Masatsugu Hiraki

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A sensitive method of demonstrating latent imbalance of labyrinthine function was devised. The subject was asked to walk at his or her usual speed with eyes closed in a circle 2 m in diameter. This test was done by 22 patients whose vestibular function as tested by the Romberg, Mann, Fukuda and Babinski-Weil's methods had become normal after an attack of(More)
Gallbladder rupture due to blunt abdominal injury is rare. There are few reports of traumatic gallbladder injury, and it is commonly associated with other concomitant visceral injuries. Therefore, it is difficult to diagnose traumatic gallbladder rupture preoperatively when it is caused by blunt abdominal injury. We report a patient who underwent(More)
This study was performed to clarify the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 α (HIF-1α) in the development of peritoneal dissemination in a xenograft mouse model of gastric cancer. HIF-1α knockdown (KD) and control (SC) gastric cancer cells, which were established using the MKN45 and MKN74 cell lines, were studied. The two paired cell lines were directly(More)
Twenty-one normal adults were the subjects of this study. They were instructed to step in the same position with eyes closed for a total of 50 steps under two conditions: i) Immediately after simultaneous irrigation of the right and left auditory canals for 10 s with 30 degrees C water and 44 degrees C water, respectively, and ii) following irrigation of(More)
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