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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27237940/reproducibility-of-dynamic-body-balance-measurement-by-center-of-foot-pressure-analysis-immediately-after-single-leg-hop-landing
#1
Yukiko Kawakami, Yasukazu Yonetani, Rikio Takao, Issei Ogasawara, Tatsuo Mae, Ken Nakata, Shuji Horibe
Dynamic balance was evaluated using the trajectory length of the center of foot pressure (COP) in the early phase from immediately after landing to the time of pastoral maintenance. Ten young volunteers with an average age of 23.8 years were asked to stand on one foot on a horizontal floor, hop forward half a step and land on one foot 10 times on each of 3 non-consecutive days. The peak of the vertical component of the floor reaction force (Fz), and the initiation time of the maximum value (tz) and COP trajectory length were measured by a force plate (AMTI, Ltd...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27237939/relation-of-the-timing-of-onset-of-rhinitis-and-cough-to-asthma-attack-in-children
#2
Tetsu Sugimura, Yukiko Ozaki, Yoshifumi Tananari, Rumi Yamakawa, Rumiko Hirata
If the risk of progression to asthma could be predicted in patients with rhinitis, prevention of asthma might become possible. The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between the duration of rhinitis symptoms and acute asthma attacks in children with a history of asthma who were not on treatment for asthma. In 94 children with a history of asthma who were asymptomatic after completing asthma treatment, we investigated the onset and duration of nasal discharge and cough related to allergic rhinitis...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27237938/predictors-of-abnormal-glucose-tolerance-in-the-early-postpartum-period-in-patients-with-gestational-diabetes
#3
Shigeru Inoue, Takaaki Shinagawa, Takashi Horinouchi, Yutaka Kozuma, Koji Yonemoto, Daizo Hori, Kimio Ushijima
This study was designed to investigate the clinical predictors of abnormal glucose tolerance 5-7 weeks after delivery. Subjects were 155 women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) between October 2005 and September 2013 whose pregnancy and delivery were managed at our center. Subjects were divided into a normal glucose tolerance group (NGT; n = 113), or abnormal glucose tolerance group (AGT; n = 42) with borderline or overt diabetes mellitus, based on 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (75 gOGTT) results 5-7 weeks after delivery...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27237937/interaction-between-macrophages-and-fibroblasts-during-wound-healing-of-burn-injuries-in-rats
#4
Takeshi Oka, Keisuke Ohta, Tomonoshin Kanazawa, Kei-Ichiro Nakamura
Analysis of the structural changes and cell-to-cell interactions occurring during wound healing of burn injuries is essential to elucidate the morphological characteristics of the reconstitution of tissue architecture. However, conventional approaches do not provide sufficient information with respect to cell-to-cell interactions during wound healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interaction between bone marrow-derived cells and resident stromal cells throughout the wound healing of burn injuries, using immunohistochemistry and focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope tomography...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27237936/a-new-training-for-older-adults-using-combined-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-and-volitional-contraction-a-pilot-study
#5
Yoshio Takano, Hiroo Matsuse, Yuuya Tsukada, Masayuki Omoto, Ryuki Hashida, Naoto Shiba
The hybrid training system (HTS) resists the motion of a volitionally contracting agonist muscle using force generated by its electrically stimulated antagonist. We have developed a new training method using the principle of HTS. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of HTS with electrical stimulation on muscle strength and physical function by comparing it against training without electrical stimulation in older adults. 16 subjects were randomly divided into two groups: the squat and single leg lift training (control, CTR) group, and the CTR with HTS training group...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27237935/anatomic-oblong-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#6
Takashi Inoue, Takashi Soejima, Hidetaka Murakami, Kousuke Tabuchi, Kouji Noguchi, Shuji Horibe, Yoshinari Tanaka, Naoto Shiba
Double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using hamstring tendon grafts is a standard procedure for ACL injury. However, its clinical effectiveness is not always satisfactory. One cause of this was problems with the graft-tunnel healing of the posterolateral bundle (PLB) on the femur. To solve this problem, we devised a new anatomic ACL reconstruction technique to improve the graft-tunnel healing of the femoral PLB by using a single-bundle with one bone tunnel on the femoral side and a double-bundle on the tibial side...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26935570/patients-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-with-comorbid-major-depressive-disorder-require-a-higher-dose-of-psychotropic-drugs
#7
Hiromi Chiba, Misari Oe, Naohisa Uchimura
Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been associated with stressful life events and with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD and MDD comorbidity was also reported to be associated with greater symptom severity and lower levels of functioning. However, the characteristics of pharmacotherapy for PTSD with MDD are not fully understood. To understand this relationship, we conducted a retrospective review using medical charts at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kurume University Hospital. Information from 55 patients with PTSD was analyzed...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26935569/isolated-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-infection-of-an-implanted-central-venous-access-port-device
#8
Shigeaki Aoyagi, Takeshi Oda, Hayato Fukuda, Yasuyuki Zaima, Eiji Nakamura, Hiroshi Yasunaga
A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital for an intermittent high fever attributed to subcutaneous pocket infection of an implanted central venous access port device caused by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and subsequent bloodstream infection. Echocardiography revealed a large vegetation on the posterior tricuspid leaflet, annular dilatation and moderate-to-severe tricuspid regurgitation. Valve surgery was performed for persistent infection despite 8 weeks of antibiotics therapy. At operation, vegetations and torn chordae tendineae were found on the posterior tricuspid leaflet...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26935444/gross-anatomical-dissection-of-a-horseshoe-kidney-the-eighth-specimen-in-our-medical-school
#9
Joe Iwanaga, Tsuyoshi Saga, Yoko Tabira, Koichi Watanabe, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
Horseshoe kidney is a known congenital renal anomaly. During a gross anatomy dissection course for students in 2014, a horseshoe kidney was found in an 80-year-old female. The isthmus was formed by the fusion of the right and left kidneys at their lower poles and resulted in a U-shaped kidney. Both sides of the renal hilum opened ventrally. Four surplus renal arteries entered the horseshoe kidney. The first surplus renal artery arose from the right side of the abdominal aorta, and entered the lower part of the renal hilum...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26935443/clinical-usefulness-of-bakri-balloon-tamponade-in-the-treatment-of-massive-postpartum-uterine-hemorrhage
#10
Sayori Nagai, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Tomomi Nagata, Sayuri Hiwatashi, Toshihiko Kawamura, Daisaku Yokomine, Yuji Orita, Toshimichi Oki, Mitsuhiro Yoshinaga, Tsutomu Douchi
Intrauterine globe-shaped metreurynter tamponade has been used for some time to treat massive postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). More recently, the Bakri balloon has come into use to treat PPH. It is made of silicon, possesses a drainage lumen, and has a sausage-like spindle shape. The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical usefulness of Bakri balloon tamponade for massive PPH. Subjects in the present study comprised 5 patients with uterine atony, 3 with placenta previa, and 2 with low-lying placenta...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26935442/definitive-radiotherapy-following-induction-chemotherapy-for-hypopharyngeal-cancer-selecting-candidates-for-organ-preserving-treatment-based-on-the-response-to-induction-chemotherapy
#11
Takeshi Yanagi, Yuta Shibamoto, Hiroyuki Ogino, Fumiya Baba, Taro Murai, Aiko Nagai, Akifumi Miyakawa, Chikao Sugie
The outcomes of induction chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy for hypopharyngeal carcinoma were analyzed to determine whether response to induction chemotherapy could be a useful parameter for selecting candidates for organ-preserving therapy.Forty-three patients with hypopharyngeal carcinoma were treated with definitive radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy following induction chemotherapy. The predominant induction chemotherapy regimens involved cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil with or without docetaxel...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26935441/comprehensive-health-related-quality-of-life-is-influenced-by-nocturia-and-sleep-disturbance-investigation-based-on-the-sf-8
#12
Shigetaka Suekane, Kousuke Ueda, Shunsuke Suyama, Tokumasa Hayashi, Noriyuki Toyozawa, Maki Yoshitake, Kiyoaki Nishihara, Nao Sakashita, Naohisa Uchimura, Kei Matsuoka
We investigated the influence of nocturia and sleep disturbance on health-related quality of life(HRQOL) using the Medical Outcomes Study 8-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-8) in patients with nocturia. We also assessed the effect of therapeutic intervention by means of an anticholinergic agent on the results of the SF-8. One hundred and eighty-four patients who voided at least once per night were surveyed using the SF-8, Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26935440/infective-endocarditis-presenting-as-right-shoulder-pain-a-case-report
#13
Kenji Mizokami, Masafumi Gotoh, Yasuhiro Mitsui, Iichiro Yoshikawa, Takuya Uryu, Masahiro Shirahama, Takahiro Okawa, Fujio Higuchi, Naoto Shiba
Although cases of referred shoulder pain due to ischemic heart disease have been well documented, to our knowledge no reports on infective endocarditis accompanied by referred right shoulder pain have been published. A 43-year-old Japanese man presented with severe right shoulder pain and a body temperature of 38°C.Blood tests showed inflammation and liver dysfunction, although magnetic resonance imaging did not indicate septic shoulder arthritis. However, contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed renal, splenic, and hepatic infarctions...
