PhD Eizo Okamoto MD

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In order to test the hypothesis that esophageal achalasia may be due to neurotropic viral damage to the esophageal myenteric plexus, esophageal tissue with or without achalasia was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction for the presence of human herpes virus DNA or measles virus RNA. The DNA and RNA were extracted from the esophageal muscle of 12 patients(More)
Neural mechanisms controlling retrograde giant contraction during vomiting were studied in six conscious dogs with implanted strain gauge force transducers. The small intestine was divided into proximal (P), middle (M), and distal (D) segments. These segments were transplanted on intact mesenteric neurovascular pedicles. In three dogs, M and D segments were(More)
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