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Acta Medica Okayama

Satoru Kikuchi, Shinji Kuroda, Masahiko Nishizaki, Takashi Matsusaki, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi, Kazuya Kuwada, Shunsuke Kagawa, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
Although epidural analgesia (EDA) is considered standard postoperative analgesia for open gastrectomy, it has been unclear whether EDA has benefits in laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) because postoperative pain after a laparoscopic procedure is significantly reduced. We are conducting a two-arm, single-center, prospective randomized non-inferiority trial to evaluate the postoperative pain relief of patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) compared to EDA. A total of 132 patients undergoing LG will be randomized to EDA and PCIA groups (n=64 each) for postoperative pain control...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Norio Yamamoto, Takaaki Miki, Akihiro Nishiyama, Tomoyuki Dan'ura, Yuzuru Matsui, Toshifumi Ozaki
This is the first report of extensive bilateral patellar tendon ossification occurring over a prolonged time after a unilateral knee injury. An 84-year-old Japanese man with a spinal cord injury caused by a burst fracture of the T12 vertebra presented with a bony hard prominence on the left knee, which was injured in a traffic accident when he was 77 years old. Radiography revealed extensive ossification of the bilateral patellar tendons. We review the English literature with a focus on the localization of bilateral heterotopic ossification of the knee in patients who had a central nervous system injury...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Yoshinori Kosaki, Tetsuya Yumoto, Hiromichi Naito, Nobushige Tsuboi, Masahiro Kameda, Masayuki Hirano, Yuki Morizane, Takaya Senoo, Eijirou Tokuyama, Atsunori Nakao
Traumatic eyeball luxation is a rare clinical condition with a dramatic presentation. Here, we describe a unique case of traumatic globe luxation and complete optic nerve transection caused by heavy object compression. A 45-year-old male automobile mechanic was injured when a truck slipped from its supports, crushing his head and face. On arrival, his right eyeball was obviously displaced anteriorly and he had no light perception. Computed tomography revealed complex frontal bone and facial fractures with underlying brain contusion in addition to complete transection of the right optic nerve...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Hiroki Otani, Shigeki Makihara
Internal hernia related to paracecal hernia is a rare disease and is difficult to confirm by preoperative diagnosis. We recently encountered a case of an 83-year-old woman who had lower abdominal pain in her right quadrant. Based on physical findings and CT findings she was diagnosed as having small bowel obstruction by internal hernia around the cecum. She underwent emergency operation with laparoscopic surgery and was diagnosed with a paracecal hernia and treated laparoscopically. After we dissected the ventral wall of the hernia sac and enlarged the hernia orifice, we reduced the trapped small intestine into the abdominal space...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Kenya Watanabe, Takuma Fukuzawa, Katsuhiro Mitsui
Schwannoma is the most common tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath. However, there have been few reports on schwannoma of the posterior tibial nerve causing tarsal tunnel syndrome. We report on a 60-year-old man with tarsal tunnel syndrome caused by a schwannoma of the posterior tibial nerve, which was first diagnosed as a ganglion cyst. After enucleation of this tumor, the patient was asymptomatic and had no related sequelae except for minor numbness in the plantar aspects of his digits. Although schwannoma of the posterior tibial nerve is rare, it should be considered even if a ganglion is clinically suspected...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Michiari Umakoshi, Takao Yasuhara, Atsuhiko Toyoshima, Susumu Sasada, Akira Kusumegi, Jun Morimoto, Kyohei Kin, Yousuke Tomita, Isao Date
The spinal extradural arachnoid cyst is a rare entity. Obtaining the correct diagnosis and detecting the fistula location are critical for providing effective treatment. A 41-year-old man had numbness in the soles of his feet for 2 years with accompanying gait disturbance, and a defecation disorder. Computed tomography myelography performed at another hospital revealed an epidural arachnoid cyst from Th11 to L2. He received a subarachnoid-cyst shunt at the rostral part of the cyst. However, his symptoms worsened and he was admitted to our hospital...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Akihisa Watanabe, Qana Ono, Tomohiko Nishigami, Takahiko Hirooka, Hirohisa Machida
It has been unclear whether the risk factors for rotator cuff tears are the same at all ages or differ between young and older populations. In this study, we examined the risk factors for rotator cuff tears using classification and regression tree analysis as methods of nonlinear regression analysis. There were 65 patients in the rotator cuff tears group and 45 patients in the intact rotator cuff group. Classification and regression tree analysis was performed to predict rotator cuff tears. The target factor was rotator cuff tears; explanatory variables were age, sex, trauma, and critical shoulder angle≥35°...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Ai Sakamoto, Yasuhiko Kamada, Kotaro Kubo, Toru Hasegawa, Sayoko Kotani, Mikiya Nakatsuka, Yuji Hiramatsu
