Kazuyoshi Ishikawa

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Hepatitis E is endemic in developing countries and may occur as imported hepatitis in industrialized countries. A 46-year-old Japanese man developed immunoserologically diagnosed acute hepatitis E in Japan 4 months after he had made a trip to China. He had bought a Chinese herbal medicine there, taking it occasionally until approximately 6 weeks prior to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of viral load on disease severity and analyze the possible relationship of the load of hepatitis A virus (HAV) with disease severity and laboratory findings. METHODS Fifty-eight patients diagnosed with acute hepatitis A were used in the current study, of whom 12 patients(More)
The Mine Detection Robot supports the mine removal work in countries where mines are buried, such as Afghanistan. The development started from September, 2003. Considering running on rough terrains, the robot has four crawlers, and hydraulic motors in front and rear were serially connected by piping so that they could rotate synchronously. Two work arms(More)
Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) with propofol combined with remifentanil or fentanyl has commonly been used to achieve general anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to examine recovery of psychomotor function, by use of the Trieger dot test, after TIVA with remifentanil–propofol or with fentanyl–propofol. Forty patients were randomly divided into(More)
We developed a highly sensitive enzyme immunoassay (EIA), the p-AP/HHTIO method, that detects serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) by measuring stabilized nitroxide radicals using a novel electron spin resonance technique [Matsuo et al. (1998) Free Radic Biol Med 25:929-935]. To demonstrate the clinical significance of this method and to reveal occult(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of landiolol on the QT interval, rate-corrected QT (QTc) interval, QT dispersion (QTD), and rate-corrected QTD (QTcD) during tracheal intubation using computerized measurement. DESIGN Randomized, double-blinded study. SETTING Dokkyo Medical University Hospital operating room. PATIENTS 30 ASA physical status I(More)
To the Editor: Greater occipital nerve block is indicated for cervicogenic or cluster headache. Identifying the location of the nerve is important for differential diagnosis of cervicogenic headache, because it is necessary to block this nerve and not neighboring structures [1]. The blocking point is where the greater occipital nerve crosses the superior(More)