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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although antiplatelets are known to be effective for secondary prevention of cerebral infarction, the number needed to treat is rather large and the effects in stroke patients with complications such as hypertension or diabetes are inadequately defined. This study was conducted to examine the effect of such complications on recurrence(More)
Cilostazol, an antiplatelet drug that increases the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (AMP) levels in platelets via inhibition of cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase, has been used in chronic arterial occlusive disease. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of cilostazol on the recurrence of cerebral infarction using a multicenter, randomized,(More)
A 47-year-old woman was admitted with fever, hypotension, an elevated serum creatinine kinase level, and electrocardiographic abnormalities, which led to the diagnosis of acute myocarditis. She was placed on percutaneous cardiopulmonary support because of hemodynamic collapse on the third hospital day. Serial echocardiography showed gradual recovery of(More)
Pulse-spray thrombolysis was performed in 2 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) caused by thrombotic occlusion of coronary artery ectasia. Case 1, a 66-year-old woman with an inferior AMI underwent emergency coronary arteriography, which revealed occlusion of an ectatic right coronary artery. Primary balloon angioplasty failed to reestablish(More)
We reported two respirator-aided 10-year-survival male patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their ages at onset were 54 and 52, clinical features common in both cases, the durations to tracheotomy 32 months and 27 months respectively, and the durations for respiratory support over 8 years in both cases. There were normal external(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with coronary spastic angina (CSA) and severe organic stenosis. BACKGROUND Coronary spasm occurs at the site of organic stenosis in most patients with CSA and severe stenosis, whereas multivessel spasm occurs frequently in those with normal coronary arteries.(More)
In this paper, we describe a multi-modal interface that allows use of voice and gesture commands for controlling distributed home appliances used by people with disabilities. The main objective of this study is combined with nonverbal and verbal interface for intuitive and efficient control that uses hands-free operation. The pointing gesture by facing as(More)
A series of 4816 patients with cerebrovascular disease have undergone CT and/or MRI examinations over the last 25 years at the Higashi Nagoya National Hospital and the Nagoya National Hospital. Of these, we experienced 5 cases (4 men and 1 woman) of Weber's syndrome: two cases were resulted from cerebral embolism and three from cerebral thrombosis. All of(More)
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