Shuuwa General Hospital

Kasukabe, Japan

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Kasukabe, Japan

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Tamaki J.,Kinki University | Iki M.,Kinki University | Kadowaki E.,Kinki University | Sato Y.,Jin-ai University | And 4 more authors.
Osteoporosis International | Year: 2011

We evaluated the predictive ability of FRAX® in a cohort of 815 Japanese women. The observed 10-year fracture rate did not differ significantly from that predicted by FRAX®. The predictive ability of FRAX® without femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) was similar to that with femoral neck BMD. Introduction: We evaluated the ability of the Japanese version of FRAX®, a World Health Organization fracture risk assessment tool, to predict the 10-year probability of osteoporotic fracture. Methods: Self-reported major osteoporotic fracture (N=43) and hip fracture (N=4) events were ascertained in the 10-year follow-up survey of the Japanese Population-Based Osteoporosis Cohort Study. Participants were 815 women aged 40-74 years at the baseline survey. Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis compared FRAX® with multiple logistic models based on age, body weight, and femoral neck BMD. Results: The number of observed major osteoporotic or hip fracture events did not differ significantly from the number of events predicted by the FRAX® model (with or without BMD). The area under the curve (AUC) value for FRAX® with BMD for predicting major osteoporotic fractures was similar to that of a logistic model with age, body weight, and BMD (0.69 vs. 0.71, respectively; p=0.198); the AUC of FRAX® with BMD for predicting hip fractures was similar to that of a model based on age and BMD (0.88 vs. 0.89, respectively; p=0.164). The AUCs of FRAX® without BMD for predicting major osteoporotic and hip fractures were similar to those with BMD (0.69 vs. 0.67, respectively; p=0.121; 0.88 vs. 0.86, respectively; p=0.445). Conclusions: The Japanese version of FRAX® without BMD estimated the 10-year probability of osteoporotic fracture in this population with few clinical risk factors as similar to that of FRAX® with BMD. © 2011 International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation.


Tamaki J.,Kinki University | Iki M.,Kinki University | Sato Y.,Jin-ai University | Kajita E.,Nagoya University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism | Year: 2010

The impact of smoking on peak bone density has not been conclusively established. We examined how smoking exposure influences bone mineral density (BMD) or the risk of low bone status in premenopausal women. We conducted a baseline survey with a representative sample of Japanese women in 1996. The effect of current and former smokers (ever-smoker) was investigated with 789 premenopausal women aged 20-40 years. The multiple regression with stepwise method was used to identify significant determinants for BMD or the risk of low bone status (T-score<-1) with age, height, weight, calcium intake, coffee consumption, exercise habits, level of daily activity, parity ≥ 1, and smoking as explanatory variables. The smoking effect was determined after adjusting for age, height, weight, and significant variables in the multiple regression with stepwise method. Ever-smoker was significantly associated with decreased lumbar BMD adjusted for age, height, and weight. The odds ratio of an ever-smoker for low bone status at the lumbar spine was 2.03 (95% CI 1.12, 5.82) adjusted for age, height, weight, and parity. The odds ratio for low bone status at the lumbar spine was 1.59 (95% CI 0.65, 3.91) and 2.55 (95% CI 1.12, 5.82) in those with less than 3 pack-years of tobacco use and in those with 3 or more pack-years of tobacco use, respectively. These values were adjusted for age, height, weight, and parity using a never-smoker as a reference. Cumulative smoking exposure may be associated with increased risk of low bone status among premenopausal women. © The Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research and Springer 2009.


PubMed | Red Cross, Omiya Souai Hospital, Shuuwa General Hospital and Nishiohmiya Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Lower urinary tract symptoms | Year: 2016

To compare the efficacy and safety of single half-dose silodosin and single full-dose tamsulosin in Japanese men with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH).Japanese men aged 50 years with LUTS/BPH and an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) of 8 were enrolled in the randomized crossover study and divided into silodosin-preceding (S-T) and tamsulosin-preceding (T-S) groups. The S-T group received 4 mg silodosin once daily for 4 weeks followed by 0.2 mg tamsulosin once daily for 4 weeks. The T-S group received the reverse treatment sequence. A washout period prior to drug crossover was not included. Subjective and objective efficacy parameters including IPSS, quality of life (QOL) index, uroflowmetry, and safety were compared between the two groups.Thirty of 34 men (S-T group n = 16; T-S group n = 14) completed the study. Both drugs significantly improved all IPSS items and QOL index in the first treatment period. Subjective improvement in nocturia by silodosin was observed in both the first and crossover treatment periods. Objective improvement in maximum flow rate by silodosin was only observed in the first treatment period. Adverse events occurred more frequently with silodosin than with tamsulosin; however, none of the adverse events required treatment discontinuation. Ejaculation disorders occurred in three participants (10%) and were associated with silodosin use.Single half-dose silodosin has a similar efficacy to full-dose tamsulosin in Japanese men with LUTS/BPH and thus, may represent an effective, safe, and affordable treatment option.


