Yumi Suzuki

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PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of early vitrectomy for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) to stop progression of retinal detachment. DESIGN Retrospective, noncomparative, consecutive case series. METHODS Twenty-two eyes (15 patients) with aggressive posterior ROP underwent vitrectomy with or without lens sparing, because retinal(More)
To report two cases of Hallermann-Streiff syndrome with exudative retinal detachment after cataract surgery. Case report. Four eyes of two patients with Hallermann-Streiff syndrome developed exudative retinal detachments after lensectomy and anterior vitrectomy at 2 and 4 months of age. Both patients had extreme microphthalmia. The exudative retinal(More)
Two patients presented with congenital rotated macula with good vision and binocular function. Two patients had retinal folds with an extremely rotated macula OD as the result of peripheral fibrous proliferation on the retina. Each macula was substantially rotated to the nasal border of the disc. A 3-year-old girl (case 1) with best-corrected visual acuity(More)
Description of two patients, each with different features of congenital optic disc anomalies in the two eyes. Case report Patient 1, a 3-month-old girl, showed retinochoroidal coloboma involving the optic nerve in the right eye and optic nerve hypoplasia in the left eye. Patient 2, a 5-month-old boy, showed retinal fold extending inferiorly in the right eye(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the clinical features and prognosis of congenital retinal folds without systemic associations. DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. METHODS The characteristics, clinical course, ocular complications, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of eyes with congenital retinal folds were studied during the follow-up periods.(More)
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a member of the C-C family chemokines, which mobilizes monocytes from bone marrow to the site of inflammation. To evaluate the clinical utility of canine MCP-1 as a blood test item, we measured serum MCP-1 concentrations in normal and ill dogs. Reference interval of canine MCP-1 was established as 115.6-176.9(More)
The standard operative procedure for ureteral transitional cell carcinoma is nephrouterectomy with partial cystectomy at the affected ureteral orifice. However, nephron-sparing surgery and endoscopic surgery and management have become common practice for low-grade and low-stage cases. We investigated the follow-up results of patients who underwent(More)
Krüppel-like factor 5 (Klf5) is a zinc-finger transcription factor that controls various biological processes, including cell proliferation and differentiation. We show that Klf5 is also an essential mediator of skeletal muscle regeneration and myogenic differentiation. During muscle regeneration after injury (cardiotoxin injection), Klf5 was induced in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To plan a program for promoting health and improving quality of life among the older residents in T District, Miyagino Ward, Sendai City. SUBJECTS & METHOD T District has the highest rate of aged individuals and the largest number of elderly living alone in the Ward. Based upon our community-based health and welfare activities, we recognized(More)
Molecular hydrogen serves as an antioxidant that reduces hydroxyl radicals, but not the other reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. In the past year, molecular hydrogen has been reported to prevent or ameliorate eight diseases in rodents and one in human associated with oxidative stress. In Parkinson's disease, mitochondrial dysfunction and the associated(More)