Ryuki Fukuda

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In this study, we examined expressions of several adhesion molecules (AdMs), i.e. leukocyte function antigen-1 (LFA-1: CD11a/CD18), Hermes homing receptor (CD44) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1: CD54), on leukemia cells from 51 adult patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemias (AMLs) to elucidate clinical significance of these AdM(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Helicobacter pylori eradication clearly decreases peptic ulcer recurrence rates. H. pylori eradication is achieved in 70-90% of cases, but treatment failures due to poor patient compliance and resistant organisms do occur. Lactobacillus gasseri can suppress both clarithromycin-susceptible and -resistant strains of H. pylori in vitro. The(More)
An 81-year-old woman presented with a chief complaint of swelling of both lower legs. She had a history of surgery for cancers of the stomach, rectum and colon. Among her immediate family members, her son had colon and rectal cancers, and her sister had ovarian cancer. After close examination the patient was diagnosed with small intestine cancer and(More)
We studied a patient with an indolent leukemia which behaved similarly to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Leukemic cells, however, showed larger cell diameters and lower nuclear/cytoplasmic ratios than typical CLL cells, and contained numerous cytoplasmic vacuoles. The cells also demonstrated some morphologic characteristics of hairy cell leukemia.(More)
Twenty patients with aplastic anemia underwent long-term administration (10 weeks) of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) in doses from 50 to 800 micrograms/m2 per day by intravenous infusion or 50 to 100 micrograms/m2 per day by subcutaneous injection and re-combinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) in doses ranging from 2000 to(More)
Recently, a novel Helicobacter pylori stool antigen test (Testmate pylori antigen EIA) using monoclonal antibodies against H. pylori catalase has been developed commercially. This study assessed the diagnostic usefulness of the stool antigen test compared with a polyclonal enzyme immunoassay (HpSA test) after H. pylori eradication. A total of 150 patients(More)
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the exocrine glands accompanied by mononuclear cell infiltration. The histopathological features of the salivary and lacrimal glands of SS resemble those of the thyroid glands of autoimmune thyroiditis (chronic thyroiditis; CT). In addition, both SS and CT frequently recognized in the patients(More)
We present an unusual case of a patient with scrub typhus who developed acalculous cholecystitis, aseptic meningitis and mononeuritis multiplex. The patient was successfully treated with oral minocycline. To our knowledge, this is the first report of mononeuritis multiplex caused by scrub typhus.
BACKGROUND Interkeukin-1 (IL-1) gene cluster polymorphisms that are thought to enhance the production of IL-1beta are associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. To determine the role of host genetic factors in Helicobacter pylori infection, we examined the relationship between gastric mucosal IL-1beta levels and IL-1B polymorphisms in patients(More)