Namiko Sakamoto

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There is a low autopsy rate and wide distribution of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners in Japan. Therefore, many Japanese hospitals, including 36% of the hospitals with in-patient facilities and 89% of large hospitals with ER facilities conduct postmortem imaging (PMI), use clinical scanners to screen for causes in(More)
Most traumatic deaths in Japan are due to nonpenetrating injuries, especially those that result from traffic accidents; however, the autopsy rate of traffic accident-related deaths is only about 5%. We investigated the diagnostic ability of postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) in cases of fatal trauma after traffic accidents. Our subjects were 78 subjects(More)
BACKGROUND Anastrozole and tamoxifen have mild toxicity. However, we noticed that more patients treated with anastrozole complained of joint symptoms than expected. In particular, digital stiffness as is seen with rheumatoid arthritis is a problem. Some clinical trials of anastrozole in Europe and the United States reported musculoskeletal disorders as(More)
The probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri KUB-AC5, which was originally isolated from chicken intestine, was fed to newborn broiler chicks for the first week post-hatch. The growth and ileum microbiota of the chickens were carefully monitored for 6 wk. The inclusion of 5 log cfu/g of feed statistically increased the BW gain in the first week compared with(More)
We report prolonged unilateral vasodilatation and hemispheric brain edema in a 49-year-old man with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). The patient presented with a tonic-clonic seizure caused by a hypertensive subcortical hemorrhage in the left parietal lobe. Serial computed tomography (CT) scans showed progressive darkening of the ipsilateral hemisphere,(More)
Case 1: A 34-year-old woman,who had a right breast cancer with axillary lymph node metastasis and multiple bone metastases, was referred to our clinic. She developed paralysis of lower extremities and disorder of the bladder and rectum due to metastasis to the thoracic vertebra, and also had renal dysfunction due to severe hypercalcemia and hemorrhagic(More)
We examined an autopsy case of an infant whose cause of death was suspected to be asphyxia due to human breast milk aspiration. In order to demonstrate aspirated milk in the lungs, we conducted immunohistochemical staining using eight antibodies against the components of human milk. Seven of the eight antibodies reacted positively with the substances(More)
There are many dangerous materials which cause poisoning, toxins or poisons, in our lives. We may suddenly suffer from the effects of these materials by inhalation or ingestion before we are aware of the risk. It is very important to identify toxins or poisons to prevent poisoning and treat the poisoned patients. We have to learn from previous accidents the(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to evaluate image delineation ability of contrast-enhanced post-mortem computed tomography (CEPMCT) using cardiopulmonary resuscitation technique of chest compression, named "resuscitation CEPMCT". MATERIALS AND METHODS Non-traumatically-deceased 15 subjects (7 men; 8 women) aged 19-87 years (mean 61 years) underwent resuscitation(More)
The 68-year-old man took arsenic pasta 1 g (arsenic trioxide 0.45 g) to commit suicide and was admitted 16 hours after ingestion. He developed vomiting and coma, followed by pancytopenia. He was treated with activated charcoal, laxative, dimercaprol, sodium thiosulfate and direct hemoperfusion with good recovery. Total arsenic concentrations in serum and(More)