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AIM To assess safety and clinical efficacy of granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis for distal ulcerative colitis. METHODS Granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis therapy (five aphereses for 5 consecutive weeks) was performed for 30 consecutive patients with active distal ulcerative colitis. Patient compliance, adverse effects and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS The association of masseter tendon type VI collagen with other extracellular matrix (ECM) components was examined from osseous attachment to myotendinous junction by immunohistochemistry and transmission electron microscopy with ATP treatment and enzyme digestion. RESULTS In the tendon proper, fibrocytes extended their processes(More)
Neogenesis of hemopoietic bone marrow was observed in the ectopic bone induced by implantation of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) into the muscle of mice. A bone rudiment-like cartilage was formed first, which was then replaced by bone through an endochondral ossification process. Bone marrow formation occurred after the invasion of blood vessels into the(More)
The localization of type VI collagen was examined from birth to 8 weeks of age. Immunohistochemical staining with anti-type VI collagen antibody was strongly positive in the hypertrophic zone and moderately positive in the fibrous zone and the outer periphery of the proliferative zone, but negative in the inner area of the proliferative zone and mature(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between food consistency and the growth of the mandibular condyle in rats. Secondly, the effect of dental extractions on cartilage of the mandibular condyle was examined in young adult rats fed foods of varying consistency. Thirty-six male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: (A) Solid(More)
BACKGROUND On May 14, 1991, the Japanese Ministry of Transport issued an official notice allowing medically certified airline transport pilots aged 60 to 63 yr old (aged pilot) to work on non-scheduled flights. Since September 24, 1996, the official notice was revised to allow them to work on scheduled flights. The regulation requires pilots to pass both(More)
Immunohistochemical staining with anti-type VI collagen antibody was strongly positive in the intimal layer and moderately positive in the subsynovium. After treatment with 20 mM ATP, numerous structures with a periodicity of 100 +/- 10 nm (type VI collagen fibrils) appeared around the synovial cells. As the periodic dark bands were stained by ruthenium(More)
Nine advanced gastric cancer patients were given 17 courses of cisplatin administrations by means of a 24-hour intravenous infusion at a dose of 100 mg/m2. For an anti-emetic, 40 mg of metoclopramide was administered 5 times at 6-hour intervals, along with a 500 mg hydrocortisone administration at the start of the cisplatin infusion. Despite this(More)
One of the breast cancer patients introduced here suffered from recurrent carcinomatous pleurisy and the other from recurrent carcinomatous peritonitis. The patient with recurrent carcinomatous pleurisy was a 47-year-old female with stage IIIa breast cancer. She underwent a standard mastectomy and, following surgery, radiotherapy (50 Gy) and CAF therapy (30(More)
Investigations were made in human on the metabolism of Futraful (FT) and UFT (combination of uracil and FT), both of which are anticancer agents of pyrimidine metabolism antagonist. As a result, it was demonstrated that from the metabolic view point, those drugs essentially have a tumor-selective toxicity. Next, the mechanism of the superior clinical(More)