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Yi-Long Wu, Nagahiro Saijo, Sumitra Thongprasert, J C-H Yang, Baohui Han, Benjamin Margono, Busayamas Chewaskulyong, Patrapim Sunpaweravong, Yuichiro Ohe, Yukito Ichinose, Jin-Ji Yang, Tony S K Mok, Helen Young, Vincent Haddad, Yuri Rukazenkov, Masahiro Fukuoka
OBJECTIVE: The Phase III, randomized, open-label IPASS study (NCT00322452) of first-line epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR TKI) gefitinib versus carboplatin/paclitaxel for Asian patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) showed that investigator-assessed progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR) were significantly prolonged in patients with EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC who received gefitinib versus patients with EGFR mutation-negative NSCLC...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210708/evaluation-of-aga-and-fukuoka-guidelines-for-eus-and-surgical-resection-of-incidental-pancreatic-cysts
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Alexander Lee, Vivek Kadiyala, Linda S Lee
Objectives Management of asymptomatic pancreatic cysts is challenging. Guidelines by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and International Association of Pancreatology (Fukuoka) seek to identify high-risk patients. We assessed performance of these guidelines in selecting patients for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and/or surgery. Methods PART I - We retrospectively studied 143 asymptomatic cysts with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) followed by EUS. Appropriate selection for EUS was defined as: malignant cytology or surgical pathology, or development of concerning features on MRI as defined by the guidelines...
February 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197773/change-in-tongue-pressure-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-after-surgical-resection
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Yoko Hasegawa, Kazuma Sugahara, Tatsuyuki Fukuoka, Shota Saito, Ayumi Sakuramoto, Nobuhide Horii, Saori Sano, Kana Hasegawa, Yuta Nakao, Tomoki Nanto, Kanenori Kadoi, Kuniyasu Moridera, Kazuma Noguchi, Kazuhisa Domen, Hiromitsu Kishimoto
Tongue pressure is reportedly associated with dysphagia. This study investigated relationships among characteristics of head and neck cancer, tongue pressure and dysphagia screening tests performed in patients with head and neck cancer during the acute phase after surgical resection. Fifty-seven patients (36 men, 21 women; age range 26-95 years) underwent surgical resection and dysphagia screening tests (Repetitive Saliva Swallowing Test, Water Swallowing Test, Modified Water Swallowing Test and Food Test) and pre- and postoperative measurement of tongue pressure at 5 time points (preoperatively, and 1-2 weeks and 1, 2, and 3 months postoperatively)...
February 14, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194285/cerebral-salt-wasting-syndrome-caused-by-minor-head-injury
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Toshiki Fukuoka, Yuko Tsurumi, Arihito Tsurumi
A 34-year-old woman was admitted to hospital after sustaining a head injury in a motor vehicle accident (day 1). No signs of neurological deficit, skull fracture, brain contusion, or intracranial bleeding were evident. She was discharged without symptoms on day 4. However, headache and nausea worsened on day 8, at which time serum sodium level was noted to be 121 mEq/L. Treatment with sodium chloride was initiated, but serum sodium decreased to 116 mEq/L on day 9. Body weight decreased in proportion to the decrease in serum sodium...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187614/two-new-species-of-i-anatrichis-i-leconte-coleoptera-carabidae-oodini-from-japan-with-notes-on-the-taxonomic-position-of-i-oodes-i-i-infimus-i-andrewes
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Borislav Guéorguiev, Seiji Morita
Two new species of the genus Anatrichis LeConte, 1853 are described from Japan, A. morii, sp. n. (type locality: Fukuoka Prefecture, Shimotoubaru) and A. ryukyuensis, sp. n. (type locality: Okinawa Prefecture, Iriomote Island). Relevant diagnostic features of the new species are described, illustrated and compared with those of other species. A new combination is proposed: Anatrichis infima (Andrewes, 1936), comb. n. from Oodes infimus, and a lectotype designation is made for this species. The "indica" group of species is defined to include all the Asiatic congeners...
