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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871583/efficacy-of-tape-feedback-therapy-on-synkinesis-following-severe-peripheral-facial-nerve-palsy
#1
Takashi Kasahara, Saori Ikeda, Ayaka Sugimoto, Shinji Sugawara, Yuji Koyama, Minoru Toyokura, Yoshihisa Masakado
BACKGROUND: Mirror feedback rehabilitation is effective in preventing the development of oro-ocular synkinesis following severe facial palsy. However, we do not have effective maneuvers to prevent the deterioration of oculo-oral synkinesis. We developed a new method of biofeedback rehabilitation using tape for the prevention of oculo-oral synkinesis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of taping feedback rehabilitation. METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients with peripheral facial nerve palsy who developed synkinesis were divided into 2 groups...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871582/pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-breast-mastectomy-and-primary-rectus-abdominis-flap-reconstruction
#2
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kozue Yokoyama, Mayako Terao, Toru Morioka, Banri Tsuda, Naoki Niikura, Takuho Okamura, Eri Yamada, Kotaro Imagawa, Tadashi Akamatsu, Yutaka Tokuda, Nobue Kumaki
Pyoderma gangrenosum is an intractable disease of unknown cause involving recurrent ulcerative lesions on the skin, and may accompany ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, and other conditions. Here, we report a rare case of pyoderma gangrenosum in the thoracic abdomen following post-mastectomy reconstructive surgery. A 39-year-old presented at the hospital with a complaint of left papilla erosion. Skin biopsy at the site revealed invasive skin cancer, with Paget-like progression in the cancerous nipple and suspected malignancy of skin appendages...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871581/a-case-of-overwhelming-postsplenectomy-infection-caused-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae-with-fulminant-purpura
#3
Masamichi Komatsu, Toru Ishihara, Saki Manabe, Kosuke Kuwano, Masayuki Oki, Hidetaka Yanagi, Hideki Ozawa, Atsushi Takagi
Severe infection in patients who have lost splenic function is called overwhelming postsplenectomy infection (OPSI). Untimely treatment of patients with OPSI results in critical conditions with mortality rates as high as 50 %-70 %. For patients who undergo a splenectomy, vaccination is recommended for the prevention of OPSI. However, in Japan, the vaccination utilization rates are low. Herein, we report a case of OPSI caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae with a fulminant purpura resulting in multi-organ failure, which could be reversed by intensive care...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871580/successful-treatment-of-blunt-musculophrenic-artery-injury-by-transcatheter-arterial-embolization-a-case-report
#4
Tohru Sawamoto, Hiromichi Aoki, Hiroyuki Otsuka, Seiji Morita, Shigeaki Inoue, Yoshihide Nakagawa, Sadaki Inokuchi
An 86-year-old woman was transported by ambulance after jumping from the second floor of a building. Upon arrival, the blood pressure was stable; however, computed tomography indicated the presence of an anterior mediastinal hematoma. Eight hours after arrival, the patient exhibited shock. The blood pressure increased with rapid infusion. Emergency angiography was performed. Extravasation from the musculophrenic artery, which branches off from the left internal mammary artery, was observed. Transcatheter arterial embolization was performed and bleeding was controlled...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871579/a-case-of-pedunculated-esophageal-leiomyoma-successfully-treated-by-endoscopic-mucosal-resection
#5
Shingo Tsuda, Masashi Matsushima, Takayoshi Suzuki, Aya Kawanishi, Joaquim Carreras, Jun Nakamura, Yoko Tsukune, Tetsufumi Uchida, Jun Koike, Muneki Igarashi, Tetsuya Mine, Yutaka Imai
Leiomyoma is one of the most commonly observed esophageal submucosal tumors, often appearing as a smooth-surfaced and semicircular protruded lesion. It sometimes grows toward the esophageal lumen and may be pedunculated in rare cases. We encountered a case of a pedunculated esophageal submucosal tumor diagnosed before treatment as a leiomyoma originating in the muscularis mucosae of a 68-year-old man. As the tumor arose in the muscularis mucosae, it could be safely resected via an endoscopic procedure. Only one case of pedunculated leiomyoma has been reported to date, and we herein report the second case, which was successfully treated by a minimally invasive endoscopic technique...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871578/secondary-adrenal-insufficiency-following-nivolumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#6
