Tomoharu Watanabe

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The aim of our study was to examine the relation between autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and infraorbital nerve swelling. A total of 11 AIP patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination of the head and neck region. The infraorbital nerve thicknesses were measured on coronal images and compared with those of a control group. We also examined(More)
Cold-induced sweating syndrome (CISS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in CRLF1 (cytokine receptor-like factor 1), characterized by profuse sweating in cold environmental temperature and craniofacial and skeletal features. Mutations in CRLF1 also cause Crisponi syndrome (CS), characterized by neonatal-onset paroxysmal muscular(More)
Otolith Sr:Ca ratios of 11 masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) in Lake Kussharo and its tributaries, of which outlet river has no barriers to the ocean, were analyzed to estimate their migration histories. The Sr:Ca ratios of all masu salmon generally fluctuated below 2. Masu salmon from Lake Kussharo presumably do not migrate to the ocean. However, more(More)
An 86-year-old man with a long-term habit of ethanol consumption was admitted due to massive transudate ascites and leg edema. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a dilated main pancreatic duct and atrophied pancreatic parenchyma, leading to the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. Moreover, the portal vein was enhanced in the early arterial phase, which(More)
Glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity is now accepted as a major mechanism of ischemic neuronal damage. In the infarct core region, massive neuronal death is observed, but neurons in the surroundings of the core (ischemic penumbra) seem viable at the time of stroke. Several hours or days after a stroke, however, many neurons in the penumbra will undergo delayed(More)
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