2016: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26460311/thymoma-in-patient-with-myasthenia-gravis-has-significantly-fewer-forkhead-box-p3-positive-lymphocytes-than-that-without-one
#14
Tatsuya Nishi, Shintaro Yokoyama, Shinzo Takamori, Toshihiro Matsuo, Daigo Murakami, Yoshito Akagi, Koichi Ohshima
Forkhead box P3 (FoxP3) is known as a pivotal and specific transcriptional factor of regulatory T cells, and are implicated in various immune diseases including myasthenia gravis (MG). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between FoxP3 expression of lymphocytes in thymoma and clinicopathological characteristics, particularly MG status in thymoma patients. We reviewed 83 thymoma specimens, including 22 from MG patients, and evaluated the FoxP3 expression of lymphocytes in thymoma using immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
2015: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26460310/a-case-of-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocation-associated-with-coracoid-process-fracture
#15
Yosuke Nakamura, Masafumi Gotoh, Yasuhiro Mitsui, Isao Shirachi, Eiichiro Yoshikawa, Takuya Uryu, Hidetaka Murakami, Takahiro Okawa, Fujio Higuchi, Naoto Shiba
Rupture of any two or more parts of the superior shoulder suspensory complex (SSSC) including the distal clavicle, acromion, coracoid process, glenoid cavity of the scapula, acromioclavicular ligament, and coracoclavicular ligament is associated with shoulder girdle instability and is an indication for surgery. Here we report a case of acromioclavicular joint dislocation associated with coracoid process fracture. A 48-year-old man sustained a hard blow to the left shoulder from a fall, and simple radiography detected a coracoid process fracture and acromioclavicular joint dislocation...
2015: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26460309/a-patient-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-and-situs-inversus-totalis-report-of-a-case
#16
Taro Isobe, Suguru Ogata, Hideaki Kaku, Kousuke Hashimoto, Junya Kizaki, Satoru Matono, Hiroto Ishikawa, Naotaka Murakami, Tetsushi Kinugasa, Keishiro Aoyagi, Yoshito Akagi
Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital anomaly in which the positions of the abdominal and thoracic cavity structures are reversed. The reported incidence of SIT is one in 10,000 to 50,000 live births. There are few reports of gastric cancer in individuals with SIT or of the potential complications of surgical intervention in such cases. We report the case of a 79-year-old woman with SIT who underwent surgical treatment for advanced gastric cancer at our hospital and review the pertinent literature...
2015: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25810422/regular-tooth-brushing-is-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-according-to-a-medical-check-up-database
#17
Chiyo Tsutsumi, Tatsuyuki Kakuma
Associations have been reported between periodontal disease and increased cardiovascular disease risk, as well as between healthy self-reported tooth brushing behavior and reduced cardiovascular disease risk. We examined the association between self-reported tooth brushing behavior and the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) using a large medical check-up database. A total of 12,548 medical checkup records from a medical screening center in a city in southwest Japan were assessed. Subjects were aged 30 to 59 years...
2015: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25810421/the-impact-of-body-mass-index-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
#18
Tetsushi Kinugasa, Takefumi Yoshida, Tomoaki Mizobe, Taro Isobe, Yosuke Oka, Yoshito Akagi
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has gained increasing attention during the past 20 years. Surgeons today are more often confronted with obese patients. Therefore, it is timely to investigate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal disease in obese patients. This study included 65 patients with colorectal disease who underwent laparoscopic surgery, between January 2009 and January 2014, at Kurume University Hospital. We divided the patients in this study into two groups based on their body mass index (BMI): <25 kg/m(2) (non-obese group) and ≥ 25 kg/m(2) (obese group)...
2015: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25810420/prognosis-of-pregnant-women-with-one-abnormal-value-on-75g-ogtt
#19
Yutaka Kozuma, Shigeru Inoue, Takashi Horinouchi, Takaaki Shinagawa, Hitomi Nakayama, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Daizo Hori, Toshiharu Kamura, Kentaro Yamada, Kimio Ushijima
The aim of this study was to identify risk factors to allow us to detect patients at high risk of requiring insulin therapy, among Japanese pregnant women with one abnormal value (OAV) on a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (75-g OGTT). A total of 118 pregnant women with OAV on a previous 75-g OGTT between 1997 and 2010 were studied. We identified the factors which can predict patients at high risk of requiring insulin therapy among Japanese pregnant women with OAV, by comparing severe abnormal glucose tolerance (insulin treatment; n=17) with mild glucose tolerance patients (diet only; n=101)...
2015: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25420513/long-term-results-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-for-portosystemic-shunt-encephalopathy-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertension
#20
Hiroto Inoue, Keigo Emori, Atsushi Toyonaga, Kazuhiko Oho, Masafumi Kumamoto, Tsuyoshi Haruta, Keiichi Mitsuyama, Osamu Tsuruta, Michio Sata
This study examined 19 patients with portosystemic shunt encephalopathy caused by a splenorenal shunt (SRS), which was treated with balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO). Long-term treatment outcomes were evaluated based on hepatic functional reserve and vital prognosis. Encephalopathy improved in all patients after shunt embolization and closure. Albumin, serum ammonia, and the Child-Pugh score, a measure of liver function, were significantly improved 3 years after B-RTO, and exacerbation of damage to liver function was avoided (p<0...
2014: Kurume Medical Journal
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