Fukiko Kobayashi

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A rare case of gastric carcinoma associated with increased serum variant alkaline phosphatase activities is presented. A 54 year old man had extremely high serum alkaline phosphatase activity (18,607 U/l) with normal calcium and phosphate concentrations. His bone scintigram showed abnormal findings, 'super bone scan'. He was diagnosed as having Borrmann(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although ursodeoxycholic acid is effective for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis, some patients do not respond to this treatment. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of additional administration of colchicine in ursodeoxycholic acid-treated patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. METHODS Twenty-two(More)
To clarify the clinical significance of increased serum adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity, and its mechanisms in various liver diseases, ADA isoenzyme activities (ADA1 and ADA2) in serum and the peripheral blood mononuclear cells were studied. High serum ADA activities were found in patients with acute hepatitis, alcoholic hepatic fibrosis, chronic active(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The roles of c-met proto-oncogene and hepatocyte growth factor in human livers have not been shown. METHODS Gene expressions of both c-met and hepatocyte growth factor were quantified in livers with chronic active hepatitis and in cirrhotic livers with hepatocellular carcinoma as well as in normal controls, using competitive reverse(More)
Measles virus (MV) infects CD150Tg/Ifnar (IFN alpha receptor)(-/-) mice but not CD150 (a human MV receptor)-transgenic (Tg) mice. We have shown that bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) from CD150Tg/Ifnar(-/-) mice are permissive to MV in contrast to those from simple CD150Tg mice, which reveals a crucial role of type I interferon (IFN) in natural(More)
We present the non-contrast-enhanced CT finding of high attenuation within metastatic regional lymph nodes in two patients with stage I or II tongue carcinoma during a follow-up period. The attenuation values of these lesions were approximately 70 HU or more. One patient had a level I node, and the other had a level II node. Contrast-enhanced CT failed to(More)
Immunological abnormalities frequently observed in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis are considered to be related to the pathogenesis of this disease. We performed a prospective trial to evaluate whether immune mechanisms play a role in the effectiveness of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) therapy. Fifteen female patients with primary biliary cirrhosis(More)
s--Dental Radiology Vol. 41, 2001 Doppler Sonography in the Maxil lofacial Region E i i c h i r o A R I J I , Yoshiko A R I J I , S h i g e m i t s u S A K U M A * a n d Yasuo K I M U R A * * Depar tmen t of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Aichi-Gakuin Universi ty School of Dent is t ry 9 Depar tmen t of Fixed Prosthodontics, Aichi-Gakuin Univers i ty(More)
Nine carcinomas of the buccal mucosa treated by interstitial radiotherapy are reported. Histopathologically, 8 were squamous cell carcinomas and one was a muco-epidermoid carcinoma. Six patients were male and three were female. Five patients were more than 60 years old. Seven tumors (77%) were stage III or stage IV according to the UICC classification(More)