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Bisphosphonates (BPs) have been used in medical practice for the treatment of osteoporosis, bone metastasis, and multiple myeloma. Although many studies have been published, the treatment and prognosis of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) remain unclear. This study included 59 patients with BRONJ: 29 had taken oral BPs and 30 had taken(More)
We previously reported the generation and maintenance of integration-free human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells from Dental pulp cells (DPCs) in serum-and feeder-free growth factor defined medium with non-genome integrative Sendai virus vector (SeVdp) expressing Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, c-Myc. Compared to DPCs, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)(More)
An unusual pheochromocytoma was incidentally discovered in a 48-year-old woman. The patient had a 3-year history of myasthenia gravis. At the time of examination in our hospital, the right adrenal tumor was incidentally discovered by ultrasonography of the abdomen. She had no history of headache, perspiration, palpitation or hypertension. Although blood(More)
A Japanese family of congenital high red cell membrane phosphatidylcholine hemolytic anemia (HPCHA) is reported. The propositus was a 48-year-old woman, who had been followed up as hemolytic anemia of unknown origin and undergone splenectomy. She showed no improvement after splenectomy. She also had primary biliary cirrhosis, of which a diagnosis was made(More)