Mandai S.,Shuuwa General Hospital | Kuwahara M.,Shuuwa General Hospital | Kasagi Y.,Shuuwa General Hospital | Kusaka K.,Shuuwa General Hospital | And 4 more authors.
BMC Nephrology | Year: 2013

Background: Hyponatremia is associated with increased mortality in chronic kidney disease with and without end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Increasing evidence suggests that hyponatremia is not only a marker of severe underlying disease, but also a direct contributor to mortality. However, specific pathogenesis or diseases contributing to mortality in the hyponatremic population are unknown. This study aimed to clarify the relationship between serum sodium level (sNa) and infection risk in ESRD patients. Methods. This observational cohort study included 332 patients on maintenance hemodialysis in our dialysis unit in May 2009. The mean of 3 monthly measurements of glucose-corrected sNa before each dialysis session in May, June, and July 2009 was applied as baseline sNa. The primary endpoint was first infection-related hospitalization (IRH), and the secondary endpoint was death of any cause. Data were analyzed using Cox hazards modeling, adjusted for baseline demographics and characteristics, or laboratory data. Patients were followed until transfer, kidney transplantation, death, or study end on January 31, 2013. Results: Mean sNa was 138.9 mEq/L (1st tertile: <138.0, n = 104; 2nd tertile: 138.0-140.0, n = 116; 3rd tertile: >140.0, n = 112). During 39.5 months' mean follow-up, 57 patients experienced IRH (56.4/1,000 patient-years overall; 89.7/1,000 in 1st tertile; 57.9/1,000 in 2nd tertile; 28.0/1,000 in 3rd tertile), and 68 patients died. The hazard ratio (HR) for IRH was higher for the 1st and 2nd tertiles than the 3rd tertile (unadjusted HR, 3.20; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.54-6.64; p = 0.002; adjusted HR, 2.36; 95% CI, 1.10-5.04; p = 0.027; and unadjusted HR, 2.07; 95% CI, 0.98-4.40; p = 0.058; adjusted HR, 2.11; 95% CI, 0.99-4.51; p = 0.054 respectively). In a continuous model, higher sNa was associated with lower risk of IRH (adjusted HR, 0.90; 95% CI, 0.81-0.99; p = 0.040), and lower all-cause mortality (adjusted HR, 0.91; 95% CI, 0.83-1.00; p = 0.049). Conclusions: Lower sNa is an independent predictor of higher risk for infection-related hospitalization in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Infectious disease may partially account for the increased mortality observed in the hyponatremic population with ESRD. © 2013 Mandai et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


The patient was a 43-year-old woman who visited our hospital with a primary complaint of intermittent abdominal pain. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed mild gastritis. The patient was treated with oral drugs, and the course was followed. Subsequently, the abdominal pain aggravated, and computed tomography (CT) was performed, in which right colic intussusception with a 4 cm cystic mass in the advanced portion was noted. Reduction by enema was attempted on the same day; however, a residual tumorous lesion was present in the ileocecal region. The patient was diagnosed with a cecal submucosal tumor with intussusception, and therefore, laparoscopic surgery was performed. Intussusception of the entire appendix in the ascending colon was noted, for which laparoscopic ileocecal resection was performed. In the excised specimen, a cystic lesion comprising the appendix filled with mucus was present. The postoperative recovery was favorable, and the patient was discharged on the seventh postoperative day. The lesion was histopathologically diagnosed as low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm.


Kuwabara H.,Shuuwa General Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2013

We encountered a case of colorectal cancer with pelvic abscess treated with radical surgery following colostomy and chemotherapy. The patient was a man in his 60s with advanced rectal cancer. The tumor had expanded locally and formed an abscess. We evaluated the primary lesion as unresectable, and performed chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, Leucovorin, and oxaliplatin( mFOLFOX) plus bevacizumab after colostomy. After 13 courses of chemotherapy, the tumor shrank remarkably. We performed a low anterior resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with capecitabine. The patient has had no recurrence for 18 months after surgery.


