Learn More
OBJECT Fragile aneurysm walls and poorly defined necks render the surgical treatment of blood blister–like aneurysms (BBAs) located at nonbranching sites of the supraclinoid internal carotid artery extremely challenging. Such aneurysms have a remarkable tendency to rupture during surgery, especially during the acute period. The authors describe the clinical(More)
A Sporobolomyces spp. (strain O33) was isolated from soil as a potential resource for producing microbial oil from carbohydrates. This microbe produced intracellular lipids from various carbohydrates, such as hexose, pentose, and polysaccharides. Major fatty acids found in the lipids were C18:1 (36–55%), C16:0 (18–29%), and C18:2 (15–28%), and these were(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was aimed at examining whether hypothermia is neuroprotective against permanent cerebral ischemia in rats. METHODS A total of 32 male Sprague--Dawley rats were subjected to a middle cerebral artery occlusion. In the hypothermic group, rats (n=10) underwent selective brain hypothermia for 5 hours with the use of a novel surface coil(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelioid hemangioendotheliomas (EHE) is an extremely rare tumor that can arise not only intracranially but also systemically. Its radiological characteristics and the mechanism underlying the multiple organ involvement in EHE are poorly understood. CASE DESCRIPTION A 24-year-old woman with a 7-month history of coughing and blood-stained(More)
A 31-year-old woman with moyamoya disease presented with choreiform movements persisting for 4.5 years. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a fine vascular plexus in the base of the brain but no parenchymal brain damage. Cerebral angiography revealed intracranial vascular abnormalities compatible with moyamoya disease. Single photon emission computed(More)
A 61-year-old man presented with a rare, large trochlear nerve schwannoma manifesting as left-sided weakness and hypesthesia, bilateral bulbar pareses, and trochlear nerve paresis persisting for 3 months. T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium revealed an intensely enhanced, well-circumscribed lesion with multicystic formation occupying the(More)
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)
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)
Culture conditions with Pseudomonas putida strain HKT554, expressing naphthalene dioxygenase, known as the biocatalyst showing wide substrate specificity, were optimized for high cell density cultivation (HCDC). Culture in a medium TK-B modified from that for HCDC of Escherichia coli with glucose fed-batch and dissolved oxygen stat resulted in a high cell(More)
Bacteria degrading a very long-chain alkane, n-tetracosane, were isolated from enrichment culture of soil in Okinawa. Phylogenetic analysis of their16S rRNA sequences revealed that they belong to classes Gammaproteobacteria and Actinomycetes. Three isolates belonging to the genera Acinetobacter sp., Pseudomonas sp., and Gordonia sp. showed a stable growth(More)