Shinichiu Kihara

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OBJECTIVE Meningospinal and cranial dural adhesions were compared in a canine model, after duraplasty using nonpenetrating clips or penetrating needles and sutures. METHODS Fourteen dogs underwent bilateral craniotomies and duraplasties, with implantation of dural prostheses (DuraGuard; Biovascular Corp., Minneapolis, MN), using either 6-0 silk sutures or(More)
The infantile fibrosarcoma, a rare tumor phenotypically similar to the adult fibrosarcoma, frequently has a benign course marked by spontaneous regression. Because biologic mechanisms responsible for this regression remain unexplained, an investigation of the role of apoptotic cell death is warranted. The rate of apoptotic cell death has been compared in(More)
To the Editor:—We read with great scientific interest the study of Vuyk et al. reporting three cases in which volunteers receiving combinations of propofol and midazolam remained responsive to verbal command although the Bispectral Index (BIS) values were at, or just above, 40, the area considered to be associated with adequate hypnosis for surgery (BIS,(More)
The authors report here a case of lymphoepithelial cystic lesion (LECL) of unknown origin in the mediastinum, which is closely related to a signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma. A 73-year-old man presented with a mass as revealed on a chest x-ray. During surgical operation, a solid, well-circumscribed and encapsulated 9 X 9 X 8 cm tumor was isolated from the(More)
To the Editor:—We read with great scientific interest the study of Vuyk et al. reporting three cases in which volunteers receiving combinations of propofol and midazolam remained responsive to verbal command although the Bispectral Index (BIS) values were at, or just above, 40, the area considered to be associated with adequate hypnosis for surgery (BIS,(More)
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