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A 47-year-old woman presented with hemoptysis and her chest X-ray films showed an opacity suggesting a mass in the left lower lung field. Based on radiographic investigations, the mass was diagnosed as an aneurysm develop in an anomalous vessel and was considered to be a Pryce type I pulmonary intralobar sequestration. Resection of the left lower lobes was(More)
Effect of Gd-DTPA on tissue T1 were studied in 10 patients with intracranial tumors, including 4 meningiomas, 2 gliomas, 3 metastatic tumors and 1 brain abscess. T1 values were comparatively measured in the various portions of tumor tissue, peritumoral edema and normal brain before and after intravenous injection of 0.1 mmol Gd-DTPA per kg weight, with the(More)
AIM To examine the predictive ability of memory deterioration and grip strength for disability progression among those who utilized the home-help service. METHODS We prospectively followed a cohort of community-dwelling older people who were aged 65 years or older, certified support level 1-2 or care level 1-2 and home-help service users provided by(More)
OBJECTIVES This cross-sectional study described the prevalence of possible risk factors for increasing eligibility level of long-term care insurance in home help service users who were certified as support level 1-2 or care level 1-2 in Japan. METHODS Data were collected from October 2011 to November 2011. Variables included eligibility level, grip(More)
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