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OBJECTIVE To test whether mebendazole, an antiparasitic drug, would affect recovery from halitosis. DESIGN We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial between April 1999 and September 2001. SETTING A referral medical center. PATIENTS One hundred sixty-two children aged 5 to 16 years whose parents complained about their chronic(More)
We previously showed two members of the ING family, ING1 and ING3 as a tumor suppressor gene in head and neck cancer. Progress in human genome sequencing provided additional information of the new members of the ING family genes. ING4 is localized to chromosome 12p13.31 region and harbors the PHD domain highly homologous among ING family proteins. We(More)
In this article, a Wohlfahrtia magnifica otomyiasis case, a 31-year-old, non-mentally retarded patient who had undergone radical mastoidectomy previously is presented. Maggots in the radical mastoidectomy cavity were removed then topical treatment was applied. The maggots were identified as W. magnifica. In cases of myiasis, identification of larvae(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-RAS-RAF-mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling cascade is an important pathway in cancer development and recent reports show that EGFR and its downstream signaling molecules are mutated in a number of cancers. We have analyzed 91 Japanese head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) and 12 HNSCC cell lines(More)
OBJECTIVE Purpose of this study was to find out test accuracy and predictivity of tympanometry (TYMP) and parameters (reflectivity and curve angle) of acoustic reflectometry (AR) in the ears with prior clinic and otoscopic evidences of effusion in which no effusion was detected by myringotomy, by comparing with the data found in normal ears and in those(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in the ING family members has been shown in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) except for ING2. Like all the other members of ING family, ING2, which is located at chromosome 4q35.1, is a promising tumor suppressor gene (TSG). In this study, we performed LOH analysis of ING2 in HNSCC and compared it with(More)
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer type of the oral cavity and approximately 50% of the patients succumb to the disease. Unfortunately, few are known about the molecular mechanisms involving in the formation of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Recently, it has been reported that 1p36 chromosomal region is deleted in various(More)
OBJECTIVE Tympanometry and acoustic reflectometry are suggested tools for confirmation of otoscopic diagnosis of secretory otitis media. The issues on sensitivity and specificity of both devices are contradictory. In this study, our purpose was to compare sensitivity and specificity of both devices and to look for whether it is possible to reach higher(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a frequent malignancy with a poor survival rate. Identifying the tumor suppressor gene (TSG) loci by genomic studies is an important step to uncover the molecular mechanisms involved in HNSCC pathogenesis. We therefore performed comprehensive analyses on loss of heterozygosity (LOH) using a genome-wide panel(More)
Our previous study showed high frequency of allelic loss at chromosome 2q37 region in oral cancer. This location contains several candidate tumor suppressor genes such as PPP1R7, ILKAP, DTYMK and ING5. We previously showed 3 members of inhibitor of growth (ING) family, ING1, ING3 and ING4 as tumor suppressor gene in head and neck cancer. As ING5 shows high(More)