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INTRODUCTION With reported characteristic MR features, it is difficult to differentiate vestibular schwannomas (VSs) from cerebellopontine angle (CPA) meningiomas (CPAMs) in some cases. This study aimed to evaluate vestibular signal intensity changes in patients with VS and those with CPAM on three-dimensional fast imaging employing steady-state acquisition(More)
We carried out a total of 36 in vivo chemosensitivity tests in 33 cases of human malignant tumor using the subrenal capsule assay, developed by A.E. Bogden et al. Of the 36 assays, 31 were evaluable. The chemosensitivity of each tumor varied individually. UFT, 5-fluorouracil, mitomycin-C and adriamycin were administered to gastrointestinal cancer patients(More)
Twenty patients with metastatic carcinoma of liver were treated with infusion chemotherapy using Port-A-Cath or Infuse-A-Port; canulae were surgically inserted into hepatic artery and/or portal vein, and ports were implanted into subcutaneous pockets. Selection of chemotherapeutic agents was made on the basis of subrenal capsule assay (SRCA) and in vivo(More)
Six-day SRC assay as a chemosensitivity test has an advantage of high predictive rate for clinical response. However, it is pointed out that very few viable tumor cells are observed at the end of the assay, so that it may make the assay results unreliable. In this paper, we tested the effect of immunosuppressants on SRC assay using Walker carcinosarcoma(More)
Despite reports of Clostridium tetani being isolated from soil in Kanazawa, Okinawa, and Tokyo, Japan, little has been studied about C. tetani distribution in other regions. We studied C. tetani in topsoil samples collected from private gardens, public road shoulders, a university campus, mountains, and fields in Sagamihara. C. tetani occurred in 8 of 35(More)
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