Takasuke Harada

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Objective: To investigate skin, subepidermal low echogenic band (SELEB), and subcutaneous tissue (SCT) thickness as well as the degree of increase in subcutaneous echogenicity (SEG) and subcutaneous echo-free space (SEFS) in arms with lymphedema (LE). Materials and Methods: The skin and SCT of both arms of 30 patients with unilateral stage II breast(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by chronic inflammation, which leads to pathological remodeling of the extracellular matrix. Decorin, a small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan, has been suggested to regulate inflammation and stabilize the extracellular matrix. Therefore, the present study investigated the role of decorin in the pathogenesis(More)
OBJECTIVE Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a life-threatening vascular disease that is associated with persistent inflammation and extracellular matrix degradation. The molecular mechanisms underlying the macrophage-mediated progression of AAA remain largely unclear. APPROACH AND RESULTS We show that focal adhesion kinase (FAK) expression and activity(More)
INTRODUCTION We report a case of duodenal neuroendocrine tumor (NET) G1 resected by laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) technique. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 58-year-old woman underwent esophagastroduodenoscopy, revealing an 8-mm, gently rising tumor distal to the pylorus, on the anterior wall of the duodenal bulb. Endoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the immediate impact of manual lymph drainage (MLD) on skin and subcutaneous tissue strains in legs with lymphedema using free-hand real-time tissue elastography (RTE). METHODS Skin and subcutaneous tissue strain measurements were taken at the middle of the inner thigh and calf by RTE in 20 legs with lymphedema of 18 patients (stage(More)
We compared skin and subcutaneous tissue strains in legs with lymphedema (LE) of varying severity and legs with lipodermatosclerosis (LDS) using real-time tissue elastography. Strain was assessed at the inner thigh and calf in 62 legs with LE (International Society of Lymphology [ISL] stage 0: 16, stage I: 5, stage II: 28, late stage II: 7, stage III: 6)(More)
In order to investigate the mechanisms of anti-mutagenic action by dietary flavonoids, we investigated if they inhibit mutation of the thymidine kinase (tk) gene in L5178Ytk(±) lymphoma cells. Silibinin, quercetin and genistein suppressed mutation of the tk gene induced in L5178Ytk(±) lymphoma cells by methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) and As(3+). Flavone and(More)
We developed mixed cell sheets consisting of fibroblasts and peripheral blood mononuclear cells that had high potency for secreting vascular endothelial growth factor. The purpose of this study was to confirm the therapeutic effects of mixed sheets in rabbits suffering from ulcers at the ischemic hind limbs. We used the ulcer model, which was constructed by(More)
Objectives To investigate the adherence to and efficacy of different compression methods in elderly patients. Methods A retrospective review of compression therapy in 120 elderly patients (≥65 years) with chronic venous insufficiency was performed to study the initially preferred compression method, adherence to each method, and its efficacy. Results(More)
A 42-year-old, obese woman was admitted to our hospital 3 h after the sudden development of abdominal pain. Her umbilical region was swollen and she was diagnosed with incarceration of an umbilical hernia by computed tomography. Although we tried, we were unable to reduce the hernia with a manipulative procedure. We decided to perform an emergency(More)