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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914746/thin-section-computed-tomographic-findings-of-multicentric-castleman-disease-changing-over-10-years
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Hiroki Tashiro, Ryoko Egashira, Koichiro Takahashi, Shuichi Fukui, Takahiko Nakazono, Junichi Nojiri, Junya Fukuoka, Hiroyuki Irie, Shinya Kimura, Naoko Sueoka-Aragane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905225/the-feasibility-and-short-term-clinical-outcomes-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-surgery-for-patients-with-complex-crohn-s-disease
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Kiyoshi Maeda, Hisashi Nagahara, Masatsune Shibutani, Tatsunari Fukuoka, Shigetomi Nakao, Hirokazu Yamagami, Noriko Kamata, Kazuya Muguruma, Hiroaki Tanaka, Takahiro Toyokawa, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
PURPOSE: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) offers excellent cosmetic results compared with conventional multi-port laparoscopic surgery. Recently, this technique has been applied to Crohn's disease (CD) with primary ileocolic strictures; however, the application of a laparoscopic approach for complex CD, which involves abscess formation, fistula formation, and recurrent CD, is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and feasibility of SILS for patients with complex disease and to compare its clinical results in patients with complex disease vs...
September 13, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904625/nhc-catalyzed-cleavage-of-vicinal-diketones-and-triketones-followed-by-insertion-of-enones-and-ynones
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Ken Takaki, Makoto Hino, Akira Ohno, Kimihiro Komeyama, Hiroto Yoshida, Hiroshi Fukuoka
Thiazolium carbene-catalyzed reactions of 1,2-diketones and 1,2,3-triketones with enones and ynones have been investigated. The diketones gave α,β-double acylation products via unique Breslow intermediates isolable as acid salts, whereas the triketones formed stable adducts with the NHC instead of the coupling products.
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904298/usefulness-of-urinary-biomarkers-for-nephrotoxicity-in-cynomolgus-monkeys-treated-with-gentamicin-cisplatin-and-puromycin-aminonucleoside
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Hiroshi Uchino, Junko Fujishima, Kaori Fukuoka, Teppei Iwakiri, Akira Kamikuri, Hidenori Maeda, Kazuhiro Nakama
The objective of this study was to investigate the availability of novel urinary biomarkers (BMs) such as total protein, albumin, β2-microglobulin, clusterin, cystatin C, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) for the detection of acute nephrotoxicity in cynomolgus monkeys. Animals (total 9 males/3 groups) were administered gentamicin (GM) subcutaneously at 40 mg/kg for 7 days, cisplatin (CDDP) intravenously at 3 mg/kg once and puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN) intravenously at 20 mg/kg for 7 days...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894015/propensity-score-analysis-of-regorafenib-versus-trifluridine-tipiracil-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-refractory-to-standard-chemotherapy-regotas-a-japanese-society-for-cancer-of-the-colon-and-rectum-multicenter-observational-study
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Toshikazu Moriwaki, Shota Fukuoka, Hiroya Taniguchi, Atsuo Takashima, Yusuke Kumekawa, Takeshi Kajiwara, Kentaro Yamazaki, Taito Esaki, Chinatsu Makiyama, Tadamichi Denda, Hironaga Satake, Takeshi Suto, Naotoshi Sugimoto, Masanobu Enomoto, Toshiaki Ishikawa, Tomomi Kashiwada, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yoshito Komatsu, Hiroyuki Okuyama, Eishi Baba, Daisuke Sakai, Tomoki Watanabe, Takao Tamura, Kimihiro Yamashita, Masahiko Gosho, Yasuhiro Shimada
BACKGROUND: This study compared the efficacy of regorafenib and trifluridine/tipiracil (TFTD) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who are refractory to standard chemotherapy, because despite their clinical approval, it still remains unclear which of these two drugs should be used as initial treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical data of patients with mCRC who were treated with regorafenib or TFTD and those of drug-naive patients, between June 2014 and September 2015, were retrospectively collected from 24 institutions in Japan...
