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A 5-year-old boy was struck by a pickup truck, and admitted with Glasgow Coma Scale score of 14. Initial computed tomography (CT) showed no evidence of intracerebral lesions except for a skull fracture. Repeat CT 5 hours later showed hyperdense middle cerebral artery (MCA) sign, but he did not show any focal signs. Eighteen hours after the accident, he(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are a family of stress-inducible molecular chaperones that play multiple roles in a wide variety of animals. However, the roles of Hsps in parasitic nematodes remain largely unknown. To elucidate the roles of Hsps in the survival and longevity of nematodes, particularly at the 2 most critical stages in their lifecycle, the(More)
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may provide patients with an alternative to traditional medicine, but an assessment of its efficacy is required. One CAM method, electroacupuncture (EA) treatment, is a maneuver that utilizes stimulation of acupuncture needles with a low-frequency microcurrent. To study the effect of short-term EA, we evaluated(More)
A 71-year-old male presented with left hemiparesis and confused conversation. Computed tomography showed a mass lesion with rim enhancement in the right parietal lobe. He developed meningeal irritation the day after admission. Emergent fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed a clear hyperintense component in the(More)
Licorice ingestion, as well as mutations in the HSD11B2 gene, inhibits 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11βHSD2) enzyme activity, causing the syndrome of apparent mineral corticoid excess (AME). However, the combined effect of licorice ingestion and an HSD11B2 mutation has never been reported, until now. In this study, we demonstrated that licorice(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have reported the clinical efficacy of temozolomide (TMZ) treatment for high-grade glioma, but information on Japanese populations has been limited. This study assessed the safety and early outcomes of TMZ treatment, with or without combination therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The subjects comprised ten patients with high-grade(More)
A 37-year-old woman presented with a rare cavernous malformation of the ventral midbrain with brainstem hemorrhage manifesting as sudden onset of headache and vomiting. The lesion was removed successfully through a transsylvian approach and a medial peduncular route. Postoperatively, her oculomotor nerve paresis worsened temporarily, but diplopia(More)
We have been investigating the molecular efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA), which is one type of acupuncture therapy. In our previous molecular biological study of acupuncture, we found an EA-induced gene, named acupuncture-induced 1-L (Aig1l), in mouse skeletal muscle. The aims of this study consisted of identification of the full-length cDNA sequence of(More)
We report a case of ruptured tectal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) that was demonstrated angiographically only after removal of an unruptured occipital AVM. A 57-year-old man presented with sudden onset of diplopia and tinnitus. Computed tomography revealed a small hemorrhage in the right tectum mesencephali with intraventricular hemorrhage. Magnetic(More)