Kouichi Nonaka

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Metastasis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) into the central nervous system is extremely rare. We report a patient with synchronous GIST and brain metastasis. At disease onset, there was left hemiplegia and ptosis of the right eyelids. Resection cytology of the brain tumor was reported as metastasis of GIST. After positron emission tomography(More)
The effects of two kinds of antibiotics, minocycline (MNC) and ampicillin (AB-PC), on human sleep were investigated on 19 healthy male students to test for a relationship between human sleep and protein synthesis. These drugs and placebos were capsulated identically in appearance and were given to the subjects using the single blind method. MNC has been(More)
The fact that the elderly are usually aware of early sleep onset and early morning awakening shows that the phase of sleep-wake rhythms in the elderly is more advanced than that in young adults. Since it has been suggested that human sleep onset, morning awakening, sleep period and depth of sleep are highly influenced by body temperature rhythms, rectal(More)
The densities and cross-sectional areas (CSAs) of the femur in 40- and 60-week-old senescence-accelerated mice prone 6 (SAMP6) were determined using peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and compared with those in age-matched control mice (ICR). In addition, the effects of 20 weeks of voluntary running exercise with increasing loads on femur(More)
Delirium tremens frequently ends with behaviorally deep sleep after which the patient has usually recovered from the withdrawal state. This sleep has been called "terminal sleep" or "critical sleep". In the present study terminal sleep was investigated in 14 chronic alcoholics. Polysomnographic recordings were undertaken during terminal sleep and the(More)
Background and Aims. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is not widely used in large colorectal lesions because of technical difficulty and possible complications. We aimed to examine the efficacy and safety of ESD for large colorectal neoplasms. Patients and Methods. During the past 5 years, 608 cases of colorectal neoplasm (≧20 mm) were treated by ESD.(More)
Polysomnographic recording was performed during terminal sleep following delirium tremens (DT) in nine chronic alcoholics. After terminal sleep all the alcoholics fully recovered from DT. The duration of terminal sleep and DT differed among patients, but no significant correlation was found between the two. The most prominent feature in teh different stages(More)
We report a rare case of primary hepatic gastrinoma. A 77-year-old woman exhibited continuous watery diarrhea for 8 months and weight loss. Bacterial cultures of the stools were negative and colonoscopy revealed no abnormalities. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed severe reflux esophagitis and multiple duodenal erosions. Computed tomography and magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND Stricture formation is one of the major complications after endoscopic removal of large superficial squamous cell neoplasms of the esophagus, and local steroid injections have been adopted to prevent it. However, fundamental pathological alterations related to them have not been well analyzed so far. The aim of this study was to analyze the time(More)
Conflicting findings of the effect of climate on onset of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) may result from the influence of strenuous activities which can trigger aneurysmal rupture independent of climatological factors. The effect of climate and patient activities on onset of SAH were analyzed. The clinical records of 786 consecutive patients with aneurysmal(More)