Satoshi Teraoka

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The ATM gene variants segregating in ataxia-telangiectasia families are associated with increased breast cancer risk, but the contribution of specific variants has been difficult to estimate. Previous small studies suggested two functional variants, c.7271T>G and c.1066-6T>G (IVS10-6T>G), are associated with increased risk. Using population-based blood(More)
Stenosis at the graft–vein junction caused by intimal hyperplasia (IH) is the major cause of failure of vascular access grafts used for hemodialysis. There is a strong relationship between hemodynamic factors and formation of IH. The hemodynamic pattern and the location of IH are different in arterial bypass grafts (ABGs) compared with arteriovenous grafts(More)
BACKGROUND In 2002, we introduced the anti-CD20 chimeric antibody, rituximab, for ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation (ABO-IKT). Here, we report the 5-year outcome obtained using rituximab as part of the preoperative regimen for ABO-IKT. METHODS Between January 2002 and December 2008, 408 patients underwent living-related kidney transplantation at our(More)
To facilitate the evaluation of ATM heterozygotes for susceptibility to other diseases, such as breast cancer, we have attempted to define the most common mutations and their frequencies in ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) homozygotes from 10 ethnic populations. Both genomic mutations and their effects on cDNA were characterized. Protein-truncation testing of(More)
UNLABELLED An intraoperative fluorescent imaging system (SPY system; Novadaq Technologies, Inc, Concord, Ontario, Canada) that enables vascular surgeons to confirm the location and states of the reconstructed vessels during surgery, has been developed in the field of open heart surgery. In this paper, we evaluated the usefulness of the SPY system in kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT) is a noteworthy method to treat patients with renal hyperparathyroidism (RHPT). This study was performed to enable the authors to propose appropriate indications for PEIT. METHODS The authors injected anhydrous ethanol under ultrasonographic guidance into the parathyroid glands of 74 patients with(More)
Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is an early onset autosomal recessive ataxia associated with characteristic chromosomal aberrations, cell cycle checkpoint defects, cancer susceptibility, and sensitivity to ionizing radiation. We utilized the protein truncation test (PTT), and single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) on cDNA, as well as denaturing high(More)
This prospective, non-randomized, multicenter cohort study analyzed the safety and efficacy of a steroid-free immunosuppressive (IS) protocol for hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive living donor liver transplant (LDLT) recipients in Japan. Of 68 patients enrolled from 13 transplant centers, 56 fulfilled the inclusion/exclusion criteria; 27 were assigned the(More)
To study the relevance of anti-donor antibody (ADA) to chronic rejection in kidney transplantation, we retrospectively examined the long-term kinetics of ADA by flow cytometric analysis. Among 537 recipients who underwent living-donor kidney transplantation between 1986 and 1994, 29 patients with chronic rejection (CR group) and 33 patients with stable(More)