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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340267/postherpetic-abdominal-pseudohernia-a-diagnostic-pitfall
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Yu Yagi, Takashi Matono, Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Imura
The accurate diagnosis of postherpetic abdominal pseudohernia, the rare complication of herpes zoster, is essential to avoid unnecessary imaging studies or surgery. Close observation and waiting for complete recovery are warranted considering the disease's self-resolving nature and favorable prognosis.
January 2018: Journal of General and Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323161/lack-of-fgf18-causes-abnormal-clustering-of-motor-nerve-terminals-at-the-neuromuscular-junction-with-reduced-acetylcholine-receptor-clusters
#2
Kenyu Ito, Bisei Ohkawara, Hideki Yagi, Hiroaki Nakashima, Mikito Tsushima, Kyotaro Ota, Hiroyuki Konishi, Akio Masuda, Shiro Imagama, Hiroshi Kiyama, Naoki Ishiguro, Kinji Ohno
FGF receptor 2 is involved in the formation of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), but its in vivo ligand remains to be determined. Laser capture microdissection of the mouse spinal motor neurons (SMNs) revealed that Fgf18 mRNA is highly expressed in SMNs in adults. Expression of Fgf18 mRNA was the highest in the spinal cord at embryonic day (E) 15.5, which gradually decreased to postnatal day 7. FGF18 protein was localized at the NMJs of the tibialis anterior muscle at E18.5 and in adults. Fgf18-/- mice at E18...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315120/ethnic-variations-in-radiographic-parameters-and-srs-22-scores-in-adult-spinal-deformity-a-comparison-between-north-american-and-japanese-patients-above-50-years-of-age-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Naobumi Hosogane, Christopher Ames, Morio Matsumoto, Mitsuru Yagi, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Hiroshi Taneichi, Yu Yamato, Daisaku Takeuchi, Frank Schwab, Christopher Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Shay Bess, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of North American and Japanese adult spinal deformity (ASD) database. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ethnical differences in radiographic parameters and Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)-22 between North American and Japanese ASD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous comparison study between North American and Japanese ASD patients has revealed Japanese patients had marked pelvic tilt deformity and had lower Oswestry Disability Index scores corresponding to established thresholds of radiographic deformity...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311539/tolvaptan-for-fluid-management-in-living-donor-liver-transplant-recipients
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Shunichi Imai, Masahiro Shinoda, Hideaki Obara, Minoru Kitago, Taizo Hibi, Yuta Abe, Hiroshi Yagi, Kentaro Matsubara, Hisanobu Higashi, Osamu Itano, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND Tolvaptan, an antagonist of the vasopressin V2 receptor is a novel oral diuretic that promotes water excretion selectively. We have used furosemide as a primary diuretic and added human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP) if necessary for fluid management postoperatively in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) recipients. Recently we introduced tolvaptan and used both tolvaptan and furosemide as primary diuretics. MATERIAL AND METHODS Clinical outcomes were compared between LDLT recipients whose postoperative fluid management was performed before (control group, n=10) and after (tolvaptan group, n=16) introduction of tolvaptan...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296808/severe-reduction-of-free-form-adamts13-unbound-to-von-willebrand-factor-in-plasma-of-patients-with-hellp-syndrome
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Yoko Yoshida, Masanori Matsumoto, Hideo Yagi, Ayami Isonishi, Kazuya Sakai, Masaki Hayakawa, Yuji Hori, Toshiyuki Sado, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Fujimura
Severely decreased ADAMTS13 unbound to VWF may play a key role in the pathogenesis of HELLP syndrome.A qualitative ADAMTS13 assay may be important for diagnosing HELLP syndrome.