Toshiro Seki, Atsushi Yasuda, Masayuki Oki, Natsumi Kitajima, Atsushi Takagi, Nobuyuki Nakajima, Akira Miyajima, Masafumi Fukagawa
Currently, nivolumab (an anti-programmed cell death-1 receptor monoclonal antibody) is available for many types of advanced cancers in Japan. However, there have been few detailed case reports about endocrine-related adverse events of this therapy. Here, we report a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who presented with secondary adrenal insufficiency following nivolumab therapy. Endocrinological assessment by rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) tests revealed that the patient's disorder was a secondary adrenal insufficiency due to pituitary dysfunction...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681372/two-cases-of-laparoscopic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-intersigmoid-hernia
#7
REVIEW
Hajime Kayano, Eiji Nomura, Toru Kuramoto, Kentaro Yatabe, Hisamichi Yoshii, Daiki Yokoyama, Takashi Machida, Shuji Uda, Takuya Koike, Hideki Izumi, Sayuri Hasegawa, Masaya Mukai, Hiroyasu Makuuchi
We present two cases of intestinal obstruction due to intersigmoid hernia that were diagnosed and treated laparoscopically. The first case was a 42-year-old woman with no surgical history. She was treated conservatively with the insertion of an ileus tube. Although the intestinal obstruction improved temporarily, since it subsequently worsened, laparoscopic surgery was performed, which revealed incarceration of the ileum in the intersigmoid fossa. Although there were no signs of necrosis after intestinal release, partial resection of the small bowel was performed before the hernial orifice was closed due to the evidence of serous damage...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681371/breast-cancer-in-patients-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-methotrexate-therapy-mimicking-histopathological-changes-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#8
Nobue Kumaki, Chizuko Okamatsu, Yutaka Tokuda, Naoya Nakamura
Two breast cancer patients with a history of treatment for long-term rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had histological findings similar to histological changes seen in resected mammary gland specimens following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). The first patient was a 64-year-old woman who visited our hospital after feeling a lump in her left breast. The second patient was a 68-year-old woman who visited our hospital for an indentation in her left nipple. They were diagnosed with breast cancer following detailed examinations and underwent mastectomy...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681370/role-of-sub-clinical-hypothyroidism-in-association-with-adiponectin-levels-causing-insulin-resistance-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-case-control-study
#9
Ashok Kumar Ahirwar, Archana Singh, Anju Jain, Surajeet Kumar Patra, Binita Goswami, M K Bhatnagar, Jayashree Bhattacharjee
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic Syndrome (Met S) is reported to be associated with sub clinical hypothyroidism (SCH). The aim of our study is to evaluate the role of SCH in association with adiponectin levels causing insulin resistance in metabolic syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We recruited 100 study subjects; out of which 50 were cases of Met S, which were further divided into two groups based on presence and absence of SCH and 50 were healthy controls. Serum insulin, serum T3, T4, TSH were measured by chemiluminisence based immunoassay and serum adiponectin was measured by ELISA...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681369/surgical-treatment-of-inguinal-hernia-with-prolapsed-ovary-in-young-girls-emergency-surgery-or-elective-surgery
#10
Takeshi Hirabayashi, Shigeru Ueno, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Eri Tei, Masaharu Mori
OBJECTIVE: Inguinal ovarian hernias are common in young girls. Many articles in medical literature recommend early surgery for inguinal ovarian hernia because of the risk of torsion of the prolapsed ovary. However, since many irreducible herniated ovaries in newborn infants and during early infancy undergo spontaneous reduction by the age of 9 months, the policy at our institute is to obtain informed consent from the patient's family and then wait to perform surgery until after 9 months of age...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681368/a-case-of-incarcerated-and-perforated-stomach-in-delayed-traumatic-diaphragmatic-hernia
