Setsuko Otsuka

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether treatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), which mobilizes endothelial progenitor cells from bone marrow, can safely improve the clinical outcomes of patients with atherosclerotic peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-nine patients with intractable PAD(More)
The effects of epidermal growth factor (EGF) on pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH) release and on the releases induced by oestradiol (E2) and LH-releasing hormone (LRH) were examined in a sequential double chamber perifusion system. In this system the mediobasal hypothalami (MBH) and/or pituitaries excised from normally cycling female rats in dioestrus were(More)
The pelvic region of random bred female ICR-JCL mice and CF1 mice was irradiated with various doses of X-rays at 1-week intervals to determine the relationship between the X-ray dose and induction of rectal carcinoma. The incidence of rectal carcinoma in ICR mice was zero after a single dose of 2,000 rad of X-rays, but 31% after a single dose of 3,000 rad,(More)
We report the death of a 61-year-old Japanese man massively transfused during and after emergency aortic surgery. Postoperative on day 8, he died after cardiac arrest associated with hyperkalemia. Indirect antiglobulin testing demonstrated both anti-Di(b) and anti-E antibodies pre-transfusion, and elevation of their titers as the delayed hemolytic(More)
The effect of prolactin (Prl) on oestrogen-induced gonadotrophin secretion was examined in vitro in a sequential double chamber perfusion system. As control groups, mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH)-pituitary pairs or pituitaries without the MBHs were perifused with Medium 199. As an experimental group, MBH-pituitary pairs were perifused with Medium 199(More)