Ryohei Otsuka

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We report a marked difference in concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) between serum and plasma in patients with Crow-Fukase syndrome (CFS). The serum/plasma VEGF levels in 4 CFS patients were 8,634/152, 5,203/176, 3,724/127, and 868/13 pg/ml, respectively. We also showed that platelets were a major source of this VEGF and that VEGF was(More)
We have demonstrated that metoclopramide stimulates cortisol secretion at least in part by a stress-mediated effect in normal men. To examine further the effect of the drug on the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal system, we studied the cortisol response to 20 mg metoclopramide in patients with acromegaly, prolactinomas, and functional hyperprolactinemia and(More)
Beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2-MG) levels were determined in serum, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and tumor cyst fluid obtained from patients with a variety of intracranial tumors. In addition, a simultaneous determination of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) was carried out in some patients. The beta 2-MG levels were elevated in 11/101 intracranial tumors,(More)
The following is derived from joint works of the senior author and his colleagues; Drs. M. Hosui, T. Higuti, K. Akaike, R. otsuka, Y. Sakai and Y. Nakamura. There are many applicable methods in the treatment of chronic sinusitis with penicillin and there are some conflicting opinions about the results. In order to determine the degree of effectiveity and(More)