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)
The authors reviewed magnetic resonance (MR) images in seven cases of germinoma in the hypothalamoneurohypophyseal axis (HNA). The intrasellar portions were clearly identified in six germinomas. Two small germinomas of these six were located only in the neurohypophysis. The major parts of the four large germinomas were located below the optic chiasm, and(More)
Hyaline-like inclusions (HLIs) and skein-like inclusions (SLIs) were recently observed in the lower motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). HLIs mainly consist of randomly arranged neurofilaments and abnormally large (about 15 nm) fibrils, while SLIs comprise bundles of the abnormally large fibrils alone. Although the abnormal fibrils have(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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