#11
Shinjiro Wakai, Hiroyuki Otsuka, Hiromichi Aoki, Takeshi Yamagiwa, Yoshihide Nakagawa, Sadaki Inokuchi
The patient was an emergency transported, 57-year-old man complaining of left thoraco-lateroabdominal pain, with a history of blunt chest trauma 3 months prior. Thoracoabdominal computed tomography (CT) resulted in a diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia with incarceration and perforation of the stomach, and same-day emergency surgery was performed. The surgery was performed via an abdominal approach, and after manually repositioning the stomach incarceration, the perforated region was resected and the diaphragm sutured closed...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681367/expandable-metallic-stent-for-endobronchial-metastasis-from-colorectal-cancer-reports-of-2-cases
#12
Tomoki Nakamura, Takayuki Tajima, Takashi Ogimi, Hiroshi Miyakita, Miho Nitta, Kazunori Myojin, Sakurako Tajiri, Ichiro Kobayashi, Takayuki Nishi, Sotaro Sadahiro, Hideo Shimada
In recent years, there have been many reports about the efficacy of stenting for central bronchial stenosis. When central bronchial stenosis is due to metastasis of a malignant tumor to the trachea and/or bronchi (endobronchial metastasis: EM), it is classified as "narrow EM" and "broad EM." [1] We managed two patients in whom bilateral stent placement was required for narrow and broad EM arising from colorectal cancer. Case 1: In September 2011, a 66-year-old man underwent low anterior resection for advanced colorectal cancer associated with unresectable liver metastasis...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681366/proposal-for-a-modified-jaw-opening-exercise-for-dysphagia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yuji Koyama, Ayaka Sugimoto, Takahide Hamano, Takashi Kasahara, Minoru Toyokura, Yoshihisa Masakado
OBJECTIVE: To verify the feasibility and effectiveness of a newly developed modified jaw opening exercise (MJOE) in post-stroke patients with pharyngeal residue who completed a sixweek exercise regimen. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 16 patients with stroke-related dysphagia. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were allocated to an intervention group (MJOE: one set of five repetitions at 80% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) for 6 seconds) or a control group (isometric jaw closing exercise: one set of five repetitions at 20% MVC for 6 seconds)...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681365/a-comparison-of-characteristic-properties-and-qualitative-difference-between-three-kinds-of-triamcinolone-acetonide
#14
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shintaro Shimamura, Kenji Kawai, Davaadorj Odontuya, Tsunetomo Ichihashi
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a study comparing 3 triamcinolone acetonide preparations in terms of their particle surface observed with a scanning electron microscope, their particle size distribution, and sedimentation in order to discuss their ability to facilitate visualization during vitreous surgery and the clinical results. METHODS: Kenacort-A®, the newer form of MaQaid, and the older form of MaQaid® were used. A scanning electron microscope and a measuring device were used...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681364/treatment-of-a-case-of-ulcerative-colitis-with-sacroiliitis-using-granulocyte-and-monocyte-adsorption-apheresis
#15
Hitoshi Ichikawa, Jin Imai, Hajime Mizukami, Takayuki Shirai, Norihito Watanabe
In Japan, sacroiliitis is a very rare extraintestinal manifestation in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), and it typically presents with intestinal symptoms. Radiography is used for diagnosis, and reveals erosions, sclerosis, and ankylosis, but magnetic resonance imaging is more useful for early detection. The treatment of spondyloarthropathy such as sacroiliitis and spondylitis includes physiotherapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, sulfasalazine, and immunomodulators. In patients intolerant or cases refractory to these treatments, anti-tumor necrosis factor agents are recommended...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413873/the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-as-a-potential-marker-of-inflammation-associated-with-body-abscesses
#16
