Hirobumi Saitoh

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the interactions of itraconazole (ITCZ) with orally administered calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in Japanese allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. Sixteen HSCT patients (8 patients each receiving tacrolimus or cyclosporine) were enrolled. An ITCZ oral solution was administered from day 30(More)
Fourteen patients whose post-herpetic neuralgia could not be alleviated by conventional methods were treated with cryocautery using a stick of solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) applied directly to the hyperesthetic skin areas of the cutaneous scars. Follow-up evaluation revealed that 5 of 14 subjects maintained excellent pain relief and another 5 subjects(More)
Status epilepticus was induced in rats by injecting a combination of dibutyryl-cAMP (db-cAMP) and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) into the amygdala (AM), and the effect of phenytoin (PHT), entrapped in liposomes (PHT-L) and given intravenously at 40 mg/kg, on the spiking activity of the AM epileptogenic focus was examined. Electroencephalograms were(More)
Natural killer (NK) cell activity was measured by a 51Cr-release assay using K562 target cells in 12 neutropenic children. NK cell activity was depressed in four patients who had childhood chronic neutropenia with abnormal neutrophil morphology and chemotaxis. The percentage of lysis at a 40:1 effector-target ratio was 28.4% to 42.1% (P less than .001) of(More)
The hippocampal granule cells receive major inputs via the perforant path from other limbic structures such as the amygdala (AM). In this study, we examined Sprague-Dawley (SD) and Wistar rats, the effect of bilateral destructions of the hippocampal granule cells on the process of AM kindling and kindled AM seizures after completion of kindling. The granule(More)
gamma-D-glutamylaminomethylsulphonic acid (GAMS), a preferential antagonist of non-NMDA receptors (kainate and quisqualate receptors), was injected into the kindled amygdala (AM) of rats. When the kindled AM was stimulated at the previously established generalized seizure triggering threshold (GST) one hour after the GAMS (1 or 2 mumol) injection,(More)
A 3-month-old male infant with intracranial hemorrhage attributable to a vitamin K deficiency is reported. Vitamin K2 was administered orally at birth and then at 5 days and I month of age. Oral antibiotics were also given 2 days before the onset of bleeding. Although the incidence of intracranial hemorrhage resulting from vitamin K deficiency has decreased(More)
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