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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515930/determination-of-adequate-pelvic-lymph-node-dissection-range-for-japanese-males-undergoing-radical-prostatectomy
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Nobuki Furubayashi, Takahito Negishi, Hidenori Iwai, Kei Nagase, Kenichi Taguchi, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Motonobu Nakamura
The present study aimed to determine the adequate pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) range for Japanese males undergoing radical prostatectomy. A total of 467 Japanese patients who underwent antegrade radical prostatectomy at the National Kyushu Cancer Center (Fukuoka, Japan) were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups according to the PLND extent: The standard (obturator + internal iliac nodes) group and the expanded (standard + additional nodes) group, which accounted for 64...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502490/cardiovascular-disease-prevalence-and-insulin-resistance-in-the-kyushu-okinawa-population-study-and-the-framingham-offspring-study
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Hiroaki Ikezaki, Masumi Ai, Ernst J Schaefer, Seiko Otokozawa, Bela F Asztalos, Katsuyuki Nakajima, Yanhua Zhou, Ching-Ti Liu, Paul F Jacques, L Adrienne Cupples, Norihiro Furusyo
BACKGROUND: Age-adjusted cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence rates are significantly lower in Japan than in the United States. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare CVD risk in participants in Fukuoka and Framingham. METHODS: We measured glucose, insulin, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), small dense LDL-C, and triglycerides in men and women from Fukuoka (n = 1108), and age (median, 53 years) and gender-matched subjects from Framingham (n = 1101)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501268/techniques-to-form-a-suitable-lipiodol-epirubicin-emulsion-by-using-3-way-stopcock-methods-in-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-liver-tumor
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Tetsuya Masada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Hideyuki Nishiofuku, Yasushi Fukuoka, Takeshi Sato, Shota Tatsumoto, Nagaaki Marugami, Kimihiko Kichikawa
PURPOSE: To compare physicochemical properties of emulsions of ethiodized oil (Lipiodol; Guerbet, Villepinte, France) and epirubicin prepared using different techniques for conventional transarterial chemoembolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lipiodol was mixed with epirubicin solution (8.33 mg/mL) by using a 3-way stopcock. The following technical parameters were compared: ratio of epirubicin solution to Lipiodol (1:2 vs 1:1), number of pumping exchanges through the stopcock (20 exchanges vs 10 exchanges), pumping speed (1 s/push vs 2 s/push), and first push syringe (epirubicin solution vs Lipiodol)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500962/the-methylation-levels-of-the-h19-differentially-methylated-region-in-human-umbilical-cords-reflect-newborn-parameters-and-changes-by-maternal-environmental-factors-during-early-pregnancy
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Hidenobu Miyaso, Kenichi Sakurai, Shunya Takase, Akifumi Eguchi, Masahiro Watanabe, Hideoki Fukuoka, Chisato Mori
H19 is a tumor-suppressor gene, and changes in the methylation of the H19-differential methylation region (H19-DMR) are related to human health. However, little is known about the factors that regulate the methylation levels of H19-DMR. Several recent studies have shown that maternal environmental factors during pregnancy, such as smoking, drinking, chemical exposure, and nutrient intake, can alter the methylation levels of several genes in fetal tissues. In this study, we examined the effects of maternal factors on changes in the methylation levels of H19-DMR in the human umbilical cord (UC), an extra-embryonic tissue...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486581/impact-of-financial-incentives-for-inter-provider-care-coordination-on-health-care-resource-utilization-among-elderly-acute-stroke-patients
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Takumi Nishi, Toshiki Maeda, Akira Babazono
Objective: To examine the impact of inter-provider care coordination on health-care resource utilization among elderly acute stroke patients. Design: A retrospective cohort study using health-care insurance claims data. Setting: Claims data of the Fukuoka Prefecture Wide-Area Association of Latter-Stage Elderly Healthcare. Participants: About, 6409 patients aged 75 years or older admitted for acute stroke and moved to rehabilitation wards from 1 April 2010 to 30 September 2015...
