Kuniaki Bando

Learn More
Seven cases of dissecting aneurysm of the vertebral artery, all appearing to be of fusiform type, are reported. Clinically, all seven cases initially showed symptoms of subarachnoid hemorrhage; however, three of these were associated with Wallenberg's syndrome. The characteristic angiographic findings in these cases were: 1) retention of contrast medium in(More)
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) induce the proliferation of glioma cells in vitro. Trapidil and suramin inhibit this growth factor-stimulated glioma cell growth, but the mechanisms are not fully understood. The effects of trapidil and suramin on PDGF- and EGF-induced early biochemical events in T98G cells were(More)
Magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings, intraoperative macroscopic findings and endocrinological functions were reported in 13 cases of hemorrhagic pituitary adenoma (HPA) according to clinical severity. The cases were divided into 3 groups: (1) classical pituitary apoplexy (PA) (n = 2), (2) subacute PA (n = 4), (3) asymptomatic HPA (n = 7). Based on MRI(More)
The authors report on a patient who underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for stenosis of the intracranial vertebral artery (VA). This 67-year-old man's dizziness while walking was caused by infarction of the left cerebellar peduncle. On angiograms, his left VA manifested 90% stenosis at the intracranial portion and his right VA ended at the(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI) associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a systemic complication following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but the incidence and influence on prognosis are unclear. The incidences of SIRS and ALI were surveyed in a prospective multicenter study of 96 patients admitted for SAH between December 2004 and June(More)
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) in a newly proposed mixed neuroglial tumor in the cerebral cortex. However, DNT associated with phacomatosis has mostly been considered exceptional. In this paper, a case of DNT associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 is reported. A 23-year-old male was admitted to our hospital complaining of intractable(More)
The authors have developed a minimally invasive lumboperitoneal shunt placement procedure conducted after administration of a local anesthetic. The procedure involves placing a guide wire and a peel-away sheath under fluoroscopic and CT guidance. Between June 2004 and August 2006, 40 patients (21 men and 19 women; mean age 72.5 years [range 33-86 years])(More)
In order to evaluate rectal administration of salbutamol (SB), five healthy volunteers were dosed orally and rectally with racemic SB (0.1 mg/kg) solution. Compared with the oral SB, the rectal SB gave significantly higher serum SB concentration immediately after dosing but slightly lower levels in the elimination phase. The Cmax following rectal(More)
In this study, the newly developed marrow-rescue therapy during myelosuppression is utilized. In this therapy, peripheral blood stem cell transfusion (PBSCT) is administered following high-dose chemotherapy. Harvest of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) during myelosuppression following marrow-ablative chemotherapy is a safe, reliable procedure in children(More)