Learn More
BACKGROUND Susceptibility-weighted imaging is a novel high-spatial-resolution three-dimensional gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging technique with phase postprocessing that accentuates the paramagnetic properties of blood products. The use of susceptibility-weighted imaging for epileptic focus localization in the acute stage of encephalopathy in a(More)
The effects of aflatoxin (AF), a hepatotoxic agent and the strongest carcinogen in nature, on polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) chemotaxis and chemiluminescence (CL) were studied. Luminol-dependent CL activity, which reflects the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from PMNs, was up-regulated to approximately 150% when PMNs were treated with 0.05(More)
PURPOSE To study the effects of antiglaucoma drugs on metabolism within the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the ocular surface, including corneal, conjunctival, and subconjunctival tissue. METHOD Several antiglaucoma drugs--including beta-blockers, alpha/beta-blockers, alpha1-blocker, alpha2-agonist, and prostaglandin derivative-were topically administrated(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to assess midterm results after acetabular impaction bone grafting (IBG) in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) with large acetabular segmental defect. METHODS Primary THA with IBG for DDH with large acetabular segmental defect was performed in 40 hips of 38(More)
Our previous study suggested the possibilities that dicyclanil (DC), a nongenotoxic carcinogen, produces oxidative stress in the liver of the two-stage hepatocarcinogenesis model of mice and the stress induced probably causes secondary oxidative DNA damage. However, clear evidences demonstrating the relationship between DC-induced hepatocarcinogenesis,(More)
To evaluate their defense level against bacterial infection of patients with liver cirrhosis, we compared the luminol-dependent chemiluminescence (CL) response of peripheral blood from 40 patients with that from 40 healthy volunteers. Small quantities of heparinized whole blood (100 microl; final dilution, 1:10) were used for phagocytes, and CL was measured(More)
PURPOSE To report clinical and immunologic aspects of cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR). DESIGN Observational consecutive case series. METHODS A retrospective review was made of 18 consecutive patients with cancer-associated retinopathy who had antiretinal antibody determination by Western blot testing. RESULTS Clinically, a variety of ophthalmic(More)
Microarray and RT-PCR analyses were performed for the transgene and Ras-related genes in forestomach squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) induced by 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) in rasH2 mice; these results were compared with our previous molecular data of N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea-induced forestomach SCCs and urethane-induced lung adenomas in rasH2 mice.(More)
Trehalose is a disaccharide which plays an important role in preserving cells from completely dehydrated circumstances. In this study, we investigated effects of trehalose on proliferative activity of fibroblasts and epithelial cells both in vitro and in vivo. As in vitro assessment, normal human dermal fibroblasts and normal human epidermal keratinocytes(More)