Toshiya Shibata

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Rising demand for islet transplantation will lead to severe donor shortage in the near future, especially in countries where cadaveric organ donation is scarce. We undertook a successful transplantation of living-donor islets for unstable diabetes. The recipient was a 27-year-old woman who had had brittle, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus for 12 years.(More)
We have evaluated the therapeutic activity of rIL-3, in comparison with recombinant granulocyte-macrophage CSF (rGM-CSF) and recombinant erythropoietin (rEpo), on a lethal form of acute anemia induced by a single injection of a monoclonal IgG1 anti-mouse RBC (MRBC) autoantibody. Continuous perfusion of rIL-3 before the administration of anti-MRBC mAb(More)
The present study demonstrates light and electron microscopic changes in neurons in the myenteric plexus of the rat ileum following four-hour ischemia. Macroscopically, an intestinal constriction occurred at the damaged portion at three weeks after ischemia; the segment oral to the constriction markedly swelled at four weeks. In light microscopy, at three(More)
Twenty-four volunteers were examined at T1-weighted images with thin sections using gradient-based sequences with a possible short and same TR at 3.0 and 1.5 T. Pancreas-to-spleen contrast measurements and scores for visual assessments of image contrast were significantly worse at 3.0 T than at 1.5 T on both sequences. The image contrast of(More)
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