Oita University

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Organization: Oita University
Country: Japan

Top Publications

  1. doi Morphological analysis of the cervical pedicles, lateral masses, and laminae in developmental canal stenosis
    Masashi Miyazaki
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Oita, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:E1381-5. 2010
  2. doi Lymphatic invasion: an important prognostic factor for stages T1b-T3 gallbladder cancer and an indication for additional radical resection of incidental gallbladder cancer
    Kohei Shibata
    Department of Surgery I, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, 1 1 Hasama machi Yufu, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    World J Surg 33:1035-41. 2009
  3. ncbi Bowel obstruction due to endometriosis in the rectovaginal septum
    N Takai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita, Japan
    Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 35:295-6. 2008
  4. ncbi Carvedilol reduces the severity of central sleep apnea in chronic heart failure
    Akira Tamura
    Internal Medicine 2, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu, Japan
    Circ J 73:295-8. 2009
  5. ncbi Subcutaneous gluteal metastasis from gastric cancer: case report and clinicopathologic analysis of 50 Japanese patients
    Kazuhiro Yasuda
    Department of Surgery, Beppu Medical Center, Beppu, Japan
    Int Surg 93:107-10. 2008
  6. pmc New insight of pancreatic imaging: from "unexplored" to "explored"
    Hiromu Mori
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Abdom Imaging 35:130-3. 2010
  7. doi Peripancreatic lymphatic invasion by pancreatic carcinoma: evaluation with multi-detector row CT
    Michiaki Sai
    Department of Radiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Abdom Imaging 35:154-62. 2010
  8. doi Disturbed XIAP and XAF1 expression balance is an independent prognostic factor in gastric adenocarcinomas
    Tomotaka Shibata
    Department of Oncological Science Surgery II, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:3579-87. 2008
  9. doi Landiolol, an ultrashort-acting beta1-adrenoceptor antagonist, has protective effects in an LPS-induced systemic inflammation model
    Satoshi Hagiwara
    Department of Brain and Nerve Science, Anesthesiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Shock 31:515-20. 2009
  10. doi Mechanisms of analgesic action of pulsed radiofrequency on adjuvant-induced pain in the rat: roles of descending adrenergic and serotonergic systems
    Satoshi Hagiwara
    Department of Brain and Nerve Science, Anesthesiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Eur J Pain 13:249-52. 2009

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  1. doi Morphological analysis of the cervical pedicles, lateral masses, and laminae in developmental canal stenosis
    Masashi Miyazaki
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Oita, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:E1381-5. 2010
    ..Retrospective cross-sectional study...
  2. doi Lymphatic invasion: an important prognostic factor for stages T1b-T3 gallbladder cancer and an indication for additional radical resection of incidental gallbladder cancer
    Kohei Shibata
    Department of Surgery I, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, 1 1 Hasama machi Yufu, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    World J Surg 33:1035-41. 2009
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  3. ncbi Bowel obstruction due to endometriosis in the rectovaginal septum
    N Takai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita, Japan
    Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 35:295-6. 2008
    ..Preoperative and postoperative gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog and aromatase inhibitor therapy promote relief of clinical symptoms, a reduction of tumor volume and a better approach to radical surgery...
  4. ncbi Carvedilol reduces the severity of central sleep apnea in chronic heart failure
    Akira Tamura
    Internal Medicine 2, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu, Japan
    Circ J 73:295-8. 2009
    ..1+/-1.5 to 3.1+/-3.4, P=0.04). Conclusion This preliminary study shows that treatment with carvedilol reduces the severity of CSA in patients with CHF, but that episodes of obstructive sleep apnea sometimes increase after the treatment...
  5. ncbi Subcutaneous gluteal metastasis from gastric cancer: case report and clinicopathologic analysis of 50 Japanese patients
    Kazuhiro Yasuda
    Department of Surgery, Beppu Medical Center, Beppu, Japan
    Int Surg 93:107-10. 2008
    ..However, she died of the disease 9 months after the diagnosis of skin metastasis. We reviewed the cases of 50 Japanese patients with skin metastasis from gastric cancer and analyzed the clinicopathologic features...
  6. pmc New insight of pancreatic imaging: from "unexplored" to "explored"
    Hiromu Mori
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Abdom Imaging 35:130-3. 2010
    ..Follow-up of patients with IPMNs of the pancreas on imaging seems, at this time, to be the most valuable strategy in the high-risk group selection...
