Kiichi Inagawa

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The superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap differs from the established groin flap in that it is nourished by only a perforator of the superficial circumflex iliac system and has a short segment (3 to 4 cm in length) of this vascular system. Three cases in which free superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flaps were successfully(More)
BACKGROUND Although the utility of flaps for the treatment of sternal wound infections following median sternotomy has been reported for 30 years, there have been few reports on the risk factors for complications after reconstruction. The objective of this investigation was to identify factors related to complications after the reconstruction of sternal(More)
ADAMTS9 is a member of the disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs (ADAMTS) genes, with aggrecan-degrading activity. It has also been characterized to be reactive and highly activated ADAMTS by IL-1β in both chondrosarcoma cells and human chondrocytes (Demircan et al. Arthritis Rheum 52:1451–1460, 2005). In order to understand the(More)
The aim of the current study was to investigate the specific accumulation of the Sialyl Lewis X (SLX) liposome in inflammation in the collagen-antibody induced arthritic (CAIA) model mice. The SLX-liposome encapsulating fluorescent substance (Cy5.5 or Cy3) was prepared for this study. The SLX-liposome was administered intravenously via the mouse caudal(More)
Therapeutic lipiodol lymphangiography for postoperative chyle leakage due to lymph duct damage has recently been attracting attention. Lymph duct puncture is technically complex and difficult. Lymphangiography and sclerotherapy can be easily applied by cannulation with a catheter for the neonatal central vein to the lymph duct under a microscope.
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) in children is often clinically misdiagnosed as hemangioma or vascular malformation. Ultrasonography and color Doppler imaging are useful noninvasive tools for the diagnosis of skin tumors and may help distinguish DFSP from other vascular skin lesions in children.
Background Few reports describe the distribution of cutaneous perforators from the radial and ulnar arteries in the forearm. This study aimed to map the location of the cutaneous perforators that arise directly from the radial and ulnar arteries in cadavers. Methods Twenty-nine human cadaveric forearms were dissected. All radial and ulnar arteries(More)
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