Miki Asano

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BACKGROUND Lower tube voltage has advantages for CT angiography, such as improved contrast OBJECTIVE To evaluate the image quality of low-voltage (70 kV) CT for congenital heart disease and the ability of sinogram-affirmed iterative reconstruction to improve image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six children with congenital heart disease (median(More)
Recent studies have suggested that long-term oxytocin administration can alleviate the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, factors influencing its efficacy are still unclear. We conducted a single-center phase 2, pilot, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, clinical trial in young adults with high-functioning ASD, to(More)
BACKGROUND Various carotid reconstructions have been used in Takayasu's arteritis (TA) to relieve brain ischemic insult. The indications and guidelines for surgical management, however, have remained poorly defined. The authors present a new reconstructive procedure using the sequential internal thoracic artery (ITA) as the donor for bypass surgery to(More)
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