Maaya Yamanaka

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End-tidal CO2 monitors are used to estimate arterial CO2 pressure (PaCO2), but appropriate use of this noninvasive method of assessing blood gases is unclear. In patients with lung disease, the end-tidal CO2 pressure (PETCO2) can differ from PaCO2 because of ventilation-perfusion (VA/Q) mismatching, and changes in PETCO2 may be seen with corresponding(More)
A 43-year-old Japanese man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis developed a nodule on the face 1 year prior to presentation. Histopathological examination showed amyloid deposition in the entire dermis, with numerous plasma cells. Nodular primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis is a rare form of amyloidosis, which needs long-term follow-up because of the(More)
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