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OBJECTIVE In a rat monoiodoacetic acid (MIA)-induced arthritis model, the amount of MIA commonly used was too high, resulting in rapid bone destruction. We examined the effect of MIA concentrations on articular cartilage and infrapatellar fat pad (IFP). We also established an original system for "macroscopic cartilage and bone score" and "IFP inflammation(More)
A 65-year-old man presented with the chief complaint of cough. Chest computed tomography showed the mediastinal tumor. The tumor was resected under the 4th intercostal thoracotomy and the mediastinal approach. The biphasic type of localized malignant mesothelioma was diagnosed by the pathological findings. The postoperative course was uneventful. After(More)
INTRODUCTION Complete spontaneous necrosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) without any pretreatment or angiography is rare. We present a rare case of spontaneous complete necrosis of HCC, as confirmed after hepatectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE The patient, a 74-year-old man with a history of alcoholic hepatitis, was referred to our hospital for(More)
Eleven patients who had been surgically treated from 1988 to 1999 were retrospectively reviewed in order to evaluate the efficacy of ventilation tube insertion and mastoidectomy with, or without, mastoid obliteration for intractable middle-ear cholesterol granuloma. The mean age registered was 17.2 years at the time of surgical treatment. All cases were(More)
An optical-microcavity-based sensor is an important building block for an optofluidics system, because it allows us to fabricate small devices with high sensitivity. Here we describe the detection of NaCl and pH in water using a silica toroid microcavity. First we demonstrate the detection of NaCl particles, and show that a detection sensitivity of 0.38 mM(More)
OBJECTIVE Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy (OWHTO) for knee osteoarthritis and for osteonecrosis has reported good results. Use of low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) after OWHTO had become an option for the treatment of OWHTO since April 2016. The purpose of this study was to examine whether LIPUS has an accelerating effect on synostosis after(More)
Primary small intestinal adenocarcinoma is rare and its outcome is poor. A 46-year-old man admitted for vomiting was found in enhanced abdominal CT to have local jejunum stenosis and dilation at its oral site. A partial jejunectomy was performed and a jejunal tumor with multiple disseminated nodules in the peritoneum was revealed. Histologically, the(More)
BACKGROUND Cross-linked hyaluronan--also called Hylan G-F 20--is a medical device developed to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. However, it is still controversial whether Hylan G-F 20 has a cartilage protective effect in trauma-induced osteoarthritis. We investigated whether Hylan G-F 20 delayed osteoarthritis progression in a partial meniscectomized rat(More)