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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707095/chronic-administration-of-myristic-acid-improves-hyperglycaemia-in-the-nagoya-shibata-yasuda-mouse-model-of-congenital-type-2-diabetes
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Tamae Takato, Kai Iwata, Chiaki Murakami, Yuko Wada, Fumio Sakane
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Previously, we demonstrated that myristic acid (14:0) increases levels of diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) δ, a key enzyme involved in type 2 diabetes exacerbation, and enhances glucose uptake in C2C12 myotube cells. Moreover, results from a population-based cohort study suggest that consumption of high-fat dairy products, which contain high amounts of myristic acid, is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Taken together, we hypothesised that intake of myristic acid reduces type 2 diabetes risk in vivo...
July 13, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674351/azathioprine-intolerance-in-japanese-patients-with-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#2
Michiko Morishita, Haruki Watanabe, Minglu Yan, Sonia Zeggar, Sumie Hiramatsu, Keiji Ohashi, Yoshia Miyawaki, Eri Katsuyama, Takayuki Katsuyama, Mariko Takano Narazaki, Noriko Toyota Tatebe, Katsue Sunahori Watanabe, Tomoko Kawabata, Ken-Ei Sada, Jun Wada
Objective To assess the safety of azathioprine (AZA) in Japanese patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). Methods We retrospectively enrolled 67 consecutive AAV patients who had initiated AZA treatment from January 2006 to August 2014 at Okayama University Hospital. We evaluated the development of severe adverse events (AEs), AZA discontinuation due to total AEs (severe AEs included) within 1 year, and AZA-associated risk factors. Results The patients' median age was 70 years old...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669567/nationwide-surveillance-of-bacterial-respiratory-pathogens-conducted-by-the-surveillance-committee-of-japanese-society-of-chemotherapy-the-japanese-association-for-infectious-diseases-and-the-japanese-society-for-clinical-microbiology-in-2012-general-view-of
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Katsunori Yanagihara, Akira Watanabe, Nobuki Aoki, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Masaki Yoshida, Junko Sato, Tomotaro Wakamura, Keisuke Sunakawa, Junichi Kadota, Hiroshi Kiyota, Satoshi Iwata, Mitsuo Kaku, Hideaki Hanaki, Yoshinobu Ohsaki, Satoru Fujiuchi, Manabu Takahashi, Kenichi Takeuchi, Hiroaki Takeda, Hideki Ikeda, Makoto Miki, Susumu Nakanowatari, Hiroshi Takahashi, Mutsuko Utagawa, Hajime Nishiya, Sayoko Kawakami, Eriko Morino, Jin Takasaki, Kazuhisa Mezaki, Naohiko Chonabayashi, Chie Tanaka, Hideko Sugiura, Hajime Goto, Takeshi Saraya, Daisuke Kurai, Yasuhiro Katono, Rika Inose, Yoshihito Niki, Takahiro Takuma, Makoto Kudo, Shigeru Ehara, Yoshimi Sato, Hiroki Tsukada, Nobuei Watabe, Yasuo Honma, Hiroshige Mikamo, Yuka Yamagishi, Atsushi Nakamura, Minoru Ohashi, Masafumi Seki, Shigeto Hamaguchi, Masahiro Toyokawa, Yasunori Fujikawa, Noriko Mitsuno, Akira Ukimura, Takayuki Miyara, Takahito Nakamura, Keiichi Mikasa, Kei Kasahara, Koji Ui, Saori Fukuda, Akihiro Nakamura, Mika Morimura, Mikio Yamashita, Yoshio Takesue, Yasunao Wada, Keisuke Sugimoto, Nobuchika Kusano, Motoko Nose, Eiichirou Mihara, Masao Kuwabara, Masao Doi, Yaeko Watanabe, Hirokazu Tokuyasu, Satoshi Hino, Kiyoshi Negayama, Hiroshi Mukae, Toshinori Kawanami, Toshiyuki Ota, Masaki Fujita, Junichi Honda, Kazufumi Hiramatsu, Yosuke Aoki, Mami Fukuoka, Hiroki Magarifuchi, Zenzo Nagasawa, Norihito Kaku, Jiro Fujita, Futoshi Higa, Masao Tateyama
The nationwide surveillance on antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial respiratory pathogens from the patients in Japan was conducted by Japanese Society of Chemotherapy, Japanese association for infectious diseases and Japanese society for Clinical Microbiology in 2012. The isolates were collected from clinical specimens obtained from well-diagnosed adult patients with respiratory tract infections during the period between January and December in 2012 by three societies. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was conducted at the central reference laboratory according to the method recommended by Clinical Laboratory Standard Institutes...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659543/sox2-nonsense-mutation-in-a-patient-clinically-diagnosed-with-non-syndromic-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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Hirohito Shima, Akira Ishii, Yasunori Wada, Junya Kizawa, Tadashi Yokoi, Noriyuki Azuma, Yoichi Matsubara, Erina Suzuki, Akie Nakamura, Satoshi Narumi, Maki Fukami
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is a genetically heterogeneous condition that occurs either as an isolated disorder or as a component of congenital malformation syndromes. SOX2 is a causative gene of syndromic HH characterized by anophthalmia, microphthalmia, or coloboma and other neurological defects such as epilepsy. To date, the causal relationship between SOX2 abnormalities and non-syndromic HH remains speculative. Here, we identified a nonsense mutation of SOX2 in a male patient clinically diagnosed with non-syndromic HH...