January 26, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166761/hemosiderin-laden-macrophages-are-an-independent-factor-correlated-with-pulmonary-vascular-resistance-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-case-control-study
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Jun Fukihara, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Masahiko Ando, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Taiki Furukawa, Takeshi Johkoh, Junya Fukuoka, Koji Sakamoto, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Increases in hemosiderin-laden macrophages (HLM) are reported to be observed in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). According to a recent study, significant correlation between hemosiderin deposition in the lung tissue of IPF and pulmonary hypertension evaluated by echocardiography has been suspected. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether HLM in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) is a factor correlated with pulmonary hemodynamic parameters evaluated by right heart catheterization in patients with IPF...
February 6, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157108/the-prevalence-of-constipation-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-according-to-rome-iii-diagnostic-criteria
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Takayasu Mishima, Jiro Fukae, Shinsuke Fujioka, Kotoe Inoue, Yoshio Tsuboi
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal symptoms are one of the most common non-motor features of Parkinson's disease (PD). Recently, a report from Taiwan revealed that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be associated with an increased risk of developing PD; however, the prevalence of IBS in PD patients has not been fully evaluated. Rome III criteria are widely assessed with a questionnaire to determine functional gastrointestinal disorders. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the prevalence of constipation and IBS in PD patients in our cohort using Rome III criteria...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154354/overview-of-longitudinal-survey-of-newborns-in-the-21st-century-factors-affecting-infant-growth
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Fumihiro Sata, Hideoki Fukuoka, Takashi Ozaki, Yoshiya Ito, Nobuo Yoshiike, Hidemi Takimoto
There are two major nationwide birth cohort studies in Japan, namely, the Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century conducted by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS) conducted by the Ministry of Environment. The former was a longitudinal questionnaire survey focusing on environmental and socioeconomic factors for descriptive epidemiology conducted every year since 2001 by mail. The latter was based on 15 unit centers nationwide with environmental measurements and collection of biological samples for environmental risk evaluation...
2017: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154353/prevention-of-lifestyle-related-diseases-by-utilization-of-newly-developed-health-record-booklet-my-karte-in-mitoyo-and-kanonji-areas
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Takashi Ozaki, Katsuaki Ono, Masayuki Gyouten, Jun Mizuta, Yumiko Fujita, Hideshi Inoshita, Hiroyuki Seto, Ikuko Ohasi, Masahiro Mino, Shuuhei Kokudo, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Kensuke Kawata, Hirokazu Hamano, Hideoki Fukuoka
In the Mitoyo and Kanonji areas, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, we have newly developed a simple health record booklet for parents with children called "My Karte", which is an enlarged edition of the maternal and child health handbook. Our municipality borough gives this booklet together with the maternal and child handbook to all pregnant women without exception. In this booklet, care personnel or child by themselves write down the health condition and body development of the child, including medical examination records and vaccinations...
2017: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153212/nocturnal-intermittent-hypoxia-and-short-sleep-duration-are-independently-associated-with-elevated-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ryoma Fukuoka, Takashi Kohno, Shun Kohsaka, Ryo Yanagisawa, Takashi Kawakami, Kentaro Hayashida, Hideaki Kanazawa, Shinsuke Yuasa, Yuichiro Maekawa, Motoaki Sano, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) or short sleep duration and coronary artery disease (CAD) are related, yet, the prevalence of SDB and short sleep duration as well as their mechanism remain unknown. Enhanced vascular inflammation is also implicated as one of the pathophysiologic mechanisms in CAD. The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of patients with SDB and short sleep duration, and to examine their relationship with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level in CAD patients...
