Kazutaka Soejima

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The role of pulsed dye laser (PDL) in the treatment of childhood hemangiomas is still controversial because of the inherent characteristics of hemangiomas as well as the side effects of the PDL. Recently, the long pulsed dye laser (LPDL) with cryogen spray cooling (CSC) has been found relatively more effective and safer than the PDL(More)
Forty patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), including 34 who died above age 10 years without having developed clinical diabetes mellitus and 6 who died with both cystic fibrosis and diabetes mellitus, were studied. The mean age of the female patients with CF but not diabetes was 15.8 +/- 5.6 years; of males without diabetes, 17.2 +/- 6.4 years; of female(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Fractional resurfacing is a new concept of cutaneous remodeling whereby laser-induced zones of microthermal injury are surrounded by normal untreated tissue. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy and complications of Fraxel laser treatment when using different fluences and density settings. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study is to compare ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS: injection of foam sclerosant under ultrasound guidance) of the great saphenous vein (GSV) combined with visual foam sclerotherapy (VFS: injection of foam sclerosant under visual control) for varicose tributary veins and VFS alone in the treatment of GSV reflux. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the presence of lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and prognosis in patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 203 consecutive referral patients with PE were included. The distribution of DVT was evaluated with compression ultrasound (CUS), and all patients were then followed for 12(More)
Recent studies on smoke inhalation injury have been focused on nitric oxide (NO) as an essential factor of progressive lung injury. We studied the effects of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibition on inhalation injury in sheep. Sheep (n = 14) were prepared surgically for chronic study. After recovery period, the sheep received 48 breaths of(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional pulsed dye laser (PDL), operating at a wavelength of 585 nm and a pulse duration of 0.45 ms, usually does not achieve complete clearance in the majority of port-wine stains (PWSs). OBJECTIVE In this study, we demonstrate the efficacy of a variable-pulse pulsed dye laser (VPPDL) equipped with cryogen spray cooling (CSC) in the(More)
A 78-year-old woman suffered from superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. Computed tomography and angiography revealed a mass within the SVC. The SVC was resected via median sternotomy, followed by reconstruction using an artificial graft. The resected specimen showed a polypoid tumor within the SVC that had invaded the wall of the SVC. Histologic diagnosis was(More)
The goals of this study were (i) to compare the degree and (ii) temporal changes in airway obstruction in sheep with pulmonary injury induced by smoke inhalation and/or burn; (iii) to qualitatively assess the cellular and mucous content of obstructive material; and (iv) to statistically assess a possible relationship between the degree of airway obstruction(More)
Pathologic and point count-morphometric studies of ribs, vertebrae, and iliac crests of 7 patients with Von Gierke's glycogenesis type Ia aged 5 months to 30 years were performed. The bone lesion is a pure osteoporosis (reduction in mass of bone matrix) with no evidences of significant physeal cartilage abnormality or of osteitis fibrosa or osteomalacia(More)