Satoshi Kawaguchi

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The authors describe the case of a gas-filled intradural cyst of the lumbar spine that caused radicular pain. The cyst was similar to an intervertebral vacuum disc phenomenon and the cystic gas collection resembled the features of gas-containing pseudocyst, herniated intradiscal gas, or free gas, all of which have been found in the epidural space.
Background: Synovial sarcoma is a high-grade malignant tumor of soft tissue, characterized by the specific chromosomal translocation t(X;18), and its resultant SYT-SSX fusion gene. Despite intensive multimodality therapy, the majority of metastatic or relapsed diseases still remain incurable, thus suggesting a need for new therapeutic options. We previously(More)
STUDY DESIGN Peripheral sensory functions in patients with radiculopathy resulting from lumbar disc herniation and in control individuals were analyzed using current perception threshold testing. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the severity of sensory disturbance quantitatively in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Subjective(More)
Angiogenesis inhibitors are a novel class of promising therapeutic agents for treating cancer. TNP-470, a systemic analogue of fumagillin, is an angiogenesis inhibitor capable of suppressing the tumorigenicity in several animal models even though the mechanisms of action have not been completely clarified. In the current study, we investigated the effects(More)
A Neurometer device is an electrical nerve stimulator used to determine the current perception threshold (CPT) evoked by stimulating A-beta fibers at 2,000 Hz, A-delta fibers at 250 Hz and C fibers at 5 Hz. CPT evaluation is used for analyzing peripheral nerve dysfunction. In this study, the sensory disturbance of the lower-extremity was quantitatively(More)
OBJECT External supports serve as a traditional treatment option for osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs). However, the role of external supports in the treatment of OVF remains inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of a rigid external support in the healing of OVFs by prospectively evaluating union (fracture settling) rates(More)
BACKGROUND To develop peptide-based immunotherapy for osteosarcoma, we previously identified papillomavirus binding factor (PBF) as a CTL-defined osteosarcoma antigen in the context of HLA-B55. However, clinical application of PBF-based immunotherapy requires identification of naturally presented CTL epitopes in osteosarcoma cells in the context of more(More)
We performed a retrospective review of medical charts regarding blood d-dimer levels determined cross-sectionally by the latex agglutination assay in 1952 samples from 1185 women to determine changes in d-dimer levels according to the stage of pregnancy. Three of 17 women in whom further investigations were performed were found to have clinical venous(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to underscore problems associated with the dipstick test and determination of protein concentration alone in spot-urine (P-test) compared with spot-urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (P/Cr test) and to determine whether urine collection for 24-h test was complete. MATERIAL AND METHODS Dipstick and P/Cr tests were performed(More)
Synopsis: Retrospective analysis indicated that repeated positive dipstick test results in 16 two successive antenatal visits warrant a need for confirmation test of significant 17 proteinuria. Abstract 22 Objective: To determine how urine dipstick test, edema, and/or excessive weight gain 23 (EWG, defined as ≥ 500 g/week) at antenatal visits predict(More)