Nobuyuki Urasawa

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BACKGROUND Cardiac mortality in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has recently become important, because risk of respiratory failure has been reduced due to widespread use of the respirator. The cardiac involvement is characterized by distinctive electrocardiographic abnormalities or dilated cardiomyopathy, but the pathogenesis has remained obscure. In(More)
We review the clinical status of skeletal involvement and cardiac function in three unrelated patients harboring an in-frame deletion of exons 45 to 55 in the DMD gene followed up for 2 to 7 years. Two younger patients diagnosed as having X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy (XLDCM) developed congestive heart failure without overt skeletal myopathy. Heart(More)
BACKGROUND Age is an important determinant of outcome in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, in clinical settings, there is an occasional mismatch between chronological age and physical age. We evaluated whether activities of daily living (ADL), which reflect physical age, also predict complications and prognosis in elderly patients with AMI. (More)
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