Akira Furuse

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Urinary abnormalities combined with positive serum hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) were found in 9 children. Most of these patients were found by mass urine screening of school children. Renal biopsy findings revealed 6 cases of membranous glomerulonephropathy (MGN) and 3 cases of minimal change disease. Immune deposits consisting of hepatitis B(More)
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is the most common congenital heart anomaly encountered in adults. For patients over 60 years old, acceptable operative mortality and symptomatic improvement following surgery have been reported. We reviewed patients with ASD aged over 70 years and studied their preoperative hemodynamics, the surgical procedures used and the(More)
This study was conducted to test a three-layered artificial neural network analysis of phonocardiogram recordings to diagnose, automatically and objectively, the condition of the heart in patients with heart murmurs. The data were recorded simultaneously in each of 49 patients with a heart murmur through eight microphones attached to the skin surface with(More)
A 69-year-old man underwent right middle lobectomy because of the tumor lesion in the right middle lung. He had ever been in Celebes and China (riverside area of the Yangtze), the infected area of schistosomiasis japonica, for military service during the World War II. Resected lung specimen was carefully examined at the department of pathology in our(More)
BACKGROUND It is believed that the stiffness or hardness of a lymph node containing a metastasis differs from that of lymph node without a metastasis because of the difference in tissue density, which is derived from the lymph node's histopathologic features. Prior to this study, however, there had been no attempts to quantify the hardness or stiffness of(More)
BACKGROUND We developed a new tactile sensor that could quantify the hardness of objects as changes in the resonance frequency of the sensor (delta f). We have applied it to thoracoscopic operations for the localization of small invisible nodules in the lung. METHODS When the sensor probe was moved over the lung surface, a delta f curve was depicted on(More)
In this study we reevaluated whether the sole cause of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and aortic valve prolapse (AVP) is myxomatous degeneration. Forty-two surgical cases of prolapsed valves with mitral and/or aortic regurgitation were reviewed (AVP in nine, MVP in 27, and combined AVP and MVP [CVP] in six). On microscopic examination, myxomatous degeneration(More)