Masanori Tamura

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UNLABELLED Preterm infants are at significant risk of neuro-developmental disorders at school-age. MRI is a potentially useful screening tool of such disorders. Using FLAIR imaging in the preterm infants at term, here we demonstrate that abnormal low-intensity signal in the white matter predicts the neuro-developmental outcome at 6 years. STUDY DESIGN(More)
This study aimed to consider the significance of breast milk in preventing oxidative stress by comparing total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in breast milk and formula milk for premature infants, demonstrating the relationship between TAC in breast milk and postnatal age in days. We used the biological anti-oxidant potential test, a new method to measure TAC(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of the level of inhaled oxygen during resuscitation on the levels of free radicals and anti-oxidative capacity in the heparinized venous blood of preterm infants. Forty four preterm infants <35 weeks of gestation with mild to moderate neonatal asphyxia were randomized into two groups. The first group(More)
Acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and reduced diffusion (AESD) encompasses a group of encephalopathy characterized by biphasic seizures and disturbance of consciousness in the acute stage followed in the subacute stage by reduced diffusion in the subcortical white matter on magnetic resonance imaging. The etiology of AESD is viral infection and(More)
OBJECTIVES Perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia affects cognitive outcomes of infants even when clinical symptoms were latent and intensive care was not required. We performed a retrospective analysis in a cohort of term infants who required intensive care (i) to investigate the incidence of abnormal white matter appearances on the magnetic resonance imaging(More)
BACKGROUND We reported two rare cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia with abdominal wall closure defect, which were not associated with septum transversum diaphragmatic defects or Fryns syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION Case 1: a Japanese baby boy was delivered at 37 weeks' gestation by urgent cesarean section because of the diagnosis of severe fetal(More)
We tested whether duodenal tube feeding effectively improves the clinical symptoms and body weight gain in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and gastroesophageal reflux (GER). In the retrospective analysis of 17 consecutive children with CHD who were treated with duodenal tube feeding for symptomatic GER, we found that clinical symptoms of(More)