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Corticosteroids in the treatment of the acute phase of Kawasaki disease.
OBJECTIVES Corticosteroids are considered to be contraindicated during the acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD) based on unfavorable results in early studies. In our hospital, however,Expand
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Auditory brainstem responses in congenital heart disease.
To evaluate the effect of chronic hypoxemia on brainstem maturation, auditory brainstem responses were examined in 70 children (32 with and 38 without cyanosis) who had congenital heart disease.Expand
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Effect of dipyridamole on the blood flow in coronary aneurysms resulting from Kawasaki disease
SummaryDipyridamole has been widely used in Japan to treat patients with a coronary aneurysm resulting from Kawasaki disease, but its effect in these patients has not been established. In the presentExpand
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Long-term low-dose prostaglandin E1 administration.
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Images in cardiovascular medicine. Giant coronary aneurysm of Kawasaki disease developing during postacute phase.
The patient suffered from Kawasaki disease at 5 months of age. The first angiography, performed 14 months after the onset of disease, showed a right coronary aneurysm with a maximal diameter of 6 mmExpand
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Short arm deletion of chromosome 1: del(1)(p13.3 p22.3) in a female infant with an extreme tetralogy of Fallot
High‐resolution chromosome analysis showed the karyotype 46,XX,del(1)(p13.3 p22.3) in a female infant with an extreme tetralogy of Fallot and multiple congenital anomalies. The patient showedExpand
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Assessment of left ventricular function in Kawasaki disease by dipyridamole-loading cineventriculography.
Dipyridamole-loading cineventriculography was performed to evaluate left ventricular (LV) function in 76 patients with Kawasaki disease. Forty-five of 76 patients underwent the procedure within 6Expand
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Successful trial of amantadine hydrochloride for two patients with alternating hemiplegia of childhood.
We report here the efficacy of amantadine hydrochloride for two patients with alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) that did not respond to flunarizine. Amantadine was administered to one patientExpand
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ASSESSMENT OF DRUG THERAPY WITH ASPIRIN, PREDNSOLONE, AND γ-GLOBULIN ALONE AND IN COMBINATION IN THE ACUTE STAGE OF KAWASAKI DISEASE
Although aspirin therapy or high-dose γ-globulin therapy may be effective in the acute stage of Kawasaki disease, there was a 12.8% incidence of coronary lesions in nationwide survey. We treated 269Expand
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Treatment of Kawasaki disease with corticosteroid.
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