Fumikatsu Kubo

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Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in surgically-cured acromegalics has been reported to negatively affect their metabolic condition and quality of life (QOL). The incidence of GHD, its causes, and its effects on their physio-psychological condition remain to be examined in detail. We performed a retrospective study to investigate GH secretory function in(More)
OBJECTIVE Few studies have compared esophageal dysfunction with diabetic neuropathy, and their relationship is not yet clear. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between esophageal function and diabetic neuropathy. METHODS A total of 59 patients with type 2 diabetes were studied. Long-term ambulatory esophageal pH and motility(More)
We report two patients with ventral schwannoma in the thoracolumbar region manifesting as low back pain with or without paraparesis. In both patients magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a heterogeneously-enhanced intradural extramedullary mass in the thoracolumbar region. The tumors were successfully removed via the posterior approach. Their histology(More)
Newer anticoagulants such as dabigatran have been widely used for the prevention of ischemic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). A 64-year-old man treated with dabigatran 110 mg twice daily for chronic AF presented with total aphasia, right homonymous hemianopsia, and right hemiparesis at 90 minutes after the last intake. His(More)
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