  7. doi Peripancreatic lymphatic invasion by pancreatic carcinoma: evaluation with multi-detector row CT
    Michiaki Sai
    Department of Radiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Abdom Imaging 35:154-62. 2010
    ..Knowledge of CT imaging of normal and pathological peripancreatic lymphatic networks is essential for determining the accurate staging of pancreatic carcinoma...
  8. doi Disturbed XIAP and XAF1 expression balance is an independent prognostic factor in gastric adenocarcinomas
    Tomotaka Shibata
    Department of Oncological Science Surgery II, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:3579-87. 2008
    ..However, little research has been conducted on the association between gastric cancer survival and the mechanism of apoptosis involving XIAP and its antagonists, Smac/DIABLO and XAF1...
  9. doi Landiolol, an ultrashort-acting beta1-adrenoceptor antagonist, has protective effects in an LPS-induced systemic inflammation model
    Satoshi Hagiwara
    Department of Brain and Nerve Science, Anesthesiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Shock 31:515-20. 2009
    ..Treatment was associated with a significant reduction in serum levels of the inflammation mediator HMGB-1 and histological lung damage...
  10. doi Mechanisms of analgesic action of pulsed radiofrequency on adjuvant-induced pain in the rat: roles of descending adrenergic and serotonergic systems
    Satoshi Hagiwara
    Department of Brain and Nerve Science, Anesthesiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Eur J Pain 13:249-52. 2009
    ..All three drugs were found to significantly inhibit the analgesic effect of PRF. The results suggest that the analgesic action of PRF involves the enhancement of noradrenergic and serotonergic descending pain inhibitory pathways...
  11. doi Tolerogenic antigen-presenting cells successfully inhibit atopic dermatitis-like skin lesion induced by repeated epicutaneous exposure to ovalbumin
    Kazumoto Katagiri
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Idaigaoka 1 1, Hasama machi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Arch Dermatol Res 300:583-93. 2008
    ..These types of tolerance might lead to a new therapeutic approach to allergic skin disease...
  12. doi Isolated frontal sinus aspergillosis treated by endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure
    Satoru Kodama
    Department of Otolaryngology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, 1 1 Idaigaoka, Hazama machi, Yufu, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Auris Nasus Larynx 36:88-91. 2009
    ..The patient is without evidence of disease 18 months after surgery...
  13. doi Hypocarnitinemic hypoglycemia and heart failure in an infant with a constant parenteral elementary nutrition during measles vaccination-related febrile illness
    K Okanari
    Department of Brain and Nerve Science, Pediatrics, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita, Yufu, Japan
    Neuropediatrics 38:317-9. 2007
    ..A secondary carnitine deficiency followed by non-ketotic hypoglycemia-related heart failure may readily develop even in a patient without valproic acid, during high fever...
  14. doi Ectopic pregnancy after successful treatment with percutaneous transcatheter uterine arterial embolization for congenital uterine arteriovenous malformation: a case report
    Kaei Nasu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Idaigaoka 1 1, Hasama machi, Yufu Shi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 278:171-2. 2008
    ..UAE is considered to be a safe and effective procedure, but its long-term effect on fertility has not been fully elucidated. We present a case of ectopic tubal pregnancy after conservative treatment with UAE for uterine AVM...
  15. doi Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the uterine cervix
    Noriyuki Takai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oita Prefectural Hospital, Oita, Japan
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 280:725-7. 2009
    ..To elucidate the clinicopathologic features of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the uterine cervix, we examined three Japanese cases...
  16. doi Increased levels of both carbohydrate antigen 19-9 and duke pancreatic monoclonal antigen type 2 reflect postoperative prognosis in patients with pancreatic carcinoma
    Kohei Shibata
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita, Japan
    Pancreas 38:619-24. 2009
    ..It is important to identify useful tumor markers for the prediction of postoperative outcomes in patients with pancreatic carcinoma (PC)...
  17. doi The association between high VEGF levels and multiple probable punctuate cavernous malformations
    Tatsuya Abe
    Department of Neurosurgery, Oita University School of Medicine, Hasama machi, Idaigaoka 1 1, Hasama, Yufu, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 151:855-9. 2009
    ..Even though a causal linkage between these conditions cannot be confirmed, a continuous high VEGF level in plasma could be a possible clinical indicator for subsequent intracerebral haemorrhages in the CCM patients...
