Ichino Kano

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BACKGROUNDS The prevalence of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection (pNTM) is currently increasing. Furthermore, its clinical feature is reported to be gradually changing. However, few reports to clarify the current features of pNTM have been published. The aim of this study is to investigate microbiological and clinical features of pNTM. (More)
Two cases of extremely rare type of tricuspid atresia are presented. Both possessed left-sided tricuspid atresia, situs solitus of viscera and atria, 1-bulboventricular loop and 1-transposition of the great arteries. These anomalies are typical tricuspid atresia with 1-transpositions. The importance of bulboventricular loop in tricuspid atresia is(More)
BACKGROUND Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is an important regulator of fibrinolysis at sites of vascular injury and thrombus formation. Recently, sputum PAI-1 was reported to be elevated in COPD. However, the mechanism of PAI-1 elevation in COPD has yet to be clarified. Here, we show that PAI-1 elevation in COPD is closely associated with(More)
Four patients with endocardial fibroelastosis were studied by two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography. The two-dimensional echocardiography showed the characteristic echo from the abnormally thickened endocardium of the left ventricle in every case. Of the 4 cases, 2 were still suffering from congestive heart failure at the time of the study and the(More)
The infants and children subjected to this study consisted of 21 cases with ventricular septal defect, 9 cases with atrial septal defect, 3 cases with patent ductus arteriosus, one case with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return and 3 cases with the innocent murmurs (cf. Tables 1 and 2). The right-heart catheterization was performed in all the cases(More)
In a preceding paper of ours,1 it has been reported that the estimation of shunt magnitudes can be done by using a single earpiece dye-dilution curve with some correction of the build-up time in infants and children with the left-to-right shunt. The present report describes a new, simplified method devised for the calcula tion of the shunt values using a(More)
Recovery from dengue fever is generally rapid and uneventful. However, recuperation is often prolonged and may be accompanied by noticeable depression. We present herein on a traveler to Indonesia who developed long-lasting depression after the classic symptoms of dengue fever such as fever, arthralgia, and macropapular rash had resolved. A previously(More)