Hiroyuki Kusano

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The accidental ingestion of a foreign body is not uncommon. However, the presence of a foreign body in the gallbladder is extremely rare. Here, we present a case of cholecystitis due to a fish bone that may have penetrated through the stomach wall and into the gallbladder without causing peritonitis. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed; a fish(More)
BACKGROUND In-stent restenosis remains a pivotal problem after coronary and peripheral stenting. Sonodynamic therapy inhibits tumor growth by means of cytotoxicity after the activation of sonochemical sensitizers by ultrasound. PAD-S31 is known to be a water-soluble, chlorin-derivative sonochemical sensitizer. We assessed the efficacy of sonodynamic therapy(More)
Cigarette smoking has been associated with endothelial dysfunction including impaired endothelium-dependent flow-mediated dilation (FMD). In cigarette smokers, increased oxygen-derived free radicals have been suspected of being one of the major causes of endothelial dysfunction, owing possibly to the inactivation of nitric oxide by free radicals. Vitamins C(More)
Audiograms in the initial stage and the fixed stage of sudden deafness were analyzed in 79 cases using the following 5 criteria; i) the onset is sudden and time of onset definite, ii) hearing loss at 1 kH is more than 35 dB, iii) the course of hearing recovery is clear, iv) unaffected ear has normal hearing, and v) the first examination and treatment is(More)
A 66-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with interstitial nephritis on a renal biopsy at 45 years of age and began to receive hemodialysis at 65 years of age. He was suspected of having Fabry disease as a result of a screening study for Fabry disease performed in hemodialysis patients. He had an E66Q mutation in the α-galactosidase A gene. We conducted an(More)
Two patients with rectal cancer induced by irradiation for the treatment of uterine cancer were reported. Surgical outcome for radiation-induced cancer was satisfactory as far as the primary focus was well controlled. Definition of radiation-induced cancer also was discussed. It is the most important factor to be a long time interval of more than 10 years(More)
Of 105 patients of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated during 1970-1988, twelve patients had spontaneous rupture of carcinomatous nodules. 1) Of previous 6 cases, five were treated by conventional surgical procedures such as packing and suture, and all died. One case underwent right lobectomy following guaze pack and lived for 15 months. 2) The recent 6(More)
The audiological study for ears with aural stenosis and atresia was performed. The hearing level of ears with three types of ear plugs (with the hole of phi 1mm, with the hole of phi 3mm and without the hole) was tested experimentally by 10 normal hearing subjects in pure tone audiometry, and the audiograms of congenital and acquired aural stenosis and(More)