  18. pmc Helicobacter pylori infection and gastroduodenal diseases in Vietnam: a cross-sectional, hospital-based study
    Tung L Nguyen
    Department of Molecular Pathology, Oita University, Yufu City, Japan
    BMC Gastroenterol 10:114. 2010
    ..The virulence of Vietnamese H. pylori has also not been investigated in detail...
  19. ncbi Rare primary effusion lymphoma associated with HHV-8 in Japan
    Taichi Ikebe
    Department of Internal Medicine 2, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu
    Intern Med 49:1303-6. 2010
    ..The prevalence of HHV-8 infection among HIV positive individuals is higher than in the general population in Japan. Although PEL is extremely rare in Japan, the incidence might increase in the future...
  20. pmc The indication and effectiveness of low-dose erythromycin therapy in pediatric patients with bronchial asthma
    Seigo Korematsu
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Neurology, Oita University, Oita, Japan
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:489-92. 2010
    ..Through the suppression of these chemokines and maintenance of effective theophylline levels, low-dose EM therapy improves the symptoms of bronchial asthma...
  21. doi Successful treatment with tacrolimus of progressive interstitial pneumonia associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis refractory to cyclosporine
    Masaru Ando
    Department of Internal Medicine 3, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu, Oita, Japan
    Clin Rheumatol 29:443-5. 2010
    ..This case indicates that tacrolimus administration should be considered for patients with this life-threatening disorder when it is judged to be refractory to cyclosporine...
  22. ncbi Doripenem pharmacokinetics in critically ill patients receiving continuous hemodiafiltration (CHDF)
    Seigo Hidaka
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu, Oita, Japan
    Yakugaku Zasshi 130:87-94. 2010
    ..Therefore, the blood level of doripenem can be satisfactorily controlled by adjustment of doripenem dose and dosing interval, in accordance with residual renal function in patients receiving CHDF...
  23. doi Superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with bulky gastric hiatus lymph node metastasis: a case report
    Yoshiaki Takahashi
    Department of Oncological Science Surgery II, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Dig Endosc 21:262-5. 2009
    ..The entire resected specimen was examined histopathologically; the depth of the tumor was above the muscularis mucosae. Thirty-four months after endoscopic mucosal resection, there is no sign of tumor recurrence or metastasis...
  24. ncbi PK11195 enhances chemosensitivity to cisplatin and paclitaxel in human endometrial and ovarian cancer cells
    Noriyuki Takai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu Shi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Int J Mol Med 25:97-103. 2010
    ..These results suggest that PK11195 alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs might be a new therapeutic option for the treatment of endometrial and ovarian cancers...
  25. doi Dermatopontin promotes epidermal keratinocyte adhesion via alpha3beta1 integrin and a proteoglycan receptor
    Osamu Okamoto
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1 1 Idaigaoka, Hasama machi, Yufu Shi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Biochemistry 49:147-55. 2010
    ..We conclude that dermatopontin plays a role as a multifunctional adhesion molecule for epidermal cells...
  26. ncbi Rotavirus-associated intussusception followed by spontaneous resolution
    Yildiz Dallar
    Department of Pediatrics, Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Education Hospital, Ankara
    Turk J Gastroenterol 20:209-13. 2009
    ..The case is presented here as an evidence that natural rotavirus infection is associated with intussusception. Comprehensive research is needed to identify whether intussusception by rotavirus has a propensity to resolve spontaneousey...
  27. doi Malignant fibrous histiocytosis after high-dose proton radiation therapy for anaplastic astrocytoma
    Hiroshi Ooba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Oita University, Faculty of Medicine, 1 1 Idaigaoka, Hasamamachi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 16:1641-3. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, malignant fibrous histiocytosis caused by proton therapy has not been reported, therefore the clinical features of this complication are described and previous cases are reviewed...
  28. ncbi Ampullary cancer and preoperative jaundice: possible indication of the minimal surgery
    Hiroki Uchida
    Department of Surgery I, Oita University, Faculty of Medicine, 1 1 Hasama machi, Yufu, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 56:1194-8. 2009
    ..Obstructive jaundice is common symptom of carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater. In the present study we evaluated association between preoperative jaundice and prognosis and possible indication of the minimal surgery...
