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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711531/transdural-indocyanine-green-videography-for-sta-mca-bypass-technical-note
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Hiroshi Yokota, Taiji Yonezawa, Tomonori Yamada, Seisuke Miyamae, Taekyun Kim, Yoshiaki Takamura, Katsuya Masui, Shuta Aketa
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical application of indocyanine green (ICG) videography prior to performing a dural opening has been reported as transdural ICG videography and used during surgery of meningiomas associated with venous sinuses, as well as cranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations. However, its use for a superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass has not been reported. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of medical records of patients who underwent a transdural ICG videography technique during STA-MCA bypass procedures performed between January 2012 and March 2015...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709637/tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-can-sensitize-the-kidney-to-subsequent-glomerular-injury
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Beom Jin Lim, Jae Won Yang, Jun Zou, Jianyong Zhong, Taiji Matsusaka, Ira Pastan, Ming-Zhi Zhang, Raymond C Harris, Hai-Chun Yang, Agnes B Fogo
Chronic glomerular injury is associated with eventual development of tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Here we aimed to assess whether, and how, mild chronic tubulointerstitial injury affects glomeruli. For this, we generated mice expressing different toxin receptors, one on their proximal tubular epithelial cells (diphtheria toxin receptor [DTR]) and the other only on podocytes (human CD25 [IL-2R] driven by the nephrin promoter [Nep25]), allowing serial induction of tubule-specific and glomerular (podocyte)-specific injury, respectively...
July 12, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707336/mechanical-role-of-the-spatial-patterns-of-contractile-cells-in-invagination-of-growing-epithelial-tissue
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Yasuhiro Inoue, Tadashi Watanabe, Satoru Okuda, Taiji Adachi
Epithelial invagination is one of the fundamental deformation modes during morphogenesis, and is essential for deriving the three-dimensional shapes of organs from a flat epithelial sheet. Invagination occurs in an orderly manner according to the spatial pattern of the contractile cells; however, it remains elusive how tissue deformation can be caused by cellular activity in the patterned region. In this study, we investigated the mechanical role of the spatial patterns of the contractile cells in invagination of growing tissue using multicellular dynamics simulations...
July 13, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704528/retraction-association-between-polymorphism-of-the-interleukin-13-gene-and-susceptibility-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-the-chinese-population
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Yan Deng, Ming Xie, Li Xie, Jian Wang, Taijie Li, Yu He, Ruolin Li, Shan Li, Xue Qin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702181/the-major-thoracic-vascular-invasion-of-lung-cancer
#5
Soichi Oka, Shuichi Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Ayako Hirai, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Shohei Shimajiri, Takatoshi Aoki, Fumihiro Tanaka
BACKGROUND: We actually investigated the surgical and pathological findings in cases which tumor invasion of the major thoracic vessels was suspected based on the preoperative Computed tomography (CT) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our prospective database of all patients, who underwent lung resection for lung cancer from 2012 to 2014. 387 patients underwent lung cancer surgery. Among these patients, we analyzed 30 patients in whom pulmonary artery (PA) invasion was suspected and 11 patients in whom pulmonary vein (PV) or left atrium (LA) invasion was suspected based on the preoperative CT findings...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697750/association-of-lifestyle-and-body-structure-to-ocular-axial-length-in-japanese-elementary-school-children
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Hiroto Terasaki, Takehiro Yamashita, Naoya Yoshihara, Yuya Kii, Taiji Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine whether the lifestyle and body stature are significantly associated with the axial length (AL) of the eyes of Japanese third grade students. METHODS: A prospective, cross sectional, observational study was performed on 122 third grade students consisting of 61 boys and 61 girls ages 8 to 9 years. The AL, body height, body weight, and body mass index (BMI) were measured. The lifestyle was determined by activities such as the daily duration of indoor studying, television viewing, use of computers and smart phones, outdoor activity time, bed time, Japanese or Western dietary habits, and parental myopia were investigated by a questionnaire with three or five grade levels...
