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The relationship between periodontitis and systemic bone mineral density in Japanese women is undetermined. We tested the hypothesis that periodontitis was more frequent in women with low metacarpal bone mineral density (m-BMD). Subjects were 190 Japanese women (89 premenopausal, 101 post-menopausal). Periodontal status was evaluated according to the(More)
The experience with hepatectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been very rarely reported, because multiple organ metastases ordinarily coexist when hepatic metastases are found out. Three patients who underwent hepatectomy for metastatic RCC are presented here. Radical nephrectomy was performed for the primary renal lesions in all the(More)
The relationship between oral indicators and bone mineral density (BMD) has been studied by many investigators, with mixed and complex results. The purpose of the present cross-sectional study was to evaluate the associations of periodontal conditions and tooth loss with metacarpal BMD (m-BMD) in a community-based cohort and the usefulness of tooth count as(More)
We report a simple and rapid method for DNA preparation suitable for PCR by microwave irradiation. When mouse whole blood and hair shafts were directly irradiated and subjected to PCR, a unique gene such as the retinoblastoma susceptibility gene was reproducibly amplified. This method was useful for screening a transgene sequence in transgenic mice.
To clarify the significance of peptidergic nerves in Hirschsprung's disease (aganglionosis), hypoganglionosis, and neuronal intestinal dysplasia (NID), we investigated enteric nerve responses in colonic tissues obtained from patients with these diseases. Colonic tissue specimens were obtained from 12 patients with aganglionosis, 8 patients with(More)
Several investigators have reported that alterations of the multiple tumor suppressor 1 (MTS1) gene frequently occurred in certain types of tumors. We examined the expression levels and somatic mutations of the MTS1 gene in primary colorectal carcinomas. The MTS1 transcript was quantitatively detected in 14 of 17 tumors, but in only one case of adjacent(More)
Loss of the spleen in infants and young children frequently results in overwhelming infection. To preserve splenic function, heterotopic splenic autotransplantation after splenectomy was performed on a newborn in whom the spleen was traumatized beyond repair because of birth trauma. Postoperatively, the percentage of pitted red blood cells that accurately(More)
PURPOSE To clarify neurologic function with respect to external anal sphincter and puborectalis muscles after J configuration ileal J-pouch-anal anastomosis for patients with ulcerative colitis and adenomatosis coli, we examined the terminal motor latency in the pudendal and sacral motor nerve (S2-4). METHODS Latency of the response in the external anal(More)