Michiaki Ishii

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We report the rare case of ipsilateral posterior inferior cerebellar artery originating from the carotid artery, and associated with multiple concurrent aneurysms. This is the 23rd reported case of carotid-cerebellar anastomosis and the first case with three concurrent aneurysms reported in the literature. Of the 23 cases, 6 had single aneurysms, 2 had(More)
Fingertip blood flow (FTBF) as measured by laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) measurement is considered an indicator of sympathetic nerve function. We evaluated autonomic function in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by assessing FTBF with both LDF and continuous-wave (cw) Doppler sonography. Firstly, the two methods were compared in 40 healthy(More)
The arachnoid villi of 18 dogs were studied. The authors confirmed the pressure gradient changes of the morphology of arachnoid villi of dogs with the scanning electron microscope (SEM). A subarachnoid infusion with 5--10 times higher pressure gradient than the physiological one, tore the superficial endothelial layer from the villi, and the inner part(More)
Sixty dogs with experimental subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), repeated SAH, and subarachnoid fibrosis (examined three weeks and three months after SAH, and treated with urokinase or dexamethasone) were examined by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The authors observed the resting and activated macrophages, the erythrophagocytosis, and giant cells in the(More)
The effect of antifibrinolytic therapy on posthaemorrhagic subarachnoid fibrosis was observed experimentally in dogs with the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The subchronic subjects, given intravenous injections of tranexamic acid (1 mg/day) for 12 days and sacrificed 3 weeks after cisternal blood injection, showed residual clot with thick fibrosis,(More)
A case of a 43-year-old man with coexistence of intracranial and spinal cavernous angiomas is presented. The patient had a 2-year history of severe back pain incurred by neck flexion, and he became aware of weakness of the right lower extremity and paresthesia of the left lower extremity. Neurological examinations at the time of the first admission(More)
A case of dural arteriovenous malformation with giant non-traumatic false aneurysm in the left middle fossa is reported. A 10-year-old female patient was admitted to our hospital with pulsating exophthalmos of the left eye, which was successfully treated by ligation of the main feeder and finally by the radical excision of the dural AVM and false aneurysm.(More)
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)-producing tumor is one of the rare types of cancer clinically characterized by an elevated fever and white blood cell (WBC) increment. Although G-CSF producing tumors have been reported in several types of cancer including those of the lungs, cervix and bladder, G-CSF producing hepatocellular carcinoma is(More)
BACKGROUND Serotonin type 3 receptor (5-HT3 R) antagonists are potentially useful therapeutic agents for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). To identify biomarkers predicting effectiveness of the 5-HT3 R antagonist (ramosetron) in IBS-D. METHODS Irritable bowel syndrome-D Japanese subjects received 2.5 or 5 μg of ramosetron once daily(More)