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OBJECTIVE. Not much is known about surgical management of patients with chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) treated with antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy. The aims of this study were to review the surgical outcomes of patients with CSDH and assess the risks of antiplatelet in their surgical management. METHODS. We retrospectively analysed 448 consecutive(More)
L-Methionine gamma-lyase is a pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent enzyme which has tumor selective anticancer activity. An efficient production process for the recombinant enzyme was constructed by using the overexpression plasmid in Escherichia coli, large-scale cultivation, and practical crystallization on an industrial scale. The plasmid was optimized with(More)
During cancer progression, the angiogenesis that occurs is involved in tumor growth and hematogenous-distant metastasis, whereas lymphangiogenesis is involved in regional lymph node metastasis. Angiogenesis is counterregulated by various endogenous inhibitors; however, little is known about endogenous inhibitors of lymphangiogenesis. We recently isolated(More)
The prognostic significance of 1p19q loss in astrocytic gliomas has been inconclusive.We collected 57 gliomas with total 1p19q loss from among 218 cases of WHO grade-II/III gliomas operated at Keio University Hospital between 1990 and 2010. These tumors were classified as oligodendroglial or "astrocytic" by a WHO-criteria-based institutional diagnosis.(More)
AIM Though genetic factors play a major role in the pathophysiology of psychoses including bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia, lack of well-established causative genetic mutations hampers their neurobiological studies. Darier's disease, an autosomal dominant skin disorder caused by mutations of ATP2A2 on chromosome 12q23-24.1, encoding(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Systemic circulation management has not been established for patients with poor grade aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after SAH. The aims of the study were to examine hemodynamic variables in these patients and to establish treatment strategies. METHODS A multicenter prospective cohort(More)
Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian soybean-fermented food produced by filamentous fungi, Rhizopus sp. and Fusarium sp. We isolated and sequenced the genomic gene and a cDNA clone encoding a novel protease (FP) from Fusarium sp. BLB. The genomic gene was 856 bp in length and contained two introns. An isolated cDNA clone encoded a protein of 250 amino acids.(More)
Fusarium sp. BLB, which produces a strongly fibrinolytic enzyme, was isolated from plant leaf (Hibiscus). Fibrinolytic alkaline protease was purified from a culture filtrate of Fusarium sp. BLB by precipitation with (NH4)2(SO4) and column chromatography with CM-Toyopearl 650 M and Superdex 75. The purified enzyme was homogeneous on sodium dodecyl sulfate(More)
INTRODUCTION We envisage the efficacy and safety of intra-arterial infusion of fasudil hydrochloride (IAF) for symptomatic vasospasm (SVS) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We compared results obtained from the groups that received selective IAF (a microcatheter inserted in intracranial arteries) and nonselective IAF (a microcatheter inserted in the(More)
Developments in assisted reproductive technology have allowed us to decrease the numbers of transferred embryos and thereby reduce the risk of multifetal pregnancies. However, even when the numbers of transferred embryos are restricted, the incidence of monozygotic multiple pregnancies is not reduced, and can be significantly higher than normal. We report(More)