Kento Takatori

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We administered 3 g of taurine orally for four weeks to 35 patients suffering from liver cirrhosis with repeated muscle cramp (MC). Improvement of MC was noted in 22 cases (62.9%). We also determined the plasma taurine concentration in eight cases of liver cirrhosis with MC. The plasma taurine concentration before ingestion was 54.1 +/- 20.7 nmol/ml,(More)
PURPOSE We conducted the study to assess the feasibility and efficacy of gemcitabine-concurrent proton radiotherapy (GPT) for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Of all 50 patients who participated in the study, 5 patients with gastrointestinal (GI)-adjacent LAPC were enrolled in P-1 (50 Gy equivalent [GyE] in 25 fractions)(More)
Aspiration pneumonia is an emerging problem in patients receiving gastrostomy feeding. This study is designed to clarify the therapeutic effects of mosapride citrate and lansoprazole for prevention of aspiration pneumonia in patients receiving gastrostomy feeding. The study subjects were 119 patients with dysphasia who required gastrostomy feeding. They(More)
The alteration of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) receptors was investigated in the kidney of deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt treated hypertensive rats. The absolute amount of renal ANP receptors was determined in a membrane homogenate binding study of rat whole kidneys. Administration of DOCA-salt led to a decrease in renal ANP receptors after 3(More)
続発性amyloidosisは 慢性炎症 性疾患 な どに 伴 って発症 し,ネ フローゼ症候群,腎 不全を呈す るものは予後不良である.慢 性関節 リウマチ(以 下RA),強 皮症(以 下PSS)お よび多発性筋炎(以 下PM)のoverlap症 候群を基礎疾患 として発症 し た続発性amyloidosisの 症例を経験 したので報告 す る. 症例.患 者:58才,女 性.主 訴: 浮腫. 家族歴: 母 と兄にRA,心 不全.既 往歴: 35才 時急性肝炎.現 病歴: 昭和47年 よりRAで 治療 を受けていた.昭 和57年 筋力低下,筋 酵素上昇, 筋電図で筋原性変化,皮 膚硬化,肺 線維症が認め られ,RAにPSSとPMを 合併したoverlap症 候群 と診断 されステロイ ド薬お よび非ステロイ(More)
Adaptation of Aspergillus niger to short-term stress induced by three antifungal agents [amphotericin B (AMPH), miconazole (MCZ), and ketoconazole (KCZ)] was observed and evaluated quantitatively using individual hyphae. Spores were inoculated onto a poly-L-lysine-coated glass plate making up the base of a culture vessel. Potato dextrose broth (PDB) was(More)
A case of a hepatocellular carcinoma with a metastasis to abdominal wall is reported. The patient was a 52-year-old man who, in December, 1982, had been found to have a 16 x 13 cm of tumor in the right lobe of the liver. He received transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) several times and a hepatic segmentectomy twice. He survived more than six years(More)
The pathophysiology of extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) involves oxidative lung damage as well as interstitial and alveolar inflammation. Macrophages and mast cells are inflammatory components of EAA that produce both leukotrienes (LTs) and prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). In addition, PGD2 is also produced by the free-radical-catalysed peroxidation of(More)
Little is known about acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) complications associated with gemcitabine-concurrent proton radiotherapy (GPT) for inoperable pancreatic cancer. We investigated acute GI complications following GPT in patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer using small-bowel endoscopy. This prospective single center observational study was(More)
On June 11, 1986, a 70-year-old man was introduced to our hospital because of an elevated AFP and hepatomegaly. He was diagnosed as having an HCC in the left medial segment and a transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) was able to reduce his AFP level. In December, 1986, repeated tarry stool was noted, and he was readmitted to hospital on January, 28,(More)