September 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273870/risk-factors-for-pulmonary-morbidities-after-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Tomoyuki Uchihara, Naoya Yoshida, Yoshifumi Baba, Taisuke Yagi, Tasuku Toihata, Eri Oda, Daisuke Kuroda, Tsugio Eto, Mayuko Ohuchi, Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Sawayama, Koichi Kinoshita, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Yasuo Sakamoto, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary morbidities after esophagectomy are still common and are a major cause of surgery-related mortality. The relationship between minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) and pulmonary morbidities is not clear. The current study aimed to examine the incidence of pulmonary morbidities after MIE and to clarify the associated risk factors. METHODS: Between May 2011 and December 2016, 184 patients underwent MIE for esophageal cancer. Clinical data were prospectively collected and analyzed...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237500/impact-of-chronic-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease
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Hirofumi Kamata, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Ho Namkoong, Kazuma Yagi, Yohei Funatsu, Satoshi Okamori, Shunsuke Uno, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Makoto Ishii, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: In bronchiectasis patients, chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) infection has been associated with worse health-related quality of life (HRQL), but little is known about Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MACLD) patients in this context. This study aimed to evaluate HRQL and investigate the impact of chronic PA infection in MACLD patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted using the Registry of Prospective Cohort Study including MACLD patients...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225071/clinical-characteristics-of-pulmonary-mycobacterium-lentiflavum-disease-in-adult-patients
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Kazuma Yagi, Kozo Morimoto, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Satoshi Okamori, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Takahiro Asami, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Yohei Funatsu, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Hirofumi Kamata, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Atsuyuki Kurashima, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium lentiflavum organisms are slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria often associated with immunocompromised state and cervical lymphadenitis in young children. However, little is known about the clinical importance of pulmonary infection with M. lentiflavum in adults. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all adults who met the diagnostic criteria of pulmonary M. lentiflavum disease at Keio University Hospital and Fukujuji Hospital from 2001 to 2015...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212173/comprehensive-genomic-sequencing-detects-important-genetic-differences-between-right-sided-and-left-sided-colorectal-cancer
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Yoshifumi Shimada, Hitoshi Kameyama, Masayuki Nagahashi, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Yusuke Muneoka, Ryoma Yagi, Yosuke Tajima, Takuma Okamura, Masato Nakano, Jun Sakata, Takashi Kobayashi, Hitoshi Nogami, Satoshi Maruyama, Yasumasa Takii, Tetsu Hayashida, Hiromasa Takaishi, Yuko Kitagawa, Eiji Oki, Tsuyoshi Konishi, Fumio Ishida, Shin-Ei Kudo, Jennifer E Ring, Alexei Protopopov, Stephen Lyle, Yiwei Ling, Shujiro Okuda, Takashi Ishikawa, Kohei Akazawa, Kazuaki Takabe, Toshifumi Wakai
Objectives: Anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapy has been found to be more effective against left-sided colorectal cancer (LCRC) than right-sided colorectal cancer (RCRC). We hypothesized that RCRC is more likely to harbor genetic alterations associated with resistance to anti-EGFR therapy and tested this using comprehensive genomic sequencing. Materials and methods: A total of 201 patients with either primary RCRC or LCRC were analyzed. We investigated tumors for genetic alterations using a 415-gene panel, which included alterations associated with resistance to anti-EGFR therapy: TK receptors (ERBB2, MET, EGFR, FGFR1, and PDGFRA), RAS pathway (KRAS, NRAS, HRAS, BRAF, and MAPK2K1), and PI3K pathway (PTEN and PIK3CA)...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197023/cerebral-and-spinal-cavernomas-associated-with-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Takaya Yoshinaga, Kenji Yagi, Takashi Morishita, Hiroshi Abe, Masani Nonaka, Tooru Inoue
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome (KTWS) involves a triad of conditions, including cutaneous hemangiomas, venous varicosities, and osseous and soft-tissue hypertrophy of the affected limb. We describe a rare case of multiple cavernomas in the central nervous system in a patient with KTWS. A-64-year-old man with KTWS and a previous brain hemorrhage presented with sudden onset of gait and vesicorectal disturbance. The magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a cavernoma associated with hemorrhage in his lumbosacral spinal cord...
February 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067278/prophylactic-lateral-pelvic-lymph-node-dissection-in-stage-iv-low-rectal-cancer
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Hiroshi Tamura, Yoshifumi Shimada, Hitoshi Kameyama, Ryoma Yagi, Yosuke Tajima, Takuma Okamura, Mae Nakano, Masato Nakano, Masayuki Nagahashi, Jun Sakata, Takashi Kobayashi, Shin-Ichi Kosugi, Hitoshi Nogami, Satoshi Maruyama, Yasumasa Takii, Toshifumi Wakai
AIM: To assess the clinical significance of prophylactic lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLND) in stage IV low rectal cancer. METHODS: We selected 71 consecutive stage IV low rectal cancer patients who underwent primary tumor resection, and enrolled 50 of these 71 patients without clinical LPLN metastasis. The patients had distant metastasis such as liver, lung, peritoneum, and paraaortic LN. Clinical LPLN metastasis was defined as LN with a maximum diameter of 10 mm or more on preoperative pelvic computed tomography scan...
