Nobuhiro Sato

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Agonists of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-gamma have been shown to reduce tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha)-induced insulin resistance. On the other hand, sensitization of Kupffer cells to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and their production of TNF-alpha are critical for progression of alcoholic liver injury. This study was intended to(More)
Emerging evidence has suggested a critical role of leptin in hepatic inflammation and fibrogenesis, however, the precise mechanisms underlying the profibrogenic action of leptin in the liver has not been well elucidated. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the expression and functions of leptin receptors (Ob-R) in hepatic sinusoidal(More)
Microcirculation plays a crucial role in mucosal physiological function as well as repair of gastric mucosal damage. Endothelial cell damage is known to disturb microcirculation and suppress angiogenesis. Therefore, the direct effect of Helicobacter pylori on endothelial cells in vitro was investigated with H. pylori water extract. The effect of H. pylori(More)
PURPOSE Cleft lip repair is performed in the supine position, tilting the head back under general anesthesia. However, postoperative results are evaluated in the upright position while patients are awake. The purpose of this study was to anthropometrically assess whether nasolabial features of infants with unilateral cleft lip are influenced by posture and(More)
Autofluorescence spectra of neoplastic tissues have been reported to be significantly different from those of normal tissues when excited by blue or violet light. From this concept, a light-induced autofluorescence endoscopic imaging system for gastrointestinal mucosa (LIFE-GI; Xillix, Canada and Olympus, Japan) has been newly developed and the clinical(More)
We report a case of a 37-year-old Japanese female. She had a Tessier no. 8 craniofacial cleft and an orbital lipoma in the lateral canthal region. Excisional surgery and pathological examination revealed a genuine lipoma. No other case has been reported in the literature. Here, we present our case of a rare genuine lipoma located in lateral canthal region(More)
BACKGROUND Post-polypectomy hemorrhage is one of the complications of colonscopic polypectomy. And there is no definitive and convenient laboratory test that could be used to predict risk of delayed post-polypectomy hemorrhage. This research aimed to study risk prediction of delayed post-polypectomy hemorrhage using serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level as a(More)
BACKGROUND Although airway management with neuromuscular blockade (NMB) alone is discouraged in the emergency department (ED), our previous study demonstrated that many patients were intubated using NMBs alone without sedatives. To refute this practice, we sought to compare the intubation success and adverse event rates between NMBs only and rapid sequence(More)
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