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PURPOSE To elucidate factors related to ocular inflammatory attacks after cataract surgery, limited to a single procedure of phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation, in patients with Behçet disease. METHODS This retrospective study included 12 consecutive patients (16 eyes) with Behçet disease, who underwent phacoemulsification and(More)
Fluorescein angiography was performed to examine retinal vascular abnormalities in five consecutive patients with inflammatory bowel disease seen during the 2 years from April 1995 to March 1997, in a university hospital. All patients showed dye leakage from retinal capillaries in the peripheral fundi of both eyes. Other ocular findings included iritis in(More)
Nobuto has previously reported on the initial anastomosis involved in establishing circulation between a free gingival autograft and the recipient bed. This study will present observations on the maturation of new sinusoidal vessels involved in maintaining circulation to the graft and the resulting histovascular organization. Using 56 mongrel dogs, the(More)
We report a case complicated by oligohydramnios, pulmonary hypoplasia, bilateral renal dysplasia, and cystic lesion of the bladder. He was clinically compatible with Potter sequence. Congenital cystic bladder is the rarest form of the bladder. We can find no report of Potter sequence complicated by cystic lesion of the bladder. This lesion was similar to(More)
This study investigated architectural changes in the nourishment-providing capillaries beneath the epithelium that accompany graft epithelialization. A total of 77 mongrel dogs underwent free gingival autografts involving the maxillary canine and its attached gingiva. Comparative investigations relating the architectural transformations and endothelial(More)
PURPOSE The effect of mechanical stretching was examined on cultured scleral fibroblasts of the human eye in order to observe changes in their production of TIMP (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase)-1, MMP (matrix metalloproteinase)-1 and -2 in response to physiological strain. METHODS Human scleral fibroblasts were cultured from scleral tissue(More)
Respiratory viral infection is known to be a significant cause of asthma exacerbation. Eosinophils have been considered to play an important role in the pathogenesis of virus-induced asthma exacerbations. To determine how often asthma exacerbation is caused by virus infections and to examine the relationship between eosinophilia and asthma episode, we(More)
PURPOSE To elucidate clinical and angiographic features of retinal manifestations in cat scratch disease. METHODS Clinical characteristics as well as fluorescein and indocyanine green (ICG) angiographic features were reviewed in 4 consecutive patients with retinal manifestations caused by serologically confirmed cat scratch disease. RESULTS A subretinal(More)
BACKGROUND Although many food-allergic children experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake, little was known about the effects of the disaster on them. METHODS Using a questionnaire survey, we studied 194 patients with food allergy in Miyagi Prefecture, who were hospitalized for the oral food challenge test after the earthquake. This survey consists of(More)