Satoshi Kihira

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Romano-Ward syndrome (RWS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by prolongation of the electrocardiographic QT interval, with clinical manifestations that include recurrent syncope and sudden death from ventricular arrhythmias. Presymptomatic diagnosis is difficult because of the variability in these signs among carriers, but it is important for(More)
Muscle biopsies from 10 Japanese patients (9 females and 1 male) with congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) were studied. Their clinical features varied remarkably in severity; one patient died at 6 years of age. Family history was negative in all but one patient who had an affected sibling. Muscle biopsy findings varied from mild myopathic to advanced(More)
Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy with CDDP combination was introduced into the treatment of advanced head and neck cancer. Twenty-three patients with s.c.c of head and neck were given combination chemotherapy consisting of CDDP, VDS and 5-FU before surgical treatment in our department. CR and PR of this trial in all patients were 4 and 35%, respectively. The WBC(More)
Sixty-three ears of 49 patients with serous otitis media were treated making use of butterfly ventilation tube in our 4 hospitals and 1 private office. The average time from intubation to extubation was 9 months and the longest case was 33 months. Main complications were infection and spontaneous extubation. The rate of hearing improvement after(More)
The distribution and fine structure of calcitonin gene-related peptide-like immunoreactive (CGRP-LI) cells and fibers in the vestibular nuclei of the rat were investigated by light and electron microscopic immunocytochemistry. In addition to the previous report that CGRP-LI cells were found in the lateral vestibular nucleus, the present study clarified that(More)
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