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Kurume Medical Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249780/palliative-reirradiation-for-painful-bone-metastases-clinical-cases-and-literature-review
#1
Gen Suzuki, Hideya Yamazaki, Norihiro Aibe, Koji Masui, Naomi Sasaki, Kotoha Tatekawa, Daisuke Shimizu, Takuya Kimoto, Takeshi Nishimura, Akihiro Nakashima, Kei Yamada
Reirradiation to previously irradiated peripheral bone metastases for pain has been shown to be safe and effective, but no specific trial has been completed to define the indications for reirradiation of patients with recurrent symptoms of metastatic bone disease. Thus, we aimed to assess the effectiveness and prognostic factors of reirradiation for painful bone metastases. To do so, we reviewed the cases of 14 patients with painful bone metastases who had undergone reirradiation at our hospital. A favorable pain response after reirradiation wasachieved in 50% (7/14) of the patients...
December 15, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176297/treatment-of-a-large-pharyngeal-venous-malformation-using-transoral-sclerotherapy
#2
Asako Kuhara, Norimitsu Tanaka, Tomoko Kugiyama, Masamichi Koganemaru, Kensuke Kiyokawa, Toshi Abe
Management of venous malformation (VM) in the pharynx is challenging because of difficulties in needle access and the presence of nerves as well as other critical anatomical structures around the lesion. We describe the successful treatment of a large pharyngeal VM using transoral sclerotherapy. The patient, a 21-yearold male, visited our hospital for sclerotherapy treatment consultation after complaining of difficulty in swallowing because of a pharyngeal VM. Transoral sclerotherapy was successful, and the symptoms showed complete alleviation...
November 27, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176296/periostin-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-clinical-significance
#3
Daigo Murakami, Shinzo Takamori, Akihiko Kawahara, Masahiro Mitsuoka, Masaki Kashihara, Koichi Yoshiyama, Ryoichi Matsumoto, Shintaro Yokoyama, Kiminori Fujimoto, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Kenji Izuhara, Yoshito Akagi
Periostin is an extracellular matrix N-glycoprotein that is a major constituent of the desmoplastic stroma around solid tumors. Periostin promotes tumor invasion and metastasis via epithelial-mesenchymal transition. The aims of this study were to evaluate periostin expression immunohistochemically and quantitatively in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to assess any associations with clinical features and prognosis. A total of 184 specimens of NSCLC tissue were investigated, including 134 adenocarcinomas, 39 squamous cell carcinomas, and 11 other histologic subtypes...
November 27, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057760/anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-treated-with-lenvatinib
#4
Jun-Ichi Ohkubo, Azusa Takahashi, Shoji Ikezaki, Fumiko Takenaga, Yufu Ohkubo, Hideaki Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) with local recurrence and distant metastasis that responded very well to treatment with lenvatinib, a new molecular-targeted anticancer drug. CASE REPORT: A 91-year-old Japanese woman presented with a 5-month history of a painless mass in her left anterior neck. She had a past history of total thyroidectomy and neck dissection for papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Here she underwent neck dissection, and the histopathological diagnosis was lymph node metastasis of papillary carcinoma with anaplastic transformation...
October 20, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057759/novel-cadaver-injection-method-using-latex-and-magnetic-fluid
#5
Koichi Watanabe, Yoko Tabira, Tsuyoshi Saga, Joe Iwanaga, Wakako Matsuuchi, Daisuke Yamauchi, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shin-Ichiro Hashiguchi, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
Vascular injection into extracted tissue may be associated with leakage due to excessive local injection pressure. Historically, this complication has been impossible to resolve because the injection pressure has been the only available force with which to send the agent to the peripheral vasculature. We have developed a new vascular injection method that utilizes a material affected by magnetic force and is therefore not solely dependent upon the injection pressure. We mixed the same weights of latex and magnetic fluid and injected the solution into the arterial stump of an extracted tissue specimen...
October 20, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674264/a-rare-case-of-ulcerative-colitis-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#6
Shuhei Fukunaga, Hidetoshi Takedatsu, Keiichi Mitsuyama, Takuji Torimura
Concomitant association of histologically proven inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a rare finding documented in only 5 adult clinical cases. A 34-year-old woman with known neurofibromatosis was admitted to our department with a 6-month history of intractable bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. After a thorough clinical examination and paraclinical assessments, including colonoscopy and biopsy, ulcerative colitis (UC) was confirmed as the cause of gastrointestinal bleeding...
July 3, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603158/long-term-prognosis-after-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-surgery-for-symptomatic-cerebrovascular-occlusive-disease
#7
Hideki Komatani, Yuji Okamoto, Takachika Aoki, Kei Noguchi, Motohiro Morioka
Prognosis after extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery has only been studied for a few years and the benefits of this procedure are still controversial. In this single-center retrospective study, we examined the long-term prognosis of patients who underwent EC-IC bypass surgery. Subjects were patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery or intracranial lesion occlusive disease who underwent EC-IC bypass surgery between 1991 and 2003. Of these, long-term prognosis was examined in 57 patients (39 male, 18 female; mean age, 61...
