Junichi Sakata

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Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma is a rare tumor and the case reported here presented as constrictive pericarditis. The patient's symptoms progressed day by day despite treatment with digitalis, diuretics and catecholamines. Although a computed tomographic scan of the chest, echocardiography and pericardiocentesis were performed, a preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to compare the effect of histidine-triptophan-ketoglutalate solution (HTK) with that of cold blood cardioplegic solution (CBC) in mitral valve surgery. METHOD Forty-six patients who underwent mitral valve replacement between January 1994 and December 1996 were enrolled in this study. Twenty patients received HTK (HTK(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) gene that are frequently observed in low-grade glioma are strongly associated with the accumulation of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG), which is a valuable diagnostic and prognostic biomarker of IDH1 mutant glioma. However, conventional MR spectroscopy (MRS)-based noninvasive detection of 2HG is(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a combination of porous bovine inorganic bone graft (Bio-Oss) and bilayer porcine collagen membrane (Bio-Gide) on refractory one-wall intrabony defects in dogs. Bio-Oss and Bio-Gide were applied into the refractory one-wall intrabony defect. The contralateral sites were used as controls (without the(More)
Chronic wounds, especially in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), are a major health challenge in Japan. The goal of wound care centers (WCCs) in Japan is to facilitate healing and prevent lower extremity amputations (LEAs) using standardized protocols of patient and wound care. The standard treatment algorithm includes a complete patient and wound(More)
BACKGROUND Nucleostemin (NS) is essential for the maintenance of stem cell properties, the functions of which remain poorly understood in cancer cells. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of NS on malignancy and its clinical significance in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients. METHODS We investigated the effects of NS on the(More)
We measured the angular dependence of central and off-axis detectors in a 2D ionization chamber array, MatriXX, and applied correction factors (CFs) to improve the accuracy of composite dose verification of IMRT and VMAT. The MatriXX doses were measured with a 10° step for gantry angles (θ) of 0°-180°, and a 1° step for lateral angles of 90°-110° in a(More)
This study investigated the accuracy of positioning and irradiation targeting for multiple off-isocenter targets in intracranial image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). A phantom with nine circular targets was created to evaluate both accuracies. First, the central point of the isocenter target was positioned with a combination of an ExacTrac x-ray (ETX) and(More)
In cardiovascular operations, we have usually used heparin-coated cardiopulmonary bypass circuits with low systemic heparinization. Three types of heparin-coated cardiopulmonary bypass circuits are available in Japan: 2 of the 3 have covalent heparin bonding, and the other has ionic heparin bonding. We studied these circuits in ex vivo experiments to(More)