July 12, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697497/one-year-outcomes-following-intravitreal-aflibercept-for-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-in-japanese-patients-the-apollo-study
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Yuji Oshima, Kenichi Kimoto, Noriko Yoshida, Kimihiko Fujisawa, Shozo Sonoda, Toshiaki Kubota, Toshinori Murata, Taiji Sakamoto, Shigeo Yoshida, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Tatsuro Ishibashi
PURPOSE: To evaluate 1-year outcomes of intravitreal injections of aflibercept (IVA) in Japanese polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) patients. METHODS: In this prospective, open-label, single-arm multicenter clinical trial, treatment-naïve PCV patients received IVA (2.0 mg) every 2 months, after 3 initial monthly doses. The primary endpoint assessed was the proportion of patients maintaining baseline best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at 1 year. RESULTS: Fifty eyes with PCV were included in the study...
July 12, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695497/comparison-of-ctac-and-prone-imaging-for-the-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-using-czt-spect
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Shimpei Ito, Akihiro Endo, Taiji Okada, Taku Nakamura, Takashi Sugamori, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Kazuaki Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) cameras have improved the evaluation of patients with chest pain. However, inferior/inferolateral attenuation artifacts similar to those seen with conventional Anger cameras persist. We added prone acquisitions and CT attenuation correction (CTAC) to the standard supine image acquisition and analyzed the resulting examinations. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-two patients referred for invasive coronary angiography (CAG), and who also underwent rest/stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) on a CZT camera in the supine and prone positions plus CTAC imaging, to examine known or suspected CAD between April 2013 and March 2014 were included...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690284/association-between-waist-to-height-ratio-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-morbidity%C3%A3-a-report-from-the-fmd-j-study
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Akihiro Tokushige, Shinichiro Ueda, Hirofumi Tomiyama, Mituru Ohishi, Takahide Kohro, Yukihito Higashi, Bonpei Takase, Toru Suzuki, Tomoko Ishizu, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Tomoo Furumoto, Kazuomi Kario, Teruo Inoue, Shinji Koba, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Takuzo Hano, Masataka Sata, Yutaka Ishibashi, Koichi Node, Koji Maemura, Yusuke Ohya, Taiji Furukawa, Hiroshi Ito, Akira Yamashina
BACKGROUND: Waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and body mass index (BMI) are known as easy anthropometric markers of abnormal obesity and screening tools for predicting cardiovascular outcomes, but which indices are best is unclear. We therefore investigated the superiority and association between each index and low flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) as a surrogate marker for cardiovascular outcomes in patients with morbidity in a large Japanese prospective cohort.Methods and Results:A total of 1,645 Japanese patients who had coronary artery disease and hypertension or diabetes mellitus were enrolled, and 1,087 of them were analyzed...
July 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689168/systemic-diseases-in-patients-with-htlv-1-associated-uveitis
#10
Kumiko Nakao, Noriko Abematsu, Taiji Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) carriers may develop severe systemic diseases, such as adult T cell leukaemia (ATL) or HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). This study aims to investigate systemic diseases of HTLV-1 carriers who had developed HTLV-1-associated uveitis (HAU). METHODS: We investigated the occurrence of systemic diseases in 200 patients with HAU by performing a retrospective investigation of their medical records and examining the results of a postal survey...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684367/endovascular-therapy-for-the-steal-phenomenon-due-to-the-innominate-artery-severe-stenosis-and-bilateral-internal-carotid-artery-severe-stenosis-case-report
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Shuta Aketa, Daisuke Wajima, Masahiro Kishi, Yudai Morisaki, Taiji Yonezawa, Ichiro Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic innominate artery stenosis as hemodynamic bilateral cerebral ischemia is uncommon. We present a rare case of an innominate artery origin severe stenosis and bilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) severe stenosis, inducing hemodynamic cerebral ischemia after ipsilateral axillary artery-bilateral femoral artery bypass, and treated with stent replacement of innominate artery and right ICA. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old female, who had received previously right axillary artery-bilateral femoral artery anastomosis for abdominal aorta high obstruction, had been suffered from chronic dizziness, so visited our department...
July 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684122/potent-antiobesity-effect-of-a-short-length-peptide-yy-analogue-continuously-administered-in-mice
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Naoki Nishizawa, Ayumu Niida, Yusuke Adachi, Yasushi Masuda, Satoshi Kumano, Kotaro Yokoyama, Tomoko Asakawa, Hideki Hirabayashi, Nobuyuki Amano, Shiro Takekawa, Tetsuya Ohtaki, Taiji Asami
The gastrointestinal peptide, peptide YY3-36 (PYY3-36) and its shorter peptide analogues have been reported to reduce appetite by activating the neuropeptide Y2 receptor (Y2R), which is associated with obesity and other metabolic diseases. A 14-amino acid PYY analogue, Ac-[d-Pro(24),Cha(27,28,36),Aib(31)]PYY(23-36) (3), showed high binding affinity and agonist activity for the Y2R, similar to that of PYY3-36, but had weak anorectic activity upon continuous administration in lean mice. Three amino acid substitutions [Pya(4)(26), Aib(28), Lys(30)], which contributed to the decreased hydrophobicity of 3, efficiently increased its anorectic activity...
