Anna Kobayashi

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BACKGROUND Vascularized medial femoral condyle (MFC) corticoperiosteal bone-flap is a well-accepted technique when dealing with tissue defects or infection. Its role in refractory conditions and in the possible use for options concerning modifications of this bone-flap compared to a conventional iliac bone graft (conventional-graft) are rarely discussed. (More)
In recent years, it has been reported that the frequency of DNA-methylation regulatory gene mutations - mutations of the genes that regulate gene expression through DNA methylation - is high in acute myeloid leukemia. The objective of the present study was to elucidate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia with associated(More)
A hyperextension deformity in the advanced stages of carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis of the thumb could affect the outcomes of thumb CMC joint arthroplasty. We introduce the interesting approach for treating severely collapsed thumb deformities with gradual distraction and coordinated correction of the MCP and CMC joints by means of external fixators. We(More)
CRISPR/Cas9 technology is a versatile tool for targeted mutagenesis in many organisms, including plants. However, this technique has not been applied to the Japanese morning glory (Ipomoea [Pharbitis] nil), a traditional garden plant chosen for the National BioResource Project in Japan. We selected dihydroflavonol-4-reductase-B (DFR-B) of I. nil, encoding(More)
We present a rare case of retroperitoneal dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) masquerading as rhabdomyosarcoma. The patient was a 74-year-old man, complaining a loss of appetite. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a retroperitoneal mass, 10 cm in diameter, between the liver and the right adrenal gland. The tumor was resected and histologically(More)
BACKGROUND Although precise ulna-shortening osteotomy is popular, the procedure sometimes results in delayed union or nonunion. The periosteum including the inner cambium layer plays an important role in fracture healing. We tested the hypothesis that preservation of the corticoperiosteal attachment may accelerate healing at osteotomy sites after(More)
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