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Visualization of dystrophic muscle fibers in mdx mouse by vital staining with Evans blue: evidence of apoptosis in dystrophin-deficient muscle.
Degenerating muscle fibers in the skeletal muscle of mdx mice were visualized by vital staining with Evans blue. Evans blue injected intravenously stained only degenerating muscle fibers which wereExpand
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Regular exercise and the age-related decline in resting metabolic rate in women.
A low resting metabolic rate (RMR) is a risk factor for future weight gain. We tested the hypothesis that the age-related decline in RMR in sedentary women is not observed in women who exerciseExpand
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Sensitivity and Specificity of Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin for Diagnosis of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinomas Varies According to Tumor Size
OBJECTIVES:Serum levels of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) are known to be useful tumor markers for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of thisExpand
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Surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C virus infection may improve patient survival
Abstract: Background: The benefit of surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, in terms of long‐term survival, has not yet been established.
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Endogenous prostaglandins in gastric alkaline response in the rat stomach after damage.
A role of endogenous prostaglandins in gastric alkaline response (an increase of luminal pH) and functional recovery was investigated in the rat stomach after damage with acidified taurocholate (TC,Expand
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Cost‐effectiveness of the surveillance program of hepatocellular carcinoma depends on the medical circumstances
Background and Aim:  The clinical features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the medical environment are diverse in different geographic areas. The aim of this study is to evaluate theExpand
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A new model of duodenal ulcers induced in rats by indomethacin plus histamine.
We standardized a new method for producing duodenal ulcers in rats by administering indomethacin plus histamine, and investigated the pathogenesis. Indomethacin (5 mg/kg) was first givenExpand
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Tissue factor activity in leukemia cells. Special reference to disseminated intravascular coagulation
Tissue factor activity (TFA) of 108 leukemia cells was measured in 82 patients with acute nonlymphoid leukemia by the clotting method. The TFA bore a significant correlation to the development ofExpand
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Accuracy of spleen stiffness measurement in detection of esophageal varices in patients with chronic liver disease: systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) is a promising noninvasive alternative to esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) that could be used in the diagnosis of esophageal varices (EV) inExpand
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Expression of cadherin-catenin complexes in human leukemia cell lines.
Cadherins are Ca2(+)-dependent cell-cell adhesion molecules, and are involved in the formation and maintenance of the histo-architecture. Using cultured human leukemia cell lines (adult T cellExpand
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