Junko Fukuda

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PURPOSE To prospectively determine whether slight dilatation of the main pancreatic duct and pancreatic cysts detected at ultrasonography (US) are predictive signs of pancreatic cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The research protocol was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from all participants. One thousand(More)
This study compares velar ascent and morphological factors affecting velopharyngeal function between patients with repaired cleft palate and noncleft controls from early childhood to puberty. Lateral cephalograms obtained at rest and during blowing from 61 patients with repaired unilateral cleft lip and palate (cleft group) and 82 noncleft controls (control(More)
Pericardial metastases are frequently found and often cause cardiac tamponade which requires emergency treatment. Pericardiocentesis or subxiphoid pericardiotomy and pericardial drainage can be performed; the latter is a safe and effective method for the management of continuous pericardial effusion since it can be done under direct visualization and local(More)
OBJECTIVES To introduce our new ultrasonography (US) system for early detection of pancreatic cancer and report its preliminary results. METHODS The basis of the system is periodic checkups for high-risk patients. Abnormal US findings, such as main pancreatic duct dilatation or pancreatic cyst(s), were indicated as high risk. Special US focusing on the(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the complications of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthroscopic lysis and lavage performed using the triangulation technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS The 202 consecutive patients (301 joints) who underwent arthroscopic lysis and lavage between 1992 and 1995 were retrospectively surveyed. The preoperative diagnosis of all patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the significance of pregnancy-related cells in endometrial smears. STUDY DESIGN Pregnancy-related cells in 4429 endometrial smear samples were retrospectively analyzed and evaluated for clinicopathologic and cytomorphologic features. RESULTS Of the 4429 endometrial smears taken for cancer screening, pregnancy-related cells were(More)
A 70-year-old Japanese woman with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was diagnosed with polymyositis and treated with high-dose prednisolone (PSL). The serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level increased from 78 to 345 U/l 1 week after initiating treatment, although the polymyositis settled promptly. Furthermore, the serum HCV RNA level increased markedly(More)
 The etiology of hyperandrogenic amenorrhea in a patient with biliary atresia successfully treated by a Kasai operation was unclear. Delayed puberty and menarche were evident at 16 years of age. Investigations showed no luteinizing hormone (LH)-follicle-stimulating hormone surge. A LH-releasing hormone provocative test showed a normal response. Peripheral(More)