Masahiko Kondo

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The effect of ingesting seaweed "Kombu" (Laminaria japonica) on thyroid function was studied in normal Japanese adults. Ingesting 15 and 30 g of Kombu (iodine contents: 35 and 70 mg) daily for a short term (7-10 days) significantly increased serum thyrotropin (TSH) concentrations, exceeding the normal limits in some subjects. The serum free thyroxine(More)
BACKGROUND The cellular basis for the monophasic action potential (MAP) has long been a matter of debate. At the center of the controversy is the issue as to which of the two electrodes is the recording electrode and which is the indifferent electrode. The present study is designed to address this issue. METHODS Transmembrane action potentials (TAPs) and(More)
We describe the case of a 72 year-old man with a huge tumor in his lower abdomen and extremely high serum alpha-fetoprotein levels (99,100 ng/ml). The patient had no risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver disease. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and hepatic angiography detected no tumors in the liver before surgery. The(More)
The objective of the present study was to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the so-called injury potentials, including the origin of monophasic action potentials and the role of recording electrodes. Two-dimensional computer simulation was performed for cardiac tissue containing an inactivated region due to high extracellular K concentration. Myocardial(More)
A patient with an incidentally diagnosed adrenal ganglioneuroma is reported. A 37-year-old man who underwent abdominal computed tomography (CT) in the course of evaluating liver dysfunction was found to have a right adrenal tumor. Laboratory data including results of endocrinologic tests were normal except for a slight elevation of plasma aldosterone. With(More)
This is an Open Access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License (, applicable to the online version of the article only. Distribution for non-commercial purposes only. Abstract We report a stricture occurring during chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma that was(More)
A case of severe right radicular ischias following embolization is reported. Gelfoam powder and pledgets were used for right internal iliac artery embolization in the case of intractable bladder cancer hemorrhage. It is supposed that previous radiotherapy and fine embolic material may be the contributing factors to this complication.
BACKGROUND AND AIM In order to evaluate loss of the p53 gene more precisely, we performed dual-color fluorescence in situ hybridization (dual-color FISH) for chromosome 17 and p53 gene together with DNA polymorphism analysis of the p53 gene in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Dual-color FISH using probes specific for the centromere of chromosome 17(More)