Takashi Mizushima

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Pressor response is carried in afferent fibers of somatic nerves to increase blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) during static exercise in humans. However, there is no information that peripheral responses restore muscle contraction with nerve transfer operation. In this study, we aimed to assess isometric exercise-induced pressor responses in patients(More)
UNLABELLED Due to the reduced physical activity of patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty (THA), there are no home-based exercise training regimens for preventing muscle atrophy and aerobic capacity impairment in these patients. We examined whether interval walking training (IWT) could prevented these issues. Twenty-eight female patients (∼60(More)
A 36-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 17 years was referred to our hospital because of severe abdominal pain and repeated bloody diarrhea that persisted during pregnancy despite combination therapy with high-dose corticosteroids and weekly granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis (GMA). She underwent(More)
The pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease involves excessive immune effects of inflammatory cells against gut microbes. In genetically predisposed individuals, these effects are considered to contribute to the initiation and perpetuation of mucosal injury. Oxidative stress is a fundamental tissue-destructive mechanisms that can occur due to the(More)
Background/Aims Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement is effective for dysphagia that results from malignant obstruction of the esophagus or gastric cardia; however, stent-related complications may be life-threatening. Thus, the goal of this study was to identify risk factors associated with complications following esophageal stenting. Methods(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS A barbed puncture needle with a side hole was recently developed to improve sample quality and quantity in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). In this study, we retrospectively assessed the usefulness of this puncture needle. METHODS Factors affecting diagnostic yield, safety, and diagnostic accuracy were(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the occurrence of cardiac-locomotor synchronization (CLS) improves lower leg muscle blood perfusion during walking. [Subjects and Methods] Eleven healthy men were studied while performing two treadmill protocols. The CLS protocol involved subjects walking at the frequency of their heart rate(More)
Walled-off necrosis (WON) caused by fungal infection is very rare, and its treatment is more difficult than that of bacterial infection. We present the first case of a patient with refractory fungal-infected WON treated with percutaneous endoscopic necrosectomy and local administration of amphotericin B.A Japanese man in his 30s was hospitalized with severe(More)
BACKGROUND Our recent prospective study found equivalent accuracy of magnifying chromoendoscopy (MC) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for diagnosing the invasion depth of colorectal cancer (CRC); however, whether these tools show diagnostic differences in categories such as tumor size and morphology remains unclear. Hence, we conducted detailed subset(More)
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