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BACKGROUND Thymic carcinoma is a rare tumor. Limited data are available regarding the effectiveness of treatment and the prognosis of thymic carcinoma. The present study aimed to clarify the prognostic factors in patients who underwent resection. METHODS The study retrospectively reviewed 21 patients (15 men, 6 women) with thymic carcinoma who had(More)
There are physiological variations in the levels of leucocytes. Among these, the circadian rhythm is very important in terms of the magnitude. Since newly identified lymphocyte subsets (i.e. extrathymic T cells) have recently been detected, a comprehensive study of the circadian rhythm was conducted. All leucocytes were found to vary in number or proportion(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to determine whether a computer-aided nursing (CAN) diagnosis system improves diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. METHODS A randomized crossover trial was performed using two kinds of case studies with 42 nurses as subjects. The subjects were divided into a group using the CAN diagnosis system and a group using a handbook of(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of medial and lateral femoral posterior condylar offset have disagreed on whether posterior condylar offset affects maximum knee flexion angle after TKA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether posterior condylar offset was correlated with knee flexion angle 1 year after surgery in (1) a PCL-retaining meniscal-bearing TKA implant, or in (2)(More)
AIM This study was undertaken 5 months after the 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake in Japan to assess factors that impacted on psychological distress and its recovery. METHODS Three thousand and twenty-six adult victims who lived in temporary shelter and in seriously damaged areas were evaluated by questionnaire. The questionnaire queried subject profile,(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the changes between preoperation and postoperation in each posterior condylar offset (PCO) using computed tomography (CT) and to compare them to conventional radiographic (x-ray) evaluation in total knee arthroplasty. One hundred nine knees in 97 patients were evaluated. The medial PCO was significantly larger before(More)
BACKGROUND Stiffness after a TKA can cause patient dissatisfaction and diminished function, therefore it is important to characterize predictors of ROM after TKA. Studies of AP translation in conscious individuals disagree whether AP translation affects maximum knee flexion angle after implantation of a highly congruent sphere and trough geometry(More)
PURPOSE Anteroposterior (AP) joint translation is an important indicator of good clinical outcome following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study evaluated the in vivo relationship between changes in the degree of voluntary soft tissue tension and flexion angle versus simultaneous AP translation after TKA. METHODS A posterior cruciate ligament(More)
The in vivo relationship between the degree of voluntary soft tissue tension and articular conformity after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and anteroposterior (AP) displacement was simultaneously investigated by analyzing LCS prostheses (posterior cruciate ligament-sacrificing rotating platform design) in 20 knees from 20 patients. AP displacement was(More)
Con A-induced hepatic injury of mice accompanied by elevated transaminase was inhibited after in vivo depletion of liver NK cells and NK1+ T cells with intermediate TCR by anti-NK1 Ab or anti-IL-2Rbeta Ab. However, depletion of liver NK cells alone by anti-asialo-GM1 Ab did not inhibit hepatic injury. Although depletion of NK1+ T cells inhibited Con(More)