Shuji Toya

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Thirteen patients with primary brain lymphoma (PBL) were treated with radiotherapy. Three patients also had ocular involvement with retinal masses at initial presentation. All but one patient received conventional whole brain irradiation and, in addition, spinal irradiation, intrathecal methotrexate or orbital irradiation were given in two, two and four(More)
Anti-SS-A/Ro antibody (SS-A) and anti-SS-B/La antibody (SS-B) are important serologic markers in the diagnostic criteria for Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (SS). Although anti-centromere antibody (ACA)-positive SS is frequently experienced, ACA is not included in these criteria. The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical features of ACA-positive SS(More)
Pregnancy and parturition involve a complex and poorly understood molecular and biological interplay between mother and fetus. Inflammatory cytokines have been reported to be associated with fetal growth and parturition. The aim of this study was to examine whether common proinflammatory cytokine polymorphisms are associated with preterm birth (PTB), low(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Many individuals in an aging society experience oral dryness. Maintaining the flow of saliva and the presence of antimicrobial substances is important to maintain oral health. The inhibition of the secretion of antimicrobial substances could lead to oral dryness. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial(More)
The purpose of this study is to clarify the clinical significance of urinary 6-HMP in patients with cancer of the digestive organs. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to determine 6-HMP in first morning urine. Conclusions were as follows: 1. Cut off level of urinary 6-HMP was defined as 0.079 μg/ml, from 87 normal subjects. 2. The daily(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between medicine and stimulated saliva and oral moisture. METHODS Fourteen patients with subjective oral dryness and 13 healthy adults were enrolled in this study. Disease, medicine, and medicines that had a side effect of oral dryness were investigated. The Saxon test was performed by(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine the influence of repetitive saliva-swallowing for the level of oral moisture using an oral-moisture checking device. METHODS Subjects were 24 healthy adults (HA) and 20 patients with oral dryness, 10 of whom had Sjögren syndrome or who had undergone radiation therapy (ODSR) and 10 who had not experienced ODSR(More)
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