Kazunari Homma

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Abstract: Although abdominal perforator flaps based on a cutaneous branch of the deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEP flaps) have many advantages, preparing these flaps is technically difficult and requires great skill, especially as the portion of the artery running under the anterior rectus abdominis sheath must be operated upon “blind”. To allow easier(More)
IVL is characterized by a propensity for intravascular tumor cell proliferation. Premortem diagnosis of IVL is difficult because of its nonspecific clinical, laboratory, and imaging manifestations. This study examined cerebral MR imaging patterns of IVL and their changes with and without chemotherapy. Nine of 11 patients studied presented with abnormal(More)
In blinded Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) encephalic photoreception of the stimulus from long photoperiods is sufficient to induce and maintain normal gonadal function in females (egg laying) and in males (enlargement of the cloacal gland). However, the termination of sexual activity by short days is dependent on these birds having experienced(More)
BACKGROUND Large clinical trials are lack of data on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants for acute stroke patients. AIM To evaluate the choice of oral anticoagulants at acute hospital discharge in stroke patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and clarify the underlying characteristics potentially affecting that choice using the multicenter(More)
AIMS This study was performed to determine the short-term risk-benefit profiles of patients treated with oral anticoagulation for acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack using a multicenter, prospective registry. METHODS A total of 1137 patients (645 men, 77 ± 10 years old) with acute ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack taking warfarin(More)
RATIONALE Because of lack of information regarding timing of stroke, patients who suffer stroke during sleep are generally ineligible for intravenous thrombolysis, although many of these patients could potentially recover with this treatment. Magnetic resonance image findings with positive diffusion-weighted imaging and no marked parenchymal hyperintensity(More)
PURPOSE Prognostic values of blood glucose levels following admission remain unclear. We investigated associations between blood glucose levels during the initial 72 h and outcomes of acute ICH. METHODS Participants comprised hyperacute ICH patients who received intravenous antihypertensive treatment. Blood glucose levels were measured on admission and at(More)
BACKGROUND Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants may cause interstitial lung disease (ILD) similar to that seen for other cardiovascular drugs. The aim of this study was to determine trends and medical conditions associated with ILD in patients taking apixaban. METHODS A single-center observational survey conducted between February 2013 and May 2015(More)
A. Yamamoto Y. Kikuchi K. Homma T. O’uchi S. Furui SUMMARY: IVL is characterized by a propensity for intravascular tumor cell proliferation. Premortem diagnosis of IVL is difficult because of its nonspecific clinical, laboratory, and imaging manifestations. This study examined cerebral MR imaging patterns of IVL and their changes with and without(More)
We evaluated the influence of interval between prior coronary revascularization and subsequent noncardiac surgery on perioperative cardiac events. We retrospectively identified 162 consecutive patients with previous revascularization procedures who had undergone noncardiac surgery. Postoperative cardiac complications occurred in 10 (6.2%) patients, cardiac(More)