January 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142051/validity-of-diagnoses-procedures-and-laboratory-data-in-japanese-administrative-data
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Hayato Yamana, Mutsuko Moriwaki, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Mariko Kodan, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: Validation of recorded data is a prerequisite for studies that utilize administrative databases. The present study evaluated the validity of diagnoses and procedure records in the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) data, along with laboratory test results in the newly-introduced Standardized Structured Medical Record Information Exchange (SS-MIX) data. METHODS: Between November 2015 and February 2016, we conducted chart reviews of 315 patients hospitalized between April 2014 and March 2015 in four middle-sized acute-care hospitals in Shizuoka, Kochi, Fukuoka, and Saga Prefectures and used them as reference standards...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141864/green-tea-polyphenol-induces-changes-in-cancer-related-factors-in-an-animal-model-of-bladder-cancer
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Tomohiro Matsuo, Yasuyoshi Miyata, Akihiro Asai, Yuji Sagara, Bungo Furusato, Junya Fukuoka, Hideki Sakai
Green tea polyphenol (GTP) suppresses carcinogenesis and aggressiveness in many types of malignancies including bladder cancer. However, the mechanistic basis of these effects is not well understood. This was investigated in the present study using a mouse model of chemically induced bladder cancer. C3H/He mice (8 weeks old; n = 46) were treated with 0.05% N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine (BBN) solution for 14-24 weeks. Mice in the BBN + GTP group (n = 47) were also treated with 0.5% GTP solution over the same period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132965/fluctuation-of-dynamic-diastolic-function-relative-to-static-cardiac-structure%C3%A3-new-insights-into-the-underlying-mechanism-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-elderly-patients
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Shiro Hoshida, Yukinori Shinoda, Kuniyasu Ikeoka, Tomoko Minamisaka, Hidetada Fukuoka, Hirooki Inui, Tetsuya Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) need to be clarified immediately.Methods and Results:We examined diastolic function relative to arterial elasticity among hypertensive patients with preserved EF. Diastolic elastance (EdI)/effective arterial elastance (EaI), EdI/EaI=E/e'/(0.9×systolic blood pressure [SBP]) was significantly more impaired in women than in men among patients ≥75 years. The higher EdI/EaI value in elderly women implies they are intermittently exposed to higher left ventricular filling pressure relative to SBP during daily life...
January 28, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123737/cardiac-metastasis-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid-gland-with-severe-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-a-case-report
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Tomoyasu Yoshihiro, Kenji Tsuchihashi, Hitoshi Kusaba, Torahiko Nakashima, Teppei Obara, Kenta Nio, Kotoe Takayoshi, Hiroyuki Kodama, Nobuhiro Tsuruta, Hideyuki Kiyohara, Kaori Asai, Eiji Harada, Kenjiro Kamezaki, Takeshi Arita, Masanobu Sato, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Shuji Arita, Hiroshi Ariyama, Keita Odashiro, Yoshinao Oda, Koichi Akashi, Eishi Baba
Distant metastasis of primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thyroid gland is rare and, to the best of our knowledge, cardiac metastasis has not been reported to date. A 57-year-old man underwent surgery and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for stage IVA SCC of the thyroid gland. After 3 months, the patient was admitted to the Kyushu University Hospital (Fukuoka, Japan) with subcutaneous hematomas of the left thigh and lower leg, and he was diagnosed with cardiac and mediastinal lymph node metastases of SCC of the thyroid gland with severe disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116593/fukuoka-and-aga-criteria-have-superior-diagnostic-accuracy-for-advanced-cystic-neoplasms-than-sendai-criteria
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Michael Sighinolfi, Susan Y Quan, Yvonne Lee, Alvaro Ibaseta, Kimberly Pham, Monica M Dua, George A Poultsides, Brendan C Visser, Jeffery A Norton, Walter G Park
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the American Gastroenterological Association guidelines (AGA criteria), the 2012 (Fukuoka criteria), and 2006 (Sendai criteria) International Consensus Guidelines for the diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cystic neoplasms. METHODS: All patients who underwent surgical resection of a pancreatic cyst from August 2007 through January 2016 were retrospectively analyzed at a single tertiary academic center. Relevant clinical and imaging variables along with pathology results were collected to determine appropriate classification for each guideline...
