Kumiko Wada

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We report three cases of left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) after acute myocardial infarction, which were repaired using a sutureless technique without cardiopulmonary bypass. At operation, a sheet of fibrin tissue-adhesive collagen fleece (TachoComb) was secured to the hematoma surrounding the tear and the infarcted area under compression by the(More)
Moxibustion is a technique used in traditional oriental medicine, the aim of which is to cure and/or prevent illness by activating a person's ability for self-healing. In this study, we assessed how moxibustion would affect the immune system and whether it would augment protective immunity. Mice were treated with moxibustion at Zusanli (ST36) acupoints; we(More)
The authors conducted questionnaire surveys utilizing model cases with the aim of investigating the current views of psychiatrists regarding criminal responsibility judgments in forensic psychiatric evaluations. Six model cases-injury by a person with acute schizophrenia, indecent assault by a person with chronic schizophrenia, attempted murder by a woman(More)
BACKGROUND The durability of the Starr-Edwards (SE) mitral caged-disk valve, model 6520, is not clearly known, and structural valve deterioration in the SE disk valve is very rare. METHODS AND RESULTS Replacement of the SE mitral disk valve was performed in 7 patients 23-40 years after implantation. Macroscopic examination of the removed disk valves(More)
OBJECTIVES In most patients with aortic regurgitation (AR), aortic valve replacement (AVR) improves left ventricular (LV) function, but some patients will not have favorable remodeling. Our objectives were to review long term clinical results of AVR for AR and to examine what factors affect the normalization of LV function after AVR for chronic AR. (More)
In this study, evaluation experiment was conducted on an interactive puppet theater, a puppetry system designed for deaf children to enhance their enjoyment of performances. An interactive puppet theater has two features: a feature that ensures the transmission of information by textualizing dialogue information and a feature that encourages deaf children(More)
In this study, we examined the feature of the audience participation in the progress of the story in Puppet Theater. Puppet Theater is a puppet show system developed that is designed for appreciation by hearing-impaired children. Wada et al. (2012) conducted preliminary evaluation experiments performed with 52 healthy elementary school children who were(More)