Kenichiro Uemura

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To investigate changes in cerebral circulation and oxygen metabolism during aging, regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF), regional oxygen extraction fraction (rOEF), regional cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (rCMRO2) and regional cerebral blood volume (rCBV) were measured using the 15O labelled gas inhalation technique and a multi-slice positron emission(More)
A quantitative analysis of the so-called finger-tapping test was performed on 111 normal subjects. Quantitative analysis was also performed on 17 patients with cerebellar diseases, 14 with parkinsonism, and 14 with hemiparesis. All analyses were performed in a simple fashion using an 8-bit microcomputer fed through an electrocardiographic apparatus. The(More)
The prognosis of patients with cholangiocarcinoma is unsatisfactory. Therefore, evaluation of prognostic factors and establishment of new therapeutic strategies are needed to improve their long-term survival. The aim of this study was to identify useful prognostic factors for patients with intrahepatic, hilar, and distal cholangiocarcinoma. Records of 127(More)
Strongly carboxylase-specific ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) was found in Galdieria partita and Cyanidium caldarium (Cyanidiophyceae). The relative specificity, VcKo/VoKc, of Galdieria and Cyanidium RuBisCO was 238 and 222, respectively; 2.4 to 2.5-fold that of higher plant RuBisCOs. The apparent Km of RuBisCO from the(More)
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a small gram-positive rod bacterium that causes erysipelas in swine and a variety of diseases in other animals and humans. Although live-attenuated or bacterin vaccines are effective in protecting against erysipelas, the genetic construction of their active antigen has not been identified. To clarify the surface antigen(s)(More)
The effect of the inaccuracy of the input function on CBF measured by the H2(15)O autoradiographic method was investigated. In H2(15)O autoradiography the measured input function usually includes a larger dispersion than the true input function, as well as the absolute time axis having been already lost. The time constant of the external dispersion that(More)
BACKGROUND Noninvasive measurements of cerebral circulation and metabolism may be useful for diagnosis in patients with brain tumors. The authors tested the prognostic significance of circulatory and metabolic values or ratios determined by positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with gliomas. METHODS The subjects were 23 patients, who underwent a(More)
PURPOSE To report the anatomic and radiologic development of the transverse, sigmoid, and occipital sinuses, the emissary veins, and the jugular bulb formation from the jugular sinus in humans before and after birth. METHODS Roentgenograms of 33 injected brains showing the cranial venous system in human fetuses from 3 to 7 months of gestational age and(More)
Early computed tomographic (CT) findings (scans obtained within 6 hours of the onset of stroke) were retrospectively analyzed in 25 patients with embolic cerebral infarction of the middle cerebral artery or internal carotid artery distribution, including the lentiform nucleus, diagnosed on the basis of findings at sequential CT. CT scans were analyzed for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate therapeutic strategy for incidentally found pituitary tumors ("pituitary incidentalomas"), we analyzed the results of magnetic resonance imaging findings and of ophthalmological and endocrinological studies in 28 cases with long-term follow-up (Hardy's classification: Grade A, 24 cases; Grade B, 4 cases). METHODS Only cases of(More)