Shigeru Kusakawa

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Forty patients with Kawasaki disease with severe coronary sequelae were investigated. All had at least a 90% reduction in the diameter of the major coronary artery. Collateral vessels were seen in 32 of 33 (97%) patients with total occlusion. All patients with severe stenosis but not total occlusion had no or poorly developed collateral vessels. Analysis(More)
From October, 1976, to February, 1980, eight children with coronary arterial lesions resulting from Kawasaki's disease underwent surgical treatment--aorta-coronary bypass, aorta-coronary bypass combined with right coronary aneurysmectomy, and aorta-coronary bypass combined with left ventricular aneurysmectomy. The autogenous saphenous vein was used for the(More)
The complete nucleotide sequences of the matrix protein (M) genes of parainfluenza virus types 4A and 4B (PIV-4A and -4B) were determined from cDNA of the mRNA, and found to be 1548 bases in length, exclusive of poly(A) sequences. The sequences contained a large open reading frame of 1146 nucleotides encoding 362 amino acids. A high degree of identity(More)
Two hundred five patients with Kawasaki disease and 500 normal controls were HLA-typed, using a standard microcytotoxicity test of tissue typing. HLA-BW22 was more common in patients with Kawasaki disease than in normal controls (25.4% instead of 11.8%, corrected P less than .0005). Among subtypes of HLA-BW22 antigen, Kawasaki disease was associated with(More)
The incidence of coronary obstruction subsequent to giant coronary aneurysm in Kawasaki disease was studied. In 20 cases, aneurysms with a maximal diameter greater than 8 mm were identified by coronary angiography 2 to 120 months (mean 16.9 months) after onset. There were 25 giant aneurysms among these 20 patients, all of whom underwent coronary angiography(More)
The coronary arterial sequelae due to Kawasaki disease have been treated surgically in five children ranged from 6 to 9 years old. The procedures were aortocoronary bypass surgery in all cases, coronary artery aneurysmectomy in one case and left ventricular aneurysmectomy in one case. The early results of operated cases have been good with the graft patency(More)
Based on the importance of general metabolic activity to mammary tumourigenesis, plasma component levels were examined at 6 and 10 months of age in female virgin mice of four strains, which in mammary tumour potential, rank in the descending order of SHN, GR/A, SLN and C3H/He. The plasma aspartate aminotransferase level elevated from 6 to 10 months of age(More)