Yuichiro Tanishima

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BACKGROUND Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become an important modality to provide enteral access for long-term nutritional support. Nevertheless, aspiration of liquid nutrients due to vomiting and reflux esophagitis caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a significant problem associated with tube feeding by PEG. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED This study was performed to test the feasibility of early SPECT imaging with 99mTc-tetrofosmin with the presence of high hepatic activity. METHODS Thirteen normal volunteers were injected 600-740 MBq of 99mTc-tetrofosmin at rest and were imaged at 10 min and 1 hr after injection. The SPECT images were reconstructed for 180 degrees 360 degrees(More)
During a period from 1973 to 1978, 392 and 225 lots including 12,232 mouse and 8,044 rat individual sera, respectively, were examined for antibodies to murine hepatitis virus, Sendai virus, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Mycoplasma pulmonis, Tyzzer agents, Salmonella typhimurium and Corynebacterium kutscheri. Of mouse lots 94.5% and 39.3% from breeder and user(More)
Small cell carcinoma of the esophagus (SmCCE) is a rare and aggressive disease known to have a poor prognosis. SmCCE patients are generally treated with a chemotherapeutic regimen for small cell lung cancer. Salvage therapy for patients with relapsed or refractory tumors has not yet been established. A 63-year-old man with extensive SmCCE was treated with(More)
To characterize the structure of jaw muscle fibres expressing masticatory (superfast) myosin, X-ray diffraction patterns of glycerinated fibres of dog masseter were compared with those of dog tibialis anterior in the relaxed state. Meridional reflections of masseter fibres were laterally broad, indicating that myosin filaments are staggered along the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS For gastrointestinal functional analysis such as gastric emptying tests, either a liquid or solid meal is used as a test meal. Only a few studies have compared meal characteristics, such as liquid and solid. No previous study has compared test meals that had the same composition but different properties. The aim of this study was to compare(More)
A 78-year-old male, who had undergone left upper lobectomy because of traumatic pulmonary contusion at the age of 25 years, succumbed to left hemiplegia with impaired consciousness that was caused by right putaminal hemorrhage. Aspiration pneumonia was complicated and he was set on tracheostomy and tube feeding through a nasogastric tube. Although it was(More)
Methods for the determination of CS-570, a chemically stable prostacyclin analogue, in plasma were developed by using an immobilized antibody column followed by fluorescence HPLC and GC/MS. The CS-570 antibody, obtained from rabbit plasma by giving CS-570-BSA for a few months, was coupled to Sepharose 4B and used as extraction phase for sample clean-up and(More)