Yasuo Ishizuka

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The level of urinary thiobarbituric acid (TBA) reactants in healthy human subjects due to malonaldehyde derivatives was measured to assess the lipid peroxidation status of the whole body. For each subject the TBA reactant level over a day varied over a 2-3 fold range while the daily level varied over a 1.5-3 fold range under normal life-style conditions.(More)
OBJECTIVE Blood (1 --> 3)-beta-D-glucan (betaG) measurement is widely used as an effective sero-diagnostic method for deep-seated mycosis. Antitumor betaG (lentinan, schizophyllan) administration is known as one of the false-positive factors of blood betaG measurement. To understand the influence of administered betaG preparation to betaG measurement in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficiency of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the diagnosis of salivary gland masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively examined 19 salivary gland masses that were pathologically diagnosed by surgical operation or biopsy. We obtained T1- and T2-weighted images on MRI, performed dynamic studies(More)
In a high-volume cytology laboratory in the metropolitan Tokyo area, the incidence of cytologically diagnosed herpes infection in cervical scraping smears of the female genital tract was studied according to the year-by-year changes, age distribution, seasonal variation and types of cytologic alteration. The overall incidence over the 12 years studied was(More)
In 1990, 365 (males: 197, females: 168) freshmen employees at the headquarters of a large corporation were examined just after being hired in order to observe their health status. We collected (1) data of physical examinations and questionnaires for symptoms as an ordinary health checkup, (2) information on work adjustment, life patterns, and personal(More)