H. Hisashi Ozasa

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Demonstration and staging of carcinoma of the cervix with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was evaluated prospectively in 67 patients with histologically proven lesions. Findings were correlated with surgical/pathologic results obtained within 2 weeks. MR imaging had an accuracy of 95% in demonstrating invasive disease (stage IB or higher). It was capable of(More)
We previously reported the isolation of a cDNA encoding the liver-specific isozyme of rat S-adenosylmethionine synthetase from a lambda gt11 rat liver cDNA library. Using this cDNA as a probe, we have isolated and sequenced cDNA clones for the rat kidney S-adenosylmethionine synthetase (extrahepatic isoenzyme) from a lambda gt11 rat kidney cDNA library. The(More)
In vitro data support that extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), members of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases, mediate the signal transduction pathways responsible for the cell proliferation. However, in vivo role of these MAP kinases is poorly understood. Intramuscular injection of 50% glycerol solution(More)
The potential of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in differentiation of adenomyosis from leiomyoma was evaluated in 93 patients who had a palpable enlarged uterus that was suspect for leiomyoma or adenomyosis. In all cases, MR images were correlated with surgical/pathologic findings. Pathologic findings showed that 71 enlarged uteri were due to leiomyoma,(More)
Nineteen patients with histologically proved cervical carcinoma were evaluated with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Clinical, MR, and surgical findings were compared to determine accuracy and clinical usefulness of MR in demonstrating mass and extent of disease. MR imaging enabled clear differentiation of corpus uteri, cervix, vagina, uterine ligaments,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatic injury caused by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is a key clinical problem associated with liver transplantation and liver surgery. The spleen is involved in hepatic I/R injury. In this study, we examined the effects of splenic artery ligation on hepatic I/R injury. METHODS Splenic artery ligation was performed 7 days, 3 days, or just(More)
Intestinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is a critical and triggering event in the development of distal organ dysfunction, frequently involving the lungs. Respiratory failure is a common cause of death and complications after intestinal I/R. In this study we investigated the effects of edaravone (3-methyl-1-phenyl-2-pyrazoline-5-one) on the prevention of lung(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In the case of the liver resection, the temporary occlusion of the hepatoduodenal ligament (Pringle maneuver) is often used. However, the maneuver causes hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury that strongly affects the recovery of patients. The present study investigated the effects of prior splenectomy on the remnant liver in partial(More)
Doxorubicin produces clinically useful responses in a variety of human cancers. However, the toxicity of doxorubicin has limited its usefulness. This side effect is mainly due to the doxorubicin-mediated free radical formation. Administration of doxorubicin (10 mg/kg body weight) to rats intravenously induces heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the liver. The levels(More)