January 23, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104484/sick-sinus-syndrome-with-hcn4-mutations-shows-early-onset-and-frequent-association-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-left-ventricular-noncompaction
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Taisuke Ishikawa, Seiko Ohno, Takashi Murakami, Kentaro Yoshida, Hiroyuki Mishima, Tetsuya Fukuoka, Hiroki Kimoto, Risa Sakamoto, Takafumi Ohkusa, Takeshi Aiba, Akihiko Nogami, Naokata Sumitomo, Wataru Shimizu, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Hitoshi Horigome, Minoru Horie, Naomasa Makita
BACKGROUND: Familial sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is often attributable to mutations in genes encoding the cardiac Na channel SCN5A and pacemaker channel HCN4. We previously found that SSS with SCN5A mutations shows early onset of manifestations and male predominance. Despite recent reports on the complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) in patients with SSS caused by HCN4 mutations, their overall clinical spectrum remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical and demographic features of SSS patients carrying HCN4 mutations...
January 17, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099448/the-effects-of-low-power-laser-irradiation-on-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-submandibular-glands-of-diabetes-induced-rats
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Cíntia Yuki Fukuoka, Alyne Simões, Toshikazu Uchiyama, Victor Elias Arana-Chavez, Yoshimitsu Abiko, Noboru Kuboyama, Ujjal K Bhawal
Diabetes can lead to dysfunction of the secretory capacity in salivary glands. Activation of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and its ligands has been suggested to participate in chronic disorders such as diabetes and its complications. In this study, the expression of RAGE, high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and advanced glycation end products (AGE), as well as the effects of low-power laser irradiation (LPLI) in salivary glands of diabetic rats were evaluated, and the mechanisms involved were characterized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097429/early-and-noninvasive-evaluation-using-superficial-temporal-artery-duplex-ultrasonography-after-indirect-bypass-for-adult-ischemic-moyamoya-disease
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Sayaka Ogawa, Hiroshi Abe, Toshiro Katsuta, Kenji Fukuda, Toshiyasu Ogata, Koichi Miki, Tooru Inoue
BACKGROUND: The validity of indirect bypass for adult patients with moyamoya disease is still debatable. Some patients are poor responders to indirect bypass, and additive intervention is occasionally required in these cases. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the development of collateral circulation as early as possible postoperatively. METHODS: Fifteen adult patients (>17 years old) with moyamoya disease (22 affected sides) who underwent encephalo-duro-arterio-synangiosis (EDAS) at Fukuoka University Hospital from April 2008 to August 2014 were included...
March 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095906/cost-of-physician-led-home-visit-care-zaitaku-care-compared-with-hospital-care-at-the-end-of-life-in-japan
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Kentaro Kinjo, Tomoko Sairenji, Hidenobu Koga, Yasuhiro Osugi, Shin Yoshida, Hidefumi Ichinose, Yasunori Nagai, Hiroshi Imura, Jeannette E South-Paul, Mark Meyer, Yoshihisa Honda
BACKGROUND: Physician-led home visit care with medical teams (Zaitaku care) has been developed on a national scale to support those who wish to stay at home at the end of life, and promote a system of community-based integrated care in Japan. Medical care at the end of life can be expensive, and is an urgent socioeconomic issue for aging societies. However medical costs of physician-led home visits care have not been well studied. We compared the medical costs of Zaitaku care and hospital care at the end of life in a rapidly aging community in a rural area in Japan...
January 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095852/the-st-george-s-respiratory-questionnaire-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-ipf
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Taiki Furukawa, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Masahiko Ando, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Kensuke Kataoka, Osamu Nishiyama, Takeshi Johkoh, Junya Fukuoka, Koji Sakamoto, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether health related quality of life (HRQL) may have a predictive value for mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We investigated the relationship between HRQL assessed using the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and survival time in patients with IPF, and tried to determine a clinical meaningful cut off value to predict poorer survival rates. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with IPF who underwent an initial evaluation from May 2007 to December 2012...
January 17, 2017: Respiratory Research
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