VOLUME 74 NUMBER 1,2 February 2012

Current Issue

ISSN 2186-3326
(Online ISSN)
ISSN 0027-7622
(Print ISSN--v.72no.3/4)

Impact Factor(2020)
 1.131

Invited Review Articles

Physiology and Pathophysiology of Bicarbonate Secretion by Pancreatic Duct Epithelium

HIROSHI ISHIGURO, AKIKO YAMAMOTO, MIYUKI NAKAKUKI, LANJUAN YI, MARIKO ISHIGURO, MAKOTO YAMAGUCHI, SHIHO KONDO and YUKA MOCHIMARU
pg(s) 1-18


Adipocytokines and Obesity-linked Disorders

NORIYUKI OUCHI, KOJI OHASHI, REI SHIBATA and TOYOAKI MUROHARA
pg(s) 19-30


Process of Physical Disability among Older Adults - Contribution of Frailty in the Super-aged Society

MASAFUMI KUZUYA
pg(s) 31-37


Original Papers

Determination of Ferritin and Hemosiderin Iron in Patients with Normal Iron Stores and Iron Overload by Serum Ferritin Kinetics

HIROSHI SAITO, AKIHIRO TOMITA, HARUHIKO OHASHI, HIDEAKI MAEDA, HISAO HAYASHI and TOMOKI NAOE
pg(s) 39-49


Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among Rural Kazakh Population

GULNARA KULKAYEVA, MD. HARUN-OR-RASHID, YOSHITOKU YOSHIDA, KAZBEK TULEBAYEV and JUNICHI SAKAMOTO
pg(s) 51-61


Prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori Infection Measured with Urinary Antibody in an Urban Area of Japan, 2008–2010

TAKASHI TAMURA, EMI MORITA, TAKAAKI KONDO, JUN UEYAMA, TETSUYA TANAKA, YUTO KIDA, YOKO HORI, SHIGERU INOUE, KOUTARO TOMITA, RIEKO OKADA, SAYO KAWAI, ASAHI HISHIDA, MARIKO NAITO, KENJI WAKAI and NOBUYUKI HAMAJIMA
pg(s) 63-70


Elderly Health and its Correlations among Uzbek Population

GOOLBAHOR PULATOVA, MD. HARUN-OR-RASHID, YOSHITOKU YOSHIDA and JUNICHI SAKAMOTO
pg(s) 71-82


The Impact of Maternal Obesity on Mother and Neonatal Health: Study in a Tertiary Hospital of Astana, Kazakhstan

GULZHAN AIMUKHAMETOVA, TALSHYN UKYBASOVA, ZAITUNA HAMIDULLINA, KARLYGASH ZHUBANYSHEVA, MD. HARUN-OR-RASHID, YOSHITOKU YOSHIDA, HIDEKI KASUYA and JUNICHI SAKAMOTO
pg(s) 83-92


A Permission System for Carbapenem Use Reduced Incidence of Drug-resistant Bacteria and Cost of Antimicrobials at a General Hospital in Japan

YOSHIAKI IKEDA, TAKAYOSHI MAMIYA HIDEKI NISHIYAMA, SHIHO NARUSAWA, TAKENAO KOSEKI, AKIHIRO MOURI and TOSHITAKA NABESHIMA
pg(s) 93-104


Risk Factors for Extended-spectrum β-Lactamaseproducing Escherichia Coli Infection in Hospitalized Patients

YOSHIAKI IKEDA, TAKAYOSHI MAMIYA, HIDEKI NISHIYAMA, TAKENAO KOSEKI, AKIHIRO MOURI and TOSHITAKA NABESHIMA
pg(s) 105-114


Preventive Medical Services Not Covered by Public Health Insurance at Daiko Medical Center in Japan, 2004–2011

TAKASHI TAMURA, MIO KURATA, TAKAAKI KONDO, YASUYUKI GOTO, YOSHIKAZU KAMIYA, SAYO KAWAI, YOKO MITSUDA and NOBUYUKI HAMAJIMA
pg(s) 115-121


Geranylgeranylacetone Attenuates Cisplatin-induced Reductions in Cell Viability by Suppressing the Elevation of Intracellular P53 Content Without Heat Shock Protein Induction