Mitsuoka A.,Shuuwa General Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2013

The patient was a 73-year-old woman with hematemesis, who was brought to our hospital by an ambulance. Emergency upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed, and a thickened wall and multiple ulcers were noted in the middle- lower region of the stomach body. The biopsy revealed gastric cancer (por), and the macroscopic depth of invasion was up to the subserosal layer. Multiple white granular protruding lesions were observed in the duodenal bulb and were diagnosed as follicular lymphoma by biopsy. As follicular lymphoma generally takes a long time to progress in many cases, the vital prognosis would be determined by the gastric cancer. Thus, total gastrectomy was performed for gastric cancer. For reconstruction, the double-tract method was used. Duodenal follicular lymphoma was continuously monitored by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Here, we describe the case of a patient with a complication of follicular lymphoma arising from duodenal and gastric cancer, which is very rare, and report this case along with a literature review.


Kuwabara H.,Shuuwa General Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2012

We report the case of a patient with unresectable progressive advanced rectal cancer, who has been able to maintain a good quality of life because of combination therapy, including chemoradiotherapy. A 52-year-old woman was diagnosed with progressive locally advanced rectal cancer and invasion of the adnexa of the uterus and the left ureter. No distant metastasis was detected. Colostomy was performed, followed by chemoradiotherapy combined with S-1; then, mFOLFOX6 +bevacizumab (BV) therapy was administered. Aggravation of bilateral hydronephrosis was detected upon completion of 2 courses of treatment, and therefore, percutaneous nephrostomy of the right kidney was performed. After the patient underwent 20 courses of treatment, imaging showed a reduction in the size of the lesion, and the CEA level returned to normal. Later, remission was sustained by sLV5FU2+BV therapy and oral administration of S-1. As a result, we were able to remove the nephrostomy tube from the right kidney in February 2011. Four years after initiation of the treatment, the patient has shown no indication of recurrence.


Mandai S.,Shuuwa General Hospital | Kasagi Y.,Shuuwa General Hospital | Kusaka K.,Shuuwa General Hospital | Shikuma S.,Shuuwa General Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy | Year: 2014

A 48-year-old man with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) was admitted to our hospital with a 5-day history of lower right back pain, high-grade fever, and arthralgia. He was diagnosed with right kidney cyst infection and bacteremia due to Helicobacter cinaedi (H. cinaedi) based on these symptoms, highly elevated CRP (32.25 mg/dL), abdominal magnetic resonance imaging findings, and the identification of H. cinaedi from blood cultures using PCR and sequence analysis of the 16S ribosomal DNA gene. Intravenous cefotaxime 0.5 g twice daily followed by meropenem 0.5 g twice daily and ciprofloxacin 200 mg twice daily were partially effective; oral doxycycline added at 200 mg/day finally eradicated the infection. Total duration of antimicrobial therapy was 9 weeks. H. cinaedi infections typically present as bacteremia with or without cellulitis in immunocompromised patients such as those with AIDS or malignant disease. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing an ADPKD patient with H. cinaedi cyst infection. Although H. cinaedi infections are increasingly recognized, even in immunocompetent subjects, numerous cases may still be overlooked given that this bacterium is slow-growing, and is difficult to culture, be Gram-stained, and identify on phenotypic tests. Consideration of this bacterium as a possible pathogen and sufficient duration of incubation with molecular testing are necessary in treating ADPKD patients with cyst infection. © 2014, Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Shuuwa General Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2017

We report a case where resection was performed for pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma 21 years after nephrectomy. A 72-year-old man had undergone total gastrectomy with distal pancreatomy and splenectomy for gastric cancer, and right nephrectomy for primary renal cell carcinoma in 1993. Incidentally, a CT scan performed in 2014 revealed a tumor in the head of the pancreas. Enhanced MRI suggested that the tumor contained some fat tissue. The tumor in the pancreatic body had sharp margins; therefore, we performed subtotal pancreatectomy. The tumor was considered pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. Pathological findings indicated clear-cell type carcinoma(G1-G2), which is very similar to renal cell carcinoma. We diagnosed pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. The patient has remained well, with no recurrence 20 months after the pancreatectomy.

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