Hirohisa Gotou

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BACKGROUND We have used magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in screening for unruptured cerebral aneurysms since 1993. The development of high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has led to a remarkable improvement in image quality. Three-dimensional (3D) MRA can be used for surgical simulation. Here, we report on the usefulness of and problems(More)
1. In vitro metabolic studies with etodolac were performed. S- and R-etodolac were converted to the acylglucuronide and hydroxylated metabolites by UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) and cytochrome P450 in microsomes. However, the stereoselectivities of UGT and P450 for the isomers were opposite. S-etodolac was glucuronidated preferentially than R-etodolac(More)
A study has been conducted of the cellular DNA contents in the primary and metastatic lesions of 30 cases of lung-metastasized stomach cancers, in which each DNA Index (DI) was calculated and analysed comparatively. As a consequence, the rate of the diploid type in the nodular lung metastases was found to be higher than the rate of the others. Further, the(More)
A higher uptake of radiocolloid in a splenic tumor than in the rest of the spleen was observed in a 17-year-old boy. The pathologic diagnosis of the surgically resected tumor was hamartoma composed of anomalous mixtures of splenic elements, and radiocolloid was considered to be distributed to reticuloendothelial cells in the tumor. Radiocolloid(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The interleukin (IL)-1 receptor antagonist (Ra) binds to IL-1 receptors and inhibits IL-1 activity. However, it is unclear whether the IL-1Ra plays a protective role in periodontal disease. The purpose of this study was to compare IL-1Ra knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) mice in regard to proinflammatory cytokine production,(More)
We describe a 76-year-old woman with cardiac tamponade who was admitted to our hospital. She underwent ascending and partial arch aortic replacement to treat acute type A aortic dissection. However, postoperative respiratory failure developed and a chest X-ray revealed right lung pneumothorax. The lung was finally expanded after difficulties with prolonged(More)
We reported 2 cases of multiple images of cerebral origin. Case 1 was a 26-year-old right-handed woman, who showed a defect in the peripheral part of right visual field, with photopsia in the defective field, and cerebral diplopia within the perimetry-determined preserved part of the right hemifield. This was associated with a small infarction in the deep(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of granular hydroxyapatite as an alloplastic bone implant material in infrabony periodontal defects. Thirty-five infrabony defects in 28 subjects with marginal periodontitis were used. The patients were instructed in oral hygiene and received several sessions of scaling and root planing.(More)
Neonatal spinal cord injury is an extremely rare perinatal complication that often occurs concurrently with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), further complicating diagnosis of spinal cord injury. Although therapeutic hypothermia for moderate to severe HIE is widely recommended in Japan, it is difficult to determine whether it satisfies the neurological(More)
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