Akihiko Shibata

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We performed preoperative combined therapy using nedaplatin (CDGP) and radiation in 12 patients with squamous cell carcinoma originating from the oral cavity and maxillary sinus, and examined for any adverse events that may have occurred during this therapeutic regimen. Regarding the irradiation, external irradiation utilizing a 6 MV linac (linear(More)
It has not been verified whether allopurinol application is beneficial in decreasing the severity of radiation-induced oral mucositis and dermatitis. Rats were divided into 4 groups and received 15 Gy irradiation on the left whisker pad. Group 1 received only irradiation. Group 2 was maintained by applying allopurinol/carrageenan-mixed gel (allopurinol gel)(More)
A 44-year-old woman visited a general practitioner with a chief complaint of painless swelling on her palate that interfered with the functional movement of her tongue. She was referred to our university hospital. There was nothing noteworthy in her family or personal medical history. Although she had become aware of the swelling a few years earlier, she(More)
The author investigated middle- to long-term therapeutic response among 14 patients with anorexia nervosa treated for one year or longer. The factors associated with recovery were: (1) Onset in pre-adolescence; (2) Short duration of disorder prior to consultation; (3) Core symptoms restricted to eating; (4) Presence of three clinical characteristics(More)
We have developed a touch-fluorescence method using preparations from the outer surface of elevated and ulcerative malignant melanoma lesions. This method allows the demonstration of the melanogenic activity of melanoma cells within 30 min and has made it possible to definitively diagnose a lesion as malignant melanoma at the initial examination. In 21(More)
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