Takenori Uchida

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Female pregnant mice were fed chrysotile asbestos suspension by gavage to determine whether there is transfer of fibers to the fetuses. Groups of mice were given 2 doses of either 50 microg chrysotile suspension in 0.2 ml sterile normal saline (treated), or 0.2 ml saline (control), and were allowed to mate 2 d later. After pregnancy was confirmed, the(More)
AIMS Histamine H2 receptor antagonists (HRA) or proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are frequently administered to patients on hemodialysis, because their intestinal mucosa is fragile. Although three studies have indicated that concomitant HRA administration causes a decrease in the binding of phosphate by calcium carbonate, the HRA doses tested in these studies(More)
The primary aim of this prospective study was to examine the tissues and placentas of autopsied stillborn infants for presence of asbestos fibers. Asbestos burden of lung, liver, skeletal muscle, and placenta digests of 82 stillborn infants was determined using standard bleach digestion technique. The digests were examined by electron microscopy, and the(More)
Unilateral small kidney with ureteral obstruction was discovered in a 74-year-old female cadaver during an anatomical dissection course. In order to elucidate the histogenesis of renal dysplasia, we carried out histochemical and immunohistochemical analyses. On macroscopic view, the kidney was approximately 3 cm in length, 2 cm in width and weighed only 9(More)
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