Maiko Kouchi

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A 74-year-old man complained of a cough and left chest pain. Chest X-ray showed marked pleural effusion and a large mass in the left lower lobe, and air bronchograms within the mass were observed by tomography and computed tomography (CT). About 3 months later, the patient died of left atelectasis and pneumonia. Autopsy revealed a localized tumor in the(More)
We report the case of a 69-year-old woman with proximal limb muscle weakness, who received post-operative chemotherapy for uterine cancer. Her serum creatinine kinase level was high (10,779 mg/dL) and a muscle biopsy from her left biceps revealed various sizes of muscle fibers accompanied by necrotic and regenerating fibers. She was positive for anti-3(More)
A 73-year-old man was admitted with sudden right upper-limb weakness. He had a temporal headache on the left side and had a 4-month history of fever. Meandering of the left temporal artery (TA) with induration and high inflammatory responses (white blood cell count 22,500 per microliter, C-reactive protein 35.0 mg/dL, and elevated sedimentation rate [ESR](More)
was cooled as low as 15~ as tempera ture of an te r ior wall of body (measured with a needle thermis ter) . The other par t s of s tomach were es t imated to range within 15_+3~ as indicated by a pre l iminary study. Wi th this gastr ic tempera ture , cooling was carr ied out for 60 minu tes and following observations were performed. (1) Gastric specimens(More)
A 51-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of preceding throbbing headache and tonic convulsions. Headache and convulsive seizure disappeared and his consciousness recovered to alert within 2 hours after onset. Neurological examination showed no abnormal findings. Laboratory examinations revealed high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (179(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the relationship between hemifacial spasm (HFS; a form of cranio-cervical dystonia) and chronic primary headache, including tension-type headache (TTH). We also examined whether botulinum toxin A (BoNT/A) therapy for HFS ameliorates concomitant TTH. METHODS Fifty-one HFS patients receiving BoNT/A therapy were recruited. Patients'(More)