June 23, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680536/tet1-mediated-dna-hypomethylation-regulates-the-expression-of-muc4-in-lung-cancer
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Seiya Yokoyama, Michiyo Higashi, Hideaki Tsutsumida, Jouji Wakimoto, Tomofumi Hamada, Edwin Wiest, Kei Matsuo, Ikumi Kitazono, Yuko Goto, Xin Guo, Taiji Hamada, Sohsuke Yamada, Tsubasa Hiraki, Suguru Yonezawa, Surinder K Batra, Michael A Hollingsworth, Akihide Tanimoto
Lung cancer remains a disease of high mortality, despite advanced diagnostic techniques. Mucins (MUC) play crucial roles in carcinogenesis and tumor invasion in lung neoplasms. Our immunohistochemistry (IHC) studies have shown that high MUC4 expression correlates with a poor outcome. We have also shown that the expression of several mucin genes in cancer cell lines is regulated by DNA methylation. We evaluated the expression level of MUC4, mRNA and several DNA hypomethylation factors in lung tissue samples from 33 patients with various lung lesions...
March 2017: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657315/potent-body-weight-lowering-effect-of-a-neuromedin-u-receptor-2-selective-pegylated-peptide
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Yoko Kanematsu-Yamaki, Naoki Nishizawa, Tomoko Kaisho, Hiroaki Nagai, Taisuke Mochida, Tomoko Asakawa, Hiroshi Inooka, Katsuko Dote, Hisashi Fujita, Kouta Matsumiya, Hideki Hirabayashi, Junichi Sakamoto, Tetsuya Ohtaki, Shiro Takekawa, Taiji Asami
Neuromedin U (NMU) is a neuropeptide that mediates a variety of physiological functions via its receptors, NMUR1 and NMUR2. Recently, there has been an increased focus on NMU as a promising treatment option for diabetes and obesity. A short form of NMU (NMU-8) has potent agonist activity for both receptors but is metabolically unstable. Therefore, we designed and synthesized NMU-8 analogues modified by polyethylene glycol (PEG; molecular weight, 20 kDa; PEG20k) via a linker. 3-(2-Naphthyl)alanine substitution at position 19 increased NMUR2 selectivity of NMU-8 analogues with retention of high agonist activity...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648878/an-effective-and-safe-surgical-approach-for-a-superior-sulcus-tumor-a-case-report
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Soichi Oka, Kenichi Kobayashi, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masatoshi Kanayama, Shuichi Shinohara, Shinji Shinohara, Akihiro Taira, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Ayako Hirai, Yuko Tashima, Naoko Imanishi, Koji Kuroda, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Fumihiro Tanaka
INTRODUCTION: Superior sulcus tumors, frequently referred to as Pancoast tumors, are a wide range of tumors invading a section of the apical chest wall called the thoracic inlet. For this reason, a surgical approach and complete resection may be difficult to accomplish. We experienced a locally advanced superior sulcus tumor (SST) located from the anterior to posterior apex thoracic inlet and performed complete resection after definitive chemoradiation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 71-year-old Japanese male presented at our hospital due to left back pain and an abnormal chest computed tomography (CT) scan showing 80×70×60-mm tumor located in the left middle apex thoracic inlet...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626523/antiobesity-effect-of-a-short-length-peptide-yy-analogue-after-continuous-administration-in-mice
#16
Naoki Nishizawa, Ayumu Niida, Yasushi Masuda, Satoshi Kumano, Kotaro Yokoyama, Hideki Hirabayashi, Nobuyuki Amano, Tetsuya Ohtaki, Taiji Asami
Gastrointestinal peptides such as peptide YY (PYY) can regulate appetite, which is relevant to the study of obesity. The intraperitoneal bolus administration of PYY3-36 and a 12-amino acid PYY analogue, benzoyl-[Cha(27,28,36),Aib(31)]PYY25-36 (1), showed similar anorectic activity by activating the Y2 receptor (Y2R). However, food intake inhibition and body weight loss were not observed upon continuous subcutaneous administration of 1 with osmotic pumps in diet-induced obese (DIO) mice. N-Terminal elongation of 1, together with amino acid substitution at position 24, led to a hydrophilic 14-amino acid peptide, Ac-[d-Hyp(24),Cha(27,28,36),Aib(31)]PYY23-36 (18), that showed higher affinity and more potent agonist activity for Y2R and a robust anorectic activity with potency similar to that of PYY3-36...
