A 34-year-old man developed a spindle-cell sarcoma originating in a preexisting lesion of monostotic fibrous dysplasia. A review of the literature reveals 83 cases of a malignant degeneration in fibrous dysplasia; osteosarcoma was the most common type of tumor. The next most common were fibrosarcoma and chondrosarcoma. The malignant tumor usually developed… (More)
OBJECTIVE To distinguish between benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors around the pelvis. METHODS A retrospective study of 30 patients with benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors located around the pelvis was performed. Clinical, imaging and histological features of 19 benign and 11 malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors… (More)
Diagnosing adipocytic tumors can be challenging because it is often difficult to morphologically distinguish between benign, intermediate and malignant adipocytic tumors, and other sarcomas that are histologically similar. Recently, a number of tumor-specific chromosome translocations and associated fusion genes have been identified in adipocytic tumors and… (More)
SUMMARY A neuron MOS transistor has a floating gate and multiple input gates which are capacitively coupling with the floating gate. Dramatic reduction in the number of transistors and interconnections was achieved by employing the neuron MOS in circuit designs. Since the neuron MOS gate electrode is electrically floating, it is not necessarily easy to… (More)
The receptor-activator of nuclear kappaB ligand (RANKL) signaling pathway plays an important role in the regulation of bone growth and mediates the formation and activation of osteoclasts. Osteoclasts are involved in significant bone resorption and destruction. Denosumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody against RANKL that specifically inhibits… (More)
BACKGROUND Bone and soft tissue sarcomas (BSTS) are rare malignant tumors. Recently, the combination of gemcitabine and docetaxel (GD) was shown to have activity as second-line setting in BSTS. However, the efficacy as first-line and adjuvant settings and precise profiles of adverse events in Japanese patients are not known yet. In the present study, the… (More)
are ten times harder than conventional CMOS circuits.