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In recent years, a new stick-type odor identification test, the odor-stick identification test for Japanese (OSIT-J) has been developed in Japan. Thirteen odors familiar to Japanese people are used in this test. The OSIT-J is an olfactory discrimination test and is significantly correlated with the average recognition threshold of T & T olfactometry, which(More)
In the long-term observation (9-22 years) of 45 hearing-impaired children, using our own "Hearing Test Progress Table", 36(80.0%) showed fluctuation of the hearing threshold. Twenty-nine of the 36 patients had acute progression of hearing loss. Three peaks of onset of the acute loss were observed: at age 6, 10, 16 years in girls, 7, 11 and 16 years in boys.(More)
A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of MRSA septicemia caused by a contaminated permanent pacemaker lead. A pacemaker system was successfully removed under cardiopulmonary bypass support. Postoperative antibiotics was administered for 7 weeks. Total removal of a pacemaker system under cardiopulmonary bypass support is the treatment of(More)
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