October 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016859/a-functional-variant-in-mir4300hg-the-host-gene-of-microrna-mir4300-is-associated-with-progression-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Yoji Ogura, Ikuyo Kou, Yohei Takahashi, Kazuki Takeda, Shohei Minami, Noriaki Kawakami, Koki Uno, Manabu Ito, Ikuho Yonezawa, Takashi Kaito, Haruhisa Yanagida, Kei Watanabe, Hiroshi Taneichi, Katsumi Harimaya, Yuki Taniguchi, Toshiaki Kotani, Taichi Tsuji, Teppei Suzuki, Hideki Sudo, Nobuyuki Fujita, Mitsuru Yagi, Kazuhiro Chiba, Michiaki Kubo, Yoichiro Kamatani, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kota Watanabe, Shiro Ikegawa
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a common spinal deformity affecting millions of children. Since treatment and prognosis of AIS depend on curve progression, identifying factors related to AIS curve progression is important in its management. Although several genetic loci for AIS occurrence are reported, no locus for curve progression has been identified. To identify genes associated with AIS progression, we conducted a genome-wide association study followed by a replication study using a total of 2,543 AIS subjects who were evaluated for the curve progression...
October 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984565/risk-factors-for-and-role-of-oprd-protein-in-increasing-minimal-inhibitory-concentrations-of-carbapenems-in-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Aki Hirabayashi, Daizo Kato, Yuka Tomita, Mitsutaka Iguchi, Keiko Yamada, Yuichi Kouyama, Hiroshi Morioka, Nobuyuki Tetsuka, Tetsuya Yagi
PURPOSE: This study examined the risk factors for, and molecular mechanisms underlying, the increase in carbapenem minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. METHODOLOGY: Consecutive clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa were collected. The MicroScan WalkAway system detected more than fourfold increases in the MICs of carbapenems in P. aeruginosa isolates serially recovered from some patients during their clinical course...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925039/clinical-predictive-factors-of-long-term-survival-after-curative-resection-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Yutaka Nakano, Minoru Kitago, Masahiro Shinoda, Yuta Abe, Hiroshi Yagi, Taizo Hibi, Ayano Takeuchi, Koichi Aiura, Osamu Itano, Yuko Kitagawa
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) continues to have the poorest prognosis of all gastrointestinal malignancies, even after the tumor has been completely resected. However, only a proportion of patients achieve 5-year survival after resection. The factors predictive of achieving 5-year survival remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the pre- and postoperative clinicopathological characteristics of PDAC patients with a >5-year survival after curative resection. We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent pancreatectomy for PDAC between January 1995 and December 2011...
October 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902104/a-replication-study-for-the-association-of-rs11190870-with-curve-severity-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-in-japanese
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Yohei Takahashi, Ikuyo Kou, Yoji Ogura, Atsushi Miyake, Kazuki Takeda, Masahiro Nakajima, Shohei Minami, Noriaki Kawakami, Koki Uno, Manabu Ito, Ikuho Yonezawa, Takashi Kaito, Haruhisa Yanagida, Kei Watanabe, Hiroshi Taneichi, Katsumi Harimaya, Yuki Taniguchi, Toshiaki Kotani, Taichi Tsuji, Teppei Suzuki, Hideki Sudo, Nobuyuki Fujita, Mitsuru Yagi, Kazuhiro Chiba, Katsuki Kono, Tsuyoshi Sakuma, Tsutomu Akazawa, Kotaro Nishida, Kenichiro Kakutani, Hideki Shigematsu, Takahiro Iida, Satoshi Demura, Naobumi Hosogane, Eijiro Okada, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kota Watanabe, Shiro Ikegawa
STUDY DESIGN: Case-only study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to confirm the association of rs11190870 with AIS severity in Japanese patients with AIS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although the association of rs11190870 with AIS susceptibility is replicated in multiple ethnics, the association of rs11190870 with curve severity is controversial. Since the previous studies are of small, we performed a replication study using far larger number of patients than previous studies...
