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Eitaro Ito, Akihiro Takai, Yoshinori Imai, Hiromi Otani, Yoshihiro Onishi, Yosuke Yamamoto, Kohei Ogawa, Taiji Tohyama, Shunichi Fukuhara, Yasutsugu Takada
BACKGROUND: Controversy continues as to whether single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy, with the somewhat larger incision at the umbilicus, may lead to a worse postoperative quality of life and more pain compared with the more classic 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The aim of this study was to compare single-incision and 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy from the perspective of quality of life. METHODS: This study was a multicenter, parallel-group, open-label, randomized clinical trial...
October 9, 2018: Surgery
Shimpei Ito, Akihiro Endo, Taiji Okada, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Ryoji Hyakudomi, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Kazuaki Tanabe
A 55-year-old man was presented to the emergency room because of abdominal pain for 4 days. He had a history of atopic dermatitis. Left ventricular (LV) asynergy and thrombus was detected on echocardiography, and superior mesenteric vein thrombosis was detected by computed tomography. There are no reported cases of this combination of thrombi. We hypothesized that the reason for this complication is the combination of coagulation disorder due to atopic dermatitis, silent myocardial infarction, and exacerbation of the coagulation abnormality due to bacteremia, leading to superior mesenteric vein and LV thrombosis...
July 31, 2018: International Heart Journal
Hiroaki Nishimura, Hideki Enokida, Taiji Sakamoto, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Hiroshi Hayami, Masayuki Nakagawa
The pathogenesis in the exacerbation of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) involves mainly the serum anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) immunoglobulin G antibody (anti-AQP4 antibody). If high-dose corticosteroid treatment is not achieved during remission, rescue plasmapheresis is recommended. However, there are few reports on the therapeutic efficacy of repetitive immunoadsorption plasmapheresis (IAPP) for the recurrent exacerbation of NMOSD with a fluctuating anti-AQP4 antibody level. A 36-year-old man presented with a reduction of visual acuity (VA) on the right eye (OD) to 20/250...
September 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Takato Sakono, Hiroki Otsuka, Hideki Shiihara, Naoya Yoshihara, Taiji Sakamoto
Purpose: The non-contact wide-angle viewing system (WAVS) with chandelier endoillumination is being used more commonly during scleral buckling surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachments although its safety has not been established. We report our findings in a case of bacterial endophthalmitis that developed after scleral buckling surgery with WAVS and chandelier endoillumination. Observations: A 42-year-old man underwent scleral buckling surgery for a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in his right eye using a WAVS with chandelier endoillumination...
December 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Hironori Ochi, Tomonori Baba, Yasuhiro Homma, Mikio Matsumoto, Taiji Watari, Yu Ozaki, Hideo Kobayashi, Kazuo Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Although total hip arthroplasty (THA) is superior to bipolar hemiarthroplasty (BHA) for displaced femoral neck fracture in terms of hip pain, function and reoperation rate, THA has a higher rate of dislocation. The direct anterior approach (DAA) and a dual mobility cup (DMC) are associated with lower rates of dislocation. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcomes of THA compared with BHA, and in those patients who had a THA we investigated those with a DMC (DMC-THA) and compared them with those had a single conventional cup (Single cup-THA)...
2017: SICOT-J
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...
October 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
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...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hironori Ochi, Tomonori Baba, Takahiro Hamanaka, Yu Ozaki, Taiji Watari, Yasuhiro Homma, Mikio Matsumoto, Kazuo Kaneko
The positioning of the patient on the fracture table is critical for the successful reduction and operative fixation of intertrochanteric hip fractures. However, this manipulation is challenging with patients who have undergone amputations of their legs. A 97-year-old man presented to the emergency department with symptom of right hip pain following a mechanical fall. He had a below-knee amputation on his right leg following a traffic accident as a 19-year-old and had a below-knee patellar tendon bearing prosthesis fitted to his lower limb for mobility...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Taiji Okada, Akihiro Endo, Simpei Ito, Taku Nakamura, Takashi Sugamori, Nubuyuki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Kazuaki Tanabe
Coronary artery fistulas are rare and the feeding artery is ectatic and tortuous. It is not well-known whether coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is a risk factor of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the puerperal periods. A 40-year-old woman with a coronary artery fistula and an ectatic right coronary artery (RCA) had delivered twins. A month later, she had chest pain and coronary angiography revealed thrombogenesis in the RCA. She had no risk factors of cardiovascular disease or thrombogenesis. We should recognize that CAE is a risk factor for ACS in women in the perinatal and puerperal periods...
