Kazuhiko Onodera

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Patients with critically ischemic limbs due to maintenance hemodialysis and diabetes are increasing in number markedly in Japan. The difficulty of treating critically ischemic limbs is well recognized. Despite active medication and surgical therapy, many critically ischemic limbs are amputated. Ninety-two patients with critically ischemic limbs were treated(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We investigated whether bone marrow cells (BMCs) of normal rats can be transformed in albumin-producing hepatocytes in analbuminemic rat livers. METHODS BMCs (2 x 10(7)) from F344 rats (F344) were infused via the portal vein into the livers of congenic Nagase's analbuminemic rats (F344alb) immediately after 70% hepatectomy (PH).(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the success rate and complications of using the external jugular vein (EJV) for central venous access with a preoperative estimate of the detailed anatomical orientation of the cervical venous plexus using computed tomography venography (CT-V). DESIGN Prospective, observational human study. SETTING Surgical intensive care unit. (More)
Liver failure is a fatal disease. Liver transplantation is the only established treatment for liver failure; however, donor shortages remain problematic. In the United States and Europe, artificial livers as a bridge to liver transplantation are being considered. In Japan, we have taken a different approach to the treatment of end-stage liver diseases(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine the success rate and complications of using the percutaneous approach of the external jugular vein (EJV) for placement of a totally implantable venous-access port (TIVAP) with a preoperative estimate of the detailed anatomical orientation of the cervical venous plexus using computed(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastric tumors in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 are usually carcinoids or stromal tumors, and rarely adenocarcinomas. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of an adenocarcinoma of the stomach in a 53-year-old Japanese man with neurofibromatosis type 1. An abdominal computed tomography scan and ultrasonography showed tumors in his(More)
Cryopreserved hepatocytes are a ready source of metabolic and synthetic functions for hepatocyte transplantation and bioartificial livers. In this study, we evaluated a cytoprotective effect of University of Wisconsin (UW) solution during cryopreservation of rat hepatocytes. We also investigated the feasibility of lentivirus-based gene transfer into thawed(More)
Rhabdomyolysis associated with fenofibrate monotherapy is extremely rare. Here, we report a rare case of rhabdomyolysis of the psoas muscle in an 82-year-old man with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). He was prescribed fenofibrate because of a hypertriglyceridemia. The patient reported generalized muscle pain and right abdominal pain while receiving(More)
INTRODUCTION Protein induced by vitamin K absence/antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) is an abnormal protein, and several reports have demonstrated the efficacy of PIVKA-II in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We report an extremely rare case of adenocarcinoma of the colon with a high serum PIVKA-II level. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 95-year-old woman(More)