May 9, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477044/bayesian-qtl-mapping-using-genome-wide-ssr-markers-and-segregating-population-derived-from-a-cross-of-two-commercial-f1-hybrids-of-tomato
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Akio Ohyama, Kenta Shirasawa, Hiroshi Matsunaga, Satomi Negoro, Koji Miyatake, Hirotaka Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Nunome, Hiroyoshi Iwata, Hiroyuki Fukuoka, Takeshi Hayashi
Using newly developed euchromatin-derived genomic SSR markers and a flexible Bayesian mapping method, 13 significant agricultural QTLs were identified in a segregating population derived from a four-way cross of tomato. So far, many QTL mapping studies in tomato have been performed for progeny obtained from crosses between two genetically distant parents, e.g., domesticated tomatoes and wild relatives. However, QTL information of quantitative traits related to yield (e.g., flower or fruit number, and total or average weight of fruits) in such intercross populations would be of limited use for breeding commercial tomato cultivars because individuals in the populations have specific genetic backgrounds underlying extremely different phenotypes between the parents such as large fruit in domesticated tomatoes and small fruit in wild relatives, which may not be reflective of the genetic variation in tomato breeding populations...
May 5, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469877/severe-neutrophilic-leukocytosis-as-a-progression-marker-in-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-producing-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus
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Shun Yamaguchi, Kengo Kanetaka, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Naoe Kinosita, Junya Fukuoka, Shunsuke Murakami, Fumihiko Fujita, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Susumu Eguchi
There are very few reports of esophageal carcinoma producing granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). G-CSF-producing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is an extremely aggressive carcinoma. Leukocyte counts, neutrophil counts, and serum C-reactive protein levels may be markers of its progression.
May 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452757/caltrop-particles-synthesized-by-photochemical-reaction-induced-by-x-ray-radiolysis
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Akinobu Yamaguchi, Takao Fukuoka, Iukuo Okada, Mari Ishihara, Ikuya Sakurai, Yuichi Utsumi
X-ray radiolysis of a Cu(CH3COO)2 solution was observed to produce caltrop-shaped particles of cupric oxide (CuO, Cu2O), which were characterized using high-resolution scanning electron microscopy and micro-Raman spectrometry. X-ray irradiation from a synchrotron source drove the room-temperature synthesis of submicrometer- and micrometer-scale cupric oxide caltrop particles from an aqueous Cu(CH3COO)2 solution spiked with ethanol. The size of the caltrop particles depended on the ratio of ethanol in the stock solution and the surface of the substrate...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449739/preface-to-14th-asian-and-oceanian-congress-of-child-neurology-fukuoka-japan-aoccn2017
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March 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447461/diffusion-controlled-recrystallization-of-water-sorbed-into-poly-meth-acrylates-revealed-by-variable-temperature-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-and-molecular-dynamics-simulation
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Nobuhiro Yasoshima, Mizuki Fukuoka, Hiromi Kitano, Shigehiro Kagaya, Tatsuya Ishiyama, Makoto Gemmei-Ide
Recrystallization behaviors of water sorbed into four poly(meth)acrylates, poly(2-methoxyethyl acrylate), poly(tetrahydrofurfuryl acrylate), poly(methyl acrylate), and poly(methyl methacrylate), are investigated by variable-temperature mid-infrared (VT-MIR) spectroscopy and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. VT-MIR spectra demonstrate that recrystallization temperatures of water sorbed into the polymers are positively correlated with their glass-transition temperatures reported previously. The present MD simulation shows that a lower-limit temperature of the diffusion for the sorbed water and the glass-transition temperatures of the polymers also have a positive correlation, indicating that the recrystallization is controlled by diffusion mechanism rather than reorientation mechanism...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439055/-calcium-and-bone-metabolism-across-women-s-life-stages-bone-metabolism-and-estrogen-androgen-balance-in-women
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Toshiyuki Yasui, Miwa Fukuoka
Androgen as well as estrogen has physical, psychological and sexual roles in women. The action of androgen on bone health in women is important. The androgen receptor is expressed in osteoblasts and osteocytes but the mechanism has not been clarified in women. It has been reported that endogenous testosterone level was positively correlated with bone mineral density and higher testosterone level might be associated with decrease in bone fractures. Also, it has been reported that bone mineral density in women who received testosterone with estrogen was higher than that in women who received estrogen alone...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431260/standardization-of-brief-inventory-of-social-support-exchange-network-bissen-in-japan
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Miyuki Aiba, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Yoshiharu Fukuoka, Adam Lebowitz, Yuki Shiratori, Nagafumi Doi, Yutaka Matsui
This study describes the Brief Inventory of Social Support Exchange Network (BISSEN) as a standardized brief inventory measuring various aspects of social support. We confirmed the reliability and validity for function and direction of support and standardized the BISSEN. For Sample 1, a stratified random sampling method was used to select 5200 residents in Japan. We conducted mail surveys and responses were retrieved from 2274 participants (collection rate 43.7%). Participants completed a questionnaire packet that included BISSEN, suicidal ideation, depression, support seeking, and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)...
