Chikage Kijima

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We examined the predictive value of clinical and radiological findings, including cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) seen in gradient-echo T2*-weighted magnetic resonance images, for hemorrhagic transformation (HT) following ischemic stroke, in ischemic stroke patients treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). The subjects were 71 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Aortic plaque is considered a risk factor of ischaemic stroke, and both ulceration and plaque thickness are considered important. However, the relative importance of aortic plaque and carotid plaque remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to clarify the relation between aortic and carotid plaque lesions and atherosclerotic risk factors in(More)
Metastasis of breast cancer is often detected through a long-term course and difficult to diagnose. We report a case of brachial plexopathy suspected to be the initial lesion of breast cancer metastasis, which was only detected by magnetic resonance (MR) neurography. A 61-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital within 2 years after operation for breast(More)
OBJECTIVE Because the risks and benefits of early bathing of newborn infants are not well established, we investigated the effects of bathing immediately after birth on rectal temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, percutaneous arterial blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and early neonatal morbidity. METHODS The study was designed as a(More)
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