Kagemasa Kagawa

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Sex differences in flash visual evoked potentials (VEPs) and electroencephalograms (EEGs) were studied in 200 healthy adults (100 females and 100 males). Following results were obtained. (1) Waveforms of Group Mean VEPs of each sex had roughly triphasic contour, consisted of components P1 approximately N8, within 500 msec of latency. (2) Latencies of VEP(More)
Flash visual evoked potential (VEP) and electroencephalogram (EEG) changes during the menstrual cycle were studied using healthy females having regular menstruation, with 21 at the follicular phase (FP) and 23 at the luteal phase (LP). The following results were obtained. (1) The waveforms of Group Mean VEPs of both groups had approximately similar(More)
AIM To investigate the occurrence and severity of pruritus in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with or without interferon (IFN) therapy. METHODS A total of 89 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 55 control (non-hepatitis) patients were asked to rate their experience of diurnal and nocturnal pruritus in the preceding week using a visual analogue(More)
Serum complement C3, C4, and C3 proactivator (C3PA) have been evaluated for their diagnostic power in detecting a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). It was found that serum complement levels were lower in LC patients than in HCC patients and that difference of the serum C4 and C3PA levels between LC patients and HCC(More)
To investigate the clinical significance of ascitic fluid in patients with a malignancy, an abdominal paracentesis to evaluate the ascitic fluid was performed in 10 patients with a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and in 7 patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). The AFP levels in the ascitic fluid and in the serum of the HCC patients was found be significantly(More)
Using male Wister rats, the ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity in the fundic mucosa has been determined from the duodenal juice with bile of a reflux model. The activity at 24 hours postoperatively presented a value approximately 18 times higher than the preoperative level. Though this level declined subsequently, it still was approximately two times(More)
AIM   Glycemic control is important to improve the prognosis in cirrhotic patients with complications from diabetes. A late evening snack (LES) has been recommended for cirrhotic patients. We investigated the effects of LES on diurnal plasma glucose levels. METHODS   Subjects comprised 47 patients with chronic viral liver disease (chronic hepatitis, n =(More)
We have measured the serum erythropoietin concentrations in 14 patients with liver cirrhosis and in 14 patients with a hepatocellular carcinoma. Among these patients, 2 with liver cirrhosis (14.3%) and 7 with a hepatocellular carcinoma (50.0%) were found to have raised serum erythropoietin concentrations, ranging up to 40 mU/ml. Negative correlations were(More)