Shoko Takeuchi

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This study examines attitudinal differences related to osteoporosis between first and second generation Japanese-American women. In an interview, the women completed a battery of tests assessing their attitudes, values, and beliefs about the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of osteoporosis. The groups differed in their general knowledge of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to create a multiple regression model for predicting hearing outcomes of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL). METHODS The participants were 205 consecutive patients (205 ears) with ISSNHL (hearing level ≥ 40 dB, interval between onset and treatment ≤ 30 days). They received systemic steroid administration(More)
Sleep apnea is sometimes associated with hypothyroidism, but the significance of thyroid function screening in sleep apnea patients has been controversial. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between thyroid function and sleep apnea in subjects who were suspected to have sleep apnea. We enrolled 156 consecutive subjects suspected of(More)
Current evidence indicates that transient receptor potential (TRP) channel activity involves a relationship between opening of pannexin-1 and release of ATP into the extracellular space. We examined the effects of agonists of thermosensitive TRP channels (TRPM8, TRPA1, TRPV1, and TRPV2) on ATP release from rat nasal mucosa, and measured ciliary beat(More)
Different crystal packing of hydrates from anhydrate crystals leads to different physical properties, such as solubility and stability. Investigation of the potential of varied hydrate formation, and understanding the stability in an anhydrous/hydrate system, are crucial to prevent an undesired transition during the manufacturing process and storage. Only(More)
A 63-year-old man presented with a tumor in his left supraclavicular fossa. Aspiration biopsy of the tumor revealed metastasis of an adenocarcinoma. Further examination indicated the presence of advanced sigmoid colon cancer with metastases to Virchow's lymph nodes and the para-aortic lymph nodes. Sigmoidectomy with D3 lymph node dissection was performed.(More)
In cases of advanced rectal cancer, preoperative chemoradiotherapy( CRT) serves to improve the local control rate, survival rate, radical resection rate, and/or probability of sphincter muscle preservation. According to the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum (JSCCR) guidelines 2010 for the treatment of colorectal cancer, preoperative CRT is(More)
We report a case of gastric cancer accompanied by disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow treated with S-1 and cisplatin( CDDP) combination chemotherapy. The patient was a 68-year-old woman who was detected as having disseminated intravascular coagulation( DIC) during an examination for gastric cancer and she was diagnosed as having disseminated(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, the rate of pregnant women who practice antenatal perineal massage was only 15.1%. AIM The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a smartphone website and a leaflet to support antenatal perineal massage practice for primiparous women. METHODS In a randomised control trial, 161 primiparous women were randomly assigned to a(More)