Establishing whether miscarriages result from fetal aneuploidy or other factors is important for treating recurrent pregnancy loss. We examined the relationship between fetal heart rate (FHR) before miscarriage in the early first trimester and fetal karyotype, analyzing 223 pregnant women with recurrent pregnancy loss. Among the pregnancies, 110 resulted in live births regarded as normal karyotype (the Norm-group). The other 113 pregnancies ended in miscarriage, and we categorized them into groups based on fetal karyotype, determined by chorionic villus sampling: the Misc-NK (normal karyotype) group, n=35 euploid cases; the Misc-CA1 (chromosomal abnormality) group, n=18 cases of aneuploidy with trisomies 13/18/21, Turner's syndrome, or Klinefelter's syndrome; and the Misc-CA2 subgroup, n=60 cases of other aneuploidies excluding those in the Misc-CA1 group...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Yuuki Yoshimura, Masahiro Kuroda, Irfan Sugiantoc, Babatunde O Bamgbosec, Kanae Miyahara, Yuichi Ohmura, Akira Kurozumi, Toshi Matsushita, Seiichiro Ohno, Susumu Kanazawa, Junichi Asaumi
Readout-segmented echo-planar imaging (RESOLVE) is a multi-shot echo-planar imaging (EPI) modality with k-space segmented in the readout direction. We investigated whether RESOLVE decreases the distortion and artifact in the phase direction and increases the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in phantoms image taken with 3-tesla (3T) MRI versus conventional EPI. We used a physiological saline phantom and subtraction mapping and observed that RESOLVE's SNR was higher than EPI's. Using RESOLVE, the combination of a special-purpose coil and a large-loop coil had a higher SNR compared to using only a head/neck coil...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Soichiro Ako, Shinichiro Nakamura, Kazuhiro Nouso, Chihiro Dohi, Nozomu Wada, Yuki Morimoto, Yasuto Takeuchi, Tetsuya Yasunaka, Kenji Kuwaki, Hideki Onishi, Fusao Ikeda, Hidenori Shiraha, Akinobu Takaki, Hiroyuki Okada
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is often performed before radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). TACE prior to RFA can expand the ablated area and reduce the tumor size, facilitating complete ablation. However, the factors correlated with size reduction remain uncertain. The aim of this study was to identify the factors associated with size reduction by TACE and develop a formula to predict the reduction rate. A total of 100 HCC patients treated with TACE followed by RFA at least 20 days later were enrolled...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Mika Hosogi, Yuki Morizane, Yusuke Shiode, Shinichiro Doi, Fumiaki Kumase, Shuhei Kimura, Mio Hosokawa, Masayuki Hirano, Shinji Toshima, Kosuke Takahashi, Atsushi Fujiwara, Fumio Shiraga
To investigate the effectiveness of a treat-and-extend regimen (TAE) of intravitreal ranibizumab injections (IVR) for macular edema (ME) due to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). We retrospectively examined 35 eyes of 35 patients with ME due to BRVO who underwent TAE for 1 year. Patients whose treatment interval extended to 12 weeks were switched to a pro re nata regimen (PRN; TAE to PRN group), while TAE was continued for patients whose treatment interval was less than 12 weeks (continued TAE group). Changes in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), central retinal thickness (CRT), and predictive factors for inclusion in the TAE to PRN group were analyzed...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Yutaka Owari, Nobuyuki Miyatake, Hiroaki Kataoka
Few studies examined the relationship between social participation, physical activity and psychological distress in elderly people. Here we examined these relationships in apparently healthy elderly people. After exclusion of subjects who dropped out or did not meet enrollment criteria, the data of 86 subjects (apparently healthy elderly embers at a college health club; 25 males, 61 females) from July 20 to September 10, 2016 were used. We evaluated each subject's psychological distress using the K6 questionnaire, social participation by a self-completed questionnaire, and physical activity level by a triaxial accelerometer (7 consecutive days)...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Masayoshi Fujii, Katsuyoshi Takata, Shih-Sung Chuang, Tomoko Miyata-Takata, Midori Ando, Yasuharu Sato, Tadashi Yoshino
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most frequently involved site of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common subtype occurring in the GI tract. TNFAIP3 (A20) genetic alterations were reported to be involved in DLBCL's pathogenesis and a portion of GI-DLBCL cases harbor this alteration. However, the frequency and clinicopathological relations focusing on small and large intestinal DLBCL are unclear. Here, we examined A20 deletion and protein expression and analyzed the clinicopathological features of 52 cases of primary intestinal DLBCL...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Mayumi Sonekatsu, Motoki Sonohata, Masaru Kitajima, Shunsuke Kawano, Masaaki Mawatari
