Hidetoshi Sato

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We describe herein a case of inflammatory malignant fibrous histiocytoma (IMFH) of the gallbladder that subsequently metastasized to the ascending colon and later to the stomach. A 70-year-old Japanese man with a palpable mass in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen was referred to our hospital for investigation and treatment. Laboratory data showed(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The existence of a direct pathogenic link between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and myocardial injury has not been confirmed. We investigated the association between myocardial conditions and HCV in patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis using thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy. METHODS In 217 consecutive cases of chronic HCV(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) has been reported in congestive heart failure (CHF) conditions. However, it is unknown whether activation of iNOS affects prognosis of CHF patients. We prospectively studied the influence of activation of iNOS in the forearm on the outcome of CHF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Forearm blood(More)
BACKGROUND Takayasu arteritis and ulcerative colitis are immune-mediated inflammatory diseases; genetic factors are assumed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of these 2 diseases. However, the coexistence of these 2 diseases has rarely been reported. CASE REPORT In this report, we present a rare case of a 29-year-old man with a 4 years history(More)
We report a case of microscopic polyangitis associated with fungal infection. A 64-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of renal dysfunction and high fever. He complained of arthralgia and myalgia. He was diagnosed with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-related vasculitis and also had a fungal infection. We treated him with antibiotics(More)
The intraoral occurrence of granulocytic sarcoma is extremely rare. This article describes 2 cases of granulocytic sarcoma of the gingiva in different clinical situations: one as a precursor to acute myeloid leukemia in a 50-year-old man and the other as a sign of blast crisis in a 59-year-old man with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Clinicians and oral(More)
BACKGROUND Left atrial (LA) enlargement has been documented to occur in hypertension (HT), and has been an index for evaluating the diastolic function of the left ventricle. Enlargement of the LA is one of the vital factors that induce heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with HT. METHODS AND SUBJECTS 130 treated hypertensive patients(More)
Purpose. This study aimed to understand the significance of unanswered and uncounted items on the illness behavior questionnaire (IBQ) in the setting of the Mayo Clinic pain management program for patients with chronic pain. Methods. Three hundred and seventy-eight patients who completed the questionnaire were studied. The data included (1) age, (2) IQs,(More)