September 11, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870569/measurement-of-spontaneous-blinks-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-using-a-new-high-speed-blink-analysis-system
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Naoko Kimura, Akihide Watanabe, Kazutaka Suzuki, Haruyoshi Toyoda, Naotoshi Hakamata, Hideki Fukuoka, Yukihiko Washimi, Yutaka Arahata, Akinori Takeda, Masaki Kondo, Toshiki Mizuno, Shigeru Kinoshita
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients often have a blinking abnormality. In this study, we examined the kinematic features of spontaneous blinking in 65 PD patients and 62 healthy controls by a new research method utilizing an intelligent vision sensor camera prototype with a 1kHz sampling rate. METHODS: Spontaneous blinks were measured by use of a non-stress 'intelligent vision sensor' camera prototype. RESULTS: The mean spontaneous blink rate was 17...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864411/-revisions-of-the-international-consensus-fukuoka-guidelines-for-the-management-of-ipmn-of-the-pancreas-progress-for-twelve-years
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Kyoichi Takaori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858107/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-three-current-guidelines-for-the-evaluation-of-asymptomatic-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasms
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Ming-Ming Xu, Shi Yin, Ali A Siddiqui, Ronald R Salem, Beth Schrope, Amrita Sethi, John M Poneros, Frank G Gress, Jeanine M Genkinger, Catherine Do, Christian A Brooks, John A Chabot, Michael D Kluger, Thomas Kowalski, David E Loren, Harry Aslanian, James J Farrell, Tamas A Gonda
Asymptomatic pancreatic cysts are a common clinical problem but only a minority of these cases progress to cancer. Our aim was to compare the accuracy to detect malignancy of the 2015 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the 2012 International Consensus/Fukuoka (Fukuoka guidelines [FG]), and the 2010 American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines.We conducted a retrospective study at 3 referral centers for all patients who underwent resection for an asymptomatic pancreatic cyst between January 2008 and December 2013...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851293/precis%C3%A3-o-e-confiabilidade-de-um-teste-imuno-cromatogr%C3%A3-fico-r%C3%A3-pido-ns1-para-diagn%C3%A3-stico-denv-1-no-ponto-de-atendimento-e-no-laborat%C3%A3-rio
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Verónica Elizabeth Mata, Sonia Regina Lambert Passos, Yara Hahr Marques Hökerberg, Guilherme Miguéis Berardinelli, Maria Angelica Borges Dos Santos, Levy Vilas Boas Fukuoka, Anna Carolina Fontoura Seixas Rangel Maciel, Cintia Damasceno Dos Santos Rodrigues, Aline da Silva Santos, Raquel de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Rapid immunochromatographic tests (ICT) for dengue non-structural protein 1 (NS1) have shown good performance for diagnosing acute-phase dengue in serum in laboratory settings, but rarely have been assessed in whole blood and at point of care (POC). This study compare the accuracy and inter- and intra-observer reliability of the NS1 Bioeasy™ ICT in whole blood at POC versus serum in the laboratory, during a DENV-1 epidemic. METHODS: Cross-sectional study involving 144 adults spontaneously demanding care in an emergency department within 4 days of onset of acute febrile illness...
August 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845514/neoadjuvant-hormonal-therapy-for-low-risk-prostate-cancer-induces-biochemical-recurrence-after-radical-prostatectomy-via-increased-lymphangiogenesis-related-parameters
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Yasuyoshi Miyata, Yuichiro Nakamura, Takuji Yasuda, Tomohiro Matsuo, Kojiro Ohba, Bungo Furusato, Junya Fukuoka, Hideki Sakai
BACKGROUND: The effects of neoadjuvant hormonal therapy (NHT) on pathological features and lymphangiogenesis in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) for each pre-operative risk classification are unclear. METHODS: To clarify the anti-cancer effects of NHT, we investigated 153 patients (non-NHT group = 80 and NHT group = 73) who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) in Nagasaki University Hospital. Lymph vessel density and area (evaluated by D2-40-positive vessels), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C and VEGF-D expressions, and biochemical recurrence (BCR)-free survival were compared between these two groups for each D'Amico risk classification (low = 33, intermediate = 58, high = 62 patients)...
