Hatsumi Inagawa

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OBJECTIVES To examine (1) the effects of trauma on changes in neutrophil L-selectin and CD11b expression and on the levels of soluble L-selectin and (2) whether these alterations are different on leukocyte subpopulations in those patients who develop multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients with Injury Severity Score(More)
BACKGROUND Chordoid meningioma is a rare subtype of meningioma characterized by myxoid matrices deposited among epithelioid or vacuolated tumor cells and infiltrates of inflammatory cells, and its cytologic features have rarely been reported. CASE A 57-year-old man with a history of headache and visual disturbance presented with a tumor in the suprasellar(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive pituitary adenomas involving the skull base are difficult to distinguish from other, more aggressive tumors. Intraoperaive diagnoses are crucial for deciding the course of treatment. CASE A large mass extending from the sella turcica to the sphenoid sinus and nasopharynx was identified in a 42-year-old male. Because of the lack of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of intraoperative cytology for differential diagnoses of astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma and oligoastrocytoma. STUDY DESIGN Qualitative analysis of cytologic features of the 3 brain tumors was conducted using intraoperative touch or squash preparations that were stained with the Papanicolaou method, targeting the(More)
The intestinal hypomotility associated with purulent peritonitis is generally regarded as a contraindication to enteral nutrition. However, enteral nutrition may be feasible in suppurative peritonitis if administered with great caution, i.e., assuring the appropriate amount, delivery speed, and osmolality of the enteral formulation. Glutamine (Gln)(More)
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