Kazuhiko Onodera

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The liver morphology of fetal hepatic tissue transplanted into an ectopic location was investigated over one year period. Fetal liver fragments prepared from a maternal rat on the 18th or 19th day of pregnancy were injected into the splenic parenchyma of syngeneic rats using a 21 gauge needle. Histologically, the fetal liver did not essentially show any(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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Rhabdomyolysis associated with the use of pravastatin has been demonstrated to be a rare but potentially life-threatening adverse effect of statins. Here, we report a rare case of rhabdomyolysis and purpura fulminans in a patient who had used pravastatin and developed chronic renal failure (CRF) necessitating the initiation of dialysis. (More)
BACKGROUND hematopoietic stem cells (SCs) mobilized from the bone marrow (BM) into peripheral blood (PB) are reported to have ability to differentiate into various cell types. We investigated whether PB-SCs mobilized by treatment with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in normal rats can raise albumin-producing hepatocytes after transplantation(More)
A 73-year-old man with a papillary adenoma located in the distal common bile duct is reported. He underwent pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy. The lesion in the common bile duct featured papillary proliferation of the epithelium and fibrous elements with diffuse infiltration by inflammatory cells. Positive staining for MIB-1 (Ki-67) and p53 was(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)
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 tomography venography (CT-V).(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)
Data of 36 months were accumulated regarding the effects of lanthanum carbonate (LA) on serum phosphate concentrations in dialysis patients. Fifty-three patients (average age and dialysis history 58.4 years and 9.1 years) were included in this study who have been receiving outpatient treatment since March 2009, and who have been unable to maintain serum(More)