Kazumi Sasai

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PURPOSE To evaluate the daily setup accuracy and the reduction of respiratory tumor movement using a body frame in conformal therapy for solitary lung tumor. METHODS AND MATERIALS Eighteen patients with a solitary lung tumor underwent conformal therapy using a body frame. The body shell of the frame was shaped to the patient's body contour. The(More)
A stable chicken hybridoma secreting a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that detects the apical complex of Eimeria acervulina sporozoites has been developed by fusing a thymidine kinase (TK)-deficient chicken myeloma with spleen cells from chickens immunized with sporozoite antigen. The mAb, designated as 6D-12-G10, recognized the apical complex of a sporozoite of(More)
The abilities of Salmonella serovars to colonize the reproductive organs of chickens and to contaminate eggs were compared. Mature laying hens were inoculated intravenously with 10(5) colony-forming units of Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella infantis, Salmonella hadar, Salmonella heidelberg, or Salmonella montevideo to cause the(More)
Chickens infected with Clostridium perfringens and Eimeria necatrix were examined bacteriologically and pathologically. When chickens were inoculated with 1.0 x 10(8) C. perfringens and/or 2 x 10(4) E. necatrix sporulated oocysts, populations of C. perfringens in the intestinal contents were examined on 3, 5 and 7 days after E. necatrix inoculation. In both(More)
The inhibitory effects of competitive exclusion (CE) and 0.1% concentration of fructooligosaccharide (FOS), singly and in combination, on Salmonella colonization of chicks were investigated. Moreover, quantitation of the major cecal flora (Bifidobacterium, Bacteroides, Lactobacillus, and Escherichia coli) was performed. One-day-old birds were divided into(More)
We analyzed the populations of peripheral blood monocyte/macrophages in 27 patients using a fluorescence-activated cell sorter, and investigated the possibility, in another 30 patients, that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) might be detectable in serum during the acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD). Percentages of peripheral blood monocyte/macrophages among(More)
PURPOSE Selective gene expression in response to tumor hypoxia may provide new avenues, not only for radiotherapy and chemotherapy, but also for gene therapy. In this study, we have assessed the extent of hypoxia responsiveness of various DNA constructs by the luciferase assay to help design vectors suitable for cancer therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Clinical results of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) and/or external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for both resectable and unresectable pancreatic cancer were analyzed. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1980 and 1995, 332 patients with pancreatic cancer were treated with surgery and/or radiation therapy (RT). Of the 332 patients, 157 patients were(More)
The effects of different levels of oocyst inocula of Eimeria acervulina, E. tenella, or E. maxima on plasma carotenoids, total plasma lipids, total plasma proteins, packed cell volume (PCV), bird performance, and coccidial lesion scores were determined in male Hubbard chickens. Each test consisted of an uninfected treatment and either four levels (E.(More)
Compared with other countries, surveys of these parasites have been rarely performed in companion animals of Japan in spite of their significance for public health. Here, we investigated pet dogs and cats in Japan for the first time, and genetically analyzed the isolates to evaluate the risk of zoonotic infections. Seventy-seven fecal samples were collected(More)