  29. doi Mechanism of introduction of exogenous genes into cultured cells using DEAE-dextran-MMA graft copolymer as non-viral gene carrier
    Yuki Eshita
    Department of Infectious Disease Control, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1 1 Idaigaoka, Hasama machi, Yufu Shi, Oita Prefecture 879 5593, Japan
    Molecules 14:2669-83. 2009
    ..In support of this equation, it was confirmed that the amount of formed complex was proportional to the RLU value...
  30. doi Hyperglycemia contributes to cardiac dysfunction in a lipopolysaccharide-induced systemic inflammation model
    Satoshi Hagiwara
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, 1 1 Idaigaoka Hasamamachi, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    Crit Care Med 37:2223-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether cardiac function is affected by hyperglycemia and its treatment with insulin...
  31. ncbi Chimpanzee pinworm, Enterobius anthropopitheci (Nematoda: Oxyuridae), maintained for more than twenty years in captive chimpanzees in Japan
    Hideo Hasegawa
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Hasama, Yufu, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    J Parasitol 93:850-3. 2007
    ..anthropopitheci is surmised to be caused by fenbendazole, which has been adopted from 2002. Scarcity of mixed infection with E. anthropopitheci and Enterobius vermicularis suggests interspecific competition between the pinworms...
  32. ncbi Dural arteriovenous fistula involving the posterior condylar canal
    H Kiyosue
    Department of Radiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Oita, Japan
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 28:1599-601. 2007
    ..Knowledge of venous anatomy of the craniocervical junction and careful assessment of the location of the arteriovenous fistula can contribute to successful treatment...
  33. ncbi Predictive value of laminin-5 and membrane type 1-matrix metalloproteinase expression for cervical lymph node metastasis in T1 and T2 squamous cell carcinomas of the tongue and floor of the mouth
    Kenji Kawano
    Department of Oncological Science, Division of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1 Idaigaoka, Hasama machi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Head Neck 28:525-33. 2006
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  34. ncbi Intracellular formation of collagen microfibrils in granulation tissue
    Keisuke Ina
    Division of Morphological Analysis, Department of Anatomy, Biology and Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1 1, Idaigaoka, Hasama machi, Oita Gun, Oita, Japan
    Exp Mol Pathol 79:244-8. 2005
    ..In conclusion, it was demonstrated that collagen microfibrils could be formed in the cell in the case of collagen fiber overproduction...
  35. ncbi Effects of domperidone on human plasma levels of motilin, somatostatin, gastrin, adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol
    Hiroki Itoh
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Oita University Hospital, Oita, Japan
    Biol Pharm Bull 28:1752-6. 2005
    ..These modulatory effects might be beneficial in stress-related diseases and suggest that this medicine has clinical pharmacological activity...
  36. ncbi Comparison of prevalence of chronic atrophic gastritis in Japan, China, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic
    Kazuo Aoki
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Human Environmental and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Hasama, Oita, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 15:598-606. 2005
    ..To compare the prevalence of chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) in Japan, China, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic and to assess the usefulness of Helicobacter pylori infection and serum gastrin level as markers of CAG...
  37. ncbi Recto-peritoneal fistula following transperineal prostate biopsy
    Takeo Nomura
    Department of Urology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita, Japan
    Int J Urol 12:322-4. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first case of recto-peritoneal fistula following transperineal needle biopsy of the prostate in the published literature...
  38. ncbi Near-IR light-sensitized voltaic conversion system using nanocrystalline TiO2 film by Zn chlorophyll derivative aggregate
    Yutaka Amao
    Department of Applied Chemistry, Oita University, Dannoharu 700, Oita 870 1192, Japan
    Langmuir 21:3008-12. 2005
    ..7 microW cm(-2), and the fill factor (FF) was estimated to be 40.1%. A near-IR light induced photovoltaic conversion system using a ZnChl-e6 aggregate formed onto a nanocrystalline TiO2 film electrode was achieved...
  39. pmc Synovectomy, debridement, and continuous irrigation for infected total knee arthroplasty
    Hiroshi Tsumura
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1 1 Idaigaoka, Oita, 879 5593, Japan
    Int Orthop 29:113-6. 2005
    ..Range of motion in five joints remained over 100 degrees. We recommend synovectomy, debridement, and continuous irrigation to cure an early stage infection of total knee arthroplasty...
