Ikuko Takeyama

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The epidemiologic evidence that dietary fiber protects against colorectal cancer is equivocal. No large-scale clinical study of the administration of Lactobacillus casei has been reported. We examined whether dietary fiber and L. casei prevented the occurrence of colorectal tumors. Subjects were 398 men and women presently free from tumor who had had at(More)
There are several reports of clinical trials of aspirin in sporadic colon cancer. However, only one double-blind trial of aspirin in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) has been reported to date. This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was therefore performed to evaluate the influence of low-dose aspirin(More)
Vestibulo-thalamic (VT) neurons were physiologically studied in the anesthetized cat. Forty-seven VT neurons were recorded extracellularly. More than half of the VT neurons responded monosynaptically to vestibular nerve stimulation while the others responded polysynaptically. They were activated antidromically from one or two sites in the VPL. VPM, VL, VM,(More)
In this study, 20 subjects (5 women and 15 men, 22-28 years old) were tested for vertical optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) to establish the asymmetry between up and down OKN responses in humans. The subjects were exposed to both upward and downward OKN stimulus at constant velocities of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 degrees/s in the upright position. Eye movements(More)
The polymerase chain reaction method for amplification of DNA in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections was used to detect Epstein-Barr virus DNA in nasopharyngeal carcinomas from Japanese patients. Thirty-one cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and 8 cases of lymph node metastasis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma were studied. Detection rates of(More)
Electrocochleogram was recorded from 28 ears affected by Ménière's disease , 27 ears affected by sensorineural hearing loss resulting from hair cell damage and 22 normal ears as controls in response to tone bursts in order to evaluate diagnostic significance of the summating potential/action potential (SP/AP) ratio and the SP amplitude. The fundamental(More)
Forty-six cases in whom endolymphatic drainage surgery was performed between 1986 and 1992 were followed up for more than 2 years. The results of numerical values (1985 AAOHNS) revealed complete control of definite spells in 26 cases; substantial control of definite spells in 18 cases; limited control of definite spells in 1 case; and insignificant control(More)
The inhibitory effect of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on human colorectal cancer has been speculated on from epidemiological data and animal studies. We conducted a long-term trial of docosahexanoic acid (DHA)-concentrated fish oil capsules for patients in a high-risk group for colorectal cancer. During this trial, we experienced three patients with(More)