April 7, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426104/a-randomized-open-label-phase-iii-trial-comparing-amrubicin-versus-docetaxel-in-patients-with-previously-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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H Yoshioka, N Katakami, H Okamoto, Y Iwamoto, T Seto, T Takahashi, N Sunaga, S Kudoh, K Chikamori, M Harada, H Tanaka, H Saito, H Saka, K Takeda, N Nogami, N Masuda, T Harada, H Kitagawa, H Horio, T Yamanaka, M Fukuoka, N Yamamoto, K Nakagawa
Background: Amrubicin is approved for treating non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small-cell lung cancer. However, no direct comparisons between amrubicin and docetaxel, a standard treatment for NSCLC, have been reported. Patients and methods: We conducted a randomized phase III trial of Japanese NSCLC patients after one or two chemotherapy regimens. Patients were randomized to amrubicin (35 mg/m2 on days 1-3 every 3 weeks) or docetaxel (60 mg/m2 on day 1 every 3 weeks)...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418750/comparing-asian-american-women-s-knowledge-self-efficacy-and-perceived-risk-of-heart-attack-to-other-racial-and-ethnic-groups-the-mped-trial
#14
Yoshimi Fukuoka, Nadra E Lisha, Eric Vittinghoff
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare knowledge and awareness of heart attacks/heart disease and perceived risk for future heart attack in Asian/Pacific Islander women, compared to other racial and ethnic groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 318 women enrolled in a mobile phone-based physical activity education trial were analyzed. Heart attack knowledge, self-efficacy for recognizing and responding to heart attack symptoms, and perceived risk for a future heart attack were measured...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416355/expression-of-coproporphyrinogen-oxidase-is-associated-with-detection-of-upper-gastrointestinal-carcinomas-by-5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photodynamic-diagnosis
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Kumi Ogihara, Hajime Isomoto, Hiroki Kurumi, Tsutomu Kanda, Mikiko Hashisako, Kazuhiro Tabata, Hiroyuki Ishii, Ken Ohnita, Naoyuki Yamaguchi, Yuko Akazawa, Kayoko Matsushima, Fuminao Takeshima, Masaki Kunizaki, Shigekazu Hidaka, Atsushi Nanashima, Junya Fukuoka, Takeshi Nagayasu, Kazuhiko Nakao
BACKGROUND: 5-Aminolevulinic acid is a precursor of photosensitizing protoporphyrin IX and has been applied for photodynamic diagnosis of brain and bladder tumors with few side effects. Although most upper gastrointestinal tumors can be detected during photodynamic diagnosis, some tumors containing signet-ring cells cannot be visualized. Here, we aimed to assess whether proteins involved in the absorbance, activation, and turnover of protoporphyrin IX altered the fluorescence signal in gastric cancer...
