Yutaka Miyawaki

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Concentrations of potassium clavulanate (CVA) and ticarcillin sodium (TIPC) in the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients after neurosurgical intervention were determined at various times after a 1-hour drip infusion (3.2-g dose). Patients whose blood-brain barriers were supposed to be maintained in almost a normal condition were selected. CSF was(More)
We administered selective intra-arterial chemotherapy consisting of a combination of etoposide and cisplatin to 20 patients with malignant glioma (seven with recurrent and six with enlarged tumors after initial treatment, and seven newly diagnosed patients). Evaluation of efficacy was based on computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings. In(More)
The distribution of calbindin D28k (CB)-like immunoreactivity (-LI) in the gustatory epithelium was examined in the adult rat. In the circumvallate and foliate papillae, CB-like immunoreactive (-IR) nerve fibers were observed in the subgemmal region, and some of these penetrated the taste buds. Two or three spindle-shaped gustatory cells displayed CB-LI in(More)
The records of 89 patients who underwent surgery for solitary or multiple parenchymal brain metastases of lung cancer at the Osaka Center for Adult Diseases between 1978 and 1990 were reviewed with follow up until March 1992. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to identify prognostic features that were associated with a favourable outcome. The(More)
A new human endometrial carcinoma cell line, designated OMC-2, was established from the endometrial adenocarcinoma of a 59-year-old woman. This cell line has grown well for 51 months and has been subcultured more than 50 times. Monolayer cultured cells are polygonal in shape, showing a pavement-like arrangement and a piling up tendency without contact(More)
We measured the level of myelin basic protein (MBP) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with various kinds of tumors, including malignant tumors, using radioimmunoassay. The CSF had been obtained by lumbar puncture through an Ommaya reservoir or a shunt device placed in the lateral ventricle. The level of MBP was high (> 4 ng/ml) in the patients(More)
The use of mediastinal surgery for minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has been proposed; however, this method is not performed as radical surgery because it has been thought to be impossible to perform complete upper mediastinal dissection, including the left tracheobronchial lymph nodes (106tbL). We herein describe a new method for performing complete(More)
There are no useful methods for predicting anastomosis-relating complications after esophagectomy; however, anastomotic leakage remains one of the most serious postoperative complications. We retrospectively investigated the appropriateness of endoscopic examinations on postoperative day 1 (POD 1) for assessing esophageal reconstruction by analyzing the(More)