Setsuko Kawase

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Periventricular leukomalacia is an important cause of cerebral palsy and characterized by cysts and coagulation necrosis in the periventricular white matter. Since no model of periventricular leukomalacia has been established in small animals, it is expected to establish a new model of white matter injury in immature rodents. Bilateral carotid arteries were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the combination of intraarterial and intravenous concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CIAIV-CCRT) for the treatment of high-risk uterine cervical cancer. METHODS Between January 2000 and November 2004, we reviewed 45 cervical cancer patients treated by CIAIV-CCRT. The numbers of(More)
Wheat proteins were fractionated into salt-soluble, glutenin-rich, and gliadin-rich fractions. Reactivities of these protein fractions with sera of patients with wheat-associated allergies were examined under various conditions. The relative reactivity of the fractions was generally in the order glutenin-rich > gliadin-rich >> salt-soluble fractions,(More)
The appropriate cutoff Hounsfield unit (HU) value for the diagnosis of otosclerosis was determined and the correlation between the bone conduction threshold and the findings of computed tomography (CT) densitometry investigated. CT images, 0.5-mm thick, were evaluated in 24 ears with otosclerosis and 19 control ears. Eight regions of interest were set(More)
Median and posterior tibial motor nerve conduction studies were performed on 10 children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Three patients with SMA type I, in whom rapid deterioration occurred, showed reduced motor nerve conduction velocity and a remarkably low M-wave amplitude in both nerves. In type II and III patients, the motor nerve conduction(More)
Analyses of tryptophan and tyrosine metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid were performed to examine an abnormality of the monoamine neurone system in severe infantile spinal muscular atrophy (SMA type I). The levels of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid and homovanillic acid were significantly lower than those in controls. Decreases in the concentration of(More)
The efficacy of thyrotropin-releasing hormone in children with intractable epilepsy was investigated and changes in cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolites were analyzed. The 18 patients had either West syndrome (12 patients) or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (6 patients), which was intractable to antiepileptic drug therapy and to adrenocorticotrophic hormone.(More)
5 cases of small-sized insulinoma of the pancreas were studied to evaluate the ability of diagnostic imaging techniques to determine tumor location. Techniques used were extracorporeal ultrasonography, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), angiography, percutaneous transhepatic portal catheterization and CT. EUS was superior to the other modalities in(More)
We compared sequence-dependent schedules of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and nedaplatin (NDP) for hemotoxicity in genecological malignancy (GM). The safety of schedules using 5-FU before/after NDP combined radiotherapy in 8 patients with GM was evaluated. They received either 5-FU 700 mg/m2 i.v. continuous infusion on days (D) 1-4 + NDP 100 mg/m2 i.v. bolus on D1(More)