Shigeru Takashima

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Perineal rectosigmoidectomy (Altemeier's procedure), as used for the surgical treatment of full-thickness rectal prolapse, has a long history. The physiological derangement in patients with rectal prolapse is complex, frequently showing impairment of the rectoanal inhibitory reflex, intermittent high-pressure rectal motor activity, disturbances in anorectal(More)
In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion is a local thermal therapy that is used for several conditions. Quantifying the effects of moxibustion therapy has been difficult because the treatment temperature depends on the physician's experience, and the temperature distribution in the target area is not uniform. This prospective observational study aims(More)
BACKGROUND In traditional Japanese and Chinese medicine, warming the abdomen with moxibustion or herbal medicines has been used for various diseases. However, the effects of these therapies on hemodynamics have not been clear. We clarify the physiological effects of these therapies on the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) blood flow. PARTICIPANTS AND(More)
Moxibustion therapy has been used in East Asian medicine for more than a thousand years. However, there are some problems associated with this therapy in clinical practice. These problems include lack of control over the treatment temperature, emission of smoke, and uneven temperature distribution over the treatment region. In order to resolve these(More)
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