Yasuo Nakajima

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PURPOSE To retrospectively analyze serial changes in airway lumen and wall thickness (WT) at multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) in asymptomatic subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board did not require its approval or informed patient consent. Airway dimensions were analyzed in 52 patients (30 men and 22 women) without known(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with gynecologic cancer have a high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) like patients with other cancers. However, there is little information on risk factors for VTE during gynecologic surgery and no uniform preventive strategy. Our objectives were to identify risk factors for perioperative VTE in gynecologic patients and establish(More)
BACKGROUND Artificial neural network (ANN)-based bone scan index (BSI), a marker of the amount of bone metastasis, has been shown to enhance diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility but is potentially affected by training databases. The aims of this study were to revise the software using a large number of Japanese databases and to validate its diagnostic(More)
INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multi-organ inflammatory disorder associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We sought to assess cardiac involvement using a comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) approach and to determine its association with disease characteristics in RA patients without symptomatic cardiac(More)
INTRODUCTION Collecting duct carcinoma is a rare type of renal cell carcinoma. The primary is difficult to diagnose on imaging, and metastases are often present on initial presentation. Extensive multiorgan metastases can result in complex presentations that can be difficult to diagnose. CASE PRESENTATION We present two case reports of multiorgan(More)
BACKGROUND Baggy eyelids, formed by intraorbital fat herniation in the lower eyelids, are a sign of aging observed in the midface. This study aimed to identify the cause of baggy eyelids by evaluating the relationship between orbicularis oculi muscle thickness, orbital fat prolapse length, and age using multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT). (More)
OBJECTIVE The liquid embolic agent n-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) is a tissue adhesive used as an immediate and permanent embolic agent when mixed with oil-based contrast medium. In this study, the preservation of fertility with TAE using NBCA for massive haemorrhage during pregnancy or the peripartum period and the utility of this therapy were investigated.(More)
PURPOSE The minute details of the structure of the anal canal are still not well understood. The complex structural configuration of the muscles, ligaments and raphes remains unclarified. This study was undertaken to determine the precise structure of the posterior part of the anal canal and to facilitate an understanding of previous studies. METHODS For(More)
PURPOSE To validate semiquantitative analysis of positron emission mammography (PEM). METHODS Fifty women with histologically confirmed breast lesions were retrospectively enrolled. Semiquantitative uptake values (4 methods), the maximum PEM uptake value (PUVmax), and the lesion-to-background (LTB) value (3 methods) were measured. LTB is a ratio of the(More)