August 28, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842734/-resection-of-main-duct-and-mixed-type-ipmn-%C3%A2-5%C3%A2-mm
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G O Ceyhan, F Scheufele, H Friess
The incidence of cystic pancreatic lesions is steadily increasing due to the technical advances in imaging. Within the group of cystic pancreatic lesions intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) depict an important entity. Due to a possible progression to malignancy the clinical strategy has to be well chosen. For primary diagnostic work-up imaging by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and computed tomography (CT) scanning is recommended. Additional information can be gained by endosonography and a biopsy of the cystic lesion, allowing analysis of biomarkers, such as GNAS and KRAS mutation as wells as NLR...
August 25, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833908/regional-difference-of-infant-25ohd-levels-in-pilot-study-of-japan-environment-and-children-s-study
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Tadayuki Ayabe, Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Mizuho Konishi, Kazue Ishitsuka, Mayako Saito, Maki Fukami, Takehiro Michikawa, Shin Yamazaki, Ayako Senju, Koichi Kusuhara, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Masafumi Sanefuji, Kiyoko Kato, Masako Oda, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Takahiko Katoh, Yukifumi Monden, Nathan Mise, Fujio Kayama, Hirohisa Saito, Yukihiro Ohya
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a resurgence in the number of infants with vitamin D deficiency has been noted. In addition to seasonal differences in exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, regional differences in dietary habits and lifestyles may affect susceptibility to vitamin D deficiency. However, no studies have been conducted on infants in multiple regions of Japan to determine the extent of differences in vitamin D status. METHODS: The levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) were measured by radioimmunoassay in 126 infants aged 2 to 4 years, who participated in the Pilot Study of the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS) by the Ministry of Environment of Japan...
August 18, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831588/encouraging-option-of-multi-staged-gross-total-resection-for-a-c11orf-rela-fusion-positive-supratentorial-anaplastic-ependymoma
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Taishi Nakamura, Kohei Fukuoka, Junji Ikeda, Masahiro Yoshitomi, Naoko Udaka, Reo Tanoshima, Kensuke Tateishi, Shoji Yamanaka, Koichi Ichimura, Tetsuya Yamamoto
Ependymomas are primary neuroepithelial malignancies that mainly occur during childhood, and arise from ependymal cells along the ventricular systems of the CNS. Recently, it was elucidated that two-thirds of supratentorial (ST) ependymomas harbor oncogenic fusions of RELA, whose protein product is the principal effector of canonical NF-κB signaling. RELA fusion proteins activate signaling for tumor proliferation and malignant progression, resulting in poorer prognoses in these patients compared to those in patients with other ST ependymomas...
August 22, 2017: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830562/ciliated-muconodular-papillary-tumors-of-the-lung-with-kras-braf-akt1-mutation
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Emiko Udo, Bungo Furusato, Kazuko Sakai, Leah M Prentice, Tomonori Tanaka, Yuka Kitamura, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Naoya Yamasaki, Takeshi Nagayasu, Kazuto Nishio, Junya Fukuoka
BACKGROUND: Ciliated muconodular papillary tumors (CMPTs) are newly recognized rare peripheral lung nodules that are histologically characterized by ciliated columnar, goblet, and basal cells. Although recent studies have shown that CMPTs constitute a neoplastic disease, the complete histogenesis of CMPTs is not fully understood and molecular data are limited. METHODS: We reviewed four cases of CMPT and performed immunohistochemical and genomic analyses to establish CMPT profiles...