September 8, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880697/tentative-diagnostic-criteria-and-disease-severity-classification-for-castleman-disease-a-report-of-the-research-group-on-castleman-disease-in-japan
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Shino Fujimoto, Tomohiro Koga, Atsushi Kawakami, Hiroshi Kawabata, Shinichiro Okamoto, Masao Mizuki, Shingo Yano, Makoto Ide, Kazuko Uno, Katsumi Yagi, Toshiyuki Kojima, Minoru Mizutani, Yukihiro Tokumine, Norihiro Nishimoto, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Shin-Ichi Nakatsuka, Kazuko Shiozawa, Noriko Iwaki, Yasufumi Masaki, Kazuyuki Yoshizaki
OBJECTIVES: To determine the tentative diagnostic criteria and disease severity classification for Castleman disease (CD) and describe the clinical and pathologic features among human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) negative idiopathic multicentric CD (iMCD) in the Japanese population. METHODS: We established the working groups for the research of CD in Japan and had meetings to discuss and define the tentative diagnostic criteria and disease severity classification for CD...
September 7, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858131/recurrent-bacteremia-and-liver-abscess-caused-by-clostridium-difficile-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Morioka, Mitsutaka Iguchi, Teiji Kuzuya, Hiroshige Mikamo, Tetsuya Yagi
RATIONALE: Clostridium difficile bacteremia (CDB) and liver abscess is a quite rare presentation of C. difficile infection. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 74-year-old male with primary biliary cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) developed a high fever on post-TACE day 14. Intravenous ceftriaxone and following meropenem were administered, however, his clinical response was poor. On post-TACE day 24, 2 sets of blood culture were taken due to elevation of C-reactive protein levels...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856628/primary-colonic-well-differentiated%C3%A2-%C3%A2-dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-ascending-colon-a-case-report
#18
Hiroshi Sawayama, Naoya Yoshida, Yuji Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Uchihara, Tasuku Toihata, Taisuke Yagi, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yoshifumi Baba, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: Primary colonic and dedifferentiated liposarcomas are both remarkably rare. This work describes a case of primary colonic well-differentiated/dedifferentiated liposarcoma and reviews the clinical characteristics and current therapies for liposarcoma tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a submucosal tumor of the ascending colon. Clinical analysis by ultrasound colonoscopy and computed tomography revealed a partially ossified tumor with irregular edges continuous with the muscular layer...
August 30, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793869/the-efficacy-safety-and-feasibility-of-inhaled-amikacin-for-the-treatment-of-difficult-to-treat-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-diseases
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Kazuma Yagi, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Takahiro Asami, Osamu Iketani, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Hiroaki Sugiura, Yoshitake Yamada, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yohei Funatsu, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Tetsuro Kamo, Sadatomo Tasaka, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: In multidrug regimens, including an intravenous aminoglycoside (e.g. amikacin [AMK]) is recommended for difficult-to-treat non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung diseases. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of inhaled AMK therapy in patients with difficult-to-treat NTM lung diseases in a retrospective chart review. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients with NTM lung diseases who received combination therapy, including inhaled AMK therapy, at Keio University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan), from January 2014 through May 2016...
August 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668900/serum-heparin-binding-epidermal-growth-factor-like-growth-factor-hb-egf-as-a-biomarker-for-primary-ovarian-cancer
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Kohei Miyata, Fusanori Yotsumoto, Satoshi Fukagawa, Chihiro Kiyoshima, Nam Sung Ouk, Daichi Urushiyama, Tomohiro Ito, Takahiro Katsuda, Masamitsu Kurakazu, Ryota Araki, Ayako Sanui, Daisuke Miyahara, Masaharu Murata, Kyoko Shirota, Hiroshi Yagi, Tadao Takono, Kiyoko Kato, Nobuo Yaegashi, Kohei Akazawa, Masahide Kuroki, Shin'ichiro Yasunaga, Shingo Miyamoto
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal malignancy among gynaecological cancers. Although many anticancer agents have been developed for the treatment of ovarian cancer, it continues to have an extremely poor prognosis. Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like grown factor (HB-EGF) has been reported to be a rational therapeutic target for ovarian cancer. Here, we evaluated the clinical significance of serum HB-EGF by examining the association between prognosis and serum HB-EGF levels in patients with primary ovarian cancer...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
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