2016: Internal Medicine
Kenichiro Fujimoto, Taiji Yoshino, Katsuro Yoshioka, Hironori Yuyama, Noriyuki Masuda, Masahiro Takeda
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the role of bradykinin in urogenital pain, we investigated bradykinin involvement in rat models of testicular pain. METHODS: Bradykinin (0.1, 0.3, 1, 3 and 10 mmol/L) or distilled water was injected into the testes of male Wistar rats, and induced pain behaviors in conscious rats were evaluated. The effect of pretreatment with bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist FK3657 on bradykinin-induced pain behavior was then examined. We also evaluated the analgesic effect of FK3657 in a rat acetic acid-induced testicular pain as well as changes in the intratesticular bradykinin concentration after testicular injection of acetic acid...
January 2018: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Ying Jun Cao, Taiji Sawamoto, Udaya Valluri, Kathy Cho, Michaelene Lewand, Suzanne Swan, Kenneth Lasseter, Mark Matson, John Holman, James Keirns, Tong Zhu
Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies are reported that had the objective to evaluate the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of ASP015K (peficitinib), a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, in healthy subjects. The single-dose study included 7 male groups (3-300 mg) and 2 female groups (30 or 200 mg), n = 8/group (6 on ASP015K and 2 on placebo in each group). The multiple-dose study included 1 female and 3 male groups, n = 12/group (9 on ASP015K and 3 on placebo in each group), who received ASP015K (30 mg) or placebo every 12 hours (twice a day) for 14 days...
November 2016: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
Shimpei Ito, Akihiro Endo, Taiji Okada, Taku Nakamura, Tomoko Adachi, Ryuma Nakashima, Takashi Sugamori, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Kazuaki Tanabe
Myxoma is a common benign cardiac tumor that may rarely cause an acute myocardial infarction. A 77-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with chest pain. Electrocardiography showed an ST elevation in leads V3-6. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed an ovoid mass with fragmentation in the left atrium and hypokinesia of the left ventricular apex. Coronary angiography indicated the presence of a coronary embolism that was suspected to be from the left atrial mass. The mass was removed by emergency surgical resection to avoid a further systemic embolism and was diagnosed pathologically as a myxoma...
2016: Internal Medicine
Takahiko Hirose, Hideto Nakajima, Tarou Shigekiyo, Taiji Yokote, Shimon Ishida, Fumiharu Kimura
We report the case of a 62-year-old man who presented with malignant lymphoma as recurrent multiple cranial nerve palsy after spontaneous regression of oculomotor nerve palsy. He developed ptosis and diplopia due to right oculomotor nerve palsy. Brain MRI/MRA showed no abnormality, and he recovered with conservative medical management. Three months later, he showed diplopia due to right abducens nerve palsy and facial pain and trigeminal sensory loss. Neurological examination revealed multiple cranial nerve palsy involved cranial nerve III, V, IX, and X of the right side...
2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Kazuhiro Hayashi, Young-Chang P Arai, Tatsunori Ikemoto, Makoto Nishihara, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Tomoe Hirakawa, Shingo Matsuo, Mami Kobayashi, Midori Haruta, Yuka Kawabata, Hiroki Togo, Taiji Noguchi, Toshiyuki Hase, Genki Hatano, Takahiro Ushida
[Purpose] Multidisciplinary treatments are recommended for treatment of chronic low back pain. The aim of this study was to show the associations among multidisciplinary treatment outcomes, pretreatment psychological factors, self-reported pain levels, and history of pain in chronic low back pain patients. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 221 chronic low back pain patients were chosen for the study. The pretreatment scores for the 10-cm Visual Analogue Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Pain Catastrophizing Scale, Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire, Pain Disability Assessment Scale, pain drawings, and history of pain were collected...
