Junji Ishimatsu

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In 25 normally non-pregnant women, 543 normally pregnant women and 75 pregnant women with diabetes mellitus or gestational diabetes mellitus, the relationship between the serum concentration of 1,5-anhydro-D-glucitol (1-deoxy-glucose) and carbohydrate metabolism was studied. The concentration of 1,5-anhydro-D-glucitol was estimated by means of gas-liquid(More)
A fetus at 20 weeks' gestation was shown by ultrasonography to have ascites and intrahepatic calcifications. We aspirated the fetal ascites at 29 and 30 weeks' gestation to decompress the fetal lungs due to the progression of the ascites and the concomitant compression in the fetal lungs. The newborn had neither hypoplasia of the lungs nor any respiratory(More)
Estimation of amniotic fluid volume is an important part of routine obstetric sonography. A relationship between polyhydramnios and poor perinatal outcome has been reported. This study correlates the severity of polyhydramnios with perinatal morbidity and mortality. Among 67 cases of polyhydramnios detected in singleton pregnancies, 8 were associated with(More)
We examined a newborn who had no bile and pancreatic ducts. Hydrops was evident after 29 weeks of gestation and she died shortly after birth, weighing 1,368 g. One of her siblings had died of hydrops at about six months of gestation, and there were two more miscarriages of unknown cause. At autopsy on the newborn, the liver had an abnormally round shape and(More)
Prenatal diagnosis of an acardiac twin pregnancy was performed. At 30 gestational weeks, pulsed color Doppler ultrasound revealed polyhydramnios, reversed-pulsatile blood flow in the umbilical artery and vein of the acardiac twin, and artery-artery anastomosis on the placental surface. The total cardiac dimension, maximum blood flow velocity of the(More)
In 40 twin pregnancies, the evaluation of hemodynamics by ultrasound was performed during the period January 1986 through September 1991. The blood flow velocities' waveforms in the umbilical artery, umbilical vein and tricuspid valve, and the total cardiac dimension, were obtained by ultrasonography in conjunction with 3.5 MHz pulsed Doppler ultrasound.(More)