  40. ncbi High plasma concentrations of osteopontin in patients with interstitial pneumonia
    J Kadota
    Division of Pathogenesis and Disease Control, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1 1 Hasama, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Respir Med 99:111-7. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that plasma OPN levels were found to be associated with the presence of IP, and that OPN play an important role in the development of IP...
  41. ncbi Synergistic effect of interleukin (IL)-1alpha and ceramide analogue on the production of IL-6, IL-8, and macrophage colony-stimulating factor by endometrial stromal cells
    Yasushi Kawano
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Oita, Japan
    Fertil Steril 82:1043-7. 2004
    ..To measure the level of interleukin 6 (IL-6), IL-8, and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) induced by IL-1alpha in endometrial stromal cells (ESC) following treatment with ceramide analogues...
  42. ncbi Gender differences in the dynamics of terminal T wave intervals
    Mikiko Nakagawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Science, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Oita University School of Medicine, Oita, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:769-74. 2004
    ..The observed gender difference in the measurement and dynamics of the Ta-e interval may help to understand the mechanisms underlying the gender difference in the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias...
  43. ncbi Cetraxate raises levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide and substance P in human plasma
    Fumihiko Katagiri
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Oita University Hospital, Hasama machi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    J Pharm Pharmacol 56:557-61. 2004
    ..In this study, we hypothesized that cetraxate might indirectly stimulate capsaicin-sensitive afferent nerves and increase mucosal blood flow, and that this may be a key mechanism underlying its gastroprotective action...
  44. ncbi Clinical similarities and differences between human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1-associated bronchiolitis and diffuse panbronchiolitis
    Jun ichi Kadota
    Division of Pathogenesis and Disease Control, Department of Infectious Diseases, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita, Japan
    Chest 125:1239-47. 2004
    ..We examined whether these conditions can be differentiated by comparing their clinical features and the effect of long-term macrolide treatment...
  45. ncbi Neuronal bases of perceptual learning revealed by a synaptic balance scheme
    Osamu Hoshino
    Department of Human Welfare Engineering, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu, Oita 870 1192, Japan
    Neural Comput 16:563-94. 2004
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  46. ncbi Incidence of cancer among female flight attendants: a meta-analysis
    Osamu Tokumaru
    Department of Hygiene, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Japan
    J Travel Med 13:127-32. 2006
    ..A meta-analysis was conducted to study whether the occupational exposure of female flight attendants (FA) increased their relative risk of cancer incidence...
  47. ncbi Effect of preinfarction angina pectoris on myocardial blush grade after reperfusion in first anterior wall acute myocardial infarction
    Akira Tamura
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Hasama, Oita, Japan
    Circ J 70:698-702. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to clarify the effect of preinfarction angina pectoris (PIA) on myocardial blush grade (MBG), a simple marker of myocardial tissue-level reperfusion, in acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  48. ncbi Serotonin syndrome in a case of depression with various somatic symptoms: the difficulty in differential diagnosis
    Takeshi Terao
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Hasama machi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:295-6. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the present case suggests the difficulty in diagnosing serotonin syndrome in a patient with somatic symptoms...
  49. ncbi Correlations of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and atherosclerosis in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients
    Futoshi Anan
    Department of Cardiology, Oita Red Cross Hospital, Oita, Japan
    Eur J Endocrinol 157:311-7. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the HSCRP correlates with aortic stiffness and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic patients...
  50. ncbi Severe postoperative vasculitis of the central nervous system in a child with arteriovenous malformation: case report
    Tatsuya Abe
    Department of Neurosurgery, Oita University, Yufu, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Surg Neurol 68:317-21. 2007
    ..Cerebral vasculitis is very rare complication after craniotomy. We report a case and discuss the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this complication...
  51. ncbi Changes in cell culture temperature alter release of inflammatory mediators in murine macrophagic RAW264.7 cells
    S Hagiwara
    Department of Brain and Nerve Science, Anesthesiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita Prefecture, 1 1 Idaigaoka Hasamamachi Yufu City, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Inflamm Res 56:297-303. 2007
    ..To examine whether moderate changes in cell culture temperature influence the production of various cytokines and associated mediators of inflammation...
