Tomohiro Terasaka
University of California, San Diego
Internal medicineEndocrinologySurgeryPathologyReceptorGene knockdownChemistryGonadotropic cellStimulationAndrogenMelatoninLuteinizing hormoneGonadotropinGonadotropin-releasing hormoneAnterior pituitaryBone morphogenetic proteinSecretionMAPK/ERK pathwayHormoneMedicineBiologyGastroenterologyCell biology
37Publications
10H-index
248Citations
Publications 37
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#1Hideharu Hagiya (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
#2Kou Hasegawa (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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: A 34-year-old man with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge syndrome) concurrently suffered from myopathy and eosinophilic pneumonia shortly after receiving daptomycin (DAP) for right-sided infective endocarditis. The simultaneous occurrence of these phenomena in relation to DAP therapy has not been previously well described. An allergic reaction was suspected as a possible etiology of these DAP-related complications. This case highlights the need for close observation in order to detect both m...
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#1Tomohiro Terasaka (Okayama University)H-Index: 10
#2Hideharu HagiyaH-Index: 13
Last. Fumio OtsukaH-Index: 35
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We report the case of a 46-year-old hypertensive Japanese female with renal insufficiency related to unilateral renal hypoplasia. The patient was found to have developed paraganglioma in the retroperitoneal space over a 5-year period. Catecholamine-producing tumors are not usually recognized as conditions associated with renal hypoplasia. Our long-term observation of the patient eventually led us to the diagnosis of paraganglioma. In hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease, not only th...
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#1Koichi WasedaH-Index: 9
#2Hideharu HagiyaH-Index: 13
Last. Fumio OtsukaH-Index: 35
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An 81-year-old Japanese male with primary Sjogren syndrome (pSS) developed a low-grade fever and productive cough which were refractory to antibiotic therapy. Based on the high level of eosinophils observed in his bronchial alveolar lavage, he was diagnosed with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) and successfully treated by oral prednisolone. Interstitial lung diseases associated with pSS (pSS-ILDs) usually present as nonspecific interstitial pneumonia or usual interstitial pneumonia; therefor...
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#1Tomohiro Terasaka (Okayama University)H-Index: 10
#2Keiko Tsukamoto (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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#1Hideharu Hagiya (Okayama University)H-Index: 13
#2Susumu Kokeguchi (Okayama University)H-Index: 27
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Abstract A 53-year-old man with a past medical history of total arch replacement surgery and severe aortic regurgitation presented with a 1-month history of persistent general malaise, anorexia, body weight loss and night sweats. His recent history included gingival hyperplasia for 6 years, gingivitis after tooth extraction 3 years before, prolonged inflammatory status for 4 months, fundal hemorrhage and leg tenderness for 2 months. A pathogen was detected from blood culture, but conventional mi...
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#1Eri Nakamura (Okayama University)H-Index: 13
#2Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
Last. Hirofumi Makino (Okayama University)H-Index: 98
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Abstract The ovarian bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) system is a physiological inhibitor of luteinization in growing ovarian follicles. BMP-6, which is expressed in oocytes and granulosa cells of healthy follicles, specifically inhibits FSH actions by suppressing adenylate cyclase activity. In the present study, we studied the role of melatonin in ovarian steroidogenesis using rat primary granulosa cells of immature female rat ovaries by focusing on the interaction with BMP-6 activity. Treatmen...
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#1Tomohiro Terasaka (Okayama University)H-Index: 10
#2Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
Last. Hirofumi Makino (Okayama University)H-Index: 98
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Retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst: a rare incidentaloma discovered in a juvenile hypertensive patient
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#1Hideharu Hagiya (Okayama University)H-Index: 13
#2Megumi Ninagawa (Okayama University)H-Index: 1
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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A 69-year-old man with diabetes mellitus was diagnosed with a prostate abscess. Although the pathogen was fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli and the oral administration of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole was initiated, the infection recurred after three months. The antibiotic therapy was subsequently changed to intravenous fosfomycin, and the patient's condition promptly improved. Four weeks of fosfomycin therapy was successfully continued without any adverse events. In the era of antibiot...
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#1Tomohiro Terasaka (Okayama University)H-Index: 10
#2Eijiro Ueta (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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A 64-year-old man suffering polyarthralgia and bone pain was referred to our hospital. Renal dysfunction, hypophosphatemia and increased levels of bone alkaline phosphatase were found. The patientʼs serum creatinine level had gradually increased after the initiation of adefovir dipivoxil administration for hepatitis B. In agreement with multifocal uptakes of bone scintigraphy, iliac bone biopsy revealed an abnormal increase in osteoid tissues. Reducing the dose of adefovir and initiating the adm...
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#1Hideharu Hagiya (Okayama University)H-Index: 13
#2Tomohiro Terasaka (Okayama University)H-Index: 10
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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: We herein describe a case of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in a previously healthy 37-year-old Nepalese man. The patient presented with a history of milky urine with subsequent acute urinary retention lasting for a few days. The presence of microfilariae was confirmed on both peripheral blood and urine smears obtained at midnight. He was conservatively treated with diethylcarbamazine combined with doxycycline. Filariasis was previously endemic in southern parts of Japan, although it has been ...
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