Hidekazu Tamai

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Postpartum thyroid dysfunction is found in 5-10% of women within one year after delivery. Dysfunction is developed from subclinical autoimmune thyroiditis through immune rebound mechanism and divided into 5 types. Most frequent one is destructive thyrotoxicosis, named as postpartum thyroiditis, which occur in early postpartum period and usually followed by(More)
Polycystic thyroid disease (PCTD) is characterized by multiple thyroid cysts detected by ultrasonography, the absence of thyroid autoantibodies, and susceptibility to the development of hypothyroidism due to a high iodine intake. It is necessary to obtain histopathological information on PCTD in order to clarify the cause of hypothyroidism. We(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION The usefulness of markers of carotid plaque, such as sum (PS) and maximum (P-max) of the plaque thickness, in combination with intima-media thickness in the common carotid artery (CIMT) for the detection of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) was investigated in patients with type 2 diabetes without known CAD. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
We often recommend total thyroidectomy for patients with Graves' disease who wish to have a child in the near future in order to prevent fetal or neonatal hyperthyroidism, especially if the patients' serum thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb) values are high. The aim of this study was to analyze changes in serum TRAb values using a quantitative(More)
This study investigated the severity of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and its relationship to childhood development. The subjects were 21 children with a birthweight of 2500 g or less who were tested for flash visual evoked potential (FVEP) at conceptual ages ranging from 1 to 3 years. We also examined 73 children with a birthweight of 1500 g or less,(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of pachymeningitis with pseudo-Foster Kennedy syndrome in a patient who was positive for perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody. METHODS Case report. A 44-year-old man was examined for headache and diplopia. RESULTS Left eye showed limitation of abduction. Ocular fundus, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance(More)
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