Megumi Matsuoka

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Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a lipid mediator that plays a role in the process of wound healing in animal tissues, including the digestive tract. We determined LPA in several foodstuffs, and found that cabbage leaves were the richest source of LPA. We also found that, at 22 and 195 nmol/g (wet weight), LPA and phosphatidic acid (PA) were respectively(More)
Atrial tachycardia (AT) is recognized as a risk factor of sudden death (SD) in patients with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) after atrial switch operation. A 20-year-old man with TGA who had undergone a Senning operation experienced a near-miss SD event 1 day after appearance of AT. He was successfully resuscitated by electrical defibrillation for(More)
We present a fetus whose characteristics most likely represent Roberts syndrome. Prenatal diagnosis at 21 weeks and 1 day age of gestation was made employing conventional two-dimensional (2D) sonography, showing shortened upper and lower extremities. An umbilical cord cyst was also noted. Three-dimensional (3D) sonography revealed additional abnormalities(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal management of Kawasaki disease (KD) unresponsive to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous methylprednisolone pulse (IVMP) therapy in KD cases unresponsive to additional IVIG. METHODS KD patients who initially received IVIG (2 g/kg/24 h)(More)
We report a case of persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) with absent right superior vena cava (RSVC) diagnosed prenatally. At 27 weeks’ gestation, routine fetal ultrasonography showed an abnormal four-chamber view. Fetal echocardiography revealed a markedly enlarged coronary sinus in the four-chamber view. An absent RSVC and a persistent LSVC were(More)
Breast skin temperature was measured during breastfeeding in 11 mothers on a total of 47 occasions, using a Coretemp CM-210 (Terumo Corp, Tokyo, Japan), to examine the changes of breast skin temperature during the course of breastfeeding. In both breasts, the breast skin temperature was significantly higher than the baseline skin temperature from the(More)
A role of intravenous methylprednisolone pulse (IVMP) therapy has not been established for Kawasaki disease (KD) patients unresponsive to initial intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy. We conducted a control study in 22 KD patients unresponsive to initial IVIG to compare IVMP with additional IVIG. IVMP induced faster but temporary resolution of fever(More)
UNLABELLED First time mothers faced with a continuously crying infant, who do not know how to stop their child from crying, are at risk of developing anxiety and other types of Emotional Unrest. Because continuous Emotional Unrest may lead to an emotional crisis, it is important for healthcare providers to understand causal factors associated with Emotional(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a single session intervention designed to reduce emotional distress in first-time mothers. We held a parenting class for first-time mothers who had given birth at a university hospital in Tokyo, Japan. The program of the class consists of lectures on infant care and group discussion, which is a(More)
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