Kaori Sasaki

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BACKGROUND Immediate access to patients' complete health records via electronic databases could improve healthcare and facilitate health research. However, the possible benefits of a national electronic health records (EHR) system must be balanced against public concerns about data security and personal privacy. Successful development of EHR requires better(More)
A girl with Rett syndrome was suffered from severe apneusis attacks, resulting in cardiopulmonary arrest, which required resuscitation. Her apneusis attacks did not respond at all to diazepam, magnesium citrare or tricyclic antidepressants but ceased by tracheostomy with oral imipramine. The breathing abnormality appeared to involve difficulty in(More)
Phenytoin, one of the most common antiepileptic drugs, is a major cause of antiepileptic drug hypersensitivity syndrome (AHS), which is a rare but potentially fatal complication. We herein report a 5-year-old boy who developed unexpected agranulocytosis with fever approximately one week after recovering from the typical symptoms of AHS, characterized by(More)
OBJECTIVES Epileptic spasms (ES) in West syndrome (WS) are classified as being of the generalized seizure type. However, evidence of a focal neocortical origin has been proposed based mainly on surgical WS series. We report herein two infants with WS, whose ES subsequently evolved into focal ES of the right lower extremity. METHODS Medical records,(More)
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