MOTOFUSA HASEGAWA, KAZUHIRO ISHIGURO, TAKAFUMI ANDO and HIDEMI GOTO
pg(s) 123-131


Genetic Polymorphisms of the Adenosine Triphosphate-binding Cassette Transporters (ABCG2, ABCB1) and Gefitinib Toxicity

MARIKO TAMURA, MASASHI KONDO, MIHOKO HORIO, MAKI ANDO, HIROSHI SAITO, MASASHI YAMAMOTO, YOSHITSUGU HORIO and YOSHINORI HASEGAWA
pg(s) 133-140


Prognostic Factors for Tumor Recurrence after Gamma Knife Radiosurgery of Partially Resected and Recurrent Craniopharyngiomas

TATSUYA KOBAYASHI, YOSHIMASA MORI, TAKAHIKO TSUGAWA, CHISA HASHIZUME and HIROSHI TAKAHASHI
pg(s) 141-147


Incidence of Young Onset Insulin-requiring Diabetes Mellitus among 18- to 30-year-olds in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1994−2003) Saika

SAIKA NIZAM, MD. KHALEQUZZAMAN, HIROSHI YATSUYA, PARVIN AKTER KHANAM, M. ABU SAYEED, HISAO NAITO and TAMIE NAKAJIMA
pg(s) 149-156


Establishment and Optimal Culture Conditions of MicroRNA-induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Generated from HEK293 Cells via Transfection of Microrna-302S Expression Vector

NAOSHI KOIDE, KAORI YASUDA, KENJI KADOMATSU and YOSHIFUMI TAKEI
pg(s) 157-165


Tilt of the Radius from Forearm Rotational Axis Reliably Predicts Rotational Improvement after Corrective Osteotomy for Malunited Forearm Fractures

MASAHIRO TATEBE, TAKAAKI SHINOHARA, NOBUYUKI OKUI, MICHIRO YAMAMOTO, SHIGERU KURIMOTO and HITOSHI HIRATA
pg(s) 167-171


Case Reports

Simultaneous Surgical Resections of Two Distant Metastatic Malignant Melanoma Lesions — Case Report —

TAKAFUMI TANEI, NORIMOTO NAKAHARA, SHIGENORI TAKEBAYASHI and TOSHIHIKO WAKABAYASHI
pg(s) 173-179


Postoperative Recovery from Unilateral Blindness Caused by Tuberculum Sellae Meningioma

HIROFUMI OYAMA, AKIRA KITO, HIDEKI MAKI, KENICHI HATTORI, TOMOYUKI NODA and KENTARO WADA
pg(s) 181-187


Extravasation of Pegylated-liposomal Doxorubicin: Favorable Outcome after Immediate Subcutaneous Administration of Corticosteroids

AYAKO MITSUMA, MASATAKA SAWAKI, TAKASHI SHIBATA, SACHI MORITA, MEGUMI INADA, TOMOYA SHIMOKATA, MIHOKO SUGISHITA, KOICHI KITAGAWA, MASAKI SAWADA, AKIHIRO NAWA and YUICHI ANDO
pg(s) 189-192


Repair of Carotid Blow-out Using a Carotid Sheath in a Patient with Recurrent Thyroid Cancer

HIROFUMI OYAMA, AKIRA KITO, HIDEKI MAKI, KENICHI HATTORI, TOMOYUKI NODA and KENTARO WADA
pg(s) 193-198


Schwannoma Originating from Lower Cranial Nerves: Report of 4 Cases

HIROFUMI OYAMA, AKIRA KITO, HIDEKI MAKI, KENICHI HATTORI, TOMOYUKI NODA and KENTARO WADA
pg(s) 199-206


A Spinal Epidural Hematoma with Symptoms Mimicking Cerebral Stroke

HIROSHI SHIMA, MUNEYOSHI YASUDA, MOTOHIRO NOMURA, KENTARO MORI, KATSUYOSHI MIYASHITA, AKIRA TAMASE, YOSHIHISA KITAMURA, KOJI OSUKA and MASAKAZU TAKAYASU
pg(s) 207-210


Surgical Results of Parasagittal and Falx Meningioma

HIROFUMI OYAMA, AKIRA KITO, HIDEKI MAKI, KENICHI HATTORI, TOMOYUKI NODA and KENTARO WADA
pg(s) 211-216