June 28, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652553/establishment-of-experimental-models-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-dental-trauma-splints
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Takahiro Shirako, Hiroshi Churei, Takahiro Wada, Motohiro Uo, Toshiaki Ueno
The purpose was to describe a novel simple experimental model of injured teeth for developing dental trauma splints (DTS), and to test various splints by combining use of this model and the Periotest(®) device. Rubber O-rings and spring washers were used to simulate and modify injured tooth mobility. Splinting effects were assessed among three kinds of DTS, including a composite splint and two wire-composite splints (1: rectangular orthodontic wire 0.533×0.635 mm, 2: cobalt-chromium alloy wire Φ0.9 mm). The Periotest values were measured three times for each tooth before and after splint insertion...
June 23, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637046/the-preoperative-composite-physiologic-index-may-predict-mortality-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema
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Fumika Ueno, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Takayuki Shiina, Shiho Asaka, Kentaro Miura, Masanori Yasuo, Yosuke Wada, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether the preoperative pulmonary function parameters and prognostic indices that are indicative of nutritional and immunological status are associated with prognosis in lung cancer patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) who have undergone surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify prognostic determinants in these patients. METHODS: The medical records of all patients with lung cancer associated with CPFE who had undergone surgery at Shinshu University Hospital were retrospectively reviewed to obtain clinical data, including the results of preoperative pulmonary function tests and laboratory examinations, chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), and survival...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634310/-a-case-of-coexistent-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-and-hemifacial-spasm-successfully-treated-with-transposition-of-the-vertebral-artery
#7
Takashi Fujii, Naoki Otani, Yohei Otsuka, Takashi Matsumoto, Shunsuke Tanoue, Hideaki Ueno, Satoshi Tomura, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Kojiro Wada, Kentaro Mori
A case of coexistent glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm was treated by transposition of the vertebral artery. A 60-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to pain in the left posterior part of the tongue that was difficult to control with oral medication at a local hospital. The diagnosis was left glossopharyngeal neuralgia based on the symptoms, imaging findings, and lidocaine test results. Moreover, the patient had left hemifacial spasm. Microvascular decompression was performed, which confirmed that the vertebral artery was compressing the lower cranial nerve and the posterior inferior cerebellar artery was compressing the root exit zone of the facial nerve...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632647/high-osteogenic-potential-of-adipose-and-muscle-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-spinal-ossification-model-mice
#8
Xizhe Liu, Gentaro Kumagai, Kanichiro Wada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Toru Asari, Kazuki Oishi, Taku Fujita, Hiroki Mizukami, Ken-Ichi Furukawa, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
STUDY DESIGN: Basic experiments in a mouse model of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). OBJECTIVE: To assess the osteogenic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) obtained from muscle and adipose tissue in Tiptoe-walking (ttw) mice, in which cervical OPLL compresses the spinal cord and causes motor and sensory dysfunction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In humans, MSCs have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cervical OPLL...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626411/dissociated-crossed-speech-areas-in-a-tumour-patient
#9
Jörg Mauler, Irene Neuner, Georg Neuloh, Bruno Fimm, Frank Boers, Martin Wiesmann, Hans Clusmann, Karl-Josef Langen, N Jon Shah