June 12, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603157/anatomical-and-radiological-analyses-of-l-shaped-kidney-with-vascular-anomalies
#8
Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Nobuhiro Tahara, Yoko Tabira, Ayano Sakuragi, Keiko Kaji, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
L-shaped kidney is a congenital anomaly. The disorder results in the kidney appearing very similar in shape to horseshoe kidney (also a congenital anomaly), but either the right or left kidney is located at a position lower than the other kidney. In this report, we describe a woman with L-shaped kidney, identified during anatomical dissection, and compare the findings with clinical data obtained before her death. We discuss the embryology of L-shaped kidney based on detailed anatomical data on the kidney and its vascular system obtained by means of gross anatomical, radiological, and histological examinations...
June 12, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381728/the-effects-of-psychoeducation-on-long-term-inpatients-with-schizophrenia-and-schizoaffective-disorder
#9
Nobuhiko Yanagida, Toshiro Uchino, Naohisa Uchimura
This study aimed to examine the significance of intervention to improve medication adherence in long-term inpatients by providing psychoeducation and then elucidating the effects of this training in terms of patient knowledge and attitudes. Subjects were patients who had been hospitalized for more than 1 year after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital, had been diagnosed as F2 (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder) according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, and were capable of verbal communication...
May 8, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381727/long-term-outcomes-of-pancreatic-function-following-pancreatic-trauma
#10
Toshio Morita, Osamu Takasu, Teruo Sakamoto, Shinjirou Mori, Atsuo Nakamura, Masakazu Nabeta, Nobuhisa Hirayu, Mariko Moroki, Norio Yamashita
The objective of this study is to retrospectively assess long-term outcomes and late complications of pancreatic trauma. We studied 14 patients with pancreatic trauma who were treated at the Advanced Emergency Medical Service Center, Kurume University Hospital, between 1981 and 2012 and discharged alive. Relevant data were extracted from patient records and a retrospective patient questionnaire and blood test were completed to evaluate pancreatic function. The median patient age at the time of the survey was 49 years; the median post-injury period was 23 years and 5 months...
May 8, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302934/hepatitis-b-vaccination-status-among-japanese-travelers
#11
Kenichiro Yaita, Koji Yahara, Yoshiro Sakai, Jun Iwahashi, Kenji Masunaga, Nobuyuki Hamada, Hiroshi Watanabe
This study clarified the characteristics of travelers who received hepatitis B vaccinations. Subjects were 233 Japanese travelers who visited our clinic prior to travel. We summarized the characteristics of the clients and performed two comparative studies: first, we compared a hepatitis B-vaccinated group with an unvaccinated group; second, we compared a group that had completed the hepatitis B vaccine series with a group that did not complete the series. The hepatitis B vaccine was administered to 152 clients...
May 8, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302933/essential-tremor-with-aspartic-acidemia
#12
Shiroh Miura, Ryuta Fujioka, Takayuki Taniwaki
We describe two cases of typical essential tremor with aspartic acidemia and mildly increased concentrations of plasma glutamic acid. Although this is a preliminary report, we emphasize the possibility of using amino acids, including aspartic acid, as biomarkers for the detection of essential tremor.
May 8, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302932/successful-resection-of-a-large-rectal-adenoma-using-the-transsacral-approach
#13
Takuya Horio, Yosuke Oka, Ichitaro Shiratsuchi, Kouhei Saisho, Yuutarou Mihara, Reiichirou Kondo, Tetsushi Kinugusa, Jun Akiba, Yoshito Akagi
The transsacral approach is not routinely used for treating rectal tumors. We report the case of a 65-year-old man with a large adenoma at the posterior wall of the mid-rectum who was treated via the transsacral approach. The same lesion had been treated using transsacral endoscopic microsurgery 8 years previously. Moreover, 11 years previously he had undergone a laparotomy for bladder cancer, and an Indiana pouch had been constructed. Abdominal computed tomography showed that the pouch was adjacent to the rectum...
May 8, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331137/evaluation-of-surgical-procedures-for-t2-gallbladder-cancer-in-terms-of-recurrence-and-prognosis
#14
Ryuichi Kawahara, Takahisa Shirahama, Shyoichirou Arai, Daisuke Muroya, Yoriko Nomura, Shogo Fukutomi, Nobuhisa Shirahama, Katsuaki Takagi, Yuichi Goto, Masanori Akashi, Yuichirou Maruyama, Hisamune Sakai, Hiroto Ishikawa, Toru Hisaka, Masafumi Yasunaga, Hiroyuki Horiuchi, Koji Okuda, Yoshito Akagi, Hiroyuki Tanaka
T2 (tumor invades perimuscular connective tissue; no extension beyond serosa or into liver) gallbladder cancer has generally been treated by S4aS5 subsegmentectomy (S4aS5 HR). We investigated the therapeutic effect of full-thickness cholecystectomy (FC) and gallbladder bed resection (GBR), in terms of tumor location and resection margin (distance from the tumor). At our department we employ the following protocol to determine the extent of resection needed to achieve R0 status: (1) A tumor located in the gallbladder fundus (Gf) or body (Gb) and only on the free peritoneal side was classified as P-type, for which full-thickness cholecystectomy and regional lymph node dissection were performed...
