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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890897/pott-s-puffy-tumor-in-an-adult-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Satomi Tatsumi, Min Ri, Naoyuki Higashi, Nozomu Wakayama, Shoji Matsune, Mamiko Tosa
Pott's puffy tumor is a subperiosteal abscess of the frontal bone with osteomyelitis which has become rare because of the widespread use of antibiotics. Here, we report a case of Pott's puffy tumor in a 46-year-old man who visited the department of dermatology with painful swelling of the forehead. Despite open drainage and oral antibiotic therapy, the symptoms recurred twice in the following month. Computed tomography revealed a fistula of frontal bone. The eventual diagnosis was Pott's puffy tumor. The patient underwent endoscopic surgery at the department of otorhinolaryngology and achieved a complete recovery...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890896/interventional-treatment-of-severe-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#2
Youichi Kawano, Satoru Murata, Nobuhiko Taniai, Masato Yoshioka, Atsushi Hirakata, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Tetsuya Shimizu, Tomohiro Kanda, Junji Ueda, Hideyuki Takada, Hiroshi Yoshida, Koho Akimaru, Shiro Onozawa, Shinichirou Kumita, Eiji Uchida
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare complication of liver transplantation which can lead to graft failure and patient death. Treatment can be difficult, especially in cases of PVT from the intrahepatic portal vein to the proximal jejunal veins. A 55-year-old woman had undergone living-donor liver transplantation with splenectomy for end-stage liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C with hepatocellular carcinoma. Ten months after transplantation, massive ascites and slight abdominal pain developed, and computed tomography revealed a PVT between the intrahepatic portal vein and the superior mesenteric vein...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890895/efficacy-of-computed-tomography-guided-catheter-drainage-as-the-initial-intervention-and-of-omentopexy-as-the-staged-surgery-for-a-prosthetic-graft-infection-of-very-late-onset
#3
Makoto Shirakawa, Tetsuro Morota, Shun-Ichiro Sakamoto, Yasuo Miyagi, Yosuke Ishii, Takashi Nitta
On the basis of computed tomography (CT) examination, a prosthetic graft infection of very late onset was suspected in a 72-year-old man who had undergone replacement of an bifurcated prosthetic graft 6 years earlier because of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and bilateral common iliac artery aneurysms. Emergency CT-guided needle aspiration was performed, and analysis of directly aspirated fluid confirmed the rapid diagnosis. Instead of conventional emergency surgery, CT-guided catheter drainage was the initial treatment and led to the gradual improvement of symptoms and laboratory data...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890894/clinical-complete-response-from-chemotherapy-in-an-elderly-patient-with-metastatic-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
#4
Tetsuro Kawagoe, Yuta Maruki, Hiroyuki Nagoya, Yuki Kosugi, Teppei Akimoto, Hiroshi Yamawaki, Yasuhiro Kodaka, Mayumi Shimpuku, Nobue Ueki, Seiji Futagami, Kazumasa Miyake, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
An 81-year-old man was admitted with upper abdominal pain and weight loss. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large tumor located from the gastric angle to the body. Histological analysis of a biopsy revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. Computed tomography revealed metastases in the liver and lung and the patient was subsequently diagnosed with metastatic advanced gastric cancer. He was treated with chemotherapy using S-1 (80 mg/m(2)) and cisplatin (CDDP) (60 mg/m(2)). Twenty-two months after chemotherapy, the gastric tumor, and the nodules in the liver and lung, had disappeared...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890893/successful-coil-embolization-of-an-aneurysm-in-the-arc-of-b%C3%A3-hler
#5
Fumie Sugihara, Satoru Murata, Fumio Uchiyama, Jun Watari, Hiroto Tajima, Shin-Ichiro Kumita
In the present report, we describe a case of a patient with an asymptomatic aneurysm in the arc of Bühler (AOB), which was successfully treated by transcatheter arterial embolization. The patient presented with severe stenosis of the celiac trunk, which was suspected to be due to median arcuate ligament syndrome. Arteriography of the superior mesenteric artery indicated a rapid stream in an aneurysm in the AOB. Hence, embolization was carefully performed using detachable coils and microcoils. An arteriography performed after embolization did not show any aneurysm, and the hepatic artery and splenic artery could be detected via the pancreatic arcade, originating from the superior mesenteric artery...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890892/a-survey-of-actual-clinical-practice-concerning-blood-pressure-control-among-patients-with-hypertension-in-kanagawa-2014
#6
Nobuo Hatori, Hiroyuki Sakai, Kazuyoshi Sato, Masayuki Miyajima, Shouhei Yuasa, Shingo Kuboshima, Keiichi Kajiwara, Yoshikuni Hara, Kousuke Minamizawa, Masaaki Miyakawa
We performed a cross-sectional survey to investigate actual clinical practice concerning blood-pressure control among patients with hypertension in Kanagawa. The guidelines of the Japanese Society of Hypertension (JSH) for the management of patients with hypertension were revised in 2014. From October 1 to November 30, 2014, questionnaires on the care of patients with hypertension were sent via post to members of the Kanagawa Physicians Association in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. -Data on 1,105 patients (mean age: 68...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890891/mid-term-clinical-results-of-versys-hip-system-zimmer-uncemented-total-hip-replacement-arthroplasty
