Hideaki Kawakita

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We investigated the effects of remote muscle contraction on the amplitude and latency of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) recorded from tibialis anterior and lateral gastrocnemius after transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex. In particular, consideration was given to the effects of unilateral handgrip of different strengths, jaw clench, and(More)
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4: MK4) has been reported to inhibit cell growth and induce apoptosis in various tumor cells. We examined the effects of MK4 using three types of colon cancer cell lines: PMCO1, COLO201, and DLD-1. Exposure to MK4 was at concentrations from 5 to 50 microM, growth inhibitory effects were observed dose-dependently in COLO201 and PMCO1,(More)
Synchronous or metachronous liver metastasis occurs in approximately 15% of colorectal cancer patients and is an important negative prognostic factor. We therefore need an effective therapy to prevent metastasis. It has become apparent that cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 plays an important role in cancer growth, invasion and metastasis and that there is potential(More)
Vitamin K2 (MK4) has antitumor effects on various types of cancer cell lines in vitro, and its efficacy has also been reported in clinical applications for patients with leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, details of the mechanism of the antitumor effects of MK4 remain unclear. In the present study, we examined(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The VIO soft-coagulation system (SC) is a new device for tissue coagulation. We hypothesized that this device would be an effective tool for sealing small pancreatic ducts, thus reducing pancreatic fistula following pancreatectomy. METHODS To confirm whether the SC could be used to seal small pancreatic ducts, we measured the burst(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study investigated the clinical usefulness of motor evoked potentials and a silent period after motor evoked potentials produced by transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain. OBJECTIVE The results were correlated with the clinical state of the patients with myelopathy, whereas no abnormality of the conduction time was observed in(More)
We gave a sports injury questionnaire survey to 821 active canoeists, members of the Japan Canoe Association (JCA), and performed a medical check of 63 top competitive JCA canoeists, including physical and laboratory tests and radiographic examinations of the chest, spine, shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints. Completed questionnaires were returned by 417(More)
A 65-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of sudden onset of upper abdominal pain due to the perforation of gastric cancer with synchronous hepatic metastasis. He underwent total gastrectomy with lymphatic dissection of D1 + alpha. Pathological diagnosis of the surgical specimen was moderately differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma. The cancer(More)
The efficacy of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) induced by magnetic brain stimulation was investigated experimentally for assessing acute spinal cord injury. Twenty-five rabbits were employed for the acute spinal cord injury model. Following laminectomy under intravenous and intraperitoneal anesthesia, the spinal cord at the level of the fifth lumbar(More)