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A 57-year-old woman presented with hepatic encephalopathy, cirrhosis, and a dual-channel portosystemic venous shunt (PSVS). The shunt was treated successfully by embolization with steel coils via retrograde systemic venous access. Encephalopathy resolved. This new approach is considered safer than the previously reported percutaneous transhepatic route or(More)
Inosine triphosphate pyrophosphohydrolase (ITPase) is an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of inosine triphosphate (ITP) to inosine monophosphate and pyrophosphate. In Caucasian populations it is reported that the frequency of cases showing decreased ITPase activity is 5%. The structure of ITPA gene along with five single nucleotide polymorphisms has(More)
OBJECTIVE Intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt is relatively rare and not well recognized. Awareness of intrahepatic communications is important because they can cause encephalopathy, and most of these shunts can be completely cured by transcatheter embolization. In this study, we describe the angiographic findings and transcatheter embolization(More)
CYP2C19 is a clinically important enzyme involved in the metabolism of therapeutic drugs such as (S)-mephenytoin, omeprazole, proguanil, and diazepam. Individuals can be characterized as either extensive metabolizers (EM) or poor metabolizers (PM) on the basis of CYP2C19 enzyme activity. The PM phenotype occurs in 2-5% of Caucasian populations, but at(More)
This study aimed to develop a reliable and valid measure of functional health literacy in a Japanese clinical setting. Test development consisted of three phases: generation of an item pool, consultation with experts to assess content validity, and comparison with external criteria (the Japanese Health Knowledge Test) to assess criterion validity. A trial(More)
Glycogen storage disease type Ib (GSDIb) is caused by a deficiency in the glucose-6-phosphate transporter (G6PT), which leads to neutrophil dysfunction. However, the underlying causes of these dysfunctions and their relationship with glucose homeostasis are unclear. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) hold a great promise for advances in developmental(More)
Shugoshin 1 (SGO1) is required for accurate chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis; however, its other functions, especially at interphase, are not clearly understood. Here, we found that downregulation of SGO1 caused a synergistic phenotype in cells overexpressing MYCN. Downregulation of SGO1 impaired proliferation and induced DNA damage(More)
In the Nagoya City University Hospital, we started an Anti-cancer drug prescription support system according to which physicians input the injection prescription order from the regimen, together with the Outpatient Oncology Unit established in May, 2007. In order to prepare the anti-cancer drug more safely, we constructed a new Anti-cancer drug preparation(More)
One of the Specific Behavioral Objectives (SBOs) of pharmaceutical education model-core curriculum is as follows: "Understand patient's state of mind and be sensitive to patient's feelings". We performed learning through simulation of diabetes drug therapy as a means to achieve the objective and evaluated the educational effects of the learning. The(More)
BACKGROUND Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a long-lasting disorder with frequent relapses that have significant effects on the patient's family. Family psychoeducation is recognized as part of the optimal treatment for patients with psychotic disorder. A previous randomized controlled trial has found that family psychoeducation is effective in enhancing(More)