#7
Hidemi Kawaji, Takuya Uematsu, Naoya Hoshikawa, Hiroshi Watanabe, Shinro Takai
: Recent reports suggest that uncemented total hip replacement arthroplasty (THR) results in favorable short- to mid-term clinical results. In the present study, we assessed the mid-term clinical results of VerSys Hip System uncemented THR at our hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied patients who received THR using VerSys Hip System and who could be followed-up more than 3 years. Clinical records were used to retrospectively identify patient characteristics, which included age, gender, disease requiring THR, preoperative and postoperative pain score of the Japan Orthopaedic Association scoring system, range of motion in flexion and abduction, operating time, intraoperative complication, and additional operation or revision surgery...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890890/perivascular-hematoma-along-pulmonary-artery-complicating-aortic-dissection
#8
Hiroaki Wakakuri, Hideya Hyodo, Toshihiko Ohara, Masahiro Yasutake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680487/extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-nasal-type-with-primary-manifestation-as-an-upper-eyelid-swelling
#9
Akiko Kanzaki, Yoko Funasaka, Munenaga Nakamizo, Ayaka Shima, Takeshi Ryotokuji, Kazuo Dan, Mika Terasaki, Yuichi Sugisaki, Yu Fukuda, Seiji Kawana, Hidehisa Saeki
Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENK/TCL) is most often in the nose or the nasopharynx but can present elsewhere. We report a rare case of ENK/TCL that presented as swelling of an upper eyelid without ocular involvement. A 76-year-old man visited our hospital with a swollen lesion of the left upper eyelid which had appeared 2 months earlier. A biopsy of the upper eyelid revealed slight perivascular and periadnexal infiltration of mononuclear cells with dermal edema. Treatment with oral prednisolone at a dosage of 20 mg/day decreased the eyelid swelling...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680486/cecal-volvulus-following-elective-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-case-report
#10
Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Yasuhiro Mamada, Tetsuya Shimizu, Tomohiro Kanda, Hiroyasu Furuki, Yuichi Akama, Nobuhiko Taniai, Yoshiharu Nakamura, Masato Yoshioka, Akira Matsushita, Yoichi Kawano, Eiji Uchida
Cecal volvulus is characterized by torsion of the cecum around its own mesentery. However, cecal volvulus rarely develops soon after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We report on a case of cecal volvulus that developed in a 54-year-old women 1 day after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy and was successfully treated via colonoscopic decompression. The symptoms gradually improved in conjunction with recovery from postoperative ileus. Whether the incidence of volvulus has increased with the use of laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, has yet to be determined...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680485/vigabatrin-therapy-for-infantile-spasms-in-a-case-of-cardiofaciocutaneous-syndrome-with-cardiac-hypertrophy-developing-during-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-treatment
#11
Takayuki Hatori, Yohei Sugiyama, Shinichiro Yamashita, Yuka Hirakubo, Kazuhito Nonaka, Ko Ichihashi
In a patient with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome complicated by intractable infantile spasms (West syndrome), cardiac hypertrophy developed during adrenocorticotropic hormone treatment. Various types of antiepileptic drugs, intravenous immunoglobulin, thyrotropin releasing hormone, and a ketogenic diet were ineffective in this case. However, vigabatrin both decreased clinical seizures and improved electroencephalogram findings. Although vigabatrin has not been approved for use in Japan, the results in the present case suggest that this drug should be considered as an alternative therapy for cases of infantile spasms associated with syndromes involving cardiomyopathy or its potential risk factors, such as cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680484/evaluation-of-postoperative-pain-control-and-quality-of-recovery-in-patients-using-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-with-fentanyl-a-prospective-randomized-study
#12
Hiroe Onaka, Masashi Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Eiji Uchida, Atsuhiro Sakamoto
AIM: Opioids are increasingly used to control postoperative pain via intravenous patient-controlled analgesia, with several advantages. The present study evaluated the effects of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with different doses of fentanyl on postoperative pain and on the quality of physical/emotional recovery from surgery and anesthesia. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from 288 patients, and evaluated whether intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with fentanyl correlated with the degree of postoperative pain...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680483/utility-of-measurement-of-serum-lactate-in-diagnosis-of-coagulopathy-associated-with-peripheral-circulatory-insufficiency-retrospective-evaluation-using-thromboelastometry-from-a-single-center-in-japan
#13
Hiroyuki Koami, Yuichiro Sakamoto, Ryota Sakurai, Miho Ohta, Akiko Goto, Hisashi Imahase, Mayuko Yahata, Mitsuru Umeka, Toru Miike, Futoshi Nagashima, Takashi Iwamura, Kosuke Chris Yamada, Satoshi Inoue
Recently, serum lactate level rather than systolic blood pressure (sBP) has been widely used to diagnose peripheral circulatory insufficiency, which often leads to coagulopathy with systemic inflammation. However, most of the reported disorders were examined by plasma samples. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of serum lactate for detecting coagulopathy with circulatory failure by using thromboelastometry as well as standard coagulation test. 192 adult patients transported to our hospital between January 2013 and September 2014 were enrolled in this retrospective study...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680482/objective-spectrometric-measurement-of-keloid-color-in-the-east-asian-population-pitfalls-of-subjective-color-measurements