August 22, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819081/sterilization-of-gastrointestinal-endoscope-in-medical-institutions-in-fukuoka-prefecture
#15
Shinji Kumagai, Hiroaki Watanabe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815410/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-rapid-vitamin-k-antagonist-reversal-in-japanese-patients-presenting-with-major-bleeding-or-requiring-urgent-surgical-or-invasive-procedures-a-prospective-open-label-single-arm-phase-3b-study
#16
Shigeki Kushimoto, Toshio Fukuoka, Akio Kimura, Kazunori Toyoda, Andres Brainsky, Amy Harman, Thomas Chung, Masahiro Yasaka
Rapid vitamin K antagonist (VKA) reversal is required in patients experiencing major bleeding or requiring urgent surgery. Four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC; Beriplex(®)/Kcentra(®)) was shown in two large randomized controlled, international phase 3b trials to be an effective alternative to plasma for urgent VKA reversal. In the present prospective, open-label, single-arm phase 3b trial, we evaluate the efficacy and safety of 4F-PCC in Japanese patients. Eleven patients [international normalized ratio (INR) ≥2] requiring rapid VKA reversal owing to major bleeding (n = 6) or before urgent surgical/invasive procedures (n = 5) were administered 4F-PCC dosed based on INR and weight...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815384/association-between-discordance-of-ldl-c-and-non-hdl-c-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-stent-implantation-from-the-fu-registry
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Michiyo Shiiba, Bo Zhang, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Amane Ike, Daisuke Nose, Takashi Kuwano, Satoshi Imaizumi, Makoto Sugihara, Atushi Iwata, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Akira Kawamura, Kazuyuki Shirai, Shin'ichiro Yasunaga, Keijiro Saku
It is not yet clear whether the discordance of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) predicts the follow-up clinical outcome (major adverse cardiovascular events: MACEs) in patients with coronary stent implantation. Among 2015 patients with coronary stent implantation (Fukuoka University [FU]-Registry), excluding those with acute coronary syndrome or hemodialysis, we selected 801 patients who had undergone successful stent implantation with a follow-up until 18 months, and classified them into 3 groups according to baseline LDL-C and non-HDL-C levels [percentile(P)non-HDL-C more than (P)LDL-C, (P)non-HDL-C equal to (P)LDL-C, and (P)non-HDL-C less than (P) LDL-C]...
August 16, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801818/-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-surgical-approach
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REVIEW
J Kaiser, M W Büchler, T Hackert
Due to increasing precision of modern imaging modalities, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) of the pancreas are found with increasing prevalence. Despite their malignant potential IPMN are often kept under surveillance and are not immediately resected. The 2012 International Consensus Guidelines of Fukuoka have been widely accepted for the management of IPMN. They recommend surgical resection for branch duct IPMN with "high risk stigmata", while branch duct IPMN with "worrisome features" should undergo observation without immediate resection...
August 11, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780408/an-essential-role-of-n-terminal-domain-of-copper-chaperone-in-the-enzymatic-activation-of-cu-zn-superoxide-dismutase
#19
Mami Fukuoka, Eiichi Tokuda, Kenta Nakagome, Zhiliang Wu, Isao Nagano, Yoshiaki Furukawa
Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is an enzyme that disproportionates superoxide anion into hydrogen peroxide and molecular oxygen. The enzymatic activity of SOD1 requires the binding of copper and zinc ions and also the formation of a conserved intramolecular disulfide bond. In a eukaryotic cell, a copper chaperone for SOD1 (CCS) has been known to supply a copper ion and also introduce the disulfide bond into SOD1; however, a mechanism controlling the CCS-dependent activation of SOD1 remains obscure. Here, we characterized CCS isolated from a human liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis, and found that an N-terminal domain of CCS was essential in supplying a copper ion in SOD1...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772055/association-between-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-worsening-heart-failure-events-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Tetsuji Morishita, Hiroyasu Uzui, Yasuhiko Mitsuke, Naoki Amaya, Kenichi Kaseno, Kentaro Ishida, Yoshitomo Fukuoka, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Naoki Tama, Taketoshi Yamazaki, Jong-Dae Lee, Hiroshi Tada
AIMS: Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) is up-regulated during heart failure (HF) and influences ventricular remodeling. We hypothesized that disparity between MMP-9 and tissue inhibitors of MMP-1 (TIMP-1) results in clinical manifestations and is related to prognostic risk in patients with chronic HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma levels of MMP-9, TIMP-1, and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) were measured in 173 patients with chronic HF. Combined endpoints of worsening HF events were assessed during follow-up (median 109 months)...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
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