Keiko Takeshige

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Eight years after an episode of multiple IgG4-related disease, a pituitary mass with panhypopituitarism and a visual disturbance developed in a 70-year-old man under low-dose steroid therapy. A pituitary biopsy revealed findings of lymphocytic hypophysitis with the absence of IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration. The serum IgG4 level was unremarkable.(More)
The operative procedure of terminal esophagoproximal gastrectomy (TEPG) with extensive esophagogastric devascularization and splenectomy is described in detail and its rationale is discussed. Late results of this operation performed therapeutically on 64 patients with posthepatitic cirrhosis revealed that (1) operative mortality rate (death within a month)(More)
With an increasing number of patients with advanced liver cirrhosis, the discrepancy between the preoperative examination and results of surgery for bleeding varices is widening. To correct this discrepancy, additional prognostic examinations to Child's criteria and routine hepatic laboratory tests were studied in our 246 cirrhotic patients with esophageal(More)
The relation between the level of cellular adenine nucleotides and graft viability after cold preservation and warm ischemia was studied by using a rat small-bowel transplantation model. The rat jejunum was preserved in lactated Ringer's solution at 4 degrees C for 120 min, and was then transplanted syngeneically under warm ischemia after between 60 and 180(More)
The conversion from xanthine dehydrogenase (XD) to xanthine oxidase (XO) and the effect of trifluoperazine (TFP), a calmodulin inhibitor, on the conversion were examined during the normothermic ischemia of the rat small intestine. Rat jejunums were stored in lactated Ringer's solution (LR) at 37 degrees C for various hours after intravascular flushing with(More)