Ayumi Misao

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To compare the feasibility of response scales with different numbers of steps for measuring health status, we assessed the ease of completing 4, 5, and 7-point scales and a visual analog scale. Four forms of the questionnaire, each of which consisted of the same ten questions about health status, but with a different type of scale among the four above(More)
A 34-year-old male who showed a rectal mass upon irrigoradioscopy was admitted on October 6, 1979. Abdominoperineal amputation of the rectum was performed on October 11. Histopathological examination revealed that the tumor was adenocarcinoma of the well differentiated type, s, n0., stage II. The patient received chemotherapy and immunotherapy for 10 months(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data regarding the risk stratification based on peak aortic jet velocity (Vmax) in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS AND RESULTS Among 3815 consecutive patients with severe AS enrolled in the CURRENT AS (Contemporary Outcomes After Surgery and Medical Treatment in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis)(More)
Six-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were inoculated with a mammary tumor, MRMT-1. At 2 weeks after inoculation, one of the following 4 treatments was done: surgical tumor excision (SE), cryosurgery (CR), surgical excision plus re-inoculation of freezing-thawing-produced vaccine (FT), and surgical excision plus fasting for 72 hours (FA). In FT and FA(More)
Four patients with malignant mesenteric tumors are presented. The first was an 81-year-old male who had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the 2nd a 66-year-old male with leiomyosarcoma, the 3rd a 35-year-old male with well differentiated fibrosarcoma. All 3 of these patients underwent radical excision. The 4th patient was a 63-year-old male who underwent exploratory(More)
Thirty-eight patients with chronic renal failure who were treated by hemodialysis more than 100 times each, including 13 cancer patients, were examined for serum alpha 2-globulin and immunoglobulin values monthly, the relationship between the possibility of cancer occurrence and the frequency of blood transfusion during hemodialysis was discussed. The alpha(More)