April 13, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302935/factor-x-deficiency-with-heterozygous-mutations-of-novel-p-g435s-and-known-p-g244r-in-a-patient-presenting-with-severe-umbilical-hemorrhage
#15
Yoko Matsuo, Tatsuki Mizuochi, Mitsuo Miho, Shinichiro Nakagawa, Shuichi Ozono, Koichiro Ueda, Yoko Sogabe, Ritsuko Seki, Kenji Soejima, Takashi Okamura, Yushiro Yamashita
A 10-day-old male patient was referred to our hospital with severe umbilical bleeding. Prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) were prominently prolonged. Plasma coagulation factor X (FX) activity and antigen levels were 1% and 0.6%, respectively. A DNA sequence analysis of his leukocytes revealed a compound heterozygous state; known Gly244 to Arg (p.G244R) in exon 6 and a novel mutation of Gly 435 to Ser (p.G435S) in exon 8. A pedigree analysis showed that p.G244R originated from the paternal side, while p...
April 13, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163270/morphometric-study-of-a-huge-elongated-styloid-process
#16
Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Yoko Tabira, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
An elongated styloid process (ESP) is present in 4% of the general population. It is sometimes found incidentally by panoramic radiography or computed tomography in the clinical setting. Few detailed morphometric studies of this phenomenon have been performed, however, especially regarding its histologic aspects. During anatomic dissection of a 71-year-old man who had died from cardiac failure and whose body had been donated to our department for medical student training, an ESP was found while disconnecting the stylohyoid muscle from the hyoid bone...
April 13, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163269/successful-endovascular-treatment-of-aortoiliac-bifurcation-stenosis-using-an-empirically-based-t-and-protrude-stenting-with-self-and-balloon-expandable-stents
#17
Ken-Ichiro Sasaki, Hidetoshi Chibana, Takafumi Ueno, Naoki Itaya, Masahiro Sasaki, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
A 73-year-old woman with arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) was underwent a crossover stenting for an aortoiliac bifurcation from the right common iliac artery (CIA) with a self-expandable bare-metal stent (SE-BMS); however, a new stenosis later occurred just behind the bifurcation of the left CIA. An ex vivo experiment demonstrated that culotte-stenting by additional implantation of a balloon-expandable bare-metal stent (BE-BMS) through stent struts of the SE-BMS would be empirically infeasible. Although we had initially planned a T-stenting for the additional implantation of a BE-BMS in the left CIA, we finally deployed the stent in the CIA with the proximal end protruding into the previously-implanted SE-BMS through the stent struts to avoid incomplete coverage of the stenosis by reference to the ex vivo experiments...
April 13, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163268/a-case-report-of-an-acromioclavicular-joint-ganglion-associated-with-a-rotator-cuff-tear
#18
Suguru Tanaka, Masafumi Gotoh, Yasuhiro Mitsui, Isao Shirachi, Takahiro Okawa, Fujio Higuchi, Naoto Shiba
We report a case of subcutaneous ganglion adjacent to the acromioclavicular joint with massive rotator cuff tear [1-7]. An 81-year-old woman presented with a ganglion adjacent to the acromioclavicular joint that had first been identified 9 months earlier. The ganglion had recurred after having been aspirated by her local physician, so she was referred to our hospital. The puncture fluid was yellowish, clear and viscous. Magnetic resonance imaging identified a massive rotator cuff tear with multi- lobular cystic lesions continuous to the acromioclavicular joint, presenting the "geyser sign"...
April 13, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090005/unstable-angina-pectoris-in-a-22-year-old-female-patient
#19
Hanae Yoshimura, Toyoharu Oba, Takanobu Nagata, Eita Kumagai, Naoki Itaya, Naohiro Yoshikawa, Daiki Akagaki, Hideki Ohshima, Michihide Nishihara, Takafumi Ueno, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Because of the protective effect of estrogen for atherosclerosis, the prevalence of acute coronary syndrome in women before menopause is low. We report a rare case of unstable angina in a young Japanese female who had a history of cigarette smoking and contraceptive use. Her coronary stenosis was successfully treated by percutaneous coronary intervention.
April 13, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090004/difference-in-dynamic-body-balance-between-forward-and-lateral-single-leg-hop-landing
#20
Yukiko Kawakami, Issei Ogasawara, Yasukazu Yonetani, Rikio Takao, Tatsuo Mae, Ken Nakata, Shuji Horibe
Since the loss of balance can result in falls or lower extremity injuries during sports or daily activities, quantitative evaluation of one’s ability to maintain balance with changes in the direction of motion is crucial. The present study aimed to assess whether the trajectory length of the center of pressure (COP) and peak values of the ground reaction force (GRF) following a single-leg hop landing differ when hopping forward or laterally, and to ascertain disparities in balance characteristics due to differences in hop direction...
April 13, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
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