Jin Takahashi

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Spiral computed tomography (CT) was used in the evaluation of 21 patients with head and neck lesions. Scanning time ranged from 24 to 36 seconds, and high-quality diagnostic scans with excellent anatomic resolution and minimal motion artifact were produced. Vascular opacification was optimized with substantially less contrast medium than used in(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing interest has arisen whether helminthic infections protect against asthma and allergy. The prevalence of wheezing among Bangladeshi children is higher in rural areas where helminthic infectious burden is greater, which is contrary to the general assumption. OBJECTIVE We therefore examined the association between Ascaris infection,(More)
To mark the portal vein prior to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement, metallic coils adjacent to (n = 18) and a wire within (n = 18) the portal vein were placed with ultrasonographic (US) guidance. The mean number of punctures for successful portal vein entry was 3.0 with coils and 2.9 with a wire, and the mean total procedure(More)
Although vernix caseosa is known to be a natural biofilm at birth, human pulmonary surfactant commences to remove the vernix from fetal skin into the amniotic fluid at gestational week 34, i.e., well before delivery. To explain this paradox, we first produced two types of fluorescently labeled liposomes displaying morphology similar to that of pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE Severe motor vehicle accidents involving pregnant women can result in fetal and neonatal death. We describe a case in which fetal death occurred due to relatively mild seatbelt injuries and present the characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the placenta. CASE REPORT A 26-year-old primigravid woman at 20 weeks gestation was(More)
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