Mika Mikawa

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OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to compare cardiac output (CO) measured by the new fourth-generation FloTrac™/Vigileo™ system (Version 4.00) (COFVS) with that measured by a pulmonary artery catheter (COREF), and to investigate the ability of COFVS to track CO changes induced by increased peripheral resistance. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING(More)
UNLABELLED Suga K, Mikawa M, Ogasawara N, et al. Potential of Gd-DTPA-mannan liposome particles as a pulmonary perfusion MRI contrast agent: An initial animal study. Invest Radiol 2001;36:136-145. RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES A paramagnetic, particle-type MR contrast agent, (Gd-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid [DTPA]-mannan-cholesterol)-coated liposomes,(More)
Hyperthyroidism is a well known cause of osteoporosis. However, there are controversial reports about the percentage with which the latter is present and the time needed for restoration of bone mass after treatment of hyperthyroidism, The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the effect of hyperthyroidism on bone mineral density (BMD) and also, the(More)
The three-dimensional structure and density of living bone are closely related to its mscha~cal response, and are needed for an accurate estimation of its changes. However, d/agnostic techniques such as conventional QCT and DXA are inadequate for bic~echanical analysis due to their limited two-dimensional information. In this report, w~ p ~ a new(More)
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