Masaru Komazawa

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Throughout Japan a total of 543 cases of vitamin K deficiency occurring in infants over 2 weeks of age were reported from January 1981 to June 1985. Of these cases, 427 showed no obvious reasons for vitamin K deficiency; this sort of case is known as “idiopathic vitamin K deficiency in infancy”. Another 57 cases had bleeding episodes due to vitamin K(More)
Growth patterns were surveyed in 303 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who had remained in continuous first complete remission for a minimum of 1 year (median 3 years). Chemotherapy was given for 3 years, and central nervous system prophylaxis consisted of cranial irradiation at a total dose of 18 Gy or intravenous high-dose methotrexate (1.5-6(More)
Histopathological findings in the temporal bone are described in a newborn infant, diagnosed as having Potter's syndrome. The infant has severely malformed low-set ears bilaterally and a small lower jaw; autopsy findings showed bilateral renal agenesis and pulmonary hypoplasia. The temporal bone indicated the deformities of the inner ear, classified as(More)
In order to investigate the cause of an increase in viscosity of pancreatic juice in patients with chronic pancreatitis, we performed comparative studies on voscosity and concentration of protein, hexosamine, three hydrolytic enzymes (amylase, chymotrypsinogen and lipase), calcium and gamma-Glutamyltranspeptidase in pure pancreatic juice. Pure pancreatic(More)
Cord blood samples from ten term infants were fractionated into populations of young and old erythrocytes and compared with cells prepared in a similar fashion from eight normal adults. The old cell fraction from the newborn infants had very low phosphofructokinase activity and did not display the usual decline of activity of the enzymes phosphoglycerate(More)
For evaluation of the efficacy of early treatment with ampicillin on the clinical course of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection in children, 136 patients were randomly assigned to receive either ampicillin or placebo. Subjects were those who were diagnosed as having Kawasaki syndrome and those who satisfied three of the following four criteria: fever;(More)