In patients with poliomyelitis, degenerative arthritis of the hip may be encountered in the paralytic or normal contralateral limb because of leg length discrepancy, pelvic obliquity, or severe deformities of the affected hip. Although total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common orthopedic procedures, there are few reports of THA in adult patients with residual poliomyelitis. From March 2001 to January 2011, 5 patients with residual poliomyelitis (6 hips) underwent THA using uncemented implants at our hospital...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Hiroaki Kataoka, Nobuyuki Miyatake, Satoshi Murao, Satoshi Tanaka
Resistance training is effective against type 2 diabetes (T2DM), but the effect of resistance training on toe pinch force (TPF) is unknown. Here we investigated the effect of short-term toe resistance training on TPF in patients with T2DM, in a prospective, parallel-group, single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Twelve patients with T2DM who were hospitalized to improve glycemic control were enrolled. The patients were randomly allocated to the intervention (n=6) and control (n=6) groups. The intervention group performed traditional aerobic exercise and 4 newly developed toe-resistance training exercises...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Yukihiro Saito, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Ito
The number of permanent pacemaker implantations has been increasing due to the aging of populations worldwide and the increase in the numbers of patients with heart diseases. Commercially available mechanical pacemakers are very useful but still have some problems including short battery life, a risk of infection, the absence of physiological autonomic responsiveness, metal allergy, and electronic interference. A biological pacemaker may resolve these problems and regenerate the cardiac pacemaker. Cell-based therapy and gene therapy have been addressed with the goal of solving the challenges of biological pacemaker...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Masakuni Tanimizu, Kenji Mizuno, Masayuki Hashimoto
We treated a 72-year-old Japanese female with sustained high fever and overall body exhaustion. An infectious liver cyst and right lung pneumonia were suspected causes. Hepatic cystectomy and various antibiotics did not resolve symptoms. Pneumonia exacerbation and ascitic fluid retention, left lumbar spinal osteomyelitis, and peri-gastric lymph node abscess penetrating the stomach were observed. Mycobacterium avium was identified in sputum, ascites, vertebral body abscess puncture specimen, and pus mucus secretion in the stomach...
December 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
Shuji Okahara, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Hiroshi Morimatsu
The electrical activity of the diaphragm (EAdi) shows global diaphragmatic activation and power output from the central nervous system. We measured the EAdi as an indicator of breathing workload in a 40-year-old man suffering from severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) secondary to influenza pneumonia in the process of weaning from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Turning off the sweep gas flow immediately led to EAdi elevation, followed by hypoxia. The patient was successfully weaned from ECMO by reference to EAdi...
December 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
Ryo Matoba, Yuki Morizane, Shuhei Kimura, Shinji Toshima, Fumio Shiraga
Internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling is an important maneuver in vitrectomy for macular holes (MHs). A nitinol loop is a surgical instrument designed to create an edge on the ILM and peel the ILM safely and consistently. The effect of using a nitinol loop for ILM peeling on the retina is not clear. We report here on a case of an idiopathic full-thickness MH in an adult woman, in whom retinal damage was revealed after her ILM was peeled using a nitinol loop.
December 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
Mayu Ooi, Fujio Yanamoto, Hitoaki Sato, Yumiko Takao, Masako Okada, Moritoki Egi, Satoshi Mizobuchi
Although spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a useful treatment for chronic intractable pain, the optimal method of stimulation has not yet been established. In this prospective, crossover study, we compared the efficacy of using a constant current (CC) system with that of a constant voltage (CV) system for temporal SCS. Twenty patients were enrolled and divided into two groups. For 10 patients, a CV system was applied on Days 1-5, followed by the use of a CC system on Days 6-10. For the other 10 patients, a CC system was applied for the first five days, followed by a CV system for the subsequent five days...
December 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
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