Masahiro Tachibana

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A 63-year-old male with liver cirrhosis due to type-C hepatitis virus was admitted on June 14, 1999 to our hospital with complaints of dyspnea, and blisters, swelling and purpuras on his legs. He had consumed raw fish one or two days before. He was already in a state of shock with sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation shortly after the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors for shoulder joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with biologics. METHODS Thirty shoulders of 29 patients with RA were assessed using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before starting biologics and 6 months(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between large-joint damage and findings on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) using the "assessment of rheumatoid arthritis by scoring of large-joint destruction and healing in radiographic imaging (ARASHI)" scoring system. METHODS A total of 270 large(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of six-month teriparatide treatment followed by six-month bisphosphonate therapy with 12-month bisphosphonate monotherapy in Japanese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who had not been previously treated for osteoporosis. METHODS A total of 34 RA patients with osteoporosis were enrolled.(More)
Many previous reports have indicated that atypical femur fractures (AFFs) are associated with the administration of bisphosphonates (BPs). A number of risk factors and hypotheses regarding the pathogenesis of AFFs have been reported to date. The purpose of the present study was to identify the factors associated with AFFs in Japanese individuals and to(More)
We prospectively evaluated the effects of a prevention program on the incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries in high school baseball pitchers. Ninety-two pitchers participated in this study and were taught to perform stretching and strength exercises aimed at improving shoulder external rotation strength in the preseason. The pitchers freely chose to(More)
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