Motoyoshi Kawataki

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OBJECTIVES To elucidate the prenatal and postnatal course of fetal congenital atrioventricular block (CAVB) during the past decade in the Japanese population. DESIGN Retrospective multicentre study. All fetuses with CAVB in 10 Japanese institutions in the period from January 1990 to August 2001 were included. PATIENTS Of the 48 fetuses with CAVB, 17 had(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess whether periventricular leukomalacia findings are sufficiently sensitive for predicting the severity of motor prognosis by conventional MRI in the near term. METHODS Preterm infants with T1 hyperintensity or cysts in the periventricular regions on term MRI were selected, and their gross motor functions were(More)
Umbilical ulceration is an extremely rare complication in the perinatal period. We encountered a case of intestinal atresia complicated by massive intrauterine hemorrhage due to the umbilical cord ulceration. This is the fifth reported case demonstrating an association between the umbilical cord ulceration and intestinal atresia.
OBJECTIVES To document outcome and to explore prognostic factors in fetal left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS This was a multicenter retrospective study of 109 patients with prenatally diagnosed isolated left CDH born between 2002 and 2007. The primary outcome was intact discharge, defined as discharge from hospital without major(More)
Summary: We describe the results of mutational analysis of the carbamoylphosphate synthetase I (CPSI) gene in three nonconsanguineous patients with CPSI deficiency. Compound heterozygotes of 3422T/G (V1141G) plus 3784C/T (R1262X), 1528delG (510-514 ARQLX) plus 2752T/C (S918P), and 2549G/A (R850H) plus 2797delT (L933X) were identified through genomic(More)
Preterm infants frequently experience pulmonary hemorrhage or cerebral intraventricular hemorrhage after birth. The immature myocardium of the left ventricle faces a high afterload after the baby is separated from the placenta. However, the preterm left ventricle has limited ability to respond to such an increase in afterload. This results in depressed(More)
An accurate prenatal assessment of the patients’ severity is essential for the optimal treatment of individuals with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The purpose of this study was to clarify the reliability of the lung to thorax transverse area ratio (L/T) as a prenatal predictive parameter. A multicenter retrospective cohort study was conducted on(More)
A rare case of a 6-year-old male with idiopathic familial cardiomyopathy manifesting severely restrictive physiology is reported. The patient showed congestive heart failure with dilatation of both atria with a normal ventricular cavity. A square-root configuration was revealed in the ventricular pressure tracings. His elder brother had died of hypertrophic(More)
To review the recent Japanese experience with prenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) based on a multi-institutional survey. A multicenter, retrospective cohort study was conducted on 117 patients born between 2002 and 2007 with isolated prenatally diagnosed CDH. All patients were managed by maternal transport, planned delivery, immediate(More)
A newborn male had an interstitial deletion of 16q21-q22.1 accompanying tetralogy of Fallot associated with pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCA), dysmorphic craniofacial features, failure to thrive, and severe psychomotor developmental delay. When the deletion in this patient and other reported patients are compared, the(More)