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We assessed the usefulness of transthoracic Doppler-derived indexes obtained in the proximal pulmonary artery (PA) branch for estimating pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in 45 children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and 23 normal control subjects. The acceleration time, inflection time (InT), deceleration index, and peak velocity, which were(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to find the predictors and generate a prediction score of resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). STUDY DESIGN Patients diagnosed as having KD were sampled when they received initial high-dose IVIG treatment (2 g/kg dose) within 9 days of illness (n = 320). These(More)
Diagnostic guidelines for Kawasaki Disease was revised to meet the present situation in 2002. This issue intends to explain new guidelines and their backgrounds. Major alterations are interpretation of cases with 4 or fewer febrile days shortened by early intravenous immunoglobulin treatment, and the clinical importance of atypical (incomplete, or(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for stenotic lesions after Kawasaki disease. STUDY DESIGN Questionnaires were sent to pediatricians in Japan in hospitals with 100 or more beds. A total of 1637 questionnaires were sent, and 1347 (82%) were returned. The(More)
This study prospectively assessed subclinical cardiotoxicity in patients undergoing chemotherapy by using the Tei index combining systolic and diastolic time intervals. A significant difference in the Tei index was observed between patients who received a low dose and those who received a moderate to high dose of anthracycline antibiotic drugs. The Tei(More)
Objective of this research is to study the presence of 3D flash lag illusion created by a moving object that has a motion-in-depth and a flash object. An object consisting of two thin sticks was simulated to approach the subject who observed it with a stereoscope. In the process of approaching, another stick was briefly presented in the middle of the moving(More)
The paper aims to present a new human-scale haptic device for virtual environment named Scaleable-SPIDAR (Space Interface Device for Artificial Reality), which can provides different aspects of force feedback sensations, associated mainly with weight, contact and inertia, to both hands within a cave-like space. Tensioned string techniques are used to(More)