Masanori Fujii

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The purpose of this study was to compare mid-term results of mobile-bearing and fixed-bearing in bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Twenty-two patients underwent bilateral TKA with a mobile-bearing prosthesis (Rotaglide, Corin, UK) on one side and a fixed-bearing prosthesis (NexGen-CR, Zimmer, USA) on the other. There were 21 female patients, and in(More)
BACKGROUND Aldosterone (ALD) has been shown to stimulate cardiac collagen synthesis and fibroblast proliferation via activation of local mineralocorticoid receptors. In patients with acute myocardial infarction, we demonstrated that ALD was extracted through the infarct heart and extracting ALD-stimulated post-infarct left ventricular (LV) remodeling. (More)
AIMS To evaluate whether plasma high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin provides prognostic information in addition to that obtained from clinical, haemodynamic, and biochemical variables previously known to be associated with a high mortality in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured the plasma levels of total and HMW(More)
BACKGROUND Although a wide variety of acetabular deformities in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) have been reported, the morphologic features of the entire pelvis in DDH are not well characterized and their correlation with acetabular deformity is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined whether there was a rotational deformity of the entire(More)
Morphological correlation between the acetabulum and femur at the hip joint is still controversial. We tested the hypothesis that femoral anteversion correlates with acetabular version and coverage in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Using pelvic computed tomography (CT) images of 79 hips in 49 Asian women with DDH and 49 normal hips,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the relationship between brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), renal function, and the severity of congestive heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Both BNP and renal function are prognostic predictors in CHF patients. METHODS We measured the plasma BNP level in the aortic root and coronary sinus in 366 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are secreted from the failing heart and whether there is a relationship between the transcardiac gradients of these cytokines and left ventricular (LV) remodeling. AIMS This study evaluated the relationship between transcardiac gradients of cytokines and LV(More)
BACKGROUND Because congestive heart failure (CHF) is a complex syndrome with many different underlying mechanisms of worsening of heart function, it is important to recognize the global alternations in protein expression associated with the processes of CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS The purpose of our study was to use a proteomic approach to investigate global(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) is a member of the interleukin (IL-6) family of cytokines and is increased in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). AIMS To evaluate the prognostic role of CT-1 in patients with CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured the plasma levels of CT-1, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and IL-6 in 125 patients with CHF.(More)
PURPOSE Whether bevacizumab enhances the effect of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor gefitinib on EGFR mutant non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) remains unknown. We conducted a phase II trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of gefitinib when combined with bevacizumab as first-line therapy in patients with advanced NSCLC(More)