Akira Ohshima

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Upper body obesity, related to visceral fat accumulation, is known to increase the risk of various adult diseases, especially type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This study was conducted to clarify the relationship between upper body obesity and periodontitis. We studied 643 apparently healthy, dentulous Japanese adults who attended programs at(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the usefulness of second-order multifocal electroretinograms (MERGs) for detecting inner retinal disorders. METHODS The MERG from 5 patients with branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) was recorded. Twelve eyes of 12 normal subjects were also tested. MERGs were recorded using 61 hexagons. Bright flash ERGs were also recorded to(More)
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) of the thyroid is very rare and low-grade indolent neoplasm. In past reports of the thyroid MEC, only seven cases were described as poor prognosis. A 91-year-old woman presented with a rapidly growing mass of the left upper neck. She was followed thyroid papillary carcinoma (PC) without operation for two years. Fine needle(More)
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