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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The authors report on a patient with pelvic neuroblastoma in whom the tumor was totally resected using a combination of the abdominal and posterior sagittal routes. In the treatment of patients with pelvic neuroblastoma, this approach can provide good exposure and improve the chance of total excision.
The authors report a case of 6-month-old boy with cerebellar medulloblastoma associated with malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney, presenting with an abdominal mass, large head and projectile vomiting. Following removal of the renal tumor, the mass arising from the superior vermis about 6 cm in diameter was removed by a combined right occipital(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The purpose of the present study was to improve the diagnostic precision of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with advanced esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients underwent FDG-PET/CT before and after NAC. The maximum(More)