Kazuaki Majima

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A 68-year-old male was admitted for interstitial pneumonia associated with scleroderma. High-dose methylprednisolone was administered for treatment of the pneumonitis. Two weeks later, anemia, thrombocytopenia and progressive increase in BUN, creatinine and LDH were observed. Although the blood pressure remained normotensive, renal biopsy showed thrombosis(More)
A 36-year-old woman was hospitalized because of nephrotic syndrome. On admission, laboratory studies revealed total protein 5.9g/dl, total cholesterol 381mg/dl, urine protein 2-4g/day, C3 68mg/dl(90-185mg/dl) and the immunological tests showed that antinuclear factor, anti-DNA antibodies and the LE cell phenomenon were positive. Renal function was within(More)
The residual effects of three hypnotics were investigated by the method of 24-h polygraphy (EEG, EMG, and EOG). The drugs were triazolam 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg, flurazepam 15 mg and 30 mg, nitrazepam 5 mg and 10 mg, and placebo. The subjects were healthy volunteers, eight men and eight women with an average age of 34.3 years. The number of total polygraphic(More)
A 16-year-Old boy was admitted with acute onset of fever, cough, and dyspnea. Chest radiography showed diffuse infiltrated shadow and right pleural effusion. BALF revealed a high level of eosinophils (56.8%), and TBLB specimen showed infiltration of inflammatory cells, chiefly eosinophils. Symptoms and radiographic findings resolved spontaneously within a(More)
A new nonadentate ligand, N, N, N1, N1-[2,6-bis(3'-aminomethyl-1'-pyrazolyl)-4-phenylpyridine]tetrakis(acetic acid) (BPTA) for a Tb3+ fluorescent complex was synthesized. The Tb3+ complex is strongly fluorescent, having a large fluorescence quantum yield of 1.00 and very long fluorescence lifetime of 2.681 ms in 0.05 M borate buffer of pH 9.1. Streptavidin(More)
A 68-year-old patient visited our hospital, because of progressive renal failure. Laboratory data were serum creatinine 13.3 mg/dl, BUN 74.3 mg/dl, AGBMA 134U, MPO-ANCA 37% and CIC 1.6 g/dl. Hemodialysis was performed on admission and renal biopsy was conducted. Though the histological findings showed fibrocellular crescents and global sclerosis in many(More)
A 16-year-old, 28-week pregnant woman was admitted to our hospital with multiple bone fractures caused by a traffic accident. She had massive blood transfusion because of anemia in her laboratory findings and ritodrine hydrochloride was administered because of the fear of threatened abortion. She developed a cough with bloody sputum on the 4th day after(More)
A new method, 24-hour polygraphy (EEG, EMG, and EOG), was applied not only to investigate the influence of hypnotics on night sleep, but to examine the precise influence on sleep-wake-fulness rhythm the day following administration. The hypnotics used were flurazepam 15 mg and nitrazepam 5 mg. The subjects were healthy volunteers, 5 men and 4 women, aged(More)
We studied 35 needle aspiration biopsies of the prostatic cancer to evaluate the reliability for screening, as compared with the transrectal or transperineal needle biopsy of the same patients. Eight specimens were unsatisfactory for cytological study, only 77.4% of the 35 aspirations being cytologically evaluable. False negative aspiration biopsies(More)