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Congenital absence of the terminal portion of the portal vein with visceral venous return to the suprahepatic inferior vena cava, a rare malformation, was demonstrated in an 18-year-old Japanese woman. She had nodular hyperplasia in the liver and a non-functioning pancreatic endocrine tumour. It is generally believed that reduction of portal venous flow(More)
We examined the effects of the long-term ingestion of dietary diacylglycerols (DG) in a double-blind controlled study of human lipid metabolism. Healthy men (n = 38; aged from 27 to 49 y, body mass index (BMI) ranging from 21.8 to 27.4 kg/m(2)) completed the study. To accustom the subjects to the test diets prior to the experiment, they were supplied with(More)
A partial nucleotide sequence of the mRNA encoding a major part of elongation factor 1 alpha (EF1 alpha) from a mitochondria-lacking protozoan, Giardia lamblia, was reported, and the phylogenetic relationship among lower eukaryotes was inferred by the maximum-likelihood and maximum-parsimony methods of protein phylogeny. Both the methods consistently(More)
Parathyroid glands are frequently located in thymus, and it is essential to resect thymic tissue from the neck incision, especially in surgery for renal hyperparathyroidism (HPT). In this study, we evaluated the incidence, location, and type of intrathymic parathyroid glands in 902 patients who underwent initial parathyroidectomy (PTx) for advanced renal(More)
Twenty-seven cases of endometriosis were found in 94 female cynomolgus monkeys retired from breeding. The ages of the affected monkeys (28.7% of all the monkeys) ranged from 11 years to 23 years of age with an average of 15.3 years. There was no significant difference in the incidence of endometriosis between groups which had or had not undergone a cesarean(More)
Portal vein thrombosis was thought to be a common complication of liver cirrhosis in the past. The incidence of angiographically demonstrable portal vein thrombosis was studied in 708 consecutive patients with unequivocal cirrhosis seen in the past 10 yr in whom either transhepatic portography or superior mesenteric arterial portography clearly delineated(More)
In renal hyperparathyroidism (HPT), the parathyroid glands initially proliferate diffusely and polyclonally, and are then transformed to monoclonal nodular hyperplasia with aggressive growth potential. In this study we evaluated the relationship between the maximal dimension of parathyroid glands estimated by ultrasonography (US) and the hyperplastic(More)
A mouse hepatitis virus, strain JHM, grown on DBT cell culture was inoculated intranasally into ICR-SLC weanling mice, and histopathological lesions were studied in relation to viral growth. In the spleen virus titer reached a peak of 10(3) PFU/0.2G 48 H after inoculation, and later it decreased gradually. No virus was detected from the liver throughout the(More)
BACKGROUND Parathyroidectomy (PTx) is the most successful treatment for advanced secondary hyperparathyroidism (2HPT) not responsive to medical treatment. However, persistent HPT remains problematic after PTx if some glands remain. The clinical course in patients with persistent 2HPT was evaluated to clarify the risk for re-operation after PTx. METHODS(More)