Seira Nishimoto

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A boy was born with an appendage on his right lateral canthus, with associated supernumerary auricles on the right cheek and a right ocular dermoid. We resected the appendage. Its core was composed of elastic cartilage, as is the external auricle. The lateral canthus overlaps facial cleft line No. 8 in Tessier's classification [Plast Reconstr Surg 4 (1976)(More)
Congenital duplication of the lower extremity is quite rare. Only 26 cases have been reported so far. A female infant with incomplete duplication of lower limb and with hypothyroidism was reported. Her mother's pregnancy and delivery was uneventful. A tube-like skin tissue was found on the posterior aspect of the infant's left thigh. Her left foot presented(More)
The periflux blood flow (PBF) response pattern in the fingertips determined with a periflux laser Doppler flowmeter was analyzed in a standing test in which the subject was instructed to stand up from the sitting position and in Valsalva's maneuver in which respiration was held for 10 s at the maximum inspiration, and indicators such as reaction time (RT),(More)
The effect of fructose on the formation of advanced Maillard reaction products which have fluorescence and cross-links was investigated. Type I collagen was added to various concentrations of glucose and fructose which were then incubated at 37 C for 4 weeks. Both the level of furosine and the fluorescence intensity increased in direct proportion to glucose(More)
Surgery in the head and neck often results in large and complex tissue defects. The free rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap has many advantages for reconstruction of these defects. A good volume of tissue can be harvested with a long and large-diameter vascular pedicle. A reliable blood supply enables thinning, shaping and molding of the flap, and it(More)
The extent of glycation in pieces of human aorta was estimated by determining the content of furosine, which is derived from fructose-lysine through acid hydrolysis. Glycation of human aorta was found to increase with advancing age. A significant positive correlation was found between the degree of atherosclerosis and the furosine level in the aorta in(More)
The Microvascular Anastomotic System (3M coupler) uses a friction-fit union of implant rings composed of high-density polyethylene and stainless-steel pins. Several reports have described equal or greater patency rates, as well as more rapid performance, using the device, compared to conventional suturing techniques. Eighty-nine patients, who underwent head(More)
A putative new herpesvirus, designated Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) or human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) was recently identified in AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma. The DNA sequence of the virus is homologous to the gamma-herpesviruses such as herpesvirus Saimiri or Epstein-Barr virus, both of which are tumorigenic, suggesting that this new virus(More)
Furosine, which was formed by acid hydrolysis of fructose-lysine, was determined and used as an indicator of glycosylated protein. The diabetic patients had significantly higher fructose-lysine levels in finger nails than healthy subjects [10.8 +/- 4.6% (mean +/- S.D.) vs 4.2 +/- 1.1%]. The best correlation was found between the fructose-lysine value and(More)