When developed, obstruction and perforation of large bowel may occur.
Endoscopic polypectomy reduces the subsequent incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer.
Advanced or multiple polyps likely have a much higher risk of becoming carcinoma.
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Cardiac catheterization is an essential procedure necessary to diagnose and treat heart disease.
Latest imaging tests can provide good diagnostic results without risks of complications.
Do not palpate the abdomen of the patient immediately. Make sure to obtain important clues to the disease.
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Unless liver tests are carefully selected, good prognosis cannot be expected. ***** Tests used to initially evaluate liver disease can be categorized as two groups: (1) indicating injury, such as release of intracellular enzymes; and (2) m…
If you feel your liver, it may be too late to be treated ! **** Many patients can have nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, related to liver disease. Unless liver disease is found in the differential diagnosis, it will take a long time t…
Argus II vs OUReP **** Retinitis pigmentosa is inherited degeneration of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium. Symptoms of this disease include night blindness, loss of peripheral vision, and decrease of visual acuity. The retina incl…
Regenerative Medicine Coming to Enter into Practical Phase **** Next years, four Japanese medical institutes - RIKEN (the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), CiRA (Center for iPS Research and Application, Kyoto University), Kobe …
A joint research team of Osaka University and Tohoku University both in Japan develop the robotic microscope OSACaBeN that tracks an animal and measures the brain in real time. **** Image: Nematode (from Osaka University Homepage) A small …
Tumor markers are studied so as to physically and financially reduce burden on cancer patients **** Esophageal cancer patients are treated with established therapies including surgeries, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Since the wall …
No Donner Needed for Heart Transplantation, but Leg's Tissue of Patient **** Image: Grown heart muscle sheet (source: Osaka University's homepage) A leg’s muscle tissue of a 66 yr male patient who has suffered from a heavy heart disease ar…
New Noninvasive Diagnostic Method **** Ultrasound elastography is a Japanese original technology that uses an ultrasound diagnostic device to visualize elasticity of tissues. In 2003, ultrasound elastography was developed and commercialize…
Pig-to-Primate Islet Cell Transplantation **** There are around 500,000 type 1 diabetic patients in Japan (data from Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) as of 2015). In type 1 diabetes, the body's immune system attacks th…
Relationship between Consolidation of Memories and Sleep **** A research group found that if the cerebral neocortex is reactivated, memories can be improved without necessity of sleep. Sign of RIKEN REM Sleep and Non-REM Sleep There are tw…
In April 1, 2016, a joint venture company was established by two Japanese universities to market small-diameter artificial muscles developed by their researchers. Image source: Tokyo Institute of Technology Homepage
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National Cancer Center Hospital (*1) in Japan completed a facility for a new radiation therapy using neutrons and will start a clinical trial in Spring 2017 to examine the effectiveness of the therapy. image source: National Cancer Center …
A research group revealed that persons having a gene associated with "alcohol tolerance" have a higher risk of developing gout than those who do not have the gene. The finding was presented on May 16, 2016 in the electronic version of the …
Nano-medicine Innovation Center and Tokyo University jointly developed a “nano-machine contrast agent” that detects malignancy of a cancer. Kazunori Kataoka, the chief of Nano-medicine Innovation Center (a research professor of Policy Visi…
Our fingers are important for not only our daily lives, but also our jobs and creative activities. Some people accidentally sever their finger fragments while they are handling machines such as electric saws and cutting machines. There are…