April 14, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410518/interactive-effects-of-specific-fine-particulate-matter-compositions-and-airborne-pollen-on-frequency-of-clinic-visits-for-pollinosis-in-fukuoka-japan
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Arthit Phosri, Kayo Ueda, Saira Tasmin, Reiko Kishikawa, Masahiko Hayashi, Keiichiro Hara, Yamato Uehara, Vera Ling Hui Phung, Shusuke Yasukouchi, Shoko Konishi, Akiko Honda, Hirohisa Takano
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have revealed the interactive effects of airborne pollen and particulate matter on the daily consultations for pollinosis, but it is uncertain which compositions are responsible. This study aimed to investigate the interactive effects of specific PM2.5 compositions and airborne pollen on the daily number of clinic visits for pollinosis in Fukuoka. METHODS: We obtained daily data on pollen concentrations, PM2.5 compositions, PM2.5 mass, gaseous pollutants (SO2, NO2, CO, and O3), and weather variables monitored in Fukuoka between February and April, 2002-2012...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410282/new-insights-into-the-lipid-layer-of-the-tear-film-and-meibomian-glands
#17
Reiko Arita, Shima Fukuoka, Naoyuki Morishige
Meibomian glands secrete lipids (meibum) that form the surface lipid layer of the tear film and thereby prevent excessive evaporation of tear fluid. Meibomian gland dysfunction is a major cause of evaporative dry eye, which is more prevalent than aqueous-deficient dry eye. Noninvasive meibography with infrared light and an infrared charge-coupled device camera can detect morphological changes of meibomian glands in both upper and lower eyelids, whereas tear interferometry allows qualitative and quantitative evaluations of the lipid layer of the tear film...
April 12, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405615/prolonged-activation-of-il-5-producing-ilc2-causes-pulmonary-arterial-hypertrophy
#18
Masashi Ikutani, Koichi Tsuneyama, Makoto Kawaguchi, Junya Fukuoka, Fujimi Kudo, Susumu Nakae, Makoto Arita, Yoshinori Nagai, Satoshi Takaki, Kiyoshi Takatsu
IL-33 is one of the critical cytokines that activates group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and mediates allergic reactions. Accumulating evidence suggests that IL-33 is also involved in the pathogenesis of several chronic inflammatory diseases. Previously, we generated an IL-5 reporter mouse and revealed that lung IL-5-producing ILC2s played essential roles in regulating eosinophil biology. In this study, we evaluated the consequences of IL-33 administration over a long period, and we observed significant expansion of ILC2s and eosinophils surrounding pulmonary arteries...
April 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390140/quantitative-sonographic-assessment-of-the-quadriceps-femoris-muscle-in-healthy-japanese-adults
#19
Tsuneo Watanabe, Hiroki Murakami, Daisuke Fukuoka, Nobuo Terabayashi, Sohee Shin, Tamotsu Yabumoto, Hiroyasu Ito, Hiroshi Fujita, Toshio Matsuoka, Mitsuru Seishima
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships among aging, muscle strength, and image feature analysis of the quadriceps femoris muscle and to evaluate the relationship between aging, muscle strength, and sonographic findings. METHODS: One hundred forty-five healthy volunteers participated in the study. The participants were classified into 6 groups on the basis of sex and age. To assess muscle quality, texture analysis was defined with the following parameters: mean, skewness, kurtosis, inverse difference moment, sum of entropy, and angular second moment...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389957/direct-imaging-of-intracellular-signaling-molecule-responsible-for-the-bacterial-chemotaxis
#20
Hajime Fukuoka
To elucidate the mechanisms by which cells respond to extracellular stimuli, the behavior of intracellular signaling proteins in a single cell should be directly examined, while simultaneously recording the cellular response. In Escherichia coli, an extracellular chemotactic stimulus is thought to induce a switch in the rotational direction of the flagellar motor, elicited by the binding and dissociation of the phosphorylated form of CheY (CheY-P) to and from the motor. We recently provided direct evidence for the binding of CheY-P to a functioning flagellar motor in live cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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