#14
Masayo Aoki, Satoshi Akaishi, Junichi Nakao, Teruyuki Dohi, Hiko Hyakusoku, Rei Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Keloids are characterized by the formation of excessive scar tissue that extends beyond the area of the initial wound. Keloid redness is due to angiogenesis and chronic inflammation and is an important indicator of the severity of the lesion and the effectiveness of treatment. METHODS: The color of 33 untreated keloids from 30 patients was measured with a narrow-band reflectance colorimeter. The erythema and melanin levels in the keloids (Ek and Mk, respectively) were recorded with control data obtained from the flexor aspect of the forearm (Ec and Mc, respectively)...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680481/immunofluorescence-labeling-of-a-mutant-of-tissue-non-specific-alkaline-phosphatase-lacking-the-glysosylphosphatidylinositol-anchor
#15
Tomohiro Matsumura, Shiho Saito, Hideo Orimo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430179/pancreatic-metastasis-from-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-of-the-stomach-a-case-report
#16
Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Takeshi Matsutani, Tsutomu Nomura, Itsuo Fujita, Yoshikazu Kanazawa, Junji Ueda, Hiroki Arai, Daisuke Kakinuma, Hitoshi Kanno, Zenya Naito, Eiji Uchida
We report the first documented case of pancreatic metastasis from a gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach. A 42-year-old Japanese man presented with severe abdominal discomfort. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a huge heterogeneous mass consisting of cystic and solid components in the left upper abdomen. (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography revealed high tracer uptake in the abdominal mass. After total gastrectomy with lymphnodectomy was performed, a hard mass was palpated in the pancreatic tail...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430178/prenatal-detection-of-peters-plus-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-no-known-family-history
#17
Yoshio Shima, Makoto Migita
Peters' plus syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive condition characterized by a combination of typical ocular defects and other systemic abnormalities. We present a case of this uncommon syndrome that we diagnosed during a fetal ultrasonographical examination. Because the patient exhibited microcephaly and anterior staphyloma of the right eye and because impending rupture was feared, we performed ophthalmectomy during the neonatal period. Fetal ophthalmological anomalies are often detected during ultrasonographic examination targeting other systemic abnormalities, with positive family histories providing important diagnostic clues...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430177/use-of-an-inverted-and-segmented-galea-calvarial-flap-for-the-simultaneous-reconstruction-of-the-frontal-sinus-and-forehead-a-new-supplementary-method-of-reconstructive-cranial-surgery
#18
Ichiro Takumi, Masataka Akimoto, Akio Morita
We report on a new technical method of using an inverted and segmented galea-calvarial flap for simultaneous reconstruction of the frontal sinus and forehead. A 73-year-old man presented with the production of pus at the forehead, in which the frontal sinus had been involved 6 years postoperatively. The patient underwent surgery with our new simultaneous technique. During the 7 years of follow-up after this reconstructive surgery, no recurrence of surgical wound problems was noted.
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430176/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-treated-with-biological-agents
#19
Masahito Koiwa, Susumu Goto, Kenji Takahashi, Toshikazu Kamada, Shinro Takai, Hiroshi Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is evaluated by composite measures, such as Disease Activity Score (DAS). Recently, much attention has been paid to a neutrophil-lymphocyte (N/L) ratio to evaluate the prognosis and the efficacy of intervention in various diseases. To determine whether the N/L ratio is a prognostic marker or a surrogate marker of response to biologics, this study investigated the N/L ratio in RA patients treated with biological agents. METHODS: The medical records were reviewed of 358 patients with RA in routine care who were treated with infliximab (144 patients), etanercept (120 patients), adalimumab (25 patients), tocilizumab (41 patients), or abatacept (28 patients)...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430175/treatment-for-trochanteric-fracture-of-the-femur-with-short-femoral-nail-a-comparison-between-the-asian-intramedullary-hip-screw-imhs-and-the-conventional-imhs
#20
Hidemi Kawaji, Takuya Uematsu, Ryosuke Oba, Yoshihiko Satake, Naoya Hoshikawa, Shinro Takai
INTRODUCTION: We usually use short femoral nails for the treatment of trochanteric fracture of the femur. In this retrospective study, we investigated and compared the clinical results of the conventional intramedullary hip screw (IMHS) and the Asian IMHS, which is a redesigned version of the former. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were 42 patients; 21 treated with the Asian IMHS and 21 were treated with the conventional IMHS. From the clinical records, we retrospectively investigated the patients' age, sex, in-hospital waiting period for operation, operating time, intraoperative blood loss, walking ability before fracture and at discharge, and complication pertaining to the operation...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
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