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Rapidly destructive coxarthrosis (RDC) is known to affect elderly women, but its etiology is unknown. This is the first report to our knowledge, based on a search of the English literature, that reveals the entire process of hip destruction from the onset to the terminal stage of RDC, in an 80-year-old woman. Radiographic evaluation showed subchondral(More)
OBJECTIVES We retrospectively reviewed the clinical outcome and long-term cancer control of patients with localized large renal-cell carcinomas (RCCs) who underwent laparoscopic radical nephrectomy in comparison to open procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-one patients with RCCs greater than 7 cm who underwent radical nephrectomy between(More)
INTRODUCTION Astronauts experience weight loss during spaceflight. Future space missions require a more efficient exercise program not only to maintain work efficiency, but also to control increased energy expenditure (EE). When discussing issues concerning EE incurred through exercise, excess post-exercise energy expenditure (EPEE) must also be considered.(More)
UNLABELLED Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing medical problem around the world. NAFLD patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can develop cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The ability to distinguish NASH from simple steatosis would be of great clinical significance. Ballooning hepatocytes are characteristic of typical(More)
BACKGROUND Fucosylated haptoglobin (Fuc-Hpt) is a novel cancer biomarker in a variety of pathological conditions. We previously found that the level of Fuc-Hpt is increased in the sera of patients with pancreatic cancer, and established a lectin antibody ELISA using Aleuria aurantia lectin, which specifically binds to fucosylated residues on(More)
The purpose of this study was to reveal any association between cardiorespiratory fitness level and excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) using three cycling protocols with varying degrees of exercise intensity, i.e., sprint interval training (SIT), high-intensity interval aerobic training (HIAT), and continuous aerobic training (CAT). Ten healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a short version of the motor Functional Independence Measure (FIM) for use in long-term care settings. PARTICIPANTS For model construction, the participants were 398 community-dwelling persons with disability (mean age 79.3 years (SD 10.3)) who were receiving visiting nurse services. For cross-validation, 169 patients with stroke(More)
Taijin Kyofusho (TKS), a disorder characterized by a fear of interpersonal relations, and regarded as a culture-bound disorder in Japan, is related to social anxiety disorder (SAD). A variant of TKS, the 'offensive type' involves fear of offending others by one's inappropriate social behavior or appearance. Reports of offensive-type TKS have hitherto been(More)
BACKGROUND Although transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (TUR-Bt) alone has been standard treatment for single superficial bladder carcinoma, some authors reported a certain prophylactic effect of a single immediate intravesical instillation of chemotherapeutic agent after TUR-Bt. A prospective randomized study was conducted to determine whether a(More)
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound is a pain-free therapy performed daily at home by the patient and has been shown to promote fracture healing. Teriparatide is a parathyroid hormone preparation that activates osteoblastic bone formation and is also reported to be effective in promoting bony union. We report the case of a 56-year-old Japanese male with a(More)