Shuichi Kawada, Taro Takahara, Tamaki Ichikawa, Hiroshi Yamamuro, Yoshimi Nagata, Tsuyoshi Nagata, Takashi Aizawa, Thomas C Kwee, Kouichi Mori, Yutaka Imai
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of apparent diffusion coefficient analysis in evaluating the inflammatory severity of extracranial abscesses. METHODS: This retrospective study included 23 patients with solitary body abscesses (except those in the brain) who underwent 1.5-T diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) at b-values of 0 and 1000 s/mm(2). Three types of the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) measurements of abscesses were performed: the mean ADC value in region of interest (ROI), volume of interest (VOI), and histogram analysis of the ADC distribution in the VOI...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413872/favorable-effect-on-blood-volume-control-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-after-switching-from-insulin-therapy-to-liraglutide-a-human-glucagon-like-peptide-1-analog-results-from-a-pilot-study-in-japan
#17
Masumi Kondo, Masao Toyoda, Moritsugu Kimura, Naoto Ishida, Masafumi Fukagawa
OBJECTIVE: Hemodialysis patients are advised to limit the intake of foods in order to control volume status and body weight (BW). We report the clinical course of five Japanese hemodialysis patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who were switched from insulin to liraglutide, and the efficacy of the treatment, especially in terms of changes in interdialysis weight gain (IDWG). METHODS: This retrospective pilot study included 5 Japanese hemodialysis patients with T2DM...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413871/comparison-of-the-gene-expression-profiles-of-human-hematopoietic-stem-cells-between-humans-and-a-humanized-xenograft-model
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hideyuki Matsuzawa, Hiromichi Matsushita, Takashi Yahata, Masayuki Tanaka, Kiyoshi Ando
The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of NOD/Shi-scid-IL2Rγ(null)(NOG) mice transplanted with human CD34(+)/CD38(-)/Lin(-/low) hematopoietic cells from cord blood (CB) as an experimental model of the gene expression in human hematopoiesis. We compared the gene expressions of human CD34(+)/CD38(-)/Lin(-/low) cells from human bone marrow (BM) and in xenograft models. The microarray data revealed that 25 KEGG pathways were extracted from the comparison of human CD34(+)/CD38(-)/Lin(-/low) HSCs between CB and BM, and that 17 of them--which were mostly related to cellular survival, RNA metabolism and lymphoid development--were shared with the xenograft model...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413870/performance-evaluation-of-a-newly-developed-and-fully-automated-bacteriological-analyzer-raisus-any-for-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-of-fastidious-bacteria-haemophilus-influenzae-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Toshio Ohshima, Saori Nomiya, Yukari Yamamoto, Miki Miyazawa, Jun Ohsuga, Akifumi Hisada, Kenji Iwawaki, Satomi Asai, Hayato Miyachi
OBJECTIVE: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing for fastidious bacteria, such as Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) has been performed manually. We evaluated the performance of a newly developed fully automated system for rapid bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing "RAISUS ANY" (Nissui Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.). METHODS: We evaluated the performance of "RAISUS ANY" for measurement of minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of H...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413869/salivary-duct-carcinoma-with-invasive-micropapillary-and-rhabdoid-feature-arising-in-the-submandibular-gland
#20
Mitsunobu Otsuru, Takayuki Aoki, Yusuke Kondo, Yoshihide Ota, Masashi Sasaki, Takatugu Suzuki, Go Ogura, Nobue Kumaki
Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a high-grade malignant salivary gland tumor associated with poor prognosis, frequent recurrence, and metastasis. An 82-year-old man presented at the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Tokai University Hospital with a painless swelling in the right submandibular region that had been there for 20 years. On presentation, an elastic hard tumor, 50 × 50 mm in size, was observed in the submandibular region. Diagnostic imaging was performed, and a malignant tumor in the submandibular gland was suspected...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
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