September 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Naoki Matsumura, Koichi Sugimoto, Taiji Hayashi, Kazuhiro Nose, Tsukasa Nishioka, Ken Ochiai, Shunji Maekura
This report concerns a case of cyst of the tunica albuginea testis in a 74-year-old man, who presented with a painful swelling of right scrotal contents. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography revealed a cystic mass on the surface of the right testicle. We performed resection of the cystic wall. The histological findings indicated cyst of the tunica albuginea testis. In this series, we collected 30 cases in the Japanese literature.
February 2015: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Peter M Wayne, Danielle L Berkowitz, Daniel E Litrownik, Julie E Buring, Gloria Y Yeh
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the frequency and quality of adverse event (AE) reports in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of tai chi (TC). DATA SOURCES: Electronic searches of PubMed/MEDLINE and additional databases from inception through March 2013 of English-language RCTs. Search terms included tai chi, taiji, and tai chi chuan. Data were independently extracted by 2 investigators. STUDY SELECTION: We included all available RCTs that were published in English and used TC as an intervention...
December 2014: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Kei Ikeda, Naotomo Kambe, Syuji Takei, Taiji Nakano, Yuzaburo Inoue, Minako Tomiita, Natsuko Oyake, Takashi Satoh, Tsuyoshi Yamatou, Tomohiro Kubota, Ikuo Okafuji, Nobuo Kanazawa, Ryuta Nishikomori, Naoki Shimojo, Hiroyuki Matsue, Hiroshi Nakajima
INTRODUCTION: Arthritis is the most frequent manifestation of Blau syndrome, an autoinflammatory disorder caused by the genetic mutation of NOD2. However, detailed information on arthritis in Blau syndrome on which the therapeutic strategy should be based on is lacking. This multi-center study aimed to accurately characterize the articular manifestation of Blau syndrome and also to demonstrate the utility of musculoskeletal ultrasound in Blau syndrome. METHODS: Patients who had been diagnosed with Blau syndrome by genetic analysis of NOD2 were recruited...
April 8, 2014: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Taro Kamisasanuki, Nobutada Katori, Kenichiro Kasai, Kengo Hayashi, Kenichi Kokubo, Yu Ota, Taiji Sakamoto
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of adhesiotomy with grafting of fat and perifascial areolar tissue (A-GFPAT) on eyes with restricted eye movements after trauma or surgery. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective interventional, consecutive case series. METHODS: Twenty-four eyes of 24 patients that underwent A-GFPAT were studied. The changes in the eye movements was evaluated by the Hess area ratio (HAR %) and in the binocular single vision (BSV) field scores...
May 2014: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Kiyoshi Nagumo, Taiji Nakashima, Yoshikazu Kinugawa, Satoru Kumaki
As a noncentral nerve-stimulating agent blocking reuptake of noradrenalin, atomoxetine is used for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Because it has less potential for addiction and abuse and improves core symptoms of ADHD, it is commonly prescribed in many children and adolescents internationally. Its common side effects include headache, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, and weight loss. In addition, cardiac effects such as tachycardia and hypertension have also been reported...
December 2014: European Journal of Pediatrics
Shiro Tanaka, Tatsuhiko Kuroda, Yasushi Yamazaki, Yumiko Shiraki, Noriko Yoshimura, Masataka Shiraki
There is emergent evidence for divergent associations between 25(OH)D levels and fractures by race and ethnicity, but data on Asian populations are sparse. We investigated this association in a primary care cohort of 1470 postmenopausal Japanese women followed for a mean period of 7.2 years and explored a potential threshold of 25(OH)D. Endpoints were incident vertebral, proximal femur, and long bone fractures. Rate ratios were estimated using multivariate Poisson regression adjusted for lumbar or femur bone mineral density (BMD) less than -2...
September 2014: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
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