants such as G6PD Viangchan (n=32), Kaiping (n=11), Canton (n=8), Chinese-5 (n=7), Union (n=5) and Quing Yuan (n=4) were detected. A variant with silent mutations at 1311 C>T and IVS11 nt 93 T>C was also detected in 17 cases...
August 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
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