Takashi Tsuchioka

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of a stool color card used for a mass screening of biliary atresia conducted over 19 years. In addition, the age at Kasai procedure and the long-term probabilities of native liver survival were investigated. STUDY DESIGN From 1994 to 2011, the stool color card was distributed to all pregnant women in(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the present study was to ascertain whether simultaneous administration of glutamic acid (Glu) and taurine (Tau) to patients on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) could improve intestinal mucosal atrophy and suppress bacterial translocation. METHODS A 5-day TPN study was conducted in 5-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats. Commercially(More)
Loss of the spleen in infants and young children frequently results in overwhelming infection. To preserve splenic function, heterotopic splenic autotransplantation after splenectomy was performed on a newborn in whom the spleen was traumatized beyond repair because of birth trauma. Postoperatively, the percentage of pitted red blood cells that accurately(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is effective in down-staging a primary tumor before surgery, and quick differentiation between responders to NAC and nonresponders is needed. We investigated the utility of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and computed tomography (CT) in evaluating the therapeutic effectiveness of NAC. We(More)
A 9-year-old male presented with a renal tumor that showed a cystic structure with calcification on computed tomography. A pathological analysis of the resected tumor suggested clear cell sarcoma of the kidney (CCSK). Thus, this patient suffered atypical CCSK with significant calcification and gross necrosis. A novel chromosomal abnormality was also(More)
Congenital chromosomal abnormality with trisomy 13 is known to be associated with poor life prognosis and lethal. Therefore, physician advice the patients be kept in intensive treatment with resuscitation and state of the art intensive care when sudden change in the general condition with this trisomy is observed. We report herein, the treatment with mild(More)
We observed the changes in serum levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in a patient with hepatoblastoma exhibiting thrombocytosis. The concomitant changes of IL-6 and CRP concentrations after the initiation of chemotherapy, in the absence of infection, suggested that the IL-6, which is synthesized in hepatoblastoma cells and induces(More)
Tension and infection often cause wound dehiscence or incisional herniation after the fascial closure of congenital abdominal wall defects in neonates. To overcome these problems, a modification of the Boerema technique (a method for repairing large incisional hernia in adults) was applied to repair abdominal wall defects in 14 neonates. The efficacy of(More)
We had experience with a case of mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall (MHCW) with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). We reported the first case of asymptomatic MHCW in a child with preoperative PET/CT. Mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall is a rare benign tumor that usually presents as a(More)
13-cis-retinoic acid (13-cis-RA) treatment is used as a second-line treatment for residual or recurrent neuroblastoma. However, determining the duration of 13-cis-RA treatment for residual and recurrent neuroblastoma can be a problem because it is difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.We performed 13-cis-RA treatment to remove residual(More)