Asami Maruyama

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BACKGROUND There have been few reports regarding cardiac strain in children. The present study was performed to determine the reference values for circumferential and radial strains of the left ventricle in normal children and discern the relative influence of aging and cardiac growth on these left ventricular functional indices. METHODS The study(More)
A preterm infant with very low birth weight was born with fetal onset familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Known gene abnormalities responsible for the disease were not identified in the patient. The infant died at 13 months of age owing to complications from cord blood stem cell transplantation. We found selectively elevated expression of(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to investigate whether glycated albumin is a useful glycemic marker from the point of view of infant complications for monitoring glycemic control in pregnant women with diabetes or gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS We retrospectively studied 42 Japanese infants of diabetic mothers and their mothers at our facility(More)
The appearance of a new coronary artery lesion is important in patients with acute myocardial infarction or late coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, which sometimes lead to cardiac death. We studied coronary angiograms of 1,098 patients with coronary artery disease (from 1985 to 1996) and found new lesions in 94 patients (male 74, female 20; mean age(More)
BACKGROUND There are few reports about acoustic quantification (AQ) in the area of pediatrics. We aim to determine normal values of AQ analysis and investigate the aging change of left ventricular function in children. METHODS The subjects in this study included 137 patients (aged 29 days to 18 years) who had normal cardiac function and no cardiac load.(More)
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