June 8, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616714/effect-of-fluid-air-exchange-on-reducing-residual-silicone-oil-after-silicone-oil-removal
#17
Hideki Shiihara, Taiji Sakamoto, Hiroto Terasaki, Takehiro Yamashita, Naoya Yoshihara, Fumiki Okamoto, Nahoko Ogata, Toshifumi Yamashita, Shozo Sonoda, Yoshinori Mitamura
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to determine the effect of fluid-air exchange on the amount of silicone oil (SO) droplets remaining in the vitreous cavity after removal of the main body of the SO. METHODS: This was a retrospective comparative study of 56 eyes of 56 patients that had undergone vitrectomy with SO tamponade. Fluid-air exchange was performed during surgery in 30 eyes [Air Ex(+) group] and was not done in 26 eyes [Air Ex(-) group]. All of the eyes were examined by ultrasonography, and the images were converted to binarized image...
June 14, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610573/correlation-between-short-and-long-term-effects-of-intravitreal-ranibizumab-therapy-on-macular-edema-after-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-a-prospective-observational-study
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Yoshiro Minami, Taiji Nagaoka, Akihiro Ishibazawa, Akitoshi Yoshida
BACKGROUND: The correlation between the short- and long-term effects of intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) on macular edema after branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) remains unclear. We assessed the correlation between the short- and long-term effects of IVR on macular edema after BRVO. METHODS: Twenty-one eyes with macular edema after BRVO were enrolled in this prospective observational study. We measured the foveal thickness (FT) and the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) before, 1 day after, and 1 month after IVR (0...
June 13, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599475/therapeutic-results-of-a-novel-enzyme-targeting-radiosensitization-treatment-kochi-oxydol-radiation-therapy-for-unresectable-carcinomas-ii-in-patients-with-stage-i-primary-breast-cancer
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Nobutaka Aoyama, Yasuhiro Ogawa, Miki Yasuoka, Kenta Ohgi, Hitomi Iwasa, Kana Miyatake, Rika Yoshimatsu, Tomoaki Yamanishi, Norihiko Hamada, Taiji Tamura, Kana Kobayashi, Yoriko Murata, Mitsuhiko Miyamura, Takuji Yamagami
Linac-based stereotactic radiotherapy has little effect on the majority of advanced neoplasms. Therefore, the novel radiosensitizer Kochi oxydol-radiation therapy for unresectable carcinomas (KORTUC) II, which contains hydrogen peroxide and sodium hyaluronate, was developed. The effectiveness of KORTUC II for the treatment of chemotherapy-resistant supraclavicular lymph node metastases, recurrent breast cancer and stage IV primary breast cancer has previously been demonstrated. The present study evaluated the safety and efficacy of KORTUC II for patients with stage I primary breast cancer...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596054/a-potent-and-selective-natriuretic-peptide-receptor-3-blocker-11-mer-peptide-created-by-hybridization-of-musclin-and-atrial-natriuretic-peptide
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Naoki Nishizawa, Goshi Nakamura, Yoko Noguchi, Hideyuki Nakagawa, Ayako Shimizu, Masaharu Nakayama, Shiro Takekawa, Taiji Asami
The natriuretic peptide (NP) system is a critical endocrine, autocrine, and paracrine system and has been investigated for potential use against cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The clearance of NPs is regulated by the proteolysis of neutral endopeptidase (NEP) and by endocytosis via natriuretic peptide receptor-3 (NPR3). A linear NPR3-selective peptide, [Cha(8)]-ANP(7-16)-NH2 (1), showed potent binding affinity for NPR3 but poor predicted chemical stability due to its free thiol group. A 12-mer peptide (9) without a thiol group was designed by the hybridization of two NPR3-binding peptides: a linear ANP fragment peptide analog and musclin, a murine member of the bHLH family of transcription factors, possessed high binding affinity and strict selectivity for NPR3...
August 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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