Ken Sugiyama

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Human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) are a promising resource for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering and can be used for derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). However, current protocols use reagents of animal origin (mainly fetal bovine serum, FBS) that carry the potential risk of infectious diseases and unwanted immunogenicity. Here,(More)
We performed 84 ABO-incompatible kidney transplants at Toho University since 1989, with plasmapheresis and exchange replacing AB blood group plasma as pre-conditioning to reduce anti-donor blood group antibodies. Our current immunosuppression protocol consists of basiliximab, MMF, steroid, and cyclosporine or tacrolimus, including splenectomy. Overall(More)
OBJECT Endovascular treatment with Guglielmi detachable coil has been developed as a less invasive treatment for cerebral aneurysm. The aim of this study is to clarify the mechanism of the preventive effect of coil embolization. METHOD Two aneurysm models were employed. One was a T-shaped bifurcation tube with a spherical dome made of glass, which was(More)
Kampou medicine is a traditional Japanese therapeutic system which originated in China and was used to treat various diseases for hundreds of years until it was superseded by Western medicine. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Kampou medicine among many physicians. Unfortunately, however, little evaluation has been performed using(More)
The effects of the compositional drugs of kanpou medicine on the growth and aggregation of calcium oxalate crystals were investigated in vitro. In the seeded crystal system, the inhibitory activities were calculated from the change of the number (Ia), total volume (Ig) and fractional volume (I) of crystals determined by a Coulter Multisizer. Among the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess changes in anti-blood type antibody titers and postoperative outcomes (graft survival and rejection rates) at our center with the use of the immunosuppressant, rituximab, in ABO-incompatible kidney transplants from living donors. Confirming anti-donor blood group antibodies is important for avoiding humoral rejection in ABO-incompatible(More)
We examined the inhibitory effect of the two Kampo medicines, takusha and kagosou on the formation of calcium oxalate renal stones induced by ethylene glycol (EG) and 1 alpha(OH)D3 (1 alpha-D3) in rats. Wistar strain rats were divided into 4 groups (A: normal control, B: stone, C: kagosou, D: takusya). There was no significant difference in urinary calcium(More)
We previously reported that Takusya had the inhibitory effect on in vitro calcium oxalate crystallization and in vivo stone formation in an animal model and it could be a prophylactic agent against calcium oxalate stone formation. We studied the effect of Takusya on calcium oxalate crystallization in human urine. Takusya (500 mg/day and 1,000 mg/day) was(More)
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