  52. ncbi Granulosa cell tumor associated with secondary amenorrhea and serum luteinizing hormone elevation
    Kaei Nasu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Hasama machi, Oita, 879 5593, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 12:228-30. 2007
    ..Although LH elevation in patients with GCT is rare and its mechanism is unknown, monitoring of serum LH may provide an additional tumor marker after conservative surgery in such patients...
  53. ncbi Long-term quality of life after laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer
    K Yasuda
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, 1 1 Idaigaoka, Yufu, Oita, 879 5593, Japan
    Surg Endosc 21:2150-3. 2007
    ..However, the long-term quality of life after LAG for gastric cancer is unknown. This study compared the long-term quality of life after LAG versus open distal gastrectomy (ODG) for early gastric cancer...
  54. ncbi Primary conjunctival epithelial cyst of the orbit
    Masamoto Imaizumi
    Department of Ophthalmology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, 1 1 Idaigaoka, Hasama machi, Yufu shi 879 5593, Japan
    Int Ophthalmol 27:269-71. 2007
    ..A primary conjunctival epithelial cyst is an uncommon lesion that consists of nonkeratized, stratified squamous epithelium without dermal appendages...
  55. ncbi Aortic root subadventitial hematoma
    Shinji Miyamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Hasama machi, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Heart Vessels 22:136-8. 2007
    ..Dilated venules noted adjacent to the lesion were suggestive of an intramural hemangioma. The etiology of this lesion is unclear, but it might be an unusual type of intramural hematoma (IMH) and gives us a hint of an origin of IMH...
  56. ncbi Impact of 3,4-dideoxyglucosone-3-ene (3,4-DGE) on cytotoxicity of acidic heat-sterilized peritoneal dialysis fluid
    Tadashi Tomo
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu, Oita, Japan
    J Artif Organs 10:47-51. 2007
    ..86%) containing seven GDPs. Thus, 3,4-DGE strongly affects the cytotoxicity of L-H PDF. It is suggested that the cytotoxicity of L-H PDF is based on the presence of 3,4-DGE...
  57. ncbi Apelin, an APJ receptor ligand, regulates body adiposity and favors the messenger ribonucleic acid expression of uncoupling proteins in mice
    Keiko Higuchi
    Department of Anatomy, Biology, and Medicine, Internal Medicine 1, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1 1 Idai ga oka, Hasama cho, Yufu City, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Endocrinology 148:2690-7. 2007
    ..In addition, apelin regulates insulin resistance by influencing the circulating adiponectin level, the expression of BAT UCP1, and energy expenditure in mice...
  58. ncbi Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with visceral adiposity in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Takayuki Masaki
    Department of Internal Medicine 1, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Hasama, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 77:168-73. 2007
    ..Our results indicate that the presence of hyperhomocysteinemia in our population of Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes-associated insulin resistance was associated with increased visceral but not subcutaneous adiposity...
  59. ncbi Smoking is associated with urinary albumin excretion: an evaluation of premenopausal patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Futoshi Anan
    Department of Cardiovascular Science, Oita University, Oita, Japan
    Metabolism 56:179-84. 2007
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  60. ncbi Inhibition of RhoA/Rho-kinase pathway suppresses the expression of type I collagen induced by TGF-beta2 in human retinal pigment epithelial cells
    Yuji Itoh
    Department of Ophthalmology, Oita University, Hasama machi, Yufu shi Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Exp Eye Res 84:464-72. 2007
    ..The RhoA/Rho-kinase pathway may be a therapeutic target for treating PVR...
  61. ncbi Comparison of amoxicillin-metronidazole plus famotidine or lansoprazole for amoxicillin-clarithromycin-proton pump inhibitor treatment failures for Helicobacter pylori infection
    Kazunari Murakami
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1 1 Idaigaoka Hasama, Oita 879 5593, Japan
    Helicobacter 11:436-40. 2006
    ..The authors assessed the efficacy and safety of second-line eradication using the H2-receptor antagonist famotidine as a substitute for proton pump inhibitor...
  62. ncbi Inhibition of plastid division by ampicillin in the pteridophyte Selaginella nipponica Fr. et Sav
    Yoshihiro Izumi
    Faculty of Education and Welfare Science, Oita University, Dannoharu, Oita, 870 1192 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 44:183-9. 2003
    ..4 and 45.7%, respectively) after 15 d. These results suggest that ampicillin inhibits plastid division in S. nipponica...