Nobutaka Sasaki

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The etiology of ulcerative colitis (UC) is unknown, while an exacerbating factor of this disease is associated with infectious agents. Recently, Fusobacterium varium has been found in the mucosa of a significant number of patients with UC. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of F. varium infection based on serology, evaluate the(More)
The complement system has been implicated in early inflammatory events and a variety of shock states. In rats, we measured complement activation after hemorrhage and examined the hemodynamic and metabolic effects of complement depletion before injury and worsening of complement activation after hemorrhage and resuscitation [with a carboxypeptidase N(More)
Systemic complement activation has been noted in a variety of shock states, and there is growing evidence that, in addition to being proinflammatory effectors, products of complement activation contribute directly to generalized manifestations of shock, such as hypotension and acidosis. To study the effects of complement activation, we examined responses in(More)
Both systolic and diastolic dysfunction in the pediatric population can be identified by bedside echocardiography and can guide therapy and evaluate response to therapy. Isolated diastolic dysfunction is rare in children; however many conditions can lead to systolic dysfunction. In this review various echocardiographic techniques to evaluate both systolic(More)
A case of 10-year-old female with hereditary progressive dystonia with marked diurnal fluctuation (HPD) was described. Her development was normal. Then at the age of eight, she developed dystonia of the left lower extremity that became noticeable toward evening but subsided after taking sleep. And the velocity of height gain decreased at the age of nine(More)
A two-year-three-month old girl was hospitalized for detailed examination following repeated hyper-creatine kinasemia and cervical muscle cramps induced by pyrexia and persistent hypertonicity of the cervical muscles. Physical examination showed mild hypotonia but no muscle weakness. Induction of symptoms by continuous cervical muscular exercise and the(More)
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