Mayuko Kitayama

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Progressive changes in the substantia nigra pars compacta and locus ceruleus of patients with Parkinson disease and Alzheimer disease visualized by neuromelanin MRI and cardiac postganglionic sympathetic nerve function on (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy have not been fully evaluated. We compared the diagnostic value of(More)
A 70-year-old man with a severe COPD was scheduled for low anterior resection of the rectum because of rectal cancer. After a week of respiratory rehabilitation, respiratory function was much improved. We selected combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) and dexmedetomidine to preserve spontaneous breathing. We obtained appropriate sedative and(More)
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