Reiko Usui

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OBJECTIVE To examine the effectiveness and safety of adjunctive pramipexole in the treatment of stage 2 treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. METHODS This study included patients with moderate or non-psychotic severe major depressive disorder according to DSM-IV-TR criteria despite at least two adequate treatment trials with antidepressants from(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral blood flow (CBF) estimation with C15O2 PET usually assumes a single tissue compartment model and a fixed brain-blood partition coefficient of water. However, the partition coefficient may change in pathological conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in the partition coefficient of water in pathological(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of combined use of positron emission tomography (PET) with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and (11)C-methionine (MET) for the preoperative evaluation of gliomas and to investigate the feasibility of PET in glioma surgery. METHODS Preoperative FDG (n=25) and/or MET (n=22) PET studies were performed(More)
To the best of our knowledge, we present here the first report of a case involving granulomatous pododermatitis caused by Fusarium proliferatum in a 10-year-old female cat. A cutaneous mass developed on the foot-pad of the right hind leg. Nodular granulomatous dermatitis with numerous macrophages and multinucleated giant cells containing cytoplasmic fungal(More)
OBJECT Intrinsic tumors arising in the dorsal midbrain cause obstructive hydrocephalus and have an indolent clinical course. Positron emission tomography (PET) with fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and l- [methyl-(11)C]methionine (MET) was used to evaluate the biological behaviors of dorsal midbrain tumors. METHODS The authors report on 4(More)
Otitis media of the left ear was diagnosed by video otoscopic examination in a 7-year-old, intact male Shih-tzu dog (weight, 5.1 kg), that also had three complex ceruminous adenomas and a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in the left ear canal. In such cases, total ear canal ablation is usually required. However, a complete cure was achieved in the present(More)
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