Kiyochika Suematsu

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To evaluate the cerebral distribution of 99mTc-ethyl cysteinate dimer (99mTc-ECD) at blood flow levels beyond the normal range, we investigated postischemic reperfusion and acetazolamide (Diamox) activation test in stroke patients. The postischemic reperfusion was studied in 10 patients who showed a postischemic hyperperfusion area on other single photon(More)
A total of 130 patients with metastatic brain tumors were treated with the Gamma Knife; 85 had multiple lesions. The marginal dose was 14-30 Gy for the initial 20 cases during the first 6 months. Thereafter, we increased the marginal dose to between 25 and 30 Gy for the last 110 cases. The follow-up period ranged from 1 to 49 months (mean 9 months). The(More)
To investigate whether common variants in the human genetic background are associated with pathogenesis of ischemic heart diseases, we systematically surveyed 41 possible candidate genes for single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) by directly sequencing 96 independent alleles at each locus, derived from 48 unrelated Japanese patients with myocardial(More)
Both regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and regional vascular reserve (rVR) in ten childhood Moyamoya disease were quantified pre- and post-operatively by autoradiographic processing using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and N-isopropyl-rho-iodoamphetamine (IMP) (IMP-ARG method) to estimate hemodynamic effectiveness of surgical(More)
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can make an important contribution to our understanding of genetic backgrounds that may influence medical conditions and ethnic diversity. We undertook a systematic survey of genomic DNA for SNPs located not only in coding sequences but also in non-coding regions (e.g., introns and 5' flanking regions) of selected(More)
BACKGROUND An artificial exposure chamber (OHIO Chamber), which allows dispersal of a fixed concentration of Japanese cedar (JC) pollen under stable conditions, was constructed. This study was conducted to identify the exposure conditions assuring validity of the clinical tests conducted using this chamber. METHODS Twenty-four adult patients with JC(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy and safety of bepotastine, we conducted a randomized, investigator-blind, placebo-controlled and parallel study to evaluate the allergic symptoms and the cognitive function of the subjects with Japanese cedar (JC) pollinosis in response to JC pollen exposure in an artificial exposure chamber. METHODS Twenty-four(More)