In the past, the eloquent areas could be deliberately localised by the invasive Wada test. The very rare cases of dissociated crossed speech areas were accidentally found based on the clinical symptomatology. Today functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-based imaging can be employed to non-invasively localise the eloquent areas in brain tumour patients for therapy planning. A 41-year-old, left-handed man with a low-grade glioma in the left frontal operculum extending to the insular cortex, tension headaches, and anomic aphasia over 5 months underwent a pre-operative speech area localisation fMRI measurement, which revealed the evidence of the transhemispheric disposition, where the dominant Wernicke speech area is located on the left and the Broca's area is strongly lateralised to the right hemisphere...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626376/successful-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-autoimmune-hepatitis-overlap-syndrome-due-to-daclatasvir-and-asunaprevir
#10
Ayumi Sugiura, Shuichi Wada, Hiromitsu Mori, Takefumi Kimura, Yoshiaki Matsuda, Naoki Tanaka, Eiji Tanaka, Kendo Kiyosawa
Persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may induce autoimmune diseases and chronic hepatitis C is sometimes accompanied by autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, we are worried about the treatment for chronic hepatitis C-AIH overlap syndrome because interferon-based antiviral therapies may enhance autoimmunity and immunosuppressive corticosteroid administration may promote viral replication. Here, we report a patient having chronic hepatitis C-AIH overlap syndrome treated with the direct-acting antivirals (DAA), daclatasvir and asunaprevir...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616638/piriformis-muscle-syndrome-with-assessment-of-sciatic-nerve-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-a-case-report
#11
Keizo Wada, Tomohiro Goto, Tomoya Takasago, Daisuke Hamada, Koichi Sairyo
Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is difficult to diagnose by objective evaluation of sciatic nerve injury. Here we report a case of PMS diagnosed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the sciatic nerve, which can assess and visualize the extent of nerve injury. The patient was a 53-year-old man with a 2-year history of continuous pain and numbness in the left leg. His symptoms worsened when sitting. Physical examination, including sensorimotor neurologic tests, the deep tendon reflex test, and the straight leg raise test, revealed no specific findings...
June 14, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596984/use-of-a-novel-shorter-minimum-caliber-needle-for-creating-endoscopic-tattoos-for-preoperative-localization-a-comparative-ex-vivo-study
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Kenichiro Imai, Kinichi Hotta, Sayo Ito, Yuichiro Yamaguchi, Takeshi Kawakami, Takuya Wada, Kimihiro Igarashi, Yoshihiro Kishida, Yusuke Kinugasa, Noboru Kawata, Masaki Tanaka, Naomi Kakushima, Kohei Takizawa, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Hiroyuki Ono
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : In colorectal cancer surgery, inadvertent deep injections during endoscopic tattooing can cause India ink leakage into the peritoneum, leading to complications or to poor visualization of the surgical plane. This ex vivo animal study compared the use of novel shorter, minimum caliber needles versus conventional injection needles for endoscopic tattooing. ANIMALS AND METHODS : Four endoscopists used the novel needles and conventional needles to make ten endoscopic tattoos (five tattoos/needle type/endoscopist) in harvested porcine rectum using a saline test-injection method...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595352/neuropsychology-outcomes-following-trephine-epilepsy-surgery-the-inferior-temporal-gyrus-approach-for-amygdalohippocampectomy-in-medically-refractory-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#13
Mike R Schoenberg, William E Clifton, Ryan W Sever, Fernando L Vale
BACKGROUND: Surgery is indicated in cases of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy(MTLE) that are refractory to medical management. The inferior temporal gyrus (ITG) approach provides access to the mesial temporal lobe (MTL) structures with minimal tissue disruption. Reported neuropsychology outcomes following this approach are limited. OBJECTIVE: To report neuropsychological outcomes using an ITG approach to amygdalohippocampectomy (AH) in patients with medically refractory MTLE based on a prospective design...
June 8, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586143/current-status-of-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-in-japan
#14
Osamu Samura, Akihiko Sekizawa, Nobuhiro Suzumori, Aiko Sasaki, Seiji Wada, Haruka Hamanoue, Fumiki Hirahara, Hideaki Sawai, Hiroaki Nakamura, Takahiro Yamada, Kiyonori Miura, Hideaki Masuzaki, Setsuko Nakayama, Takashi Okai, Yoshimasa Kamei, Akira Namba, Jun Murotsuki, Tomohiro Tanemoto, Akimune Fukushima, Kazufumi Haino, Shinya Tairaku, Keiichi Matsubara, Kazuhisa Maeda, Takashi Kaji, Masanobu Ogawa, Hisao Osada, Haruki Nishizawa, Yoko Okamoto, Takeshi Kanagawa, Aiko Kakigano, Michihiro Kitagawa, Masaki Ogawa, Shunichiro Izumi, Yukiko Katagiri, Naoki Takeshita, Yasuyo Kasai, Katsuhiko Naruse, Reiko Neki, Hisashi Masuyama, Maki Hyodo, Yukie Kawano, Takashi Ohba, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Yasuhiro Kido, Toshiyuki Fukao, Norio Miharu, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Atsushi Watanabe, Naoki Hamajima, Masaya Hirose, Ayako Sanui, Nahoko Shirato, Junko Yotsumoto, Miyuki Nishiyama, Tatsuko Hirose, Haruhiko Sago
AIM: The purpose of this study was to report the 3-year experience of a nationwide demonstration project to introduce non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) of maternal plasma for aneuploidy, and review the current status of NIPT in Japan. METHODS: Tests were conducted to detect aneuploidy in high-risk pregnant women, and adequate genetic counseling was provided. The clinical data, test results, and pregnancy outcomes were recorded. We discuss the problems of NIPT on the basis of published reports and meta-analyses...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573312/the-alpha-lipoic-acid-derivative-dhlhzn-a-new-therapeutic-agent-for-acute-lung-injury-in-vivo
#15
Yoshiaki Shoji, Hiroya Takeuchi, Kazumasa Fukuda, Koichi Fukunaga, Rieko Nakamura, Tsunehiro Takahashi, Norihito Wada, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Taku Miyasho, Takahiro Hiratsuka, Masafumi Inomata, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Yuko Kitagawa
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: An animal experiment was performed to demonstrate the anti-inflammatory effects of an alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) derivative, dihydrolipoyl histidinate zinc complex (DHLHZn) for acute lung injury (ALI) and to investigate the mechanism of action. MATERIAL: Rats were randomly divided into three experimental groups: control group (n = 17), DHLHZn(-) group (n = 11, ALI model rats), and DHLHZn(+) group (n = 12, ALI model rats treated by DHLHZn)...
June 1, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571033/how-to-develop-intelligence-gathering-in-efficient-and-practical-anti-doping-activities
#16
Mathieu Holz, Jack Robertson
Prior to the formation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the fight against doping in sport was not unified; instead, it relied on individual approaches established by various stakeholders to make it effective. The scandal of the Festina Affair, during the Tour de France 1998, and other drug doping scandals revealed the ineffectiveness and inadequacy of such an approach. The resulting media scandal raised public authorities' awareness about the necessity to deal with doping in sport with a harmonized and a more effective approach...
2017: Medicine and Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571026/sport-society-and-anti-doping-policy-an-ethical-overview
#17
Andrew J Bloodworth, Mike McNamee
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of anti-doping policy. The nature of sport and its gratuitous logic is explored. The doping rules in sport, such as the Prohibited List, are ways of drawing a line to facilitate a certain sort of competition. Sports can be understood as a means of testing the natural physical abilities of the athlete, combined with the hard work they put into improving their performance. A test promoted by the anti-doping laws...
2017: Medicine and Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571021/brief-history-of-anti-doping
#18
Arne Ljungqvist
The fight against doping in sport as we know it today commenced by the creation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission in 1961 following the death of a Danish cyclist during the Rome Olympic Games the year before. After a slow start, the fight got under way as from the early 1970s under the leadership of the IOC and of the International Association of Athletics Federations. Despite a lack of understanding and weak support even from the sports community, a series of measures were taken during the 1970s and 1980s which still form cornerstones of today's anti-doping strategy...
2017: Medicine and Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571016/next-generation-omics-approaches-in-the-fight-against-blood-doping
#19
Guan Wang, Antonia Karanikolou, Ioanna Verdouka, Theodore Friedmann, Yannis Pitsiladis
Despite being prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), blood manipulations such as the use of recombinant human erythropoietin and blood transfusions are a well-known method used by athletes to enhance performance. Direct detection of illicit blood manipulation has been partially successful due to the short detection window of the substances/methods, sample collection timing, and the use of sophisticated masking strategies. In response, WADA introduced the athlete biological passport (ABP) in 2009, which is an individualised longitudinal monitoring approach that tests primarily haematologic biomarkers of doping in order to identify atypical variability in response(s) in athletes, highlighting a potential doping violation...
2017: Medicine and Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541797/the-effect-of-intraoperative-graft-coverage-with-preserved-remnant-tissue-on-the-results-of-the-pivot-shift-test-after-anatomic-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-quantitative-evaluations-with-an-electromagnetic-sensor-system
#20
Nobuto Kitamura, Kazunori Yasuda, Masashi Yokota, Keiko Goto, Susumu Wada, Jun Onodera, Eiji Kondo
BACKGROUND: Remnant tissue preservation may be important in improving graft healing after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, but it has yet to be established whether remnant tissue preservation improves the control of pivot-shift laxity. HYPOTHESIS: The amount of ACL graft coverage with preserved remnant tissue improves the control of pivot-shift laxity, as qualitatively determined with an electromagnetic device. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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