Kenji Mine

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AIM Haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) is frequently observed in premature infants. This study was conducted to explore whether the blood BNP can be a valuable biomarker to assess the necessity of treatment for hsPDA in premature infants. METHODS Serial measurements of the blood BNP were performed during the first 5 days of life(More)
BACKGROUND Trisomies 13 and 18 (T13/18) are autosomal trisomy syndromes with dismal prognoses. Deciding whether to perform a chromosomal analysis for the definitive diagnosis is often difficult (even for experienced pediatricians) because representative clinical signs may not be found in all T13/18 neonates. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate any(More)
Crania showing extraordinary shape from the Yean-ri site, South Korea, were analyzed to qualify and quantify the changes resulted from deformation practice. The incidence of deformed crania is 19.2% and all of them are derived from tombs in the 4th century A.D. The